Red River Tea Company began nearly 20 years ago, when a personal observation turned into a professional passion.

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Jeff Farris worked for a frozen fruit-juice company selling and servicing equipment at convenience stores. An avid fan of fresh-brewed tea, Farris found iced tea options in convenience stores lacking or nonexistent, so he began exploring ways to bring a high-quality solution to market. He quickly recruited his friend and fellow University of Oklahoma grad Rick Scheer, and after moving to Dallas, the pair set out to revolutionize the tea business.