Rum is the 2nd most popular spirit in
the United States, with annual sales of $2+billion, led by Bacardi and Captain Morgan, there has been little innovation in the rum category. The creators of Carmen Brown Rum Tea (
http://carmenbrownrumtea.com/) feel that utilizing the flavor and taste expertise of the tea experts at the Village Tea brand it will become a catalyst in an increasingly popular, yet stagnant category, similar to how other small batch brands helped to grow the Vodka category.
About Village Tea Company Distribution, Inc
Village TeaDistribution Company, Inc ( www.villageteaco.com ) sources high-quality, unique teas with distinct flavor combinations and packages them under its Village Tea Company brand name in a variety of creative and earth-friendly ways. The brand is currently available in several major retailers in North America including Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, Amazon and others. Village Tea products are also currently available on the company's website ( www.villageteaco.com) as well.
About Total Apparel Group, Inc.
Total Apparel Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: TLAG) ( www.tapginc.com), a minority shareholder in Village Tea Company, is a licensing, distribution and merchandising company focused on bringing national and international consumer product brands to the North American marketplace through acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint venture, licensing and distribution agreements. Management has recently decided to shift the Company's focus from being exclusively focused on licensing and distribution in the apparel and accessory sector, as it will begin to re-direct its efforts towards more of an acquisition and investment based model, with a focus on a broad range of consumer products categories, primarily in the Health and Wellness sector.Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications, which may arise, could prevent the prompt implementation of any strategically significant plan(s) outlined above.