At Tier 1 Investments, I seek out and invest in elite businesses. These include companies with the most valuable brands, best management, superior products and services, and strongest competitive advantages.

When Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) came along, it set a new standard for quality in the coffee industry. Even its competitors serve a better product as a result. Can it do the same for tea?

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