OUR STORY

"I have always demanded the very best from myself and of everyone around me, and my new wellness brand Little Steven's Underground Apothecary is no different. These products are the best I can find in the world. So enjoy, be well, and stay focused on the only part of our destinies we totally control - what we choose to put in our bodies.

- Stevie Van Zandt

Stevie Van Zandt is a Musician, Performer, Songwriter, Arranger, Music Producer, Music Supervisor, TV Producer, Actor, Director, Broadway Producer, TV and Film Composer, Live Event Producer, International DJ, Activist, Historian, Teacher, member of the New Jersey Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost authorities on both Contemporary and Traditional Rock and Soul. After helping create the “Jersey Shore” sound with the Asbury Jukes he became founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, and went on to become a successful solo artist in his own right recording and performing with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. He Co-Starred in all seven seasons of the Sopranos, playing principle character "Silvio Dante,” a character that he created. He Starred in, Co-Wrote, Executive Produced, provided the music supervision and scoring, and Directed (the final episode) for the award winning series "Lilyhammer,” which was the FIRST original programming for Netflix. 

And now Stevie has partnered with Wakaya to create Wicked Cool Wellness and Little Steven's Underground Apothecary.

Wakaya grows some of the finest quality, single source, organic wellness ingredients in the world from their small farms in Fiji and Nicaragua which are 100% grown and harvested with local loving hands, with no machinery or pesticides ever used. Their crops are famous around the world for their flavor and potency. Steven and Wakaya are working together to create amazing boutique teas and other holistic products utilizing Wakaya’s ginger, Turmeric, Kava, and Manuka honey. This combination of high end wellness ingredients not only boosts your immune system but also tastes amazing!

Wakaya Organic Pink Fijian Ginger is delicious and has one of the highest potency levels in the world of the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant gingerol which also aids in digestion and reduces nausea.

Wakaya Fijian Kava root brings a level of relaxation that is unparalleled, boasting a 15% kavalactone level, the active compound that has been known to ease anxiety, work as a sleeping aid, combat depression, and even help with menopausal symptoms. For hundreds of years it has been used as a traditional medicine in the Pacific Islands.

Wakaya Fijian & Nicaraguan Turmeric soothes the body and also boasts the highest levels of curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory and strong antioxidant, compared to anything else in the market.

Manuka Honey ties it all together. Manuka honey is native to New Zealand and is a dark honey produced by bees that pollinate the flowers on the rare Manuka bush. The honey is very difficult to harvest because the Manuka flower is only open for 12 days. Unlike other honeys, Manuka honey has high levels of Methyglyoxal which gives it unique anti-inflammatory and respiratory soothing properties while also bringing a unique sweetness to our teas.

Wellness is not just about the body but also the mind. In that spirit 10% of all profits from Little Steven's Underground Apothecary products will be donated to TeachRock.org. TeachRock is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has developed a curriculum, educational materials, and resources based around popular music, a subject that provides immediate common ground with student interest and passion. Interdisciplinary in nature TeachRock uses the history of popular music to create engaging, multicultural lesson plans for history, social studies, language arts, music, and science classrooms, for learning at all levels, and are available to educators, students, and individuals at NO COST.