Today I’d like to introduce and welcome ChinDeep sponsor, The Winsome Tea Company.
In Llyena’s words:
Tea has always been my passion. I grew up drinking tea (Ukraine) and it always represents childhood, family and happiness for me. I used to search the stores for rare teas and then surprise my friends with my finds. Any time we travel, we have to find a tearoom to have tea. As a matter of my background, I have extensive business experience in sales, marketing and education. I have a Master’s Degree in English language & world literature. For a while I was taking Japanese tea ceremony classes and that’s when I learned about the tea specialist certification classes based in NYC. I saw that tea was becoming more and more popular among the young generation and not just a calming drink for elderly ladies. It became trendy, hip and chic. I was learning more about different types of tea and was fascinated with the varieties and pretty much everything connected to tea – the way it’s made, it’s history, the folklore behind many teas, etc. In February of 2011 I took my first certification class and I was hooked. I left my previous career and decided to devote all my time and energy to tea. I decided to start with an online shop so I could offer high quality teas but at more affordable prices. I do research my teas carefully and source them from the best and reputable wholesalers. I love creating new blends and really, really want to offer my customers not only blends but also rare “pure” teas of all varieties. In the process, I also realized that a customer out there does not know much about tea. We all grew up on teabags and often, somewhat inferior, tea quality. There is such beauty in enjoying a full leaf tea, watching those leaves unfurl and inhaling true tea aroma. I want to spread the knowledge I am acquiring and starting this October I will be teaching Tea Appreciation classes for adults in my area.
When I was sampling the teas from Winsome Tea Company for review, I immediately noticed the blender’s attention to quality and detail. The Winsome Tea Company offers a variety of beautiful teas, and I thoroughly enjoyed every one that I tasted. Some of these luxurious flavors included: Creme Earl Grey, Best Exotic Vanilla Chai, Call Me Your Sweetheart, Dragonwell Lung Chun, Cinn-ful Plum, Sublime Pleasure, and I Dream of Truffles.
Winsome Tea Company’s “Dragonwell Lung Chun” green tea
Winsome Tea Company’s “Sublime Pleasure” Rooibos with lemon pieces, calendula & blue cornflower petals
Winsome Tea Company’s “Creme Earl Grey” black tea with osmanthus petals
Winsome Tea Company’s “Cinn-Ful Plum” All Organic tisane with: cinnamon, hibiscus flowers, currants, licorice root and natural plum flavor
Winsome Tea Company’s “I Dream of Truffles” Rooibos with caramel, cacao bean, white chocolate pieces, and calendula petals
Thank You, Winsome Tea Company!