As of today, First Edition Tea Co. is officially live!
I just wanted to extend a thank you to everyone who has helped me get to this point. This tea company started off as a crazy middle of the night idea almost two years ago and it has taken quite a journey to turn it from insomnia-fueled madness to an actual company. I’ve had to find out the answers to a lot of questions such as “Where does tea actually come from?” and “How do you even start a business, anyway?” I’ve learned the history of this amazing beverage and the incredible amount of work and artistry that brings it to us. I’ve travelled to India to see where tea comes from (spoiler: it’s the ground) and met the wonderful people who help make it happen. I have blended and tasted more tea than I ever thought possible. It’s been a great ride so far and I'm looking forward to much more of it.
First of all, a thank you to my amazing husband for putting up with this craziness. A house full of tea experiments, a stressed wife, and a lot of mad rambling about what he calls "hot leaf water" (he's a coffee guy...). I couldn't have asked for a more supportive partner in this journey.
A very special thank you to our amazing photographer, Michelle Chiu, whose photos helped turn my tea from something crazy I made up into actual honest-to-goodness products for sale. Thank you for sharing your talent with me.
Thank you to all my friends and family for listening to my stressed and excited rambling about tea. Thank you for your constant support and offers to help me out. I appreciate it more than you could ever know.
So where do we go from here?
Check out our brand new store right here and see what we've got going on. It's never too early to start Christmas shopping for that special tea lover in your life.
We have a whole bunch of events planned for the holiday season, so please come out and say hi and buy some delicious tea. You can check out our schedule at our Event Page.
For those who have been curious about my trip to India with the Tea Association of Canada, the blog posts about that will be posted starting tomorrow.
We've got more blends in the works, including some special Winter blends, just in time for the holiday season.
So, here's to the next part of the adventure! Let's go!
Owner, First Edition Tea Co.