Won’t you join me and ‘Meghan Cosenzo from Tealife.ca’ for a cup of tea and a chat?
What is it that makes ‘Tea’ so special?
Me, being British, it is no surprise that if people ever want to mimic the English accent one of the most popular lines or sayings they will choose is “Cup of Tea?” Makes me smile every time…. If any of you have seen the movie ‘Sliding Doors’ with Gwyneth Paltrow, she walks in on her partner having an indiscretion and her response to him is “Cup of Tea.”
To me, a traditional cup of English Tea is taken with milk and sugar, along with a packet of Mcvities Hobnob biscuits. As a child, you never go hungry because Tea and Biscuits will always be there. I remember my sister and me as children on a Sunday morning, Mom and Dad would be laying in bed listening to ‘The Archers’ on the radio and we would take our duvets (comforters) downstairs put on a movie and drink Tea whilst eating biscuits. It’s a very happy memory.
A cup of ‘Sweet Tea’ was always used to help soothe people in a time of need. If you’d ever suffered a heart ache people would always say ‘Put the kettle on’, meaning make a cup of tea. Or as Brits say ‘fancy a brew’.
Tea has grown so much since then. With all the thousands of varieties sometimes it is hard to choose a blend or kind. I recently have connected with a great girl who has her own online tea business called tealife.ca. She distributes tea throughout Canada with the help of many enthusiasts she has signed up through her company. It’s a lovely business, people get to work at their own pace and speed and can pretty much go anywhere and do anything to make their sales. If you are looking for a new opportunity you might want to check it out. And before you ask no It is not a Network Marketing platform it is a normal straight forward business. You are not pressured to sell, only encouraged to spread the love of tea to the people around you if they want it.
I figured seeing as Meghan makes TEA her specialty, I’d ask her some questions…
Q. So Meghan, Why Choose Tea for a business?
A. I love tea, there are so many varieties, it has amazing benefits and it is wonderful to enjoy all year long. I truly believe it brings people together. Not only family and friends but also cultures. As tea is the 2nd most enjoyed beverage in the world, it has an established and great history which has been around for centuries. The possibilities for tea are endless, and tea can be enjoyed in the solitude or silence or visiting with a friend in a busy shop. There is a tea out there for everyone.
Q. Do you have English Roots? Or is Tea as popular growing up in Canada as England?
A. I do not have English roots but I do have European roots if that counts. To be honest, I was mostly into coffee growing up, but once I found loose tea I was hooked, and never looked back. It is now becoming a lot more mainstream than it used to be. And because of that, I am grateful.
Q. What are some of the more popular tea’s you and your team sell?
A. We have a full wellness line that is very popular, such as Detox, Slim, Digestion, Sleep Tight etc. which assists with everyday needs. And then there are some more flavoured favourites such as After Eight and Strawberry Pina Colada. I try to create a wide variety of kinds so no one is left out and there is enough to satisfy all taste buds. For me, it depends on the mood I am in, so it is great to have options.
Q. Do you think there really is a medicinal effect from Tea?
A. I do, I personally drink it on a consistent basis and when I need help physically (colds etc.). Also, we do get a lot of great feedback from clients that feel the benefits as well. Some regarding our Teatox, Arthritis Relief, and Chemo teas. The ultimate goal is to incorporate tea as a lifestyle choice. As it can benefit people over time especially when drank consistently.
Q. What can you tell us about Tea, that we maybe don’t already know?
A. Not only is tea great for the body from the inside out… It can also be used in the bath, for treating the skin, and nourishing plants. There are more details about those topics, but I recommend checking it out. Especially if you have a green thumb, as tea can be really helpful giving additional nutrients to plants and the garden and helping them grow.
Thank you, Meghan, for your information. If you want to buy and try some of Meghan’s teas for yourself or if you fancy joining her independent sales team you can go to www.tealife.ca or like and find her on Instagram or Facebook.
So I think it is fair to say, you don’t have to be British to enjoy a ‘cup of tea’ although if you ever go to England I highly suggest you find somewhere to have a ‘High Tea’. A pot of tea and a selection of sandwiches and cakes is nothing other than a pure delight. Many places do them, and if you are in London you will find some of the oldest department stores have tea rooms so you can go there anytime any day. Just book ahead as they get full very quickly.
I will leave you will a photo of me and my good friend which was taken in May of 2016. We were fortunate enough to share a high tea experience at Fortnum and Masons, the oldest department store in London founded in 1707. It set us back around $100 each but was worth every penny and to date is on my top ten list: www.fortnumandmason.com.
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