I’ve had to keep this new business under wraps for the better part of 2014, and somehow I managed not to spill the beans…err, tea leaves! If there was any doubt that I could keep a secret, this has to be at least some proof. This wasn’t easy because I’ve been so excited about this new venture and I love sharing what’s going on behind the scenes with you guys. Thankfully, the day is finally here and I can tell you all about The Oh She Glows Tea Shoppe which features our own line of loose leaf teas. This new business has been a major labour of love. Eric, myself, and our business partner Pete have worked so hard to make this dream come to life and we couldn’t be more proud of our organic, premium loose leaf tea blends.
The funny thing is, I was never a tea drinker until I met Eric during our last year of high school. Eric’s Irish and English roots made tea a staple in his diet since he was very young. During the early stages of dating, I’d be invited over to his house and we’d soon find ourselves sitting around the table with his family. A huge pot of tea would be brought over to the table surrounded by mugs, milk, sugar, and spoons. Before this point, I don’t think I had consumed a single cup of tea in my entire life (late bloomer, I suppose), so the first time I was offered tea I politely declined (major faux pas!). Miraculously, I was somehow invited back a second time and decided to give it a shot. I soon found myself falling in love with the social ritual…and eventually, the taste, relaxation, and comfort that tea provided.
After realizing how balanced, healthy, and energized tea made me feel, it became a staple in my diet. I experimented with hundreds of different tea blends over the years and a day didn’t go by when I didn’t make a cup of some sort. I started drinking multiple cups a day and sampled oodles of teas from detoxifying herbal teas to energizing green and black varieties. Yup, I was hooked. The Liddon clan converted me into a full fledged tea drinker!
But there was just one problem – many of the tea blends that I bought from the store were lacking flavour, bitter, or simply disappointing, and I accumulated boxes of teas that would go unused. My unused stash became a bit of a problem, like the dirty secret in the back of my pantry. In the back of my mind, I thought it would be fun to create my own line of specialty teas that I could confidently stand behind. I’m thrilled to say that day has finally arrived.
The Oh She Glows Tea Shoppe represents celebrating a balanced, healthy lifestyle and taking time to sit back and enjoy the finer things in life – both goals that I strive for in my daily life. I’ve personally selected only the best-tasting, high-quality loose leaf tea blends that I drink on a day to day basis – nothing else. In our tea shoppe, you’ll find energizing morning blends, after dinner dessert teas, teas for wellness, and teas that you simply cannot imagine living without. I hope they become a staple in your diet like they have in ours.
A very special thanks to our friend and talented food photographer, Jeff Coulson, for shooting all of the photography. Have you ever seen tea look this good?!
Here are the varieties of tea you’ll find in our tea shoppe (click for more info):
Nourish – Rooibos // Comfort – Vanilla Rooibos // Clarity – African Mint // Indulge – Apple Crumble
Vitality – Black Currant Rooibos // Canadian Eh? – Black Maple // Latte Lover – Caramel Latte
Latte PM – Caramel Latte (Decaf) // Toxin Flush – Detox Wellness // Glo Getter – Blueberry White
AM Buzz – English Breakfast // In the Clear – Focus + Concentration // Immunity – Cold & Flu
Be Calm – Moroccan Mint // Delight – Orange Creamsicle // Relax + Digest – Peppermint
We are always testing new ideas for flavours, and we hope to introduce new tea blends in the coming months. You can follow our Facebook page and Twitter account for updates on new flavour releases and sales! Also, if you have any ideas for tea flavours that you’d like to see in the shop, drop us a line and let us know. We’re all ears!
// Pre-Order Specials //
Right now we’re kicking off with a pre-order special until Sunday November 9th. Strike while the tea pot is hot! All pre-orders will begin shipping out on November 10th. We currently ship to Canada and USA.
– 10% off all individual teas
– 15% of Combo Pack: Any 3 Teas
– Free Shipping on orders over $100
// CONTEST GIVEAWAY //
To celebrate our launch week, we’re giving away an Oh She Glows Starter Pack to one lucky blog reader! The starter pack contains two tea tins (you chose the flavours), The Perfect Teaspoon, and a Stainless Steel Mesh Infuser.
To enter this contest, please see our Rafflecopter giveaway below!
Good luck and happy tea drinking from The Oh She Glows Tea Shoppe!
This is so exciting! We love tea in our household!
Thrilling tea endeavor! Used to be a diehard coffee drinker, but then I realized I was consuming 200 calories just in cream daily! With tea, I don’t add cream and don’t need sugar. It makes me energized and I appreciate it as an afternoon pick-me-up with a healthy snack =) Can’t wait to look over the tea line.
I love tea. Teavana and Davids are my fave stops… can’t wait to try yours. Good luck with your new venture. And Congratulations on your new addition to your family. I love hearing about her.
I didn’t think I was into tea either, now I’m curious!
I love tea and like to try different blends for different effects. But I have only used tea bags. I look forward to trying some of your fresh blends.
Also, on a trip through Baltimore this summer I bought your Oh She Glows Cookbook at the Barnes & Noble right on the harbor. I had my husband take a pic of me at B&N with the book. I intended to send it to you but then it seemed silly! Needless to say I was excited to finally own it and I love it.
awww not silly at all! Thank you for your excitement :) That made me smile!
Congrats on the new business venture! I’m a tea lover myself and Can’t wait to try these!
PS the photos are beautiful and I LOVE the names of the teas!
This is SUCH an exciting new venture Angela! Finally, high-quality organic loose-leaf tea….thank you! :)
great news! Congratulations!
Thanks for sharing your love of tea!
Congrats. I’d love to try all these teas.!
Looks devine. I can almost smell the tea brewing. Wonderful way to start and end a day. And come in between too.
These sound so good! I want to order them all :) haha
Whoo-hoo! This seems fantastic!
I could not be more excited to try these out!
This looks great! I also got into tea through my husband’s family, who are Indian.
Yum! So exciting!
How many grams for each tin of tea?
It is anywhere between 35 to 80 grams per tin or pouch, depending on the flavour, some teas like Relax + Digest (Peppermint) are very light.
OMG!!! This is such exciting news. I’m a huge tea lover and can’t wait to try out all these amazing flavours.
I chose my teas, and was ready to order… but those shipping prices are OUTRAGEOUS! I’ll pass for now.
Thank you for your feedback. Did a Canada Post option show up for Small Packet? Usually that is the best priced option by far for shipping to the US. Sometimes the Canada Post options don’t show, you may have to click “Back” and try again. We are doing our best to reduce shipping costs, but only starting out we don’t have much lee-way with the shipping companies.
So excited for you Angela, congrats on the new biz! Right in time for my holiday shopping too!! :)
Ohh, I love tea! I drink several cups a day. Can’t wait to try your blends.
This is so exciting! I can’t wait to try the Canadian Eh?- Black Maple tea!
I drink tea every day – I had to give up coffee and caffeine about a year ago, so herbal tea is my jam!
Congratulations! How Tea-rrific! Looking forward to trying.
Awesome news, they all look great!
Looks lovely!! Exciting idea.
I’m so glad to see your new tea shop! I am a huge advocate of loose leaf tea, and I can’t wait to try out some of your varieties. “Comfort”, “Canadian eh?”, “Latte Lover”, and “Delight” all sound particularly scrumptious. :)
Excited about the new tea line!
How exciting for you guys! All of the flavors sound great!!
Wow – congrats! What a great idea. I wish you all the success!
How exciting! I can’t wait to order some!
How awesome and totally unexpected! I know some tea drinkers who could use a nice Christmas gift..what great timing :)
My husband and I became tea drinkers when we were living in Russia. Now we both love tea! And this line looks amazing!
Congrats! Looks yummy !
Wow this is such a wonderful idea!!! I love David’s tea and can’t wait to try yours!!! So happy for you and Eric !!! Congrats on your new venture!!!
I’ve only started drinking tea for about a year or so (mostly traditional Chinese loose leaves), but I have fallen in love with trying different kinds ever since.
Congratulations on starting this new business! The website is lovely, and I applaud you for only offering organic teas. I wish you the best of luck on everything – you have done a wonderful job so far with your blog, cookbook, and now the Tea Shoppe! :)
These flavors sound amazing! I can’t wait to try some congrats on the new venture :)
How exciting! Can’t wait to try them out!!
The latte PM looks delicious!
congrats! the tea shoppe looks amazing, I’ve already been ogling all your teas and thinking about which ones I want.
So excited for your new venture. I love loose tea!
Congrats! My husband and I love tea, so can’t wait to try them!
These teas look so amazing I don’t know which one to try first!
Congrats! Can’t wait to try the tea :-)
Yay I cannot wait to order some of these fabulous looking teas, I want to try them all!!!!!
Oh She Glows tea shoppe made my day today! I am very interested in your teas!
Always been a tea lover <3
looks great can’t wait to place an order
Trying to give up coffee and become a tea drinker. Looks delicious!
i love teas tooo…..i live in Saskatchewan by the way and seeing that we get very harsh winters, DRINKING TEA IS THE BEST THING TO DO……healthy and warm. it’s the best of both worlds
Great idea! I love tea! I will try your collection for sure :)
This is so exciting, I had to tell my mom right away because we both love tea so much! They all sounds wonderful but the Canada, Eh?, Relax+Digest, and Latte Lover I can’t wait to try. We make your recipes and use you for inspiration all the time, but I don’t comment vary often.
I can’t wait to try the tea. We can always count on you for something delicious!
There are so many varieties that I want to try! And the photography is absolutely beautiful :)
Whoa! As a major tea drinker, this is awesome! I already have a huge tea stash, but the weather is getting colder so I’m always on the hunt for good quality tea. Congrats on the new business venture!
I’m so happy for you! What an accomplishment! I will definitely be ordering some. Thanks for all of the inspiration!
This is so exciting, it seems like a perfect next step for your business!
Congratulations! This is genius! I’m grateful you’ve decided to share your tea expertise with us all! I am an avid loose leaf tea drinker and always looking for something special to add into my regular rotation. Thank you! Perfect, nourishing holiday gift for the tea lovers in my life. :-)
This is awesome! Can’t wait to try!
What a great venture!! I love tea and its healing properties