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!
Wow, how exciting!! Congratulations on the new business venture, and I’d love to win — my sweetie and i do morning tea every day, a great wake up ritual :)
Very exciting! I would love to try the mint!
The Canadian Eh? sounds heavenly!!
I love tea and would love to try your decaf versions!
They all sound amazing! Since you asked for recommendations, I would say that one of my favorite staples is a valerian root and chamomile blend to help me relax and get to sleep. It is absolutely fantastic for people who have trouble disconnecting or unwinding after work and before bedtime. I work 12.5 hour days and then drive about 40 minutes to and from work. That means that by the time I get home I have about one hour to decompress and get into bed so I can do it again the next day! So, I would love to try your take on a bedtime tea!
Congrats! All the blends look amazing, I can’t decide which one I want to try first.
So excited! I’m a huge fan of loose leaf herbal/rooibos teas. Just wondering if any of your teas safe/suitable to drink while pregnant?
Goodness, I love tea and this sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try some! Congratulations on your beautiful daughter! LOVE the name ;)
Super exciting! Congrats on the new venture!
I am a huge tea totter and love that you will be offering a variety of teas.
Love this news!! Congratulations, tea sounds like such a good idea right now… ::gets up walks away to the kitchen::
Wow! What a great idea and adventure!
Keeping my fingers crossed!!!
Congrats on the new venture! The teas look amazing!
Seriously, a newborn and a new business? You must be superwoman! And people think vegans must be sickly weak things due to no animal protein! Ha!
So happy for you and your new venture.
Cant wait to try :)
Eeeeeeep I love tea and you Angela
This is a match made in heaven xoxo
So excited!! The wheels are already spinning for holiday gift ideas and these blends would be perfect.
this is so exciting! I love tea!!
I am pumped about this announcement!! :)
Organic teas! Love it! Will you only be selling online? Or, will you see you at any food type events (One of a Kind Show in Toronto?). I just need to work through a few more teas in my cupboard, but am looking forward to start filling those empty spots up with your teas :)
Love tea! These sound (and look) divine and I can’t wait to try them!
I’m sipping a cup of tea as I read this post. Such an exciting endeavor! I love trying new teas and, like you, I have found many store-bought teas to be unappealing. Heading over to your shop now.
Very exciting. I have been thinking of tea a lot lately. Looking forward to trying all flavours. Very exciting.
On Top Chef this week they said that one of the reasons coffee is the American drink of choice is because of the stand against the Brits taken in Boston, aka the Boston tea party! I think it’s time to let go of old grudges (and colonialism!) and say yes to delicious tea!
I’d love to try them!!!
Wow! How excited (and busy) you must be! Congratulations on your new baby, and this new adventure into the world of tea. Looking forward to trying some soon, and just in time for Christmas :) All the best, and thanks for your great recipes!
Congrats!!! I love tea.
Cant even handle my excitement :D
So excited to try some of these teas!!
Can’t wait to try it! My fave tea is Earl Grey. Hopefully, you’ll add it. :-)
So excited for this!
I also have many boxes of unfinished teas in the cupboard. The photos of your loose teas look absolutely wonderful. Time to upgrade! Thanks for all that you give to your readers. And that chocolate pie……well, gonna need a cup ‘o tea with that. :-)
Tea has always been something I’ve been very interested in, this is such a wonderful idea!!! Congratulations Angela!
I am not much of a tea drinker, but since all the recipes that you’ve created and that I’ve tried have been great, I am going to try your teas. Congratulations on your new business!
How very exciting! I have 2 types of tea that I love- and I always WANT to start drinking more but just never get hooked. Maybe now is my chance! Thanks!
Your tea combinations sounds delicious. I am enjoying your new cookbook. Keep all the great recipes coming!
I would love to win a start pack. So many interesting teas to choose from.
Congratulations! An exciting new endeavor in your life. I hope your tea shoppe is successful. I’m sure it will be great if your recipes are any indication of the delicious things you create.
Can’t wait to try some (or all) of these!!
I love tea!
Congratulations on your new venture! I took a couple of tea blending classes, and I loved it. Can’t wait to see your combos!
When I saw this, I got so excited! I absolutely love tea, as I grew up on it! I’ve had the same issue of not being able to find the “perfect” tea! Since I love every recipe of yours that I make, I can’t wait to try your tea! Thank you!
So excited for your new business endeavor!
I love tea, drinking multiple glasses a day, but I am really picky with the tea that I will drink. I always go for high quality organic teas, but I find that I am often limited by the flavors available. These look great! What a wonderful idea! I see how much love was put into this!
What a fun new venture! BTW, your sharing at the end of your post has Google spelled wrong :).
I can’t wait to try this tea!
So excited about your tea! I have already made hints to my sister that this would be a perfect Christmas present. Thank you
Love your website and book so much! Looking forward to placing a tea order.