THE MISSION – THE VISION – THE PURPOSE
TeaLife is on a mission to push the limits of taste and thought, enrich lives and venture into the unknown with loose tea, one soul filled sip at a time!
And we’re doing just that by partnering with beautiful (inside and out) like-minded people who share a love and passion for tea and life.
Fellow Tea Lovers who are interested and vested in educating and empowering others to create a haven of comfort and happiness by serving quality and adventure, one steaming hot cup at a time.
This Mission is of particular importance to us because of our Founder and Certified Tea Specialist, Meghan Cosenzo
Meghan in her own words…
Tea fills the desire and need I longed for my entire life.
My story is not unusual. You may find components of it that relate to your own life and that’s exactly why we’ve ended up here, together, bound by the love of tea and our understanding of how special you can feel with a cup of your favorite blend tucked warmly between your hands.
Growing up I had an amazing family who loved and supported me. I was taught to be a strong and independent woman and I was told and made to feel special.
However, things were different outside my home.
I felt the complete opposite because I was seen as different and weird. I suffered from bad skin and had a uni-brow. I was extremely thin, and people thought I sometimes acted strange. I was bullied throughout my childhood for the way I looked and acted. No matter how hard I tried, I never felt like I fit in.
During those difficult years, my family, dance, and the fine arts kept me busy and distracted. I loved being active, part of a group and community but, after being constantly bullied by my peers, I lost confidence in myself and my abilities. I compared myself to others and constantly put myself down because I wasn’t the person I thought I had to be.
They say life guides you towards your true calling, and I truly believe tea found me.
After university I began travelling throughout Europe and other parts of the world. This gave me a new perspective and direction for my life. I discovered my reason for being, and it wasn’t until my late 20’s that I really began to appreciate who I was, and started to love myself again.
With this revelation came my need to define my purpose, a way to help and serve others, and the opportunity to bring people together. I discovered this with tea. To me, it warms the heart and feeds the soul by building friendships, connecting culture, and healing people.
I always had an entrepreneurial spirit and wanted to make a difference in the world.
That is why I love and honour what I do. TeaLife stands for something bigger than me.
Although we are all unique in our own special way, we really are all connected, and by drinking tea we can share, love, belong and grow together with every beautiful cup.
Live every moment, enjoy the experience, sip happily and just be!