Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Introducing... me!

Hi There~
Let me begin by thanking you for taking the time to read my humble little blog. I'm a complete newbie to blogging, so I hope that my little blogs are not hopelessly boring, I'll do my best.
I am just starting a new adventure as an Independent Tea Consultant with a company called Let's Do Tea, so this is a brief history of how that came to be. I have always loved the comforting feeling of a nice hot cuppa tea in my hands, so when I was invited by my friend Lorna to a tea tasting, I was completely on board. I had a really great time at Lorna's party, I had never seen so many teas! The consultant had over a hundred on the counter for sampling, and I tried literally dozens of teas and was impressed enough to tell my mom, "ya know, this is something I think I could really get into" So I booked a party of my own for few months later, giving me enough time to bail on the idea if I changed my mind.
That never happened, so as planned in February 2009 I hosted my very first tea party, a Valentine Tea. I love to entertain, that must be the Leo in me. I like for people to be comfortable and relaxed when they're at my house, to have a good time, eat a good meal, have good conversations. I had a wonderful time in the months leading up to the tea party scouring ebay for vintage embroidered tableclothes & pretty serving pieces, reading up on tea etiquette, finding recipes for simple and delicious foods to prepare for my guests, so on and so forth. The party was a success, I had about 15 ladies, all friends and family show for the party and I think everyone had a great time. Everyone was full of yummy food (if I do say so myself) and great teas as they waddled to thier cars. I knew for sure right then that I was going to be hooked on this Tea Party business, it's like it was made for me! Here are a couple of pictures from the Valentine Tea. The first photo is from my phone, so it isn't the greatest... but whatever.
This is the tea station I set up where you could grab a cup & saucer and doctor up your tea anyway you liked.


This was the Tea luncheon I put out. I think it was quite a spread!
Anyway, it was a lot of work but it was work that I enjoy and I think that you really can never go wrong when you're doing something you love.
A few weeks later, I took the plunge and ordered my sales kit. I'm now a full fledged Tea Consultant! I'm eager and still have much to learn about all things tea, the history, the health benefits, and sharing these things with my friends, famly and new people
I'm really excited to get started and I have so many ideas about different kinds of parties, and how I can parlay this tea business into something that could potentially benefit other people I know by combining our passions. That's part of the reason I'm starting this blog, so I can put these ideas out there to share as well as have my very own little soap box, yay soapboxes!
If you're interested in booking a party for yourself, and you live in the anywhere between Elk Grove and Modesto, California. Please by all means, feel free to call me or drop me a line.
Tea-lightfully yours,


Bernideen said...

Lisa: Good luck with your business!

parTea lady said...

Lisa, you will love the wonderful world of tea. Good luck with your tea business. Lets Do Tea sounds like a great home party company. I'm sure you will have fun sharing and learning from all the tea friends you make online.