In search of the best loose leaf tea? Try Tealightful!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015







I don't drink soda. I drink water, coffee and tea. I enjoy the occasional glass of red wine or indulge in a craft IPA (or Stella Artois). Throughout the day, though, I am sipping tea or coffee.

The difference between the two? Well, for me personally, I *feel* better when my hot drink of choice is tea. I drink a lot of tea, and loose leaf tea is my go-to for tea.

I have written here on the blog over the years about loose tea. In the past, I have enjoyed varieties from Teavana, Adagio and Harney & Sons. Smaller indie companies SBS Teas and LiberTeas are no longer in business. They were my favorites back when I started drinking loose leaf tea in 2009. Tea for All Reasons is another on Etsy that I have purchased from. I believe they are still around.

Not long ago, though, I was introduced to another loose tea company. After trying their teas, I will never buy from another. They are that good. Even better? The company is based right here in Rochester, New York!





Today, we're talking about Tealightful.

Tealightful is a company using the direct sales (often referred to now as social selling) model. I first sampled Tealightful while I was having lunch at friend's house. We started our meal with the Lemon Ginger Green Tea, which was outstanding. We had Pralines & Cream scones for dessert -- Tealightful offers scone mixes, too -- and enjoyed a cup of Butterscotch Mocha Pu-erh.
This contains coffee beans and offers a more robust flavor.







Just before I left lunch, Charlene Phillips, the CEO of Tealightful stopped over. It was lovely meeting her and talking with her about both tea and direct sales. After meeting her in person, I knew I'd be a customer for life.





My friend sent me home with a catalog and a sample of the Toasted Almond Spice Cake. It was so good! And it is a rooibos, so there is no caffeine at all. I do not generally add sweeteners to my tea or coffee and these are perfect on their own!







I decided to order some of my own and then decided to host a party. I was able to get oodles of rewards and I got myself a pretty robin's egg blue infuser pot.



Tealightfu offers so many choices -- Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green, White, Fruit Tisane & Iced.



Here are some of my own--













Let's have a tea party! Toss out that bag of yours. Tea bags are basically just tea dust. Seriously! YUM. A nice bag of flaky tea dust. If you want all of the benefits of tea, choose REAL tea. I am going to make a cup of tea right now. I am going to walk you through making a cup of the Green Rooibos Peach right now:








And VOILA! A hot cup of Green Rooibos Peach!


Looking for a consultant? Mine is Jarrod Parsons! He will help you with all of your tea needs.
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