As you are probably well-aware by now, I – LiberTEAS – am planning on acquiring 52Teas. At the close of the Kickstarter campaign, I’ll be busily preparing to get things up and running. On June 1st, I’ll be releasing my very first tea of the week! (If you want to know what that flavor will be, check out this update.)
I’m really excited about this new development in my life, but with this new development comes the need for a change in the way things are run here on SororiTea Sisters.
When TeaEqualsBliss and I started this blog some five plus years ago, it was my goal to be able to write honest reviews. The first tea blog that I wrote for had a ‘positive reviews only’ policy and at first, I supported this idea. It was my thinking that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything.
But being nice and being positive aren’t the same thing. I realized that I could be nice without being positive. So instead of being positive, I decided when we started this blog that I would be nice but also honest. I would approach each product as honestly as I can, without being mean. I don’t know that I did that with every single review in the thousands that I’ve written over the years but that’s been my goal. What I can say is that with every single review in the thousands that I’ve written for this blog, each and every one has represented my honest feelings at the time I wrote the review.
And now that I’m about to embark upon a new venture where I’ll be crafting a new tea blend every week as the new Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas, I don’t think that I’ll be as objective as I need to be for the process of writing reviews once I start creating my own teas. I can’t say that I’d be able to be as unbiased as I need to be when that time comes.
So, I’ve decided to hand off the writing reins to other people who can be as unbiased and honest with reviews so that SororiTea Sisters can continue. Earlier today, our first review from one of the new SororiTea Sisters published, and I’m so proud and happy that our new SororiTea Sisters have begun writing! In the weeks ahead, watch for a whole lot more activity on this blog as we now have eight new sisters. I’ll be dropping off as the time approaches for me to end my time as a SororiTea Sister, but these new sisters are enthusiastic and ready to write!
Please take a minute to check out the Who Are The SororiTea Sisters page to familiarize yourself with the new sisters!
Thank YOU for reading with us – we’ve loved having you along for our tea journey!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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