Words from Co-Founder, Anne aka LiberTeas. . . .
Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.
One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate. So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.
We try to be as impartial as we can. We do have our favorites. We are human. But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.
You might not agree with our assessment of a certain tea. . .but that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!
What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!
~Anne aka LiberTeas
Who We Are. . . . .
The SororiTea Sisters started out as a place where LiberTEAS and TeaEqualsBliss could post their reviews and/or ramblings about tea and it has since become so much more. . . . . .With CuppaGeek as the Admin-we have a wonderful collaboration with a vast and diverse group of ladies sharing the passion for tea like we do!
Without further ado, let us introduce you to the team at SororiTea Sisters. . .
Would you like to become a SororiTea Sister? Apply here!
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.
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!
Jennifer (TeaEqualsBliss) is in her upper 30s and lives in the eastern snowbelt area of the US with her husband, 3 dogs, and cat (however the number of furkids can change at anytime as she LOVES providing a forever home for many shelter animals.
Her several interests include music, movies, veganism, sports, traveling, collecting Baseball Cards and Unicorns, Radio, Computers, Crafting, and of course…TEA.She started drinking tea at the tender age of 3 thanks to her Grandmother and her love for tea has gotten stronger with each year!
In addition to being a co-founder/co-creator of Sororitea Sisters – her main site is MyBlissfulJourney.com.Find out more about Jennifer on MyBlissfulJourney.com.
Nichole (aka CuppaGeek) is a late 30s something mom who loves spending time with her family. Her hubby is one amazing guy because he helps her with all of the IT issues SororiTea Sisters comes across and allows her to have tea in just about every corner of their house. Together they have 4 kids (2 his-2 hers) and have recently added a puppy to their crazy family. In her words- “We have a beautiful life together and I wouldn’t change a thing. “
Tea is a passion that quickly turned into an obsession for her that was very similar to her love for polka dots, Doctor Who, Sherlock, peanut butter, bananas, the horror genre, and anything that is generally geeky and fun. She drink all kinds of tea and will try a tea twice to make sure she didn’t bumble the first infusion.
Besides SororiTea Sisters, she is also the blogger and genius (she uses that word very loosely) behind CuppaGeek, where she reviews tea, books, and the horror genre.
“Hey, everybody! I’m Leah, a graphic designer from Pennsylvania, United States. I live with my husband and rescue mutt in a house with colorful walls. I love fonts, colors, animals, flowers, novels, illustration, geeking out, and — obviously! — tea. I’ve only been heavily into tea for about a year, but I’ve found I tend to prefer loose blended black dessert teas. I normally drink them hot western style without anything added; if I add in some vanilla almond milk or honey, I promise I’ll mention it! When I’m not blogging here, I’m blogging at leahlucci.com/starling or posting to Instagram (super_starling), so come say hi!”
Hey there! My name is Rachel. I’m a twenty-something from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who loves dogs and has a bit of an obsession with tea. As a child I hated the stuff since all I ever knew was Red Rose (no offense to Red Rose). However, a few years ago that all changed. I was on a diet and desperate for new flavors without adding calories and that’s when I turned to tea. I started off by going to DAVIDsTEA and Teavana for all their dessert-inspired flavors, and since I didn’t know any better, I bought 100 grams each of about twenty-something different teas. This was okay for the teas I liked but for those I didn’t I needed to find some way of getting rid of them.
Enter Steepster.com. This is where I met some incredible tea friends, discovered tea swaps, and learned of so many amazing tea companies. My desire to try all the teas grew and since joining three years ago I have tried over a thousand different teas. I have learned what ingredients I love and I have learned what flavors I don’t like. I determined my go-to brewing method is Western-style with no added milk or sweeteners, though I also enjoy cold brewing, iced teas, teapops, lattes, and smoothies. I have yet to brew gong-fu style but I hope to do so just as soon as I get the proper teaware to do it.
About a year ago, I actually stopped drinking tea but as my stash of over 200 teas started aging I decided I needed to respark my interest. I chose to take a 365 days of tea challenge on Instagram in which I post a new tea picture every day. So far it has been rather successful as I find myself drinking (and buying) more and more tea each day. Plus it enabled CuppaGeek to find me and invite me here to SororiTea Sisters.
“Hi there! I’m Mary, a 27-year-old mental health professional living with my fiancé and our quirky kitten in the Midwest! I’ve loved tea for as long as I can remember– in fact, I have vivid memory of being four or five in a tea shop and being mesmerized by all the tea flavors and proclaiming that I “was going to be kind of adult who drank tea, not coffee.” A stint living (and tea-drinking my way through) London and twenty-some years later, I’m still channeling that sassy four-year-old and loving my tea habit. When I’m not sipping a cuppa, you’ll find me reading, doing yoga, traveling, exploring my own city, planning our wedding and experimenting with different healthful and healing foods in my kitchen.
Growing up, I drank herbal teas like fresh ginger tea during New England’s harsh winters and iced blueberry tea during its humid summers.Over time, I was tempted into trying a wider variety of loose leaf teas by the fandom-themed blends available online. I have since gone on to design my own blends, and I greatly enjoy drafting up flavor ideas and drawing tea labels.
When I’m not thinking about tea I can be found reading novels and comic books, playing video games, or watching movies; my favorite genres being history, humor, sci-fi, and fantasy.
Generally, I prefer bold teas: spicy chais, rich black teas, even smoky lapsang souchong on occasion. But I have also dabbled in herbal rooibos, flavored oolongs, and traditional matcha.I’m glad to be expanding my palette by tasting and reviewing new teas and blends.
Find me on Steepster: http://steepster.com/A2shedsjackson
Fandom blends: http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/list.html?userId=292149
I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about seven years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.
We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.
My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…
Hi! My name is Tabitha and I’m an uprooted PNW native living in the South with my husband and my cocker spaniel.
My favorite teas are usually dark and strong and go well with milk and sugar. I like to combine tea-drinking with all of my favorite activities, such as listening to music, reading YA fiction, knitting, and writing blog and website content for businesses. Because I’m a well-rounded person, I also have other interests, such as wearing mismatched socks and pretending to be ambidextrous.
Book reading, cat loving, tea sipping vegan.
Hello!! I’m Angie, a 27-year-old tea lover from Utah, where I live with my gorgeous best friend, wife and soulmate Jen!! Jen and I have two kitties, two birds, one snake, two fish and one bunny. They’re our babies!! I love my little family so much. ♥♥♥ Speaking of my little family, I talk about them on my blog, A Life More Kawaii. Kawaii is Japanese for cute, and I love everything cute (and I love a lot that’s kowai, as well, which is Japanese for scary). I am studying Japanese, while also gaming (my favorite hobby), watching anime, reading manga and generally being a huge geek.. I have a passion for MANY geeky subjects. I am also an artist, a blogger as I mentioned, a lover of nature (especially camping), and everything magickal. You’ll find all of the above, plus other interests (like fashion, and shopping), what I support, and so much more on my blog. Please, come visit!! I started loving tea only a few years ago, because my wife (also a tea lover) thought I might like this delicious peach mango white tea and I DID. Now I’m addicted!! There’s so much to try and new flavors are constantly being dreamed up and made, so I hope you’ll visit often, and read and enjoy my review posts as well as the other sisters’ posts!! Sit back, read, and enjoy a cuppa~.
My name is Kayleigh Jade and I was born in Leicester, England, UK. I have always had a love for herbal and fruit tea (even as a child) but my curiosity got the best of me in my teen years and I started to look into other teas. I eventually found some companies in the UK that offered different teas and eBay was an easy source for international (particularly Chinese) teas. I found myself liking specific teas more than others such as Pu Erh and jasmine green pearls (which are two of my favourites still to date) and my obsession kept growing. Now I am in tea clubs and regularly order new products to try and though I have tried a good variety of different teas I still consider myself to be a beginner student. My goal in life is to keep tasting and steeping and learning and hopefully by having this blog I will pass on what I learn and feel.
My name is kittylovestea because it combined my two favourite things in the world. Those being cats and tea (of course!). My cats are also interested in some of my teas (especially dessert or sweet teas) and always seem to become excited once they smell what I’m brewing. I have arrived home before to find a few tea packets on the floor with suspicious looking holes which any cat owner know are made from biting. I now have to be careful with the storing of my tea but it’s nice to know my 4 angels have the same interests as me. =^_^=
Hi! I’m Sarah, and I live in Norfolk in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.
I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.
I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.
I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’m also beginning to explore pu’erh, both ripened and raw. That’s my latest challenge!
I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.