Hello and welcome to My Daily Cup of Tea! We’re dedicated to enjoyment of tea and the conversations with friends and family that tea can bring. None of us are tea “experts”. We all started our love affair with tea with plain ol’ Lipton, and have since branched out and sampled lots and lots of teas of all kinds, and we’re still doing that today. We hope you’ll come along on this journey with us, because we all believe that tea is about more than a bunch of leaves steeped into a drink. In our lives, tea is the heart of our gatherings with the families we were born into, and the families we’ve made along the way.
We hope you’ll stick around and become part of the My Daily Cup of Tea family!
The My Daily Cup of Tea Team
Here are some short blurbs about us to get to know us a little bit better. We’re adding pictures of us, but we’re girls. It’s going to take a bit to find ones we’re happy with :
Hi there! I’m Michelle and this website is my brain-child. I grew up in the South and I had an Irish Catholic grandmother, so I’ve pretty much grown up drinking tea, whether iced or hot. However, I grew up with the ubiquitous yellow Lipton tea box. I think my fascination with tea began about twenty years ago when Lipton came out with a French Vanilla tea. I luuuuuved it and was heart-broken when they stopped making it, but by then I’d discovered Celestial Seasonings, Twinings, and Bigelow teas. However, the day I discovered loose tea at a tea shop in San Francisco, was the day my life changed (well, in regards to tea anyway!). One of my very favorite things is the Mrs. Tea hot tea maker that Santa gave me for Christmas a number of years ago. I use it almost every day and picking out my tea and filling up my teapot is m very favorite way to start the day. For me, tea is more than a drink: tea is all about community, family and sharing lives. In other words, all the important stuff. So, I’m really hoping that you’ll stick around and “talk tea” with us, because I consider all of you friends I haven’t met and I can’t wait to share nice cup of tea.
Favorite Tea: Earl Grey. Any kind. Doesn’t matter. Have to have it first thing every morning.
Favorite Place to buy tea: San Francisco, hands down the best place I’ve found to buy fresh loose tea.
I’m Mari Lynn, the Chicago branch of this operation. I attended high school with Michelle’s daughter Jenny and worked for her doing filing one summer. Then she invited me to take part in this experience of exploring tea and sharing it with the world. My fascination with tea really started then. I’d enjoyed some basic bagged tea purchased at the grocery store – but now I’m the go-to girl when it comes to tea among my friends. It’s an interesting distinction to have.
In August I’ll be starting my year abroad. I’ll be spending a semester in Rome; traveling through Barcelona, Paris, and London over the Christmas holidays; and then I’ll be spending the spring semester in Limerick, Ireland. I’m nerdily excited to get to learn about the tea traditions in these countries (and my many discoveries along the way) and share them with you.
Favorite Tea: Strawberry Berry by Coffee Tree and Tea Leaves
Favorite Place to Buy Tea: Coffee Tree and Tea Leaves, a local place in Chicago on N. Halstead
Courtney Young has grown up drinking tea almost every day of her life. Her Dad is Chinese and her Mom is Japanese so she was introduced to traditional Japanese green and Chinese black teas at an early age. At eight years old, she was shocked and dismayed to discover that she had friends who drank tea with milk and sugar. It was strange but also delicious and her love for discovering teas has continued to expand ever since. Courtney is a San Francisco native where she is a Project Manager in Finance and spends her free time reading, dating, and watching tv with her hamster.
Favorites teas include: Masala Chai, Pu-erh, Genmaicha, and Yorkshire Gold.
Least Favorite: Rooibos of any kind.