Hello, Kindred Spirits! I’m Sharon. If we were sitting down to enjoy a pot of tea together, you would hear my passion for the hospitality of afternoon tea, cultivating a legacy of life-giving traditions, finding the joy in everyday moments and helping others through humanitarian aid. Founding Gracefully Yours Fine Tea Company and creating #teawithheart is a dream come true for me!
It would be a delight to meet you one day, on Instagram
or on our Facebook
. I’m grateful for the incredible women I work alongside each day, the sound of the teapot whistling, laughter filling my home, the sweet purrs of my kittens and the opportunity to serve you a cup of our tea!
Growing up, Sunday afternoons following church were a sweet time of family and friends gathering at my Grandparent’s House for a special supper prepared by my Grandma. It was a regular occurrence to have a completely full table and to set up another table in the kitchen for more guests! After all the dishes had been cleaned up, my Grandma and I would often have tea together in the kitchen. It was a special time of conversation and sharing. While my Grandparents didn’t travel much, whenever they did my Grandmother would purchase a teacup and write the destination on the back of the saucer. Picking out teacups for our tea party was a weekly highlight and cultivated my love of tea and the adventure of travel.
Four years ago I decided to pursue my love of tea with formal education. I attended the World Tea Expo, where I had the opportunity to take tea processing and blending classes. This art form sparked my imagination! I went and worked on a tea plantation: picking, processing and blending tea. I continued my education through the Academy of Tea, in Ontario, Canada. I am a WTA Certified Tea Professional, also known as a Tea Sommelier. It is my joy to share with you the culture, service, cupping and pairing of tea.