Appreciating the Simple Solace of Tea - Some stories just tug at your heart. When I met Rachel Crawford and Crystal Tenpenny, founders of Teamotions, at a food show earlier this year, I had to drink some of their tea just to hide how moved I was.
Some stories just tug at your heart. When I met Rachel Crawford and Crystal Tenpenny, founders of Teamotions, at a food show earlier this year, I had to drink some of their tea just to hide how moved I was.
After all, it wasn’t easy—no matter how many times she has told the story—for Rachel to talk about the death of her twin daughters just days after they were born in 2008. It wasn’t easy to see her face, or to conjure up thoughts of my own precious children and wonder how I would cope. And, it can’t have been easy to turn the grief into something that would bring solace to others.
That—that idea of solace—is the big factor in what Rachel and Crystal have tried to create with their company. It’s not about tea, although they have created a really nice product. It’s really more about taking a step back, taking care of your body and your emotions, recognizing your needs, and then stepping forward to meet those needs.
I, personally, was drawn to “Achieve Clarity” just because there are days when so many conflicting priorities hit me that I need a little clarity (OK, make that a lot). I was also interested because of a dear friend whose husband died recently, wondering if the tea would help her heal, if only because giving it would help her know how much I care. Rachel and Crystal advised starting her on “Discover Joy,” which they formulated specifically to combat the effects of grief.
So I’m pleased that we are now carrying Teamotions in The Food Channel Store, and I’ll be placing my own order for me and my friend.
And I’ll let you know how that clarity thing works out.