It’s been a long time since I’ve taken the time to post, much longer than I realized. I’m not sure how many people will actually see this.
Still, I have some loyal and patient fans and customers and I wanted you to know why I’ve been away so long. First, I LOVE my Tealightful tea business and sharing that love with all of you. Sometimes, however, life just gets in the way of the things we prefer to do. That’s what’s happened to me.
In my case, it’s my mom’s deteriorating mental and physical health. I am fortunate to have her close by and in a beautiful facility surrounded by caring people. Even with this, she still relies quite a bit on me. I am the stable, easily recognizable presence in her life.
I appreciate your continuing support as I work to balance my personal and tea business lives. I can’t wait to have another Virtual Tea, share a cuppa and relax with my tea-loving friends.
Sorry for the delay with the Virtual Tea report. I’ve been busy since Thursday, welcoming new fans to my Facebook page and fielding questions about the Virtual Tea. Hooray!
The premier Virtual Tea was a huge success. I want to stop right here and thank each and every participant – the “other” Annette from FL, Deb from MA, Theresa from MI, Beth from FL, Kathy from CA, Janis from SC and Sarah from England. Thank you truly, ladies. I could not have asked for a better group for our first Virtual Tea.
If you’re interested in seeing our results, you can follow the thread from our Virtual Tea on my Facebook business page, Tea with Annette. Here you will see the Tealightful teas and blends we reviewed as well as reviews for a couple of other Tealightful products. Be sure you see Sarah’s video review from England. What a surprising and tea-lightful addition that was. When you are ready to place your order, I hope you will find these reviews helpful in making your selections. Place your order here, or under the side heading on this page “Must See Tea Links, Tea shopping with Annette”
I’m already in the planning stages of the Virtual Tea for August. Here’s what you need to know if you want to participate. Right now I’m thinking about Monday, August 20th at 4P ET, to be confirmed within a few days. You will need internet access, a Facebook account (You can create one for free and de-activate it when the Virtual Tea is over if you choose.), a willingness to taste test and review a tea or blend and about 30 minutes of your time to post your reviews and interact with other participants. Let me know by sending me a PM on Facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Again, thank you everyone for your participation and enthusiasm for the Virtual Tea. It would have been impossible without you.
I’ve just returned from the post office. I was there mailing out all the tea samples for my first Virtual Tea. I’m tea-lighted to have participants from the east coast, the midwest, and California. I’m even more excited to have someone participating from England.
Now I’ll be holding my breath until I hear that everyone has received her package.
No, guys, you aren’t excluded; I just didn’t have any men express interest for this first one. More are planned so let me know if you want to participate.
I’m looking forward to honest reviews from real people like yourselves. It’s easy for me to say I love the teas, but I want you to buy them from me. This will provide you with some more objective reviews to help you select the right tea for you.
So the two week countdown begins. We’re heading for 3:30P ET on Thursday, July 26. I can hardly wait!
In case you missed this information on my other sites and social media, here’s what you need to know about my upcoming Virtual Tea.
First, the Virtual Tea is on Thursday, July 26 at 3:30P ET. We will be meeting on my Facebook page, also called Tea with Annette, at that time. Only 15-20 minutes of your time is required. As long as you have internet access and a Facebook account, you can participate.
Second, I’m looking for a group of 8-10 participants for this first Virtual Tea. I have seven (7) registered already so we still have space for a few more. The deadline for registering is Thursday, July 12. This deadline will give me plenty of time to be sure everyone receives their tea samples in time for the Virtual Tea. I will be mailing out samples of our Tealightful teas and a couple of people have agreed to taste test food products. At our designated meeting time on Facebook we will get to know our fellow tea lovers and get their reviews of the teas and foods they tested.
If you are interested in participating this time, let me know soon. You can comment here, PM me on Facebook or contact me on Twitter. If you’re interested but this day, date or time is not good for you, let me know. I have a waiting list with three (3) others who have conflicts as well. I will be working to schedule another Virtual Tea soon to accommodate this group.
I’m looking forward to kicking back with my cup or glass of tea, meeting some fellow tea lovers and getting some great feedback on our products. I hope you can join us.