I am known for my love to tea and tea cups. For me the day won’t start without a cup of tea in my hand!
I had been thinking about setting up my own business for some time now, but when I finally decide to open the online shop I thought I wish to put together two things I enjoy the most, Tea and Craft.
Loose leaf tea has always fascinated me and was a part of my life since I received my first bag of leaf tea. This was a long time ago. I have tried many cups of tea before I started making it properly and really enjoyed it. I don’t think of myself as a tea expert, there is still plenty I need to learn. But the truth is that I enjoy every single minute I can spend with tea, it doesn’t matter if Its brewing it, drinking it or reading about it. I always enjoy making hand crafted decorations, wrapping presents and creating toys for my family and friends. I hope LiYu Tea Time can bring the tea gift joy to our customers’ homes. I was very fortunate and found a few people around me who enjoy a cup of tea while they craft and decorate as well. This way Amy, Monika and Karolina have join our team. We can talk about LiYu Tea Time for endless hours, create new design and have cups and cups of tea!
It's a wonderful feeling when I can add a new article for our blog or when we can work together on new design for our gift boxes for our customers. And we love trying new tea flavours. We are small company but we have big dreams. You can expect more tea flavours every month, and definitely plenty of new gift designs. We love what we are doing and we are proud of it. I hope you will stay with us for a bit longer and see what we preparing for you.
“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” — Dave Thomas
AND NOW.. MEET OUR TEAM
Photographer, artist and tea lover. Most of the time you can find me looking at you with just one eye, through my camera lens. My friends and customer say I am easy to talk to, like an old friend. We will always find something to chat about.
Recently my addiction to loose leaf tea set a new path in my photography career. I could not resist and said yes, when Iwona asked me to help with LiYu Tea Time. I can use my skills to create beautiful pictures of tea and gifts, but not only. Our little team is very creative and I am always busy with creating new designs for website and freebees for our customers, and of course making some handmade gifts.
“Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph”
– Andre Kertesz
Creative writer, fashion & tea lover.
I love to write about my favourite things, when Iwona asked me to help out with some writing for the LiYu tea time website & blog I was over-joyed. No matter what I'm doing, whether it’s writing for work, spending time with my loved ones or reading the latest fashion blog you can catch me with a cup of tea in my hand and a smile on my face!
For years I only drank English breakfast tea, until I met Iwona, now im trying new flavoured herbal tea every week, Raspberry and Linden Fruit Tea is my favourite up to now although I would love to try a flavour in my favourite fruits (Lemon and blueberry)
"Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it." —Diane von Furstenberg
I am happy and crazy Mummy who loves green & herbal tea. My head is full of ideas and I am doing my best to fulfil them all, but sometimes the result is different than expected. I love watching cartoons with my daughter but when it’s bed time I enjoy good criminal books. I like planning and working ahead, and love calendars, shopping and to do lists. Whenever I write birthday or celebration wishes they come out as a poem. And if you ask me few weeks before Christmas, if I start making Christmas shopping, my reply will be “all wrapped up waiting for the BIG Day” my excellent organisation skills will be very useful in purchasing stock for LiYu Tea Time
‘’We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.’’ - George Bernard Shaw
Meet our Lauren.. she joined our team a few months ago. When we work together we always drink tea and laugh.
Recently , Karolina organised a photo session for us at her studio so we had a chance to take a few pictures of Lauren.
She fits our team perfectly, she is crazy busy but always finds time for cup of tea, book. Of course she is in our book club.
Lauren's favorite loose leaf tea is cream earl grey 😊 😍 Lauren enjoys yoga, running, travelling and spending time with family, friends and her dog Ruby.
And of course we have got our amazing IT Engineer with us Miroslaw, it would be impossible to have this website withouth him. Thank you so much for your help MM. Mirek like tea but he prefers when other people brewing it for him. His favourite is Cream Earl Grey but he is happy to try every new flavour we brew for him.