Welcome to Life Is Better With Tea, the tea blog that helps tea lovers learn all about tea and herbs.
My name is Mary Ann Rollano, and I’m an award-winning tea entrepreneur, writing practical tips on the joys of tea. Living by the beach with my husband, two daughters, and my dog Maya is my joy.
Here at Life Is Better With Tea, I am committed to helping you explore the world of tea and herbs by showing you how to make smarter tea choices, where to buy the best tea, and how to incorporate tea into your daily life.
I am fueled by sunny days, salty sea air, and tea, of course! I'm also a registered nurse - retired from clinical practice. Still, I carry the crucial lessons I learned throughout my years of practice as a critical care nurse and educator.
Wellness is essential to happiness and is about nourishing your spirit as well as your body. Much of it comes down to lifestyle and attitude. I firmly believe that nurturing your spirit is as important as nurturing your body.
Why a Tea Blog?
Because life really is better with tea, if you are a tea enthusiast like me, which I'm guessing you are because you're here, you already know this. Here on this tea blog, you will learn the how and why about tea.
From secret ancient wisdom to modern science, tea's unique chemical properties make it the best drink on the planet for the body and mind. This tea blog embraces the nature and philosophy of tea; happiness, balance, and wellness.
Here you will learn the skills to select, brew, and create recipes using tea. Along the way, I promote tea as the medium to a life of inner peace and wellness.
My hope is to inspire a love of tea in others.
From Tea Enthusiast to Professional Tea Maker
Disappointed with the plethora of artificially created bottled teas, I came upon the idea of making real bottled iced tea.
After a year of research and development, I created MaryAnna's Tea, placing my first bottled tea on retail shelves. The more I researched tea, the more I discovered real tea, and the more I loved it. I started as a tea enthusiast, probably like many of you, drinking supermarket-grade tea from tea bags. Oh, what I didn't know!
What do I mean by "real tea"? Discovering Specialty Tea expanded my love of tea. I had no idea what I was missing until I tried tea in the form of high-grade loose leaf tea. It's a whole new world of tea!
I started my tea business with this discovery – a personal venture of sorts where I challenged myself to make the best bottled iced tea on the market.
MaryAnna's Tea, in my opinion, is the best bottled iced tea I've ever had. There is no chemical aftertaste, and you get the bonus health benefits of drinking real tea.Deb Smith, author, The Jersey Shore Cookbook
In 2012 my first flavor, Summer Sweet Tea, came in First Place at the North American Tea Championships. In 2013 & 2014, my Tea & Lemonade came in third place at the North American Tea Championships.
Professional tea masters and chefs judge the tea championships. Upon entering, I was up against many well-known national ready-to-drink tea brands (you know who they are), and my iced tea was placed ahead of them!
I’ve continued to explore the related issues of nutrition, spirituality, and wellness with my tea business. I’ve learned a great deal from the experience. So I started this tea blog to share what I've learned with you.
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Work with Me
DO YOU WANT TO WORK TOGETHER?
I occasionally work with companies and brands to help you meet your marketing objectives and inform my readers of your products. For brand partnerships, sponsorship opportunities, and media requests, please contact me by email.
Life Is Better With Tea is one of the Top 100 Tea Blogs. I work professionally with brands and media, and I would love to discuss working together.
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I truly hope Life Is Better With Tea is a tea blog that can serve as your online guide to tea. I’m thankful you’re here to join me on this amazing journey into the world of tea.
Let me know how I can help you.