I am the owner of TOMO TEA and have worked with tea since I was a child. I come from a family of small business owners who traveled abroad to source their own teas for their restaurants. Tea is a big deal for us. Growing up, tea was everywhere and an integral part of my life. To us, drinking tea was and still is a way to connect with others - whether it is an old friend or a stranger.
I now want to share that with everyone! TOMO means friend in Japanese and TOMO captures my vision to build a community of tea friends through my workshops and events. Serendipitously enough, TOMO also means drink in Spanish. I can't take credit for that coincidence but I'll play it cool like it was intentional.
One day, the dream is to share this across the country on a tiny truck!