Alan spent more than 12 years as a barista and café manager, making more than a half-million drinks. While much of that was coffee, he’s always had a passion for tea, and one year was #3 in the country for tea sales (out of 600+ cafés). When he lost his job in 2009, he and Marlys set out to fulfill his dream of having a private line of tea. So while Alan is the Chief Tea Guide, Marlys serves as Chief Tea Marketer, creating the flavor names, labels, and website. They chose the brand name Adventures with Tea to emphasize that it doesn’t have to be like the plain, boring tea people remember from Grandma’s house … it’s fun and funky, in addition to being tasty and healthy.