How was Fabula Tea founded?
Fabula Tea was founded in 2014 to bring wellness, beauty and inspiration to people through fine tea experiences. As tea is steeped in art, history and culture, it is a wonderful vehicle through which people can come together and gain a new level of awareness. In particular, small batch loose-leaf teas and tea ceremonies allow people to engage their senses, sip quietly and practice mindfulness, providing them a respite from the hustle and bustle of modern lifestyle. Both the co-founders, Yshel and Kenny, have experienced the profound beneficial effects of tea since they were young. The deeper they explore, the more they realize how powerful a tea experience can be, especially when people can truly feel and connect with themselves again, away from the space where their senses are influenced by their respective culture and physical environment. Ultimately, they decided to follow their heart and create their own unique paths to introduce the world to their tea experiences.
What kind of companies do you work best with?
We work best with companies that are interested in wellness enhancement, creative ways of doing things and building stronger teams. Our tea experience will allow individuals and team members to refresh their senses, regain their clarity and develop a deeper level of connection with each other. As a result, they build empathy, offer support, foster creativity and strengthen resilience.
Where do you source your teas from?
Small batch, traditional cultivars from Japan, China and Malaysia.
How long have you been a member of the GGBA? Why did you join?
2 years. We joined GGBA to network with other LGBTQ & Allied entrepreneurs and to be part of a progressive community.
How did you meet Velocity Circus?
We met through one of the GGBA Make Contact events.
Is the first event that you are doing together?
This is the 6th event that we are doing together!
What advice do you have for new business owners?
Follow your heart and do not afraid to be unique or different. At the same time, be gentle and patient with yourself. Keep learning and allowing yourself to be open to new possibilities.
Tell me more about the upcoming event.
Tea In Wonderland is a fascinating and enchanting event that you do not want to miss! The event allows you an opportunity to step away from your current world and enter into an enchanting world of make believe. Through the combination of a refreshing tea ceremony, a delightful tea party and a tour of the magical Gregangelo Museum, it is a one-of-a-kind experience that will rejuvenate your senses, nourish your soul and allow you to emerge with a new perspective.
What does the future have in store for Fabula Tea?
Fabula Tea will form more collaborations with exciting local artists and inspiring venues to create multi-faceted, ingenious and rejuvenating tea experiences and workshops.
How did you meet your co-founder?
I used to be a customer at my co-founder’s restaurant. After the restaurant closed, we kept in touch and realized we are both passionate about food, tea and wellness.
Gregangelo Museum, 225 San Leandro Way, San Francisco, CA 94127