Lynda Budd

Founder, TeAlchemy

Topics: Business, Entrepreneurship
Interview Date: Sept-30-2013
Extraordinary Insights: Never give up. If you follow your dream and are passionate about it, it will truly pay off.

Lynda Budd, the Tea Alchemist, is a connoisseur of ancient tea rituals from around the world, who passionately believes that tea, is the elixir of life. Using the Alchemist principals of harmony and balance Lynda pours her love of tea into all the products that her brand teALCHEMY creates.

Lynda spent 20 years as a corporate real estate executive and has evolved into a globetrotting business owner, visiting exclusive teahouses and learning firsthand the fine art of tea from many different cultures and traditions. Embarking on her latest entrepreneurial adventure, Lynda has combined her high drive to achieve and self-motivation with her passion for life, family, travel, and tea, to launch her brand, teALCHEMY.

As a modern day Alchemist, Lynda understands the power of stimulating the senses through tea and is reinventing the art of the tea experience. Lynda’s products blend rich textured loose-leaf tea infusions, herbs, rubs and elixirs that can be customized and incorporated into baked goods and every day meals. teALCHEMY products are available online in order to cater to a global clientele and to enhance your personal shopping experience.

Lynda Budd is a certified Tea Sommelier and an active member of the Tea Association of Canada; these associations allow Lynda to establish strong ethical partnerships with like-minded brands to develop her products with a fair trade approach. Since launching teALCHEMY Lynda has establish herself as a trend-forecaster within the industry and been named the Tea Expert for Ask Natural Health. She has worked with a team of mixologists to create a variety of tea cocktails. []