Desiree grew to love tea at a very young age. As part of her childhood, anytime anyone in her family got sick, her mother Fleur always prepared healing herbal teas from generation-old recipes. The memories still stay with her...and her mom was right: there was nothing a good herbal tea couldn't help.
Fleur and Desiree's journey into learning about the powers of herbal teas began when Desiree encountered some health issues of her own. A passionate student, Desiree graduated magna cum laude from UCLA and top of her class from UCLA School of Law, which led her to a high-stress job as a lawyer. And the stress over time did its damage - Desiree was tired, lacked energy, and the girl who was always smiling and had a love for life, found herself with her health in a mess.
Fleur was one of the first women to graduate from USC Business School's Entrepreneur program, and started the toy company Anatex Enterprises, famous for creating the classic wire and bead toy, The Rollercoaster, found in every doctor's office. A hard-working and passionate mom wanting to help her daughter, and neither of them wanting to rely on "quick-fix" pills filled with negative side effects, they decided to take a holistic approach to heal the body from the cellular level. They adopted a diet based on whole foods, eliminated processed foods and allergens, learned stress-reducing techniques and exercise, and went back to their roots, making delicious herbal teas to support the body in a powerful way.
Fleur and Desiree also studied to become Certified Health Coaches from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), a school at the forefront of holistic education and the wellness movement. With classes taught by the leaders in whole-body health, including founder Joshua Rosenthal, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Dr. John Douillard, they learned that the key to living a healthy, happy, and balanced lifestyle starts with what you eat, drink, and think.
The two experienced an amazing turnaround in their health, feeling and looking better than ever. They found that the herbal teas they brewed were an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. And to their surprise, when looking for healing herbal teas on the market, they discovered that many contained sugars, sweeteners, natural and artificial flavors, additives, and preservatives. They also couldn't find any brewed herbal teas that were "ready-to-go" for people on the go. They wanted pure and simple herbal teas for pure and simple health.
Fleur and Desiree started to brew all different kinds of herbal teas in their kitchen...becoming master blenders of tonics that tasted great and left them feeling great! Creatively working with what nature already has to offer, the mother-daughter team made formulas to help detox the liver, clear the skin, aid digestion, support the adrenals, relieve stress, and more.
And so TEAONIC began...out of their passion to provide delicious herbal tea supplements, specially formulated to address 21st century health needs and help achieve balance every day, and brewed and bottled in their very own tea-brewery with LOVE.