Owner and TEO (Tea Executive Officer)
UENDURE Tea Co.
How it all began - A mystery illnessMy passion for collecting wellness teas began about 14 years ago when my health suddenly began to fail for no apparent reason. Prior to this event I had always been blessed with good health. Needless to say this was an extremely traumatic experience for me. In search of answers, I spent several weeks and lots of money going from one specialist to another.
Sadly none of the doctors could figure out the root cause of my illness, thus they could not provide me with an accurate diagnosis or effective treatment. I was tested for all types of autoimmune disorders to no avail. It was a real head-scratcher!
Enter Alternative HealingFinally out of sheer desperation I decided take my brother's advice and visit a Chinese Herbalist who had been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine for many decades. Dr. Dang had previously healed my brother from Guillain Barre syndrome despite the negative prognosis from his physician. I was desperate to feel like a normal person again and so I was willing to try the non-traditional route. This amazing healer was able to pinpoint my "disease" within moments by simply holding my wrists and feeling the blood flow through my veins (checking my meridians)!
The Road to RecoveryAfterwards, the doctor 'prescribed' a homemade tea made of herbs which I was ordered to drink for two weeks, along with some diet recommendations. By the end of week two, not only was I healed of this mysterious ailment, but I had also shed 15 pounds! When I witnessed first-hand the miracle of healing from this medicinal tea made up of plants and herbs, I was sold on the wonders of natural remedies.
A New PerspectiveMy whole perspective on Western medicine had shifted. From that point on, I knew that going forward I would spend my time, resources and energy finding natural methods to help people address common ailments such as high-cholesterol, heart disease, depression, anxiety, obesity, diabetes and many other sicknesses that plague our community every day.
My MissionI decided that my life's mission would involve helping others find natural ways to achieve optimum well-being by sharing my knowledge of natural remedies through teas, herbals, essential oils, supplements and other methods. All the while, I'll be helping the planet by offering sustainable tea accessories. It is my belief that our contributions should leave this planet a little better off than how we entered it.
My ProductsAll of my organic teas are functional, which means they possess many nutritional benefits to enhance your well-being and address a multitude of health-related issues. The BPA-free tea tumblers and infuser kits go wherever you go:) They are eco-friendly and fun to use. Many of my customers tell me they are a great conversation piece! It is my true pleasure to bring you a unique, healthy and responsible way to enjoy your teas and other beverages through my eco-friendly products. My long-term vision is to make UENDURE wellness teas and sustainable products available around the globe.
It is important to make sure UENDURE has a purpose beyond supporting your well-being by providing healthy choices in the teas you consume. We also wanted to contribute to the well-being of our community's non-profit organizations so they could continue to fulfil their mission. Showing love for the community has always been part of my being, and my story would not be complete without sharing how important community is to me.
Two of my favorite community organizations are Best Buddies and L.I.F.E. Houston/Food for Hungry Babies. I have been involved with L.I.F.E. Houston since 1994 as a board member and volunteer. It is a fact that the manner in which a baby is nurtured early in life will reflect their success (or lack thereof) later on. Also, I have a wonderful and loving niece who was born with IDD (Downs Syndrome) and she's the light of our family's life. We attribute much of her success to the support and involvement she's enjoyed as a Best Buddies Ambassador. Therefore, my support for Best Buddies was an easy decision. And so these two organizations are a very dear part of my communi-Tea.
Amazing organizations such as these two are the life-blood of community, and many families in need rely on them every day. The monthly donations made by UENDURE are my personal commitment of support to help keep their doors open. Creating and sharing healthy tea recipes, spreading positive energy, researching and sharing natural remedies for whatever ails you, is a labor of love for me.