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Michael DurankoMichael Duranko is from Rochester, New York and graduated
 from Michigan State University. He worked as a Chemical Engineer and managed sales and sales teams living in Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Seattle and New York city before moving to Sarasota.

Michael loves living in Sarasota and the tea business. He has developed
 strong relationships with many Sarasota businesses and attempts to buy from 
as many local businesses as possible.

Favorite Tea
“I love our Sweet Orange Mate. It gives me a bit of clarity in this murky world".
 
Glynis ChapmanGlynis Chapman is from Yorkshire, England specifically Middlesmoor near the head of Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales. She moved to Sarasota with her husband, Graham, and for years they owned Siesta Sports Rentals on south Siesta Key.

Glynis joined Michael to help with the first tea menu for our Siesta Key shop and has helped build our tea business ever since. She has a fabulous palate and a deep curiosity for all aspects of tea.

Favorite Tea
“Probably our Organic Sarasotan Breakfast Tea, but I do love green tea in the early afternoon. That is a really hard question for me.”

Michael Duranko
Michael Duranko is from Rochester, New York and graduated 
from Michigan State University. He worked as a Chemical Engineer and managed sales and sales teams living in Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Seattle and New York city before moving to Sarasota.

Michael loves living in Sarasota and the tea business. He has developed 
strong relationships with many Sarasota businesses and attempts to buy from
 as many local businesses as possible.

Favorite Tea
“I love our Sweet Orange Mate. It gives me a bit of clarity in this murky world".
 
Glynis Chapman
Glynis Chapman is from Yorkshire, England specifically Middlesmoor near the head of Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales. She moved to Sarasota with her husband, Graham, and for years they owned Siesta Sports Rentals on south Siesta Key.

Glynis joined Michael to help with the first tea menu for our Siesta Key shop and has helped build our tea business ever since. She has a fabulous palate and a deep curiosity for all aspects of tea.

Favorite Tea
“Probably our Organic Sarasotan Breakfast Tea, but I do love green tea in the early afternoon. That is a really hard question for me.”

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