Our Team

About the Founder

"Profit comes from passion and finding your purpose. For me, that was tea. You won't find your passion unless you take a chance and do not settle for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

-Sheena Brady

Sheena Brady
CEO, Founder & Certified Tea Sommelier

6 years ago, Sheena Brady started blending tea out of her tiny condo in Downtown Toronto as a creative side hustle. Little did she know it was about to be her one true love and she became a Certified Tea Sommelier. Her vision was always about empowering women and supporting them through her Charitea program she started to give back to organizations dedicated to women’s empowerment.
 

Sheena's passion is fuelled by having experienced moments of challenges and adversity throughout her life, with a desire to be a part of creating a better support system for others. Asking Sheena to pick a favourite tea is like asking her to pick a favourite child. One of her most loved however is Matcha for its calm, clarity and focus benefits.


Our Team

Lisa Lavigne
Admin & Sales Manager

Lisa is at the core of daily operations at Tease. Her dedication to the company and hard work to ensure customer service excellence is achieved all the while keeping the office in check with inventory, organization and fulfillment needs. Lisa is also our go to girl for helping spread the word about Tease Tea and working with retail partners. Lisa's day starts bright and early - the mom of two young children- and once the kids are ready for the day she brews up a cup of Mothers Helper to give her that energy boost and focus for the day with our yerba mate blend.

Aziza Makboul
Marketing Intern

Aziza is a digital marketing intern from the University of Ottawa | Telfer School of Business. Aziza manages the Tease Tea Founders Fund digital marketing strategy. Aziza loves the health benefits of our Turmeric Tonic which you can find her sipping on throughout the day.

Patrick Cullen
Operations Manager

Patrick oversees all things related to fulfilment logistics, while creating processes to help grow and scale these operations effectively. When he's not strategizing or utilizing his heavy box lifting skills, you can find him sipping on Turmeric Tonic.

Tessa Lapierre
Marketing & Growth Manager

Tessa manages all our PR and marketing endeavours, as well as all social media channels and digital content creation. She doubles as our in-house photographer having received her BFA in Photography from Ryerson University. When she’s not working for Tease you can find her out on the trails exploring nature & capturing her surroundings through the lens. Tessa’s favourite tea to sip on is our Midnight Mint. It's the perfect tea before bed.

Christine File
Dot Connector

Christine thrives off the challenges and different opportunities each day can bring. Her role with Tease is no different, with the title dot connector you can imagine she wears lots of different hats. Christine assists with various projects and one of her main focuses is our Chari’tea program. Christine has the joy of selecting and shining light on various organizations that support and empower women. Her days of drinking milk diluted teas with her mom have received an upgrade and she now enjoys a cup of Date After Eight as a guilt free dessert.
 

Jiali Ou
Brand Manager

Jiali is a brand designer and developer specializing in start-ups and small businesses. Jiali has designed for brands such as the Hazelton Hotel, McEwan Group, Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, and Animals Matter. Jiali's role focuses on developing, maintaining and growing the brand's identity through design, photography, and digital content. Visit pbdengraphics.com to see the full breadth of Jiali's work. She is a classics girl, Duchess of Earl is the one she always grabs. Rich, smooth and creamy. For a pick-me-up, midday tea or just because. She believes Duchess of Earl, like a Chanel bag, is a classic and never goes out of style.