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Musings from the co-founder of Tielka.

A Personal Message from the Founders of Tielka

Rebecca Domorev - Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Today is World Down Syndrome day. Today is also exactly five weeks since our son, Andrew Solomon Domorev, was born. Life took a detour that day when our beautiful little boy surprised us with one extra chromosome. Evidence of a related serious medical issue saw a sudden and dramatic transfer from regional Bundaberg Base hospital by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to the Mater Mother's hospital. Here Andrew would spend at best weeks, if not months, in NICU recovering from life-saving surgery to take place at the Lady Cilento Children's hopsital just two days after he was born.

As the word got out to friends and family, support came in from far and wide. Hundreds of people started praying, we received gifts and donations, messages, offers of help, and were suddenly overwhelmed by the arms of love around us and the immense love for our newborn baby.


Andrew Solomon, in spite of his numerous medical issues, recovered surprisingly quickly from his surgery, and after just a few weeks, was transferred back to Bundaberg Base hospital and back home to Agnes Water several days later.


So today, with incredible joy, we celebrate. Today, with pride, we celebrate our beautiful son, with his one extra chomosome, and today we celebrate World Down Syndrome day. We celebrate the incredible advancements made in medicine that will see our son live a full and long life. We also celebrate the ongoing changes in attitudes in society that mean our son is cherished and valued in our community as he is in our home, not hidden away, but loved.

Alexei and Rebecca Domorev Founders of Tielka

Read a little more of our story in The Gladstone Observer

 

 

Stockist Profile :: Tiny Tea Room Gallery, Cooran, QLD

Rebecca Domorev - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tielka Tea at Tiny Tea Room Gallery

LOCATION
30 King St Cooran QLD 4569

WEB ADDRESS
www.facebook.com/tinytearoomgallery

A MINUTE WITH
Jacqueline Arja Hogno

When did you start your business?
15/12/2017

What inspired you to start your business?
Love people, connection, Tea, Coffee, Art and have always wanted to have a gallery to share my passion and the mix of tea and art inspired me to open a little tea room in our local town.

What do you love about your business?
Connection and community.

What's your favourite menu item?
Chai

What little thing in life gives you joy?
My many pets, however most are not little!

How do you recharge your batteries?
Yoga and meditation.

What's your favourite Tielka tea?
South Cloud Chai Black Tea

TIELKA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT TINY TEA ROOM GALLERY

  • Fairtrade Organic Tielka Breakfast Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic South Cloud Chai Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Cacao and Chilli Chai Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Earl Royale Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Jade Mist Green Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Peppermint Leaf Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Licorice Basket Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Limonada Rosa Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Lemon Ginger Herbal Infusion

 

Stockist Profile :: Amity Cafe, Balwyn, VIC

Rebecca Domorev - Monday, December 18, 2017

LOCATION
5/346 Belmore Road, Balwyn VIC 3103

WEB ADDRESS
Zomato

A MINUTE WITH
Christopher Con Foo

When did you start your business?
August 2017

What inspired you to start your business?
The prospect of running a business from scratch and building it up.

What do you love about your business?
Good food with good coffees and teas.

What's your favourite menu item?
Amity Buger

What little thing in life gives you joy?
My young twins

How do you recharge your batteries?
Going on an overseas holiday to Thailand

What's your favourite Tielka tea?
Lemon Ginger Herbal Infusion

TIELKA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT AMITY CAFE

  • Fairtrade Organic Tielka Breakfast Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Earl Royale Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Jade Mist Green Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Chamomile Blossoms Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Licorice Basket Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Lemon Ginger Herbal Infusion

 

Stockist Profile :: Cafe Lakoza, Sunshine, VIC

Rebecca Domorev - Thursday, November 23, 2017

Tielka Fairtrade Organic Tea at Cafe Lakoza

LOCATION
G08 1 Foundry Road, Sunshine VIC 3020

WEB ADDRESS
www.facebook.com/cafelakoza

A MINUTE WITH
Huseyin Salih

When did you start your business?
21st November 2017

What inspired you to start your business?
I have had a passion for food/cooking for as long as I can remember. I always dreamed of opening up a cafè and waited for the right time to make it a reality.

What do you love about your business?
I love meeting new people and interacting with my regular customers also. I feel privileged to prepare their meals and upon completion hear their positive feedback and gratitide.

What's your favourite menu item?
I must admit that my favourite item on the menu is my Signature dish 'Koza Chicken.' I created my very own special recipe and it has been very popular indeed.

What little thing in life gives you joy?
I can think of a lot of things that brings me joy. We live in an amazing world with so many little things to be happy about. If I had to choose one little thing I would say coffee. I love to drink coffee with companions or even on my own. I love the taste and smell, it calms me.

How do you recharge your batteries?
I get my beauty sleep hahaa

What's your favourite Tielka tea?
Peppermint and Limonada Rosa Herbal Infusions combined.

TIELKA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT CAFE LAKOZA

  • Fairtrade Organic Tielka Breakfast Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Earl Royale Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Peppermint Leaf Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Jade Mist Green Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Limonada Rosa Herbal Infusion

 

Stockist Profile :: BK Styling and Events, Norwood, SA

Rebecca Domorev - Thursday, November 02, 2017

 

Tielka Fairtrade Organic Tea at BK Styling and Events

LOCATION
Open By Appointment, Norwood, SA, 5067

WEB ADDRESS
www.facebook.com/bkstylingandevents

A MINUTE WITH
Bec Minuzzo-Kent

When did you start your business?
Jan 2016

What inspired you to start your business?
For the love of creating stylish events

What do you love about your business?
Event Styling is what I love to do! So many great places to have parties, so many great concepts and themes and so many wonderful people to work with. I love coming up with creative concepts from scratch. Mood boards, look books, images, vision, brainstorming, researching, tasting, trying something new, planning, changing... and then wow!

What's your favourite menu item?
Chocolate Raspberry Lindt Tarts

What little thing in life gives you joy?
Champagne Bubbles and sunshine

How do you recharge your batteries?
The gym and the beach

What's your favourite Tielka tea?
Jade Mist Green Tea

TIELKA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT BK STYLING AND EVENTS

  • Fairtrade Organic Tielka Breakfast Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Earl Royale Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic South Cloud Chai Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Peppermint Leaf Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Jade Mist Green Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Limonada Rosa Herbal Infusion

 

Stockist Profile :: Nutmeg Cakes and Cookies, East Gosford, NSW

Rebecca Domorev - Monday, September 25, 2017

Tielka Fairtrade Organic Tea at Nutmeg Cakes and Cookies

LOCATION
Shop 2, 54 York Street, East Gosford, NSW 2250

WEB ADDRESS
www.nutmegcakesandcookies.com.au

A MINUTE WITH
Jenni Darwin

When did you start your business? 
2010

What inspired you to start your business? 
A passion for creating pretty things in sugar, starting with my kids birthday parties and then it just grew until finally the dream cake shop serving gorgeous cakes and lovely tea.

What do you love about your business?
Cakes bring people a moment of joy - from a simple treat to a celebration of a life event. I love being part of that. Plus the creative side - every cake is a new challenge, a new design - so its really rewarding when it turns out well.

What's your favourite menu item?
Caramel fudge cupcake with praline shards and a salted caramel drizzle - YUM!

What little thing in life gives you joy?
The ocean, a hug, hearing people's stories when they come into our little shop.

How do you recharge your batteries?
Surfing, ski paddling, running, swimming - anything outdoors, near the beach and active.

What's your favourite Tielka tea?
Honestly, it's the Tielka Breakfast Black Tea - I love it - soft and fragrant with no after taste. I always have a pot on the go whilst I'm making cakes.

TIELKA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT NUTMEG CAKES AND COOKIES

  • Fairtrade Organic Tielka Breakfast Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Earl Royale Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic South Cloud Chai Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Peppermint Leaf Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Rose Moscato Green Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Limonada Rosa Herbal Infusion

Stockist Profile :: Eclair Macaron, Nundah, QLD

Rebecca Domorev - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tielka Fairtrade Organic Tea at Eclair Macaron

LOCATION 
Shop 3/1192 Sandgate Rd, Nundah QLD 4012

WEB ADDRESS
www.facebook.com/eclairmacarondessertparlour

A MINUTE WITH
Amanda Hutton

When did you start your business? 
September 2017

What inspired you to start your business? 
I love pretty things and creating experiences for people. I had been to a really average high tea and decided that Brisbane needed a High Tea Parlour that made delicious items on site with passion and flair!

What do you love about your business?
I love the people. It's always about the people and bringing a little joy into lives. It's the best feeling. I also love the family of staff that I've brought together and of course the positively divine desserts that we create.

What's your favourite menu item?
A week ago I would have said out Cream Puffs, but as of today I have just had the pleasure of having a Banoffee pie with a cup of South Cloud Chai.

What little thing in life gives you joy?
Reading, I'm an avid reader and love all genres. I would say my children, but they aren't little joys, they are huge!

How do you recharge your batteries?
This is a guilty pleasure and I shouldn't admit it, but I love watching reality TV. Give me the Housewives of New York or OC and I shut off, relax and let my brain turn to mush for 30 minutes. I come away feeling like a superior human being (joke)!

What's your favourite Tielka tea?
South Cloud Chai

TIELKA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT ECLAIR MACARON

  • Fairtrade Organic Tielka Breakfast Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Earl Royale Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Lady Betty Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Cacao and Chilli Chai Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic South Cloud Chai Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Peppermint Leaf Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Lemon Ginger Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Licorice Basket Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Limonada Rosa Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Chamomile Blossoms Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Persian Mint Chai Green Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Jade Mist Green Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Rose Moscato Green Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Moonlight White Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Midnight Blossom Oolong Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Lady Grace Oolong Tea
 

Stockist Profile :: The Fox's Palace, Lismore, NSW

Rebecca Domorev - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Fox's PalaceTielka Fairtrade Organic Tea at The Fox's Palace, Lismore, NSW

 

LOCATION
Shop 2/76 Woodlark St, Lismore, NSW 2480

WEB ADDRESS
www.facebook.com/foxspalace

A MINUTE WITH
Natalie Havilah

When did you start your business? 
August 2017

What inspired you to start your business? 
I have always had a love of spices and Mexican culture and started creating my own spice mix. I found it hard to buy quality bulk spices locally and that's when the little spice seed was planted! I sat and thought about other things in life I'm passionate about and came up with spices, all things Mexican, creating unique pieces of furniture and of course tea! I also needed a name for my business. One day my young daughter showed me a picture she had just drawn, I asked her to tell me about it, " Mummy its the fox's palace" Ding! With her permission it became my business name because anything can come out of The Fox's Palace.

What do you love about your business?
I love that every day is different. I love the customers that come in to the shop and the conversations to go with that. I get to create every day!

What little thing in life gives you joy?
Cooking is my meditation. I love when I have time to create a dish whether it's a simple or complex dish. I love creating using herbs and spices, the aromas can take me anywhere in the world.

How do you recharge your batteries?
I live on a farm so I love nothing more to sit in the morning sun listening to the wonderful sounds that surround me and just be.

What's your favourite Tielka tea?
Very much the Cacao and Chilli Chai

TIELKA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT THE FOX'S PALACE

  • Fairtrade Organic Tielka Breakfast Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Earl Royale Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Cacao and Chilli Chai Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic South Cloud Chai Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Peppermint Leaf Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Lemon Ginger Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Persian Mint Chai Green Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Moonlight White Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Midnight Blossom Oolong Tea
 

Stockist Profile :: Bella Rustique, Noosa Heads, QLD

Rebecca Domorev - Monday, August 21, 2017

Tielka Fairtrade organic tea at Bella Rustique, Noosa, QLD

LOCATION
2/89 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads QLD

WEB ADDRESS
www.facebook.com/BellaRustique

A MINUTE WITH
Maryl Mccammon

When did you start your business? 
2 years ago

What inspired you to start your business? 
My husband is Australian. We came here on holiday, saw the business was for sale, we bought it, and stayed!

What do you love about your business?
I love that it feels like a home with all my favourite things, that I am able to share with all kinds of people.

What's your favourite menu item?
At our cafe, the caramel slice!

What little thing in life gives you joy?
Laughter of course...

How do you recharge your batteries?
Beach walks.....and more laughter ;)

What's your favourite Tielka tea?
South Cloud Chai...just smells amazing!

TIELKA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT BELLA RUSTIQUE

  • Fairtrade Organic Tielka Breakfast Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Earl Royale Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic South Cloud Chai Black Tea        
  • Fairtrade Organic Peppermint Leaf Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Rose Moscato Green Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Jade Mist Green Tea
 

Stockist Profile :: b.Ash Cafe, Mudgee, NSW

Rebecca Domorev - Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Tielka Fairtrade organic tea at b.Ash Cafe, Mudgee, NSWTielka Fairtrade organic tea at b.Ash Cafe, Mudgee, NSW

LOCATION
10b Byron Place, Mudgee NSW 2850

WEB ADDRESS
www.facebook.com/bashcafe

A MINUTE WITH
Beejai Sinclair

When did you start your business? 
27th June 2017

What inspired you to start your business? 
I love that we are serving fabulous food and beverage and people are loving it! I love that our little cafe is only 35m2 in total so our running costs and carbon footprint are at a minimum. I love that we serve all our takeaway items in eco packaging and that this decision (whilst slightly more expensive for us) is received with gratitude and appreciation by our customers. I love that we can easily provide gluten free and vegetarian options, as living in a small town are not so easy to come by. I also love the gifts of fresh homegrown produce given to us by our friends that Ash then turns into an amazing rhubarb crumble or leek and mushroom frittata.

What's your favourite menu item?
ANY of Ash's delicious cakes!!!

What little thing in life gives you joy?
Laughter, music and fantastic food

How do you recharge your batteries?
We both enjoy yoga with our local teacher. We also enjoy lonnnng lunches at The Zin House (Ash's former employment) where all the food is grown on site and organic. I love live music, wine and not acting my age.

What's your favourite Tielka tea?
Sticky Turmeric Chai!!!!

TIELKA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT B.ASH CAFE

  • Fairtrade Organic Tielka Breakfast Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Earl Royale Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Cacao and Chilli Chai Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Lady Betty Black Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Sticky Turmeric Chai  
  • Fairtrade Organic Limonada Rosa Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Lemon Ginger Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Peppermint Leaf Herbal Infusion
  • Fairtrade Organic Persian Mint Chai Green Tea
  • Fairtrade Organic Jade Mist Green Tea
 

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