Where did you mushroom journey begin?

March 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to find a natural way to build my immunity and support my overall health which is how I found adaptogens. I found other brands using adaptogens and began to test their products. I quickly found that they actually work and I've been hooked ever since.

What is your mushroom spirit animal and why?

This is a tough one but I think I'm going to have to go with Reishi. I love that it's just packed to the brim with positive benefits that promote healing.

Quote that you live by?

"When we let our light shine, we subconsciously give other permission to do the same."

Tell us one of your favorite facts that captivated you with the fungi world.

Did you know that the ancient Vikings consumed Rhodiola before raids and that cosmonauts on the Russian Space Station used it to elevate their moods while floating in space? Wild, I know.

What is your favorite mushroom pun or funny joke?

What did the grouchy mushroom say to the loud mushroom? Put a cap on it.

Tell us about yourself.

Hi I'm Meg! I'm a young female entrepreneur in my early 20s. I live in Toronto, Canada with my dog Harley! I love all things health & wellness related and choose to live a waste-friendly lifestyle. Some of my hobbies biking, surfing, collecting house plants, and thrifting good jeans.

What is your brand's story?

I started steep & mellow last year after I graduated from university ad the COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing. Being stuck at home with no where to go and nothing to do lead me to begin to research new ways to boost my immunity and increase my vitality. Long story short, I found adaptogens (or some would say they found me) and thought, how cool would it be to add these to tea??

As I dug in a little more I realized that if I was going to create a functional tea brand, I need to do it with purpose. steep & mellow was created from a desire to solve two problems. The first, we wanted to elevate the tea game by adding functionality to your cup. The second is to shed light on the major contribution plastic tea bags are making on the environment. We wanted to create a safe, and convenient option to enjoy premium adaptogenic teas that had a responsible end of life process as it returns to the earth. This really is so much more than just tea - it's tea with feeling that will help you shine from the inside out.