Meet Raechel Kelley Valles, the Founder and Tea Sommelier behind Siply, a conscious loose leaf tea and matcha company nestled in the heart of Austin, Texas. Raechel's journey began when she confronted a severe autoimmune issue, compelling her to embark on a profound transformation.
In her quest for healing and balance, Raechel made the choice to reduce stress, eliminate toxins, and rediscover her roots. Her childhood memories were woven with the warmth of sipping tea at her grandmother's dinner table.
For Raechel, tea transcends the ordinary; it embodies presence, love, and connection. Siply emerged as her heartfelt endeavor to share this gift with her community.
With an adventurous palate, Raechel embarked on a global exploration of tea culture, from the hills of Ireland to the spiritual heartland of India, and beyond. Her travels became a transformative journey, fostering a deep appreciation for high-grade tea and a treasure trove of tea recipes and mindfulness practices.
As a Licensed Massage Therapist of 20 years, Raechel holds certifications in energy practices such as Reiki and Channelled Light Healing. Her quest for holistic well-being led her to delve into advanced techniques in breathwork, energy movement, and meditation, including Qi Gong, Kundalini and Merpati Putih—an Indonesian form of martial arts.
Today, Raechel Kelley Valles stands at the intersection of ancient wisdom and contemporary mindfulness. Drawing from her tapestry of experiences, she offers a modern interpretation of the timeless Tea Ritual—an art originally practiced by monks thousands of years ago. Join her on this illuminating journey, where the essence of tradition merges seamlessly with the demands of our modern world.