Bec’s Tea was started in 2000 by Becky Corbett solely as a way to introduce a calmer, more rational, and open minded lifestyle for her family and her community. Her idea of tea was illuminated during a conference she attended while she was a sales representative for an international shipping company. The topic was about doing business in Asia. The young man stated that conducting business with Asians is traditionally done over afternoon tea as opposed to lunch or dinner where they wish to get to know you and you them. As an American, Becky thought this alternative to trying to cram food and business over an hour long lunch was a novel idea and became her light bulb moment.