Miriam Novalle is a serial entrepreneur, since 1992 focused on the many benefits of tea. She opened T Salon that year, and was named by the New York Times the "Tea Guru." Her first entrepreneurial effort was Body Sense, a company focused on healthy and environmentally responsible cosmetic products. From there, she shifted into fragrances, which became a natural path to tea. She currently operates both T Salon and High Tea; through both she has made giving back to the community a priority. The "healing power of tea" has been made available to victims of Hurricane Sandy and many more; the Clinton Coalition for Haiti, Super Saturday for Ovarian Cancer Research, and the Revlon Run for Breast Cancer are among beneficiaries.