Dharlene Marie Fahl is an entrepreneur and approaches everything she does with a universal, collaborative and cooperative spirit. With a passion for elevating the treatment of our senior population, she has recently involved senior artists in collaborating on a new inspirational children’s book (2017).

She has been a retail gift shop owner, a healing centre owner and operator, as well as a restaurant general manager and a director of training for a restaurant company responsible for seven restaurants. Her education and training are in Hospitality Management.

Dharlene Marie Fahl - Fire Walker

San Diego Fire Walk – 2012
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Ms. Fahl is a certified tea specialist – certified by The Specialty Tea Institute of America. She has walked the tea fields in China and sipped tea in some of the finest tea shops in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as tea shops across America and Canada. Dharlene Marie has also visited The Charleston Tea Plantation in South Carolina, the first American tea plantation. She was in the inaugural class (2008) of the American Tea Masters of America program in San Diego. She has also visited the tea fields of India (Darjeeling area) and spoke at the first Indian Tea Forum in Siliguri, India, 2010. Late in 2011, Dharlene Marie was hosted in Japan where she toured the tea fields and factories of Shizuoka, at the foothills of Mt. Fugi.

Dharlene Marie was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She has lived in San Diego since 1990. Maintaining her Canadian citizenship, the spirit of the maple leaf is ever present and alive in her but she totally loves Southern California.

She has been a member of Mark Victor Hansen’s Inner Circle and trained and traveled with Mark for two years.

Romantic and spiritual poetry is also her passion and will publish Shades of REDPoetry for the Everyday Lover” very soon.

As an inspirational speaker and KEYNOTE SPEAKER for AFTERNOON TEA events, Ms. Fahl has a message for every group. She customizes her presentations for all groups, organizations, churches, societies and non-profit organizations.

Contact DharleneMarie@gmail.com, you will not be disappointed. (or via her Contact Page) & at teagoddess@dharlenemariefahl.com

Certified Level 1

Certified Level 2

Certificates Level 3


  • Recipient of the President’s LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • Active NAFE member
  • National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago
  • Thirteenth World Tea Expo


  • New community involvement with seniors
  • Trips to Seattle
  • Guided Tea Meditation Series


  • Moved from San Diego to Canyon Lake, Ca.
  • Creation of new poetry books
  • Twelfth World Tea Expo
  • Family time


  • Weekly tea visits to senior communities — educating them and entertaining them with tea
  • Tea education and inspiration to teens in foster care


  • Facilitated a 9-month poetry and empowerment program with female inmates at the Military Brig in San Diego
  • Became head coordinator of San Diego TEA Meetup
  • Assisted in the opening and training of employees for a local tea shop with four locations
  • Created a HospitaliTea Training Program and Manual for hourly employees


  • 2012 Tea Trip to England
  • 2012 Walked on Live Coals!
  • 2012 Powerlife Network WOMAN OF WISDOM & INSPIRATION
  • 2012 Founder of SAN DIEGO SENIOR SIPPERS  – a tea program for senior communities


  • 2011 – 2012 National Association of Professional Women Member
  • 2011 Founder of SensualiTEAS
  • 2011 Tea Trip to Shizuoka, Japan


  • 2010 East County Chamber of Commerce LEADERSHIP Graduate
  • 2010 Amazon Best-Selling Author
  • 2010 Tea Trip to Darjeeling, India – Speaker at Indian Tea Forum


  • 2008 American Tea Masters Program
  • 2008 Cambridge Who’s Who PROFESSIONAL WOMAN of the Year
  • 2008 CEOSpace Graduate & Life-Time Member


  • 2007 – 2010 Founder of Lean Teen Self-Esteem for Overweight Teens & Tweens
  • 2007 – 2008 Member of Mark Victor Hansen’s MEGA INNER CIRCLE
  • 2007 Tea Trip to the Tea Fields in China
  • 2007 Traveled with Dr. Jean Houston & Mark Victor Hansen to Turkey Greece


  • 2006 Tea Trip to the Charleston Tea Plantation
  • 2006 Published & Released Sipping Tea – Celebrating Me


  • 2004 – 2010 Founder of TAKE UP THE CUP
  • 2004, 2005, 2006, Certifications through The Specialty Tea Institute