Well, in case you missed it, our beautiful new tea dancers have arrived!
About a year ago, I was called into a conversation with some of my customers about how the art on our packaging could mislead folks to think that I was Indigenous, even though we had two dancers from other communities. It’s always uncomfortable, as a mixed race person, to have your identity called into question, and I have always tried my best to be transparent about being a mixed race Indo Caribbean and Settler Canadian person.
I took the feedback and sat with it for a while, reflecting on why we started and how this might fit into our ever evolving story. I started the tea company to support women stepping out of violence. The art was always supposed to support dynamic, powerful women (something I did not always see on packaging when I was growing up.)
Our first dancers were Indigenous women because we cannot have a conversation about violence towards women in Canada without first talking about MMIWG2S. However, I could also see why folks could be confused about my identity.
So for our next flavours, we used artwork of real women who have deeply impacted my journey and are amoung the most brilliant and inspiring people I know. The art for this Chai Rosé Latté Powder was painted by @artofsati and is inspired by my mum’s sister Aunty @tacitabastien.
If you know Aunty Tacita, you know she is full of strength and grace, always advocating for others.
Tea Blend 👇🏼
Rich, earth and slightly decadent, with just a hint of maple, this is one of our house favourites. Our spices are sourced from small farms in India and Sri Lanka with a focus on aroma, flavour and tecture. Blended with Canadian maple sugar, single origin Black Tea from Malawi, and the most vibrant beet powder we could get our hands on, creates a colorful and filling cup.