We are happy to present you today our partnership with Tea Tribes, house of teas and ethnobotanical infusions, inspired by ancestral rituals, with beneficial properties and unique tastes.
As part of this partnership, we wanted to conduct an interview to help discover the brand.
What is the history of TEA TRIBES?
TEA TRIBES was first born from the nomadism of Jean-Luc Foucher-Créteau, the founder of the brand. His numerous travels have deeply nourished his curiosity for otherness, cultural heritage and ancestral traditions.
We talk a lot nowadays about animal biodiversity, more timidly about plant biodiversity, and far too rarely about human biodiversity. Yet it is a fact: today, people are disappearing as their traditions and culture are forgotten. However, for the world of humans and the world of living organisms in the general sense, we know that it is from diversity that wealth springs.
This is why he decided to contribute to keeping traditions alive, all over the world, in a field he knows and is passionate about: tea and infusions.
At TEA TRIBES, we are convinced that we don't do or know anything, without really caring about people. In the way they live, care for themselves and protect themselves. In this perspective, everything is done with local correspondents, experts in teas and infusions, who are called "Tea-Tribers": "They pass on to us their beneficial remedies, their ancestral rituals, and we engage with them to preserve the traditions of the communities from which they draw inspiration."
What are the benefits of plants on well-being?
At TEA TRIBES, our products are classified according to the people who inspired us, but also by their health benefits. We offer several infusions specifically dedicated to relaxation, in which ingredients are used for their anti-stress and relaxation virtues.
What is very interesting is to see how different people, in different parts of the world, have given different answers to the same need, in this case to relax. The basic needs of human beings are more or less the same, all around the planet, the answers are made according to what grows around them, and which form their pharmacopoeia available immediately.
For example, to relax, the Maya use cocoa, which is found in our recipe MAYANNA for its anti-stress and antioxidant properties
The Siberian people use various adaptogenic plants, which help increase resistance to stress and regulate mood, often in the form of roots. We have used Rhodiola Rosea in ALTAÏ CHAÏ, prized for its anti-stress action.Our recipe PUGU recipe combines several relaxing ingredients: St. John's wort, marjoram and yarrow combine to make a great anti-depressant infusion!
We have used lavender, best known in Europe and France for its soothing properties in IVAN CHAI NOCHKA, to be enjoyed ideally throughout the evening, before going to sleep.
How do you create tea or infusion rituals?
They are not created, they are built progressively, over hundreds or even thousands of years, and are bequeathed to us as a legacy.
It is true that infusions in the broadest sense, more than any other drink, often give rise to moments of sharing, several, they are vectors of conviviality.
Slavic or Turkish peasants are used to drink tea with their families in a big samovar (the name of their teapot), or after the Banya or Hamman, these hot steam baths where they come to purify body and mind.
When it is cold at night in the middle of the desert, it is around a whistling kettle that the Tuaregs like to warm up and talk together.
Several very specific utensils have appeared over the centuries, in order to enjoy this or that kind of tea in the most appropriate way, such as the Kyusu in Japan or the Zhong, or the Gong Fu Cha, in China.
In Japan, the tea ceremony is as much an art, a meditative technique, as a true philosophy.
On the other hand, the Maya use the Posimas, an earthenware bowl, to crush plants directly.
At TEA TRIBES, we invite you to "take time for tea" when you prepare your tea, during its infusion and especially during its tasting. It is a moment of comfort and well-being.
Either with yourself, accompanied by a good book, the scent of a candle, a fireplace, a meditation ...
Either with your family and friends. Comfortably installed around a steaming pot of tea, discussions often become deeper and more peaceful.
DATCHA is one of our recipes inspired by the Slavic peoples.
It is a natural infusion of ash, rosehip, sea buckthorn, blackcurrant, raspberry and wild strawberry leaves, thyme. This gives it herbaceous and fruity notes.
Dacha infusion helps to prevent anemia, flu and colds. This type of recipe is used by the Slavs to strengthen immunity and help destroy pathogenic bacteria in the body.
In Slavic countries, these ingredients are considered to have the following benefits
- Ash strengthens the immunity, the central nervous system and the whole body. It contains vitamin C in the proportion of 70 mg per 100 g (more than lemon). It destroys pathogenic bacteria, gently cleanses the body, strengthens memory.
- Echinacea is a natural antibiotic and purifier of the blood and lymphatic system. Thanks to its chemical formula, it fights many types of fungi, bacteria and viruses. It takes part in hematopoiesis, tissue formation and repair.
- Sea buckthorn is a natural bio stimulator. It accelerates the regeneration of tissues, helps to strengthen quickly after an illness. In Russia it is recommended in case of disorders of the genital system, to normalize the heart function, or to strengthen the hair.
- The rosehip is a stimulator of the immunity. It is champion in content of vitamins C, P and carotene. It prevents colds.
- Raspberry leaves have antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties.
- Strawberry leaves have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, reduce tachycardia, improve sleep, reduce irritability, and prevent kidney stones.
- Thyme is used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic. It stimulates coughing and contributes to the normalization of the gastrointestinal flow.
The name of the recipe comes from the Dacha, a small country house surrounded by a garden, where Slavs used to grow all kinds of food, including medicinal plants. Harvested when they are fully ripe, when they are full of sunlight, they can be used to make beneficial infusions throughout the winter. We have collected leaves and berries with fortifying properties, commonly found in these small private gardens. They stimulate the immune system to face the long winters.
Like all our recipes, we have not added any flavoring or sugar.
We advise to make ideally a cure of 2 or 3 weeks, at each change of season.
For the preparation: 2 beautiful spoons with soup for 1 liter of pure or filtered water, carried to 90 °. Infuse for 7 to 10 minutes. Put in a thermos and take with you to drink throughout the day.
Why the partnership with RESSOURCE Corps-Mental ?
We find it very relevant to associate our 2 universes since our 2 brands support human beings: at TEA TRIBES we believe in human biodiversity and we bring it to life through our recipes inspired by the traditions and cultures of the Mayan, Slavic and Siberian peoples. RESSOURCE Corps-Mental accompanies men and women in the development of their full potential.
Moreover, the ingredients and benefits of our KUKULKAN recipe are in perfect symbiosis with the SOPHRO MASQUE® , Regain Energy.Energy Booster. Indeed, this infusion contains lemongrass and citrus fruits, while SOPHRO MASQUE® contains a Lemon - Vitamin C Duo. These two products are designed to provide energy and are part of a well-being ritual.
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