Product review: Forage + Bloom - Organic + Naturopathic Herbal Tea Blends
There are many boutique tea companies in New Zealand, but Forage + Bloom stands out for me for many reasons.
Firstly, I studied Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine with Forage + Bloom owner Hannah, we even graduated together! But because I got to know Hannah, I know that she is super, super passionate about herbs. Hannah is one of those people who you think can actually talk to plants and they talk back. That is how well she knows her herbs and what herbs complement each other and work synergistically. And as a herbalist myself, I look at the concoctions she has created and can tell you that they are exactly what they say they are. For example, if you are feeing a bit anxious then the REPOSE blend of Chamomile, lemon balm, rooibos and rose petal will soothe your soul, pretty delicious sounding combo huh!
Secondly, Forage + Bloom are invested in the sustainability and longevity of herbs. Because if we wipe them out with over harvesting, then we have nothing to pass on to the future generations of New Zealand, and that is a big deal! Therefore they are very particular about what herbs they use and where they source their herbs from. They source organic locally and globally grown herbs and hand mix them in small batches, this makes sure that we get the benefits of freshness and the good love energy that gets poured into every batch.
Thirdly, their packaging looks sexy. Any packaging in kraft looks good, but their entire packaging is also recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. Paired with the simple but elegant design, it looks hot on your tea shelf.
What I also like about Forage + Bloom is that their tea infusions work really well both hot or cold. Cold they can be mixed with sparkling water or into a cocktail, the combinations are endless.
If you want to check out the rest of Forage + Bloom’s range, Hannah has them all available online.
Currently we stock NURTURE tea in our Mama Care Boxes and Bump Care Box, and REPOSE in our Birth Care Box, plus we are adding to our range very soon!
Forage + Bloom Photography by Jess Bicknell