Jacqui Wales started Libertine Blends in 2014 by blending delicious, organic tea – the kind that made her feel great and tasted delicious, the kind of tea she wanted to share with her family, enjoy in a cafe and gift to friends. She wanted to build a brand that was about more than tea, it was about nourishing yourself, and having the energy to see the joy in every day.
Blending tea starts with knowledge that the right tea can shift the mood in a moment, and the vision that tea can be elevated beyond being a health choice to a welcome part of our busy routines. That they can be a way to love yourself first. Teas and herbs are selected for both for their flavour and properties. Working with naturopaths, carefully exploring each blend over time, the range has developed into a range to suit every moment.
Born in Berhampore, Wellington.
Wellington’s cafe culture defines the city and we are spoilt with great coffee, but often one a day is enough, and from morning tea onwards it's nice to drink something delicious and nourishing. Our first stockist was Rinski Korsakov's in Berhampore. Thank you Rosie and the Berhampore community for all your support.
You know the truth, by the way it feels
There are lots of things that go into building a tea business. Attention to the taste and quality of our blends is where we focus. Organic and wildcrafted New Zealand natives, herbs and spices and teas are blended in small batches, before being portioned, packaged and sealed by Jacqui and the fantastic LB crew.
The plan from here
The blends are stocked at wholefood stores, cafes, delis, gift shops, yoga studios and spas New Zealand wide. We’re working on new blends to be enjoyed as hot and cold infusions, so watch this space for more delicious organic herbal blends to come.