The woman behind Cocoon Tea Artisans,
and her passion for the perfect cup of tea

In my childhood home, I grew up with tea always being served in a teapot after school. The tea created a very special calm and closeness by gathering those who were at home around the table. Tea in my childhood was the occasion for long talks, laughter and good stories.

Calmness is about noticing and following your intuition. How did you get the courage to turn your passion for tea into your livelihood?
I left with a very special feeling that I had to try it out. I didn’t have that specific dream of being independent, but when I could honestly see that the ingredients I focused on could do something very special, I had no doubts. I wanted to inspire people to consciously live a healthier lifestyle, and introduce organic sensual teas that can be used in people’s daily routine.

Being able to contribute to a physically and mentally strengthening everyday life for several people has undoubtedly made it my life’s project. I am so glad that I listened to my intuition then.

 

Do you have a ritual to create calm that you want to share with us?
I always start the morning by putting a pot of tea on the table so that both my children and my husband can have a nice hot cup before they go to school and work – just like in my own childhood.

 

What a lovely morning ritual – which tea would you recommend?
My absolute favorite tea is Oolong – both drinking and eating the leaves. It is great to drink after a meal as it calms the bowels. And it is good to drink if you have to concentrate for a long time. We just won an award for it in England, so give it a try!

I can also highly recommend Green Quince Tea. It is heavenly to drink both hot or cold throughout the day. I drink it instead of drinking water. It has a very balanced taste and calmness. In fact, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love it! Even the Japanese love it so much that we have won an award for its taste in Japan. We are very proud of that.


Later in life, I found out that gathering together and feeling calm is actually something the tea plant has historically, always been used for. Tea became a real passion for me over the years when I was traveling. I tasted different varieties of good tea, and started reading and following research into the original tea plant Camellia Sinensis.