Introducing an exciting new tea to our collection
As a tribute to her Latvian roots and her deep love for tea, our fabulous founder, Ieva Tomase, has introduced a premium Nordic herbal tea to South Africa. As SA celebrates Heritage Month in September, we sat down with Ieva to find out how she used her time during lockdown to explore her own heritage and turn a dream into a reality.
Ieva: “Exactly a year before lockdown I was busy dreaming about what my professional life would look like in an ideal world, as part of a self-development course I was attending. And part of that dream was to be able to create stronger ties to my country of birth, Latvia, and to be able to share the Nordic sensibility through something that is part of my core being, my childhood, but also my current passion.”
How a trip to Latvia, an inspiring tea tasting at PLŪKT and the COVID-19 lockdown gave Ieva a chance to really slow down and turn her dream into a reality.
Ieva: “Fast forward to December 2019, when during a trip to Latvia I sampled PLŪKT teas for the first time. It was as if someone had brought to life what I had been dreaming of all along! Lockdown offered an opportunity for a slower pace and time to explore and focus on something new. Learning about PLŪKT teas from their founder Māra and listening to her story and vision, reaffirmed my initial idea of adding PLŪKT to our portfolio and sharing it with South Africans.”
Made purely from hand-picked herbs and flowers that grow wild in Northern European meadows and forests, PLŪKT herbal teas are delicious, refreshing, and packed with healthy benefits.
Ieva: “Herbal teas have always played an important part of my life growing up – there was yarrow tea for when you were suffering from a cough, linden tea for chest infections and to break a fever, the list goes on. But there was also the pure beauty of the wild flowers and herbs that were largely unknown to the rest of the world.”
Discover the PLŪKT teas in our range