Finding a moment to chat with La Colombe cofounder, JP Iberti, is easier said than done. With his busy schedule, slotting some time in for a measly little blog post is probably the least of his concerns. Luckily, we bribed him with a fresh cup of Peppermint Cardamom tisane and got all the insight on the Tea & Tisane collection we needed. Enjoy!
La Colombe has been known as a coffee company for over 20 years, why did you decide to get into tea?
We wanted to line up our tea to our coffee philosophy. Staying close to farmers and keeping a focused menu (8 teas) that highlight the purity of the tea leaf and herbal blends. We make what we sell and want to stay aligned with who we are and how we act.
If you could only drink one tea for the rest of your life it would be…?
The Peppermint Cardamom. It’s beautifully aromatic with bright and refreshing flavors. And even though it doesn’t contain caffeine, it gives me a nice energy and buzz, making it the ultimate pick-me-up. We wanted something different than the average mint-only tisane found on most menus. That’s why we customized it to be blended with cardamom, clove-oil and basil oil.
For the layman (me), what exactly is Cardamom? Does it have health benefits?
No idea, but I like it. Ok… it’s a spice.
What do you love about the Tea & Tisane collection?
Tea & Tisane is uncommon, but approachable. With loose leaf or large sachet, we’re focused on quality before anything else.
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