Trail blazers off the beaten path, foraging wild roots, shoots and blossoms. Teacrafting unique teas and tisanes that evoke the origins of a special mountain meadow, mossy woodland, feral bog, ancient forest grove or small tea garden. Unique botanicals of exceptional taste that are hand harvested, shade dried to preserve the precious aromatic oils that deliver our signature aroma, taste and medicinal potency. Fresh herbals from pristine patches around the sea to sky region blended by consultant herbalist with your health and purity in mind.
Isabelle Ranger is a Mother of 3, Herbalist, Doula and Wildcrafter for over 18 years. She is the founder and owner of Namasthé Tea Co. Her intuitive connection to healing plants has deep roots in her unique and diverse heritage that is French Canadian, Celtic, Scandinavian, Southern Inuit and Native American. Drawn to plants from an early age, at 18 she knew her path was Herbalism. She studied under Medical Herbalist & professor Rowan Hamilton Rowan and Don Ollsin, a veteran Herbalist who learned from teachers including Dr. John Christopher, Elder Ellen White and more. They teamed up to teach a Consultant Herbalist course at Langara College infused with foraging, shamanic, plant attunements, and scientific approach for a well rounded foundation of Herbalism from the East ( Ayurveda & TCM ), the West & Indigenous teachings. Taking a survival foraging class, attending workshops with pioneers Rosemary Gladstar, Susun Weed and many more. Learning the ropes from old Pemberton wildcrafters & friends of the Lil'wat First Nation. Going to healing ceremonies and practicing over many years in the communities of Mt. Currie, Pemberton and Whistler. Isabelle infuses her path from her unique and diverse heritage embracing them all as One. Isabelle is a lover of books, mostly plant ones, ethnobotany, healing arts, history, Latin, Sanskrit, Jyotisha, skateboarding, fermentation and handicrafts. She is aspriing to learn many olden skills including learn more languages like Inuktitut, Gaelic. Learn traditional Inuit grass basketry from Labrador and local Salish basketry, apply herbal & fungi plant dyes to traditional knitting patterns of East Coast of Canada as well as Scandinavian ones. Continue to learn and share about teas and plants.
Cédric Gervais grew up in the beautiful region of Saguenay, Québec. His Family has been hunting wild game with bow and arrow, black powder and regular methods for decades. His Father ice fishes and summer fishes as well as uncles forage for berries ( the infamous bleuets du Saguenay ) wild nuts, cattails and fungis. He is a passionate homebrewer of ancient gruit ales, juicy IPAs and wild brews. He will be sharing a french segment with Isabelle on Radio -Canada : ICICB on how to forage and homebrew with seasonal wild ingredients this summer. He loves cooking, foraging, playing chess, board games with the kids, watching the Habs, hockey stats, walks by the river, mountain biking, great food, reading fantasy series and warhammer painting and gaming with friends. He is a partner at Namasthé Tea Co and is the Director of Production and Online admin.
We are TeaCrafters ,we forage and hand craft unique micro lots of seasonal teas and tisanes. We love sharing our west coast grown & wildcrafted botanicals. The simple eloquence of a beautiful mug of campfire teas, wild concoctions to exceptional single origins teas.
Take your precious time back, reconnect in the present, craft your ritual off the beaten path. Share tea with family, friends and infuse adventure into your daily life.
Isabelle Ranger & Cédric Gervais
OFF THE BEATEN PATH!
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