Anousha Tea Story

Tea is a part of me. From the time I was a little girl, I drank black tea—with family, with friends, at celebrations, to relax, to welcome guests, to be energized. I also grew up with the flavor of bitter orange blossom in my tea. Every spring, the orange trees would bloom; the sweet, heady fragrance would fill the air, and my sisters and I would collect the blossoms for my mother to make orange blossom water and jam; she would also add it to black tea. I love black tea (and continue to drink it today), but I was searching for something more. 

Stachys lavandulifolia

It was by happenstance in 2015 that I was hiking on Mount Tochal and came upon other hikers who were picking herbs. They explained to me that it was the herb Stachys lavandulifolia ( cotton lamb’s ear), which they called “chai kohi” or mountain tea in English. That day I found the “more” I was looking for and became intrigued that the earth could provide such tasty and healing herbs that could be made into tea. I set out to learn about other herbs and their healing properties that I could collect to make other teas. 

Over the next five years, I foraged for herbs, blended them together or left them singular, and tasted all of the mixes for quality and feeling. I read about tea; I spoke to experts; I collaborated with tea and herb growers to start a business. Anousha Tea is the result of my time and efforts. 

I’m so sure of the quality and taste of these special tea blends, that I’ve used my name for the company: Anousha, which in Persian, means eternal, immortal, and everlasting and also means sweet, joy, and fortunate. Furthermore, the word “noush” is used as a toast to one’s health. 

Orange Blossom

As another personal touch, my logo is an orange blossom, a five-petaled white flower, because it represents the very beginning of my tea journey and the roots from which my business was founded: natural products that bring feelings of happiness, health, and joy. 

I bring all of that together and say that Anousha Tea will bring you everlasting health, a sweet life, and feelings of joy. I hope you enjoy every cup of Anousha Tea that you brew. 

To your health,