Growing up in the city of New Orleans was by far the best aspect of my childhood. Being Creole, my family is blessed with inspiration from the French, Italian, African, Native American, Spanish, Cuban, and Irish cultures. I was exposed to the arts from the time I was in the womb, absorbing, listening, and enjoying all the rhythms of the 47 Creole dialects spoken, and of jazz, blues, zydeco, Latin, French, Italian opera, Gaelic Irish, and classical music as it passed through my Mama’s belly.
As a small child I was exposed to quite a variety of teas and coffees. When I was three years old, my French grand-mère gave me my first cup of café au lait, and later my Cuban grandma gave me a cup of café con leche. My mama had quite a way with healing and nutritious teas, which I was treated to regularly.
Mama worked abroad, so we were able to travel the world extensively when I was young. I was always extremely eager to learn of new coffees, herbs, and teas and her interest and vast knowledge of teas, herbs, mushrooms, and plants exponentially increased. Everyone loves her tea and coffee mixtures. For years I watch my Mama mix all sorts of remedies and delicious, soothing beverages. She used them on my grand-mère for her pancreatic cancer and on my grandpa for his heart and stomach. Now for the past 10 years, she has been using these mixtures on herself for lupus vasculitis/cerebritis.
At home, we drink teas and coffee daily and I have a high appreciation for the health value of these delicious elixirs made of mushrooms, herbs, plants, teas, delicate flowers or roasted beans. I feel strongly that we should share our knowledge and mixtures with the world. We hope you enjoy our coffees and teas. May it balance and enrich your life the way it has ours. For every cup you drink, laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)
! GOOD DRINKING (bien boire).