A message from Anastasia Halldin Ph.D., our founder:
When I was a child, I gathered herbs with my grandmother every summer. We searched for the freshest raspberry leaves, wild red rosehip berries, and the fragrant black currant leaves.
In Europe, where I grew up, there is a thousand-year old tradition of using herbal teas for health and healing. When you were sick, your Mom made you a cup of sweet linden flower tea. In the winter, you drank the vitamin-rich sea buckthorn tea, while in the summer you enjoyed a cup of sweet smelling black currant tea. Ivan or chamomile tea was had virtually every night, and a cup of black tea was something to look forward to every morning.
Nothing was done without a cup of tea.
We talked over a cup of tea, we cried together with a cup of tea in our hands, we celebrated with a cup of tea on the table next to the birthday cake. If a friend came over, that friend was always offered a cup of tea, because tea was a foundation of life and healthy relationships where I grew up.
When I came to the Unites States 22 years ago, I could not find the special healing European teas and the exotic herbs I got so accustomed to in Europe, so I knew I had to mix them myself. Now as a Ph.D. in nutrition, I noted these unique herbs’ remarkable health benefits. Inspired by my love and study of nutrition and health, I started making these unique tea blends for my family and friends.
My teas gained in popularity rapidly.
So, I decided to create Healthy Tearoom to feature a line of teas, using the healing herbs from my European childhood. I wanted my carefully crafted tea blends to promote youth and longevity, while reducing stress and eliminating illness. And I wanted them to taste exquisite! I wanted to combine what I had learned in the woods in Europe as a little girl with the cutting edge nutritional research I studied as a grown up. I wanted to help people reap the benefits of exotic, high quality ingredients in a convenient format — a humble cup of highest quality tea. I created Healthy Tearoom to offer health-enhancing teas made of unique, European, prime, organic ingredients, which are mixed with a lot of love.
Studies have shown tea to be the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Drinking tea has been linked to better brain function, better heart health, reduced cholesterol, decreased stress levels, and most importantly, to longer life.