YSWARA, a unique gourmet tea and new luxury company based in South Africa, is the first of its kind to introduce a curated experience of fine African teas.
Their collection of top quality rare tea blends, refined tea accessories, and fine living goods, have been created exclusively by African artisans from African materials laden with epicurean inspiration.
Each tea blend is carefully hand-selected and forms part of a precious collection of 23 teas, which has been carefully composed by Yswara’s tea masters, and many by the Cote d’Ivoire born founder, Swaady Martin-Leke herself, who selects each note and fragrance to flow and compliment one another by tasting and testing each spice, leaf and flower until they perfectly harmonise. It was her vision to create an African luxury tea brand that inspires people to enjoy the precious moments in life.
The 23 unique teas themselves come from 3 different collections – “The Seven Wonders of Africa”, “African Queens”, and “Kingdoms of Africa”, which includes their signature tea “Or des Anges”, a collection of 7 scented candles (“Johari la Africa”) and tea accessories consisting of porcelain tea sets (“Sankofa”), and a set of gilded tea spoons (“Secret Garden”). This unique range of products provides consumers with the chance to engage in the moment, slow down, and find greatness in the small things.
YSWARA’s teas are comprised of a wide range of distinguished orthodox teas, inspired blends, and herbal infusions, from the basic black, white and green teas, to the more exotic varieties, such as oolong and Pu-Erh. Their signature blend “Or des Anges”, epitomises the pure luxury of the YSWARA brand. It’s a fusion of rare peony white tea from Southern Malawi’s Satemwa Estate, blended with precious 22-carat edible gold petals.
YSWARA also offers a range of stylish tea accessories to complement its exquisite blends. The Secret Garden Spoon Collection is the artwork of South African, Pamela Schroeder, who crafts her works from organic materials. She has designed YSWARA’s teaspoons around Rooibos tea bush twigs, jacaranda pods, and honey dippers, which combine Rooibos wicks and poppy seed pods; both gilded in a gold finish. The Sankofa Tea Set Collection by South African ceramist, Adrian Lombard, exhibits black-glazed African earthenware rimmed in extravagant gold detailing.
For more information, visit www.yswara.com.