Ruby Loves: Storm & India

We've fallen in love with the organic, bespoke tea range from Storm & India Tea Sisters! We caught up with Storm, one half of the sister duo behind the growing brand, and found out how their love affair with tea began and where their journey has taken them over the years....

Storm Bellamy

Where did your love of tea come from?

I grew up on an organic farm in Tasmania in a family of tea lovers. We had an amazing herb garden and from a young age we helped our mum pick and blend homegrown botanicals. I have always been passionate about holistic living and wellness and love the ritual of making and enjoying a beautiful cup of tea.

What exciting locations has your hunt for the perfect tea blends taken you to?

After I finished school I worked on Super Yachts for two years and was lucky enough to travel most of the world and experience other cultures. I worked with one of the best chefs in India who brewed the best Masala tea I have ever tasted, which is the inspiration behind our Vintage Chai blend. In the South of France I visited a perfumery historically run by nuns and experienced how natural products such as flowers, fruit and essential oils could be blended with tea to create exquisite aromatic blends. Our Coconut Chai transports me back to the Bahamas no matter where I am in the word. Travelling throughout the USA I was awakened to a massive ice tea drinking culture, it was important to me that our tea blends taste just as good iced as they do hot.

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What is the ethos behind Storm & India?

Our teas bring peace, calm and joy in to everyday life. They rejuvenate the body and mind promoting good health and well-being. We wanted Storm & India to encompass so much more than just tea. Our love of art, culture, travel, fashion and lifestyle are a major inspiration for the brand and our organic blends.

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What’s your favourite type of tea?

I love our Detox range. The three blends are enjoyed morning, afternoon and evening and work together to detoxify, revive and refresh the body. Our detox blends are delicious and make me feel good from the inside out.

Check out our Instagram to win a Detox set, valued at $120!

What’s the top five things that you love about summer?

Cold brewed iced tea, spending time outdoors, great food, the fashion (I love living in cute summer dresses, denim shorts & bright colours) and day light savings!

Thanks Storm! x