I’m Amandine, the Tea Alchemist behind the Bloem & Moi blends. As a girl in the South of France I shared cups of vervain with my mother every evening. These days, tea is a foundational part of my self-care.
My favourite moments are the peaceful times between dinner and returning to work for the evening, enjoying a cup of tea with a joint, my Kitty on my lap and Erykah Badu singing in the background. I wasn’t always this good at prioritising self-care though. It was only a few years ago that I worked in corporate, driving myself hard to meet the demands of my office. Then I left and started my first business, but became paralysed by perfectionism, unable to take it forward.
So I stopped to ask myself: What do I need right now?
I’d been drinking herbal teas my whole life, but it wasn’t until I answered that question that I realised the importance of acting with intention. I sat with cup after cup, and let myself just be. Tea was a big part of my discovery of self-care, and the idea for Bloem & Moi was born.
I became a conscious cannabis user a few years ago as well, as part of my spiritual journey. It pushed me to consider the reason I was smoking and what I wanted to get from the experience. I started researching the cannabis plant, its various strains, and was amazed at its versatility and incredible benefits.
Cannabis can be used for creativity, energy, mental health, and so many other things, which is what inspired me to make it the base for my tea blends. As a conscious cannabis entrepreneur, I’m committed to helping mentalities about cannabis evolve. I’m the founder of the Conscious Cannabis Club, an organisation that supports other womxn entrepreneurs who love cannabis. One day, I hope people will see cannabis as a plant like any other, and that anyone who needs its healing, restorative or therapeutic powers will be able to access it with ease and without judgement.
As a lifelong animal lover, I’m also committed to doing my part to create sanctuaries for vulnerable creatures. Growing up my family had cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, fish, tortoises, a pig, chickens and rabbits! Cats have always had a special place in my heart, and my Kitty has lived with me in the UK, Amsterdam and France.
There’s room for all compassionate, courageous and curious entrepreneurs at the Bloem & Moi table. Whether you’re a comfortable cannabis consumer or exploring new forms of self-care, you’re welcome to browse our blog for helpful information and of course, pick up one of our teas made especially with you in mind.