Wild plants, a true passion
A real passion for plants: that is what motivates Amaya. Throughout her training in agricultural engineering, specialising in medicinal plants, she completed a four-month internship in Nepal working with tea producers. She then spent six months in Cuba to study locally grown medicinal plants. After starting her career in Paris, she decided to move to the Auvergne region with her husband to live in a greener environment. When she arrived, she met a co-operative of professional harvesters who taught her the art of picking wild plants. It was a case of love at first pick! Local know-how, the region – she loved everything. All she had to do was find a link between her training, her passion, and these unique professions.
Brewing a methodology
After a year in development, Amaya opened a shop in Volvic, launched a website, and found two distributors. Her business grew little by little. In one year, she managed to convince 40 distributors to work with her. She enlarged her offer by creating a system of bespoke herbal teas via her website. She offers teas for everyone from sportspeople to entrepreneurs and “geeks”. Now, three years after its inception, the company has three employees and 150 distributors selling its products. To continue to reinvent, the young entrepreneur is now looking to create recipes for big-name chefs in order to move into the world of haute cuisine. She also wants to create new teas for other brands, drawing on her expertise in plants and her network of harvesters. Amaya is also starting to work with organisations involved in preserving the natural world and plant diversity.
Old-fashioned harvesting, offering real possibilities to overcome ecological challenges.
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