The Niche Co. offer a range of herbal teas using a specially designed formula of medicinal natural herbs. Niche have researched global herbal techniques for some years now, and they have explored over 130 tea estates. They now bring their expertise to you in the form of beautifully designed tubes of carefully measured and ethically tested teas and herbal combinations.
In preparation for the New Year and the health kicks we are all about to commence, we caught up with The Niche Co. founder to hear more about these medicinal teas:
Hello! My name is Amanda Miles Ricketts, and I am the founder of The Niche Company. We launched in November with our first collection of six wellness teas, for the Mind and Body.
I’ve always been a tea drinker, in fact, I wanted to start a tea business about seven years ago, but life got in the way!
When I reached my 30’s, my skin took a turn for the worse, so I began to research the powers of herbs and began to look at my diet more closely. I read every book I could find on the subject and went to a master tea blender to help me make teas to help me with my skin issues. I soon realised that looking after yourself from the inside out was more important as you get older, and nothing you put on your skin will make a real difference unless you fix what is going on on the inside first.
What can we expect to find in your new range and what are the health benefits of the teas?
Niche Tea has six teas in the first collection; the benefits are all in the names. I wanted to keep it simple!
Mind- Yerba Mate, Cocoa Shells, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Lime leaves, Gotu Kola
Body-Chinese Oolong, Ginger Root, Aniseed, Hibiscus, Apple Pieces, Rosehip,
Cleavers, Juniper Berries and Orange Peel
Hair- Peppermint, Green Tea, Nettle Leaves, Schizandra Berries, Apple Pieces, Sage, Chilli
Sleep- Rooibos, Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Passionflower, Rose Petals, Lavender
Skin- White Tea, Hibiscus, Burdock Root, Red Clover, Rosehip, Apple Pieces, Elderberries, Rose Petals, Orange Peel
Cleanse- Peppermint, Puerh Tea, Liquorice Root, Ginger Root, Fennel Seeds, Cardamom
Our Values are PURE-Transparency every step of the way, our products are ethically sourced and our production totally transparent, with no hidden ingredients in our tea and only 100% natural herbs. We believe beauty starts from within, and once within, it reflects on the outside. We put as much effort into the beauty of the inside of the product, as well as the outside, with the packaging.
What were you doing before starting The Niche Co.?
I have always been a writer. I adore the beauty of the written word, and I was a journalist after I graduated University.
What are the most valuable lessons you have learnt during the launch of your business?
The most valuable lessons I have learnt since starting this business are:
1- Work out your costs, then double them! You will need at least this much money!
2- Surround yourself with a good support network
3- Delegate where possible
4- Believe in yourself and your own ability.