Namasthé Tea Co., founded & owned by Indigenous herbalist and wildcrafter, Isabelle Ranger. Infusing her blended roots into wild brews as an Inuk of Nunatsiavut, Celtic heritage & raised French Canadian. Respectfully foraging wild mountain botanicals on Unceded Coast Salish Territories around Whistler. Handcrafting unique botanical tisanes and organic teas that evoke the Thérroir of mossy woodlands, feral bogs & small tea gardens. Hand harvesting, slow drying to preserve the precious aromatic oils that offers peak medicinal potency. Teacrafting premium wellness Thés steeped in ancient Vedic & Indigenous wisdom. Off the beaten path since 2006.
A day with Isabelle makes you feel like you’re part of the earth. I could literally follow her in the forest for days. And… we would be well fed. She makes you taste, smell, and touch everything. It’s one of the most wholly-compelling experiences I’ve had with a client.
Isabelle is also one of the most generous people I know. She’s always brewing and concocting healing teas for people in the community. In fact, I was a recipient of that healing goodness when I was going through cancer treatment.
Photographing Isabelle and her partner Cédric is always an adventure engaging all of my senses. I’m deeply honored to be able to help tell their story with my camera.
I respectfully acknowledge that I live, work and play with my family on the unceded Stl'atl'imc and Lil'wat territory.