Tea is a great substitute for coffee or sugary drinks, and a good cup of tea just puts a smile on my face. However, many teas have pesticides and other chemicals in them...that should not go in your body!
Hobbs Tea founder, Jamie Chambers, grew up in the small beach town of Hanalei, Kauai. Growing up in Hawaii and having tea as a staple in her family life, Jamie saw the disgusting things that people were allowing in their tea and didn’t like it.
Hobbs Tea is made from sustainable, organic whole leaf tea, placed in plant-fiber bags which are biodegradable. The goal is to protect the environment, work with seasoned tea gardeners, and harvest from traditional organic farms. That’s something I can fill my cup with...and “each bag can be re-brewed 4 (or more) times to make a total of 20 cups”. That’s a steal!
Now to feature my inspirational lady of the week in honor of Women’s History Month: Indira Gandhi.
Let me take you back to 1966, when Indira became the first and only female Prime Minster of India. She held her power tightly, in a society that often told women to stay in the background...or to only occupy however much room their respective fathers/brothers/sons gave them.
To me, Indira was a powerhouse that served three consecutive terms in a time that was often scary and unstable. She came back in 1980 to serve a fourth term, when she was assassinated in 1984. However, death did not scare her.
“I do not care whether I live or die. I have lived a long life and I am proud that I spend the whole of my life in the service of my people. I am only proud of this and nothing else. I shall continue to serve until my last breath and when I die, I can say, that every drop of my blood will invigorate India and strengthen it.” Selected Speeches of Indira Gandhi: January 1, 1982-October 30, 1984.
For me, that speaks of great service and passion, and as a female leader of a primarily female organization that leads and supports so many other women, I find Indira’s words to be fuel added to my fire: to eradicate human trafficking in my lifetime.
I encourage all of you to find that fierce leader in you...the one that doesn’t back down and stands up for what she believes in. To be honest, sometimes, I do not feel so strong, but a small, wholesome comfort that reminds me of sustainability can be a big pick-me-up. And products made by Hobbs Tea or Nomi Network seem so small in a world with so many large problems, but change can happen through a cup of tea or through a classy accessory (see our beautiful Envelope Laptop Carrier as our featured item of the week for Women’s History Month)! Jamie had a passion for tea, and she wanted to provide her friends and family with better tea options, so she started Hobbs. Indira wanted to demonstrate that women could be excellent in their leadership. She stood against the social norms of the time, and demonstrated what determination could do when you cared deeply about serving the people around you. This kind of activism is so powerful.
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