Growing up, I found joy in simple things nature offered. The rolling hills, nature’s fresh produce, tall bamboo trees, clear skies and playing tirelessly under the sun. Anything seemed possible then.
However, less opportunities in my hometown kept me away for years. The journey was undoubtedly enriching yet, there was a part of me that yearned to return. And so, armed with savings and joy, I left my job at an investment bank, and I found my way back home.
But nothing really worked out the way I had planned. With no prior experience in tea, processing or packaging, I delved into my own product development, and started crafting infusions based on indigenous plants and refreshing flavours that million others and I grew up with. To serve you the best of nature and improve livelihoods.
The benefits, flavour, aroma and colour of the infusions, I believed, should come from the real ingredients and nothing else. Refreshing Hei-mang (Sumac Berry) Tea, Fruity Roselle Olive Tea and Nong-mang-kha Ginger Green Tea are some of Dweller’s bestsellers.
When I was a little girl, I would put tiny Sumac Berries in my hand and lick it with joy. I remember that one Roselle plant in the backyard. Since many years, I had not seen the vibrant red colour of blooming Roselle. While Hei-mang and Roselle Olive are citrusy, uplifting and digestive, my Grandma would boil the leaves of Nong-mang-kha to help with cold and cough. It’s a traditional herbal medicine, known for antiviral and antibacterial properties.
By sipping Dweller, you make a difference by uplifting indigenous plants and improving local livelihoods.
And what a joy it is to serve Dweller delights (including our special Black rice products) at our three Dweller cafes! Come visit us whenever you can. And wherever you are, join us for a cup of tea and let Dweller take you back to simpler times.
Eli Chaoba, Founder