What’s The Tea?

My Name is Angela Gilmore, creator and founder of Angel Teas, a woman owned loose-leaf herbal tea business that started off as just a personal experiment and ultimately proved to be a divine purpose. Months prior to introducing myself to the use of herbs and herbal teas, I fell into the habit of binge watching a variety of different herbalists and holistic nutritionists on YouTube and saw firsthand how beautiful the practice and lifestyle truly was. It was quite instantaneous that I found myself gaining a personal interest in herbal and holistic health. Before I knew it, I gained just the right amount of confidence in the little knowledge I’d acquired from the YouTube videos and different herbal books. At that time, I knew of only a few varieties of herbs to create Angel Teas.

One day, on my way to my local Walgreens (as I felt the symptoms of a common cold lingering within my body), I vividly remember having an impulse to choose to experiment with a holistic approach to rid my body of the sickness I felt, rather than relying on what I like to call your typical over the counter “quick fixes”.  I my sudden determinacy to transition from my typical drug store run to my local natural foods and herbs store, was a sort of epiphany. This was that day I created my all-time favorite loose-leaf herbal tea blend Get Well. It not only consists of herbs specific to fighting against the symptoms of the common cold and flu, but to my surprise (being a first time loose-leaf herbal tea drinker), it worked wonders and tasted amazing when combined with lime and Agave nectar. It was at that moment I fell in love and became obsessed with herbs in general.

Going forward, I refused to rely on expensive pharmaceutical medicines as I typically had in the past, to rid my body of pain and/ or sickness. My intake of, and reliance upon pharmaceuticals made me feel guilty at times, and I found myself apologizing to my body after taking them. I was fully aware of my dependence on different common cold/flu medicines and NSAID’s (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), you know, the Advils, Tylenols, NyQuils, and Dayquils. That intense guilty, gut feeling came from a suppressed conscience I always had, knowing that most behind-the-counter drugs typically just masked illnesses (rather than completely rid the body of it), and they also often come with unwanted and scary side effects. Medicines also often contribute to many additional underlying/long-term health issues.

After witnessing how effective the Get Well herbal tea blend was for me, I developed an interest in the science behind herbs and the biological connection they had within the body when consumed. I continued to further my knowledge of herbs, create more tea blends for symptom relief and sickness aid, and began making the blends for some of my close friends and family members. Seeing how my blends of herbal teas helped them so much, the idea of creating Angel Teas was born…

The birth of Angel Teas goes far beyond just being able to experience the amazing aroma and therapeutic factors of teas. It’s the amazing aromas, therapeutic factors and the benefits that blending herbs and sipping tea to relax naturally bring me and others. Seeing and experiencing firsthand the long-term benefits of drinking my herbs, cultivated a true passion and aspiration to bring that same experience of health, healing, and overall wellness to many other individuals. I wanted to impact and reach many people, family homes, and ultimately entire communities.

Recently, the majority of individuals, specifically those in middle- and lower-class communities, have been more and more exposed to extreme and increasing health issues and complications. These issues are primarily due to the lack of decent health care, lack of decent climate and air control, and a lack of access to healthier dietary options. This void is causing an array of unnecessary health issues for younger and older individuals within our communities. It’s one of my main missions to get others to understand that these health issues are not as normal as we are led to think. Although a painful and dreadful menstrual cycle, low virility in young men, and/ or constant fatigue and sluggishness seem common in this modern-day world, none of these things should be considered natural! Increasing health issues make natural healing/ practices, proper self-care and basic knowledge look more and more impossible and less convenient. Just as it was for me at one point, our communities have become dependent on highly available pharmaceuticals and NSAID’s to rid us of (or mask) any pain and sickness we feel.

Angel Teas was founded with the vision of redirecting the mindsets of uninformed individuals and communities, by allowing them to see that we do have access to natural and holistic ways of healing. The type of healing I’m referring to isn’t a “temporary quick fix”, we’re talking long-term health for the mind, body, and soul. With the variety of tea blends I offer, I hope to have a huge impact on our community by delivering a wholesome alternative to FDA approved medicines completely. Many products in stores and available to consumers everywhere you turn, claim to cure a sickness or ailment, “help you grow your hair and nails”, “give you clearer and brighter skin”, or even “fix hormonal imbalances”… the raw truth is that most of these cure-all medicines are loaded with unnatural substances and chemicals that almost never target/fix the advertised area but instead, cause issues far beyond our knowledge. As cliché as it may sound, the earth does provide all the medicine you need.

When I say The Healing Earth Restores the Body, I absolutely mean that!



The Magic Is In The Moss

I get asked all the time, “what made you want to start selling sea moss?” The more I’m asked, the more I try and find this deeply rooted, profound, awe inspiring answer. But truthfully, the answer is insanely simple, I really enjoy helping people.

Coming up as a first-generation American, my Haitian parents always had herbs and fruits and veggies growing in the backyard, and to this day there isn’t any illness or ailment that I may have that my parents, especially my Papi, doesn’t know a natural remedy for. Being raised this way is what has fueled my love for all things natural. I truly believe that everything can be healed by way of the earth, after all, if it’s created here, the cure also has to be here. Growing up this way, I can also attest to the fact that natural remedies and things that are good for you don’t always taste the best. Herein lies why I created Nyota’s Magic Moss.

Sea moss is one of the world’s most potent natural supplements. It contains 92 out of the 102 vitamins and minerals that our body uses on a daily basis. It can easily replace a person’s daily multivitamin, and it doesn’t have any of the extra additives that are normally in over the counter pills. Taking sea moss daily can boost the immune system, help regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation in the body, promote mental health, promote a health gut, improve blood circulation, increase energy levels, increase fertility, ease muscle soreness after working out, and so much more. The catch is, it is really bland and just doesn’t taste the best by itself. The most common way people I know take sea moss, is by drinking the famous Jamaican Irish moss drink, which is how I mainly took it growing up as well. I wanted to bring sea moss to the masses and offer it in more ways than just the delicious creamy Jamaican beverage.

I began making sea moss gels for my family and close friends to take during the pandemic because I know it’s a great immunity booster, and the feedback was phenomenal. My Papi told me his arthritis pain was gone, my sister in law’s chronic back pain from her car accident was almost nonexistent (which even her chiropractor couldn’t do), I didn’t need coffee anymore because my energy levels were naturally higher, a guy friend said he’s been able to last longer in the bedroom than he has in a long time (his wife thanked me) and it dawned on me that everyone should be taking this. Naturally, humans are more easily persuaded to eat something when it tastes good, so I started making different flavors of the sea moss gel using organic fruits and my small business has been growing ever since. I currently offer multiple flavors, which change out with the availability of my local produce. I use organic sea moss grown off the coast of St. Lucia and organic agave nectar to slightly sweeten. The gels can be eaten as is or added to smoothies, teas, oatmeal, yogurt, pretty much anything you want. The plain gel (no fruit) can be added to that list as well as soups, stews, coffee etc. I also offer a variety of sizes.

My goal with Nyota’s Magic Moss is to change people’s lives one day at a time. If I can help just one new person a day, I’ll be content. I have a lot more products coming down the pipeline in the near future and am excited to see where this all goes. I ultimately want to have my own storefront and do this full time so I can spend my days encouraging people to lead a healthier life, even if it starts with just a tablespoon of Nyota’s Magic Moss a day. Our health should be a priority because if we don’t have that, everything else in life becomes much less important. I’ll end with two of my favorite quotes about health:

“A healthy body is worth more than any dollar amount, you don’t want to be the wealthiest person laying in a hospital bed” – Dr. Sebi.

“If you don’t make time for your health, you’ll be forced to make time for your illness” -unknown.

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