Our Story


Jacqui Wales

Jacqui Wales started Libertine Blends in 2014 by blending delicious, organic tea – the kind that made her feel great and tasted delicious, the kind of tea she wanted to share with her family, enjoy in a cafe and gift to friends. To be a Libertine is to have a lust for life and she wanted to build a brand that was about more than tea, it was about nourishing yourself, and having the energy to see the joy in every day.

Blending tea starts with the knowledge that the right tea can shift the mood in a moment, and the vision that tea can be elevated beyond being a healthy choice to a welcome part of our busy routines. That they can be a way to love yourself first.

Teas and herbs are selected for both for their flavour and properties. Working with naturopaths, carefully exploring each blend over time, the range has developed into a range to suit every moment.

Jax and Arihia

Born in Berhampore, Wellington.
We began blending tea in Rosie’s cafe down the road, with an appetite to create blends that taste as great as they smell and are as delightful to drink as they are beautiful.

You know the truth, by the way it feels
There are lots of things that go into building a tea business. Attention to the taste and quality of our blends is where we focus. Organic and wildcrafted New Zealand natives, herbs and spices and teas are blended in small batches, before being portioned, packaged and sealed by the fantastic crew.
Blending babes

Take a moment
Our search for moments of pleasure has led us to create these delicious teas. We hope you enjoy every sip.