"You know you can't rush life and you can't rush tea. You'll burn the leaves, burn your tongue, and you won't get the flavor. Tea for me has always been my ritual, my form of meditation. So no matter how busy I am, I'll put the kettle on and I'll have that slowing down moment." Alicia Henry, BudhaGirl and founder of the Naked Sage tea company says between taking sips of her Heart open, Mind open tea blend, in her home in Venice California.
"I lived in NYC for 8 years wore all black and stilettos and was in and out of the United Nations and auditions. The whole gamut. Now I am barefoot and wearing flowers and riding my bike around Venice and have a tea company. Same heart, same woman but adapting to a different environment. Even as I landed here the words 'heart open, mind open' kept coming to me. I kept repeating the words to myself as if it were a mantra. I said to myself open yourself up, and I prayed to open myself up to opportunity and whatever was supposed to have come my way. I was supposed to be here for a week and a half. But what happened during that time was so powerful that I wound up everything in New York City and came to live here."
Now her instagram (@Aleesh_henry) profile reads "Tea•Love•Flowers•Kale | Co-creator of APSARA | Naked Sage Tea | Model | Wellness Warrior on a mission to create a WELLNESS REVOLUTION!"