About

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Top of Table Mountain

Once upon a time there was a girl whose entry into reality and adult life started out rough. In her early twenties she had lost both her her parents within a year and half of each other. Life had seemed unfair at that point (though she knew far worse fates exist). She felt rootless and untethered, and hoped that bad luck would stop knocking at her door.

A year after those huge losses, daybreak finally peeped up under her heart's window sill. She met a a tall, handsome man with an accent. A year after dating he invited her home to meet his family. But home wasn't simply a walk around the corner, a bus ride, or a car trip, home was a 19 hour flight across the Atlantic Ocean to South Africa.

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Clifton Beach

My first trip to South Africa was filled with beauty, color, wonder, and activity. I met the man's large, warm, beautiful family, went down a mine shaft in Johannesburg, saw a giraffe in the wild of Pilanesburg National Park, tasted wines in Franschhoek, saw African penguins at Boulder's Beach, visited the famous Clifton beach, journeyed to the Cape of Good Hope (most Southern tip of Africa), climbed up Table Mountain, and had my first cup of Rooibos tea. The first cup of many.

I learned quickly that Rooibos is a household staple in South Africa. There wasn't a home I visited while there that didn't have Rooibos in the cupboard. I saw young children drinking rooibos tea which was mind blowing at the time. In America it seemed tea was a drink for someone who is sick or frail, and nothing more. By the way most South Africans drink their Rooibos with milk.

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Pilanesburg National Park

I was instantly in love with South Africa and Rooibos tea. Rooibos tea tasted naturally familiar and soothing, and it is now forever married with those wonderful first memories. I ended up marrying that man (you saw that coming) and on trips back I would stock up on Rooibos. When family visited from South Africa, Rooibos would be in their suitcase.

I continued to drink Rooibos through my pregnancies, and then offered it to my children. Finally when we started to consider importing the tea. The preliminary research was eye-opening and convinced me that Rooibos goes beyond tea. It is much more than an enjoyable beverage because it has such fantastic health benefits. And that was the spark that ignited Indalo.

Why call it Indalo?

“Indalo” in Xhosa means “nature.” Xhosa is a tribal language native to South Africa from where our authentic Rooibos tea is packaged and grown. Like "Indalo" our products come from nature or benefits nature - whether we are conserving our carbon footprint through stainless steel straws and reusable carafes, or consuming our natural, healthy rooibos teas. That is why Indalo is “Good by Nature.”

 

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Did you know?

Our logo was inspired from Adinkra. Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. The “Bese Saka” symbol represents affluence, power, abundance, plenty, togetherness, and unity. 

Please note we are a woman owned business located in Arizona, USA.

 

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