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Top Billing meets tea specialist Jessica Bonin
Top Billing features Jessica Bonin of Lady Bonin's Tea Parlour
Going against the grain, Jessica Bonin decided that tea, not coffee, is where it’s at.
After five and a half years, researching and making about sixty thousand cups of tea, Jessica Bonin is still the ultimate advert for her own product. In fact, she’s just the kind of energized entrepreneur that Standard Bank love to support.
We grabbed at the opportunity to talk to Jessica and hear how caffeine in tea works as a muscular stimulant, delivering sustainable energy that’s more conducive to productivity.
Her passion for tea was installed by her was her grandmother who taught her to savour it.
Jessica wants to do for this beverage what take away café’s did for coffee and from her Tea Bar in Long Street, Cape Town she sees infinite potential and an uncapped market. Think Black Sesame Seed Roasted Green teas, Pumpkin Chai’s, Matcha Latte’s, Iced Tea Slushies, Tea Frappes and more. Lady Bonin’s blends and teas are grown sustainably and on farms that are community driven.
The evolution of this business coincided with that of Standard Bank’s payment solution Snapscan and Jessica was amongst the first to trial this new technology.
Lady Bonin’s also sells in retail outlets, through restaurants and now exports – from Africa - to Malaysia, China and Amsterdam.