The Goodnatured Company ~ Tea manufacturers & Cafe

by Heloise Brown in Melrose, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th December 2019 we successfully raised £1,593 with 72 supporters in 47 days

Establishing a Cafe and Gift Shop, the home of my imported Teas and gifts sourced from the Scottish Borders and South Africa.

by Heloise Brown in Melrose, Scotland, United Kingdom

                          The Goodnatured Company 

Hi, my name is Heloise, and my idea for this business started when I moved to Scotland in 2014 with my young family.  Growing up in South Africa, my mom and grandmother brought me up drinking Rooibos tea, and I raised my own children drinking the same nourishing drink.  They also taught me about the enormous health benefits of this natural product.  

African mothers used it for centuries to soothe upset tummies and colicky babies, soothe allergies and also just as a refreshing drink safe to use during pregnancy, breastfeeding and even to give to a newborn baby!  

Rooibos tea is a herbal tea, naturally caffeine free and low in tannins.  It is full of anti-oxidants, natural minerals and polyphenols.  It has a mellow fruity taste and beautiful red colour.  It is delicious and makes the loveliest iced teas and blended drinks.

With this in mind, I bought a tea manufacturing machine that individually produces each perfect tea pyramid.  This gives me the opportunity to source tea directly from the farmer, and produce it like I want it, organic, ensuring fair trade practice and building a brand and product that is something to be really proud of.


Designing a brand and packaging with a design team in Cape Town was probably the best part of this journey so far.  I am excited to share the following images with you.


I have three designs, the first is: 

"Adventure", this brand is designed for kids, and I wanted it to be fun, happy and vibrant, with great flavours. A healthy and tasty drink for kids, naturally caffeine free and low in tannins, full of antioxidants and minerals for healthy teeth and bones!

"Nurture" is designed with the pregnant and breastfeeding mom in mind, a gentle reminder how good this tea is for a new mom, naturally caffeine free, low in tannins and full of antioxidants, a tasty and fantastic alternative to caffeine drinks.

"The Botanical Nomad", traveling the world bringing home exotic ingredients to blend with our delicious tea. This exotic brand is made to entice and attract the curious tea drinker as well the health conscious consumer.


We designed a tea tag where each blend has their own colour.  I chose a butterfly, for me a symbol of nature and beauty, to fully bring our brand and message alive.

I am now opening  a Cafe in Melrose, in the  Scottish Borders, to launch my tea business. I love to bake and entertain and have had a coffee shop before.  I want this to be the home of my brand.  I want to build and create a gift shop with products sourced from South Africa as well as products that are locally manufactured in the Scottish Borders and Scotland. Luxury candles, aromatherapy products, chocolates made by a renowned chocolatier in our area and wild honey imported from South Africa.  I will sell our manufactured teas on its own or in gift hampers with products selected from our gift shop.  I am planning a website and online store where I will market and sell our teas, gift hampers and delicacies.

                                   WHY CROWDFUND

I need funding to get this business off the ground.  Most of the work has been done, now it just needs that extra last push.  I truly believe in the potential of my product and have enjoyed every minute of this journey so far. Growing this business is a dream come true and your support is highly valued and rewarded.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

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Deposit for any Cake or batch of cupcakes

Pay a £5 deposit and get 10% discount on any cake or large cupcake order. This deposit is fully refundable if you decide not to order from The Good Life Cafe

£3 or more

Delicious Truffle Cupcake in a Gift Box

Hello! Support my project by pledging £3 and I will make you a delicious truffle cupcake in a gift box! If you live in the Borders and there are more than 10 pledges in an area I will deliver it to your town. Available to collect or deliver in Galashiels.

£3 or more

HGS - Andrew's Favourite Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Voted the best Cheesecake of the day today by Andrew Tait, order one and see why!

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HGS Bacon & Mushroom Quiche and Salad

Pledge £4 for Quiche and Salad! Served at the office on dates arranged by Emma! Bacon and Mushroom Quiche with a salad. Don't forget to add a cupcake or a slice of Andrew's favourite Lemon Meringue Cheesecake to your Pledge!

£4 or more

HGS Spinach Ricotta & Fetta Quiche and Salad

Pledge £4 for a Quiche and Salad, served at the office on dates arranged by Emma! Spinach, Ricotta and Feta Quiche and Salad. Don't forget to add a cupcake or slice of Andrew's favourite Lemon Meringue Cheesecake to your pledge!

£5 or more

Rewarded With

Coffee/Tea with Cake at "The Good Life Cafe" opening February 2020 This pledge is worth £6.50

£10 or more

Rewarded with

Coffee/Tea and Cake for 2 at "The Good Life Cafe" opening February 2020

£20 or more

Rewarded With

Get a 10% discount voucher on our online store or Cafe!

£25 or more

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Rewarded With

Tea for 2. Come and enjoy a delicious tea for two prepared for you and a friend, any cake of your choice, finger sandwiches ~ cucumber & mint cream cheese, cured ham & mustard, egg & mayonnaise, smoked salmon & tartare. homemade scones with preserves and clotted cream. And of course any tea or coffee of your choice. This reward is valued at £35. Don't miss out on this opportunity to treat someone you love as well as supporting local business

£25 or more

Rewarded with

Select 3 blended teas and we will pair it with hand crafted chocolates in a gift box.

£50 or more

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Select 6 boxes of tea and we will pair it with hand crafted chocolates in a gift box worth £65. This includes delivery and postal charges.

£100 or more

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A Birthday lunch or high tea for 5 friends. I will decorate and reserve a table for your special day with flowers and a beautiful setting. We can pre select your high tea menu choosing from cakes, scones and savoury sandwiches, quiches and soups. All home made, fresh and sure to impress and delight!

£300 or more

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Rewarded With

Book the Cafe after hours for your special day. Prepare to be spoilt. This reward is for a private 3 course meal for 8 people. Add £25 per person for a booking of more than 8. Bring your own wine.

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