Es Mi Cultura is a resource that features women who proudly acknowledge their African ancestry, while staying true to their Latina culture.

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September 2017 ~ Issue 24

Nikki Rich, daughter of Afro-Panamanian mother and African-American  father, is a entrepreneur from Hempstead, New York who currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, California. She is the founder of khoLEE Tea, a herbal tea company that promotes education and wellness through tea drinking. Nikki believes in educating one’s self about diet and overall wellness because no one knows your body better than you.

The love of tea was introduced to Nikki during childhood. Her late-grandfather was Afro-Panamanian and born in a Red Tank, Panama (in the canal zone), a town that no longer exists. Many Saturday mornings started at the dining room table sipping black tea with carnation milk, reading the newspaper and listening to calypso or salsa music which was always playing in the background.

Tea was the go-to remedy to aid in illness or help with digestion throughout her life. During college, after her grandfather had passed away, she found her passion for tea drinking again. Herbal tea was introduced to her and it opened up a whole new world for Nikki. She would spend the following years traveling and tasting tea around the world.

In late 2016, armed with experience and more knowledge about tea drinking, Nikki decided to launch khoLEE Tea to share the joys of tea and educate others about the many health benefits. Nikki is currently studying to become a Certified Tea Specialist and is due to complete her studies this year.

"khoLEE Tea Company believes in sourcing the finest ingredients from all over the world to bring to you artisanal tea blends handcrafted in Los Angeles, California. Our herbs and herb blends are always organic when possible and we use fair trade ingredients to ensure the freshest ingredients and their producers in developing countries are provided a fair wage.

khoLEE Tea Company, believes in women empowerment and makes monthly donations to women-centeredorganizations."

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