May 29, 2019
We Tried Wellness Ep. 14: Erica Indira Swanson + We Tried Ice Rolling
Plus, a little bit about our Jane Goodall Institute collab
We Tried Wellness, an original podcast from Schmidt’s, takes on the latest and greatest trends in wellness and discusses their merits. Our podcast is all about investigating practical tips and hacks we come across on social media and in our communities, and seeing how they fit into our lifestyle. Each episode, we’ll try a wellness trend and talk to influencers and experts in the field.
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We Tried Wellness Ep. 14:
It’s been a while since we’ve posted a new episode of WTW — as evidenced by our ode to Spring and Daylight Savings at the top of the episode. Forgive us? We promise this episode is worth the wait…
Today, we’re joined by Erica Indira Swanson, CEO and Owner of Tea Bar, a local tea business with four shop locations around Portland. In just four years, Erica has created a defining aesthetic and signature menu that’s won accolades everywhere from Bön Appetit to Vogue. The tea-infused beverages served in her shops are as beautiful as they are delicious, delighting the local Instagram community with colorful ingredients like green matcha, blue algae, and turmeric-infused golden milk.
Erica tells us about:
- How her passion for travel and interior design, along with a knack for business and customer service (cultivated from an early age), has informed her vision for Tea Bar
- How she maintains a spirit of lightheartedness in the face of mishaps
- The continual learning process inherent to being an entrepreneur
- The self-care practices that fuel her well-being
And for the record…you don’t need Amazon Prime to get an ice roller!!
Links to things we mention:
Shop Lily of the Valley deodorant (or pick it up at your local Whole Foods)
The Clean program