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International Women’s Day: Meeting the Women Who Make Kusmi

Journée de la Femme

Kusmi Tea has spent many years supporting women by taking part in special initiatives such as Octobre Rose and the Women’s Forum. It is therefore unsurprising that International Women’s Day means a lot us! As part of this day, we have decided to showcase two of our strong, committed employees.

Gabrielle, our coordinator extraordinaire

Can you introduce yourself and briefly describe your role at Kusmi Tea?

My name is Gabrielle. I work in the International Operational Marketing department, where I am currently coordinating the launch of Kusmi Tea capsules with the Special T teams to offer consumers an exciting new format. It’s a fantastic project, and I really hope our fans will love it!

I have worked at Kusmi for almost four years, and time has gone so fast!

What is your favorite blend, and why?

I have quite the sweet tooth, and I love fruity blends. I often choose between the Alain Ducasse White Tea and the AquaRosa.

What does it mean to be a woman at Kusmi?

Being daring, thinking outside the box, and stepping out of your comfort zone!

No two days are alike at Kusmi!

Is tea just for women?

No! We are delighted to have men among our customers. I don’t like it when people or things are put into specific groups. Diversity is what we want!

Tea is closely linked to sharing and discovering new things, just like other classic beverages such as wine, beer, and coffee. There is such a variety of teas that there really is something for everyone.

When do you enjoy drinking tea?

In the evening or at the weekend, in the warm in front of a good series. Or at the office when having a break with my colleagues.

What is your secret for the perfect teatime?

My friends, a plate of crepes, some Kusmi tea, my “electro-chill” playlist, and if I can choose the weather, a sunny winter’s day on a terrace!

 

Pauline, a fearless go-getter 

Can you introduce yourself and briefly describe your role at Kusmi Tea?

My name is Pauline. I have managed the French CHR market (Cafes, Hotels, Restaurants) for almost two years.

What is your favorite blend, and why?

I start every day with a mug of my favorite blend, Boost! This recipe is made with green tea, mate, cinnamon, and vanilla, offering freshness with sweet notes that make it perfect with breakfast.

What does it mean to be a woman at Kusmi?

Being a woman at Kusmi means being part of the vast majority and therefore totally fulfilled in your work! It also means being able to take maternity leave without any problems!

Is tea just for women?

I think it used to be, but that has completely changed today! Everyone is now focused on well-being in every part of their lives. We are all currently changing our consumption habits, and an increasing number of men are replacing their usual cup of coffee with tea.

When do you enjoy drinking tea?

It’s the first thing I do in the morning! I always make sure I have the time to wake up slowly with a hot cup of tea.

What is your secret for the perfect teatime?

A Kusmi tea, delicious patisseries, somewhere cozy, and enough time to enjoy everything without rushing.