“Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage"

- Okakura Kakuzo

Welcome to La Belle Tisane: the wonderful world of tea and herbal infusions. Teas, herbs and spices are a huge passion of ours here at La Belle Tisane - and we are so thrilled to be able to share them with our clients. 

The ritual of a morning brew dates back to around 3000bc in China, where herbs were traditionally used as medicine. This tradition has continued throughout history and today.

La Belle Tisane encompasses these beautiful traditions and infuses them into our beautiful range of herbs, and teas. The ceremony of tea is a wonderful way to restore both the mind and body, to bring focus and to give the drinker that much-needed break.


La Belle Tisane was founded and is currently solely run by Nathalie Besancon. A New Zealand company based in Rotorua, La Belle Tisane specialises in the sourcing and selling of some of the world's finest loose-leaf teas.

As a naturopath, Nathalie has experience within the herbal medicine industry and has worked hard to ensure the teas she supplies from estates in Japan, Europe, New Zealand, and the rest of the world are the very best available.

All of the teas that we supply are produced using orthodox methods. This means that only the finest handpicked leaves are considered good enough to find a place in your cup.

To us, tea is much more than just a drink; it is our way of life.

It's our great wish to inspire and motivate you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle

At La Belle Tisane, we think the path to health starts with taking responsibility for your body, mind and soul. The second step is making the change by working some healthy routines into your daily lifestyle. We are right there to help you with that, as we supply a broad and unique range of quality products to include easily in your daily life, from breakfast, lunch and dinner, to everything in between.

Enjoy your cup