Carmién Tea’s story started in 1998 in an old farm shop on the historic Brakfontein Estate near the small town of Citrusdal. Located on the foothills of the Western Cape’s splendid Cedarberg Mountains, the farm falls within the Greater Cedarberg Biodiversity Corridor.
The founder and now managing director, Mientjie Mouton grew up on a rooibos producing farm just a little higher up in the same valley before moving to Brakfontein Estate where rooibos was also produced. She saw great potential in the product rooibos and today the Carmién brand tells this story.
The head office of Carmién is still situated in the Brakfontein Estate which is a two hour drive from Cape Town.