About Hortus Medicus International
Our Shropshire-based family business was established with the goal of introducing the joys of herbal tea and its beneficial effects to people interested in promoting their health. Blending the herbs is not our only job, but also an integral part of our lives: we enjoy drinking the pleasantly flavoured infusions for their positive effects on our health and the enjoyable taste.
Hortus Medicus International Ltd was founded by Tina Domokos and Thom Poole who both share a passion for herbal remedies, especially when blended in the form of teas. We have taken our knowledge from around the world, and continue to use the combined know-how and efforts of our family, globally, to bring you the best, most flavoursome infusions.
Selecting herbs from outstanding suppliers who can guarantee the quality of their ingredients, we are proud to supply you with very tasty, refreshing and nutritious infusions. We are passionate that others are able to experience a cup of hot, fragrant tea with a rich aroma when professional prepared and served.
Tina is a qualified herbalist and natural therapist and combines with Thom's horticultural background to create a company that really understands the ingredients that are in each blend. We focus on the best of each ingredient that compliments the purposes that they are created for. We work with the blending expert so that you get the best quality and taste for your infusions.
Our knowledge of natural medicine
Both founders have been very close to nature throughout their lives. Tina received training in healing, natural therapy and phytotherapy after showing interest in her “herb book” as a young child - a family heirloom dating back centuries (Family mythology). Thom came into contact with herbs thanks to his agricultural/horticultural training. At a young age, he became a lover of this healing world of taste. Thom is an author and a Marketing Director by profession, using his professional skills to start our business as a strong team.
We also consume these teas at home on a daily basis, but the children of the family (and friends' families) were often not as enthusiastic about bitter-tasting herbal 'medicines'. This is when we decided to formulate more palatable infusions that combine the benefits of the medicinal herbs and enjoyable teas in truly unique compositions.
We select plants that enhance each other's effects
The herbs are selected so that their active ingredients mutually reinforce each other, and the mixtures provide a delicious, refreshing taste. We choose from herbs that are well tested in traditional medicine: in addition to popular ingredients (camomile, ginger, mint, rosehips, etc.), we also use less-known and exotic herbs.
Our workshop is fully licenced
Our workshop in Shropshire has, of course, been designed and equipped to a wide range of standards and we work to all the international standards (HACCP, GMP, ISO9000), as do our suppliers around the world. You can rest assured that the ingredients you have in your blends are amongst the finest you can get.
The most important thing, however, is the care and love that goes into the bag along with the beneficial herbs when blending the tea. We work with our own traditional recipes and are happy to combine them with modern solutions.
We do not use artificial flavours or colours
Our tea blends use only natural ingredients; none of our products contains artificial flavours or additives. Since we and our family use these teas, we highly recommend them to our customers. The taste of our tea speaks for itself; thanks to this, a large number of people who taste the teas later become our customers. We would like to introduce what drinking our tea is all about; new experiences. Just look at our portfolio and choose your favourite tea - the tea will prove itself!
When do I drink Hortus Medicus Teas?
I drink when I’m happy, but I also drink when I’m sad.
Sometimes I drink when I’m alone, but always in company!
If I don’t have an appetite, I’m happy to consume a cup, but if I have an appetite, there’s no way I miss it.
Otherwise, I won’t touch it… unless I’m thirsty.