Indulge in the Authentic Flavors of Turks and Caicos – Bambarra Rum & Caicos Tea Company

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Bambarra Rum and Caicos Tea Company

Discovering the essence of Turks and Caicos involves more than just lounging on pristine beaches; it’s about savoring the unique products that define the spirit of these islands. Bring a piece of paradise home or experience local Turks and Caicos flavors during your stay with two exceptional creations – Bambarra Rum and Caicos Tea.

Bambarra Rum – Crafting the Soul of Turks & Caicos

Bambarra Rum and Rum Cakes

Embark on a journey through the Caribbean with Bambarra Rum, a blend carefully curated from the finest rums across the region. The selected rums make their way to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, where skilled hands meticulously blend and bottle them to create the diverse range of the Bambarra collection.

Crafted in small batches, each barrel of Bambarra Rum undergoes a manual blending and bottling process. The commitment to quality is evident in the made-to-order bottling, ensuring a consistent and exceptional product with every sip.

The Legacy of “Bambarra” – A Tale of Resilience

The name Bambarra carries within it a profound history, deeply intertwined with the resilience of the Mande tribe and their unique Bambarra language. It draws inspiration from one of Turks and Caicos’ original settlements in picturesque Middle Caicos, where the echoes of an extraordinary tale resonate.

The tale begins in 1841 with the Trouvadore, a Spanish vessel carrying enslaved Africans from the West African Island Country of São Tomé. When the ship entered the waters of the Turks and Caicos, the Trouvadore most likely struck a coral reef formation, causing it to sink. 

Middle Caicos residents played a pivotal role in the rescue efforts, disarming the Spanish crew and providing initial assistance. This set the stage for the Bambarra people’s integration into their new home. Today, the descendants of these survivors form a living legacy of the establishment of the Bambarra community in Turks and Caicos.

The name Bambarra, therefore, is not just a label for a remarkable rum; it encapsulates the endurance, resilience, and interconnected history of a community that found solace and strength on these picturesque islands.

Caicos Tea Company – Nurturing Wellness with Nature’s Brew

Caicos Tea Company

For those seeking a non-alcoholic option, Caicos Tea Company features a delightful selection of therapeutic herbal teas grown on North Caicos. Founded by Donna Gardiner, the company aims to promote holistic and healthy living through fresh, delicious herbal teas. Growing up passionate about tea and firmly believing in its medicinal properties, Donna draws inspiration from her grandmother, Susan B. Gardiner. According to Susan, nature offers everything we require, and drinking tea is a delightful means to embrace and derive benefits from the wonders of the natural world.

About Artisan Bush Teas

Rooted in a legacy of natural remedies, Turks and Caicos Islanders have been crafting teas from native plants, herbs, and tree bark for generations. Caicos Tea Company continues this tradition, handpicking ingredients in the untouched landscape of North Caicos to create teas that are not only beneficial but also caffeine-free.

Exploring the Palette of Caicos Tea Blends

Caicos Tea Company presents a diverse range of artisan bush teas grown on North Caicos:

  1. Caicos Sunshine Tea: A traditional blend with citrus and mint properties, promoting relaxation and healthy digestion.
  2. Fever Grass Tea: Delicate lemongrass with a hint of sweet ginger, known for reducing blood pressure and alleviating stomach aches.
  3. Moringa Mint Tea: Harnessing the benefits of the “miracle tree” moringa and peppermint, relieving joint pain and heartburn.
  4. Peppermint Tea: Refreshing and invigorating, known for promoting healthy digestion, reducing inflammation, and soothing stomach aches.
  5. Soursop Tea: Fragrant and citrusy, a green tea without bitterness, it is celebrated for its potential health benefits.
  6. Soursop & Fever Grass Tea: A powerful combination addressing joint pain and stomach discomfort, encapsulating the best of soursop and lemongrass.

Where to Unearth These Treasures

For a complete immersion in the flavors of Turks and Caicos, visit FOTTAC (Flavors of the Turks and Caicos) in Regent Village, Grace Bay. This local gift shop is a treasure trove, offering the full array of Bambarra Rum products, including rums, rum cakes, jams, and sauces, and a captivating assortment of Caicos Tea Company’s artisan bush teas. Sample, savor, and take a piece of Turks and Caicos home with you from FOTTAC.

Discover Island Tranquility: Stay at Villa del Mar Resort

Villa del Mar Resort - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Villa del Mar Resort – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Nestled in the heart of paradise, a stay at Villa del Mar Resort in Turks and Caicos unfolds as a captivating immersion into the islands’ unique beauty and rich culture. Each moment at the resort is a harmonious blend of luxury and the untouched allure of the surroundings. From the pristine beaches and azure waters to the warm hospitality of the locals, guests find themselves enveloped in the essence of Turks and Caicos. Villa del Mar becomes not just a destination but a gateway to experiencing the vibrant colors, delectable flavors, and the authentic spirit that defines the soul of the Turks and Caicos Islands.