Felix Ilse

Felix Ilse

The 2 Minute-Interview


Felix Ilse sure knows his tea. He has made it his personal mission to help people lead a happier, greater and healthier life. How does it get any better than this?! His start-up Teatox brings together enjoyment (tea) and health (detox) in an extremely laid-back manner. We wanted to find out what else Felix gets up to when he’s not busy creating new teas or pushing his Teatox web shop to the next level. We went on a wild roller coaster ride with him and Jerry Seinfeld and had Raclette from round pizza boxes. Oops, we might have got things slightly mixed up here. Please re-arrange yourself. P.S. We love your Skype-name, Felix!


Felix Name: Felix Ilse
Age: 27
City: Berlin
Job: entrepreneur
Shoe size: 44,5
Favourite herbs: rosemary (especially on potatoes)
Contact: felix@teatox.de | skype: filse1

  Do you start your day with tea or coffee?
Actually I prefer coffee, as a matter of fact cappuccino with a pinch of brown sugar sprinkled over the frothed milk…marvellous! And then it’s tea for the rest of the day.


Black or green?
Colour or tea? Green is my favourite colour (just can’t decide between British racing green and teal) and also the colour of my choice when it comes to tea: Matcha!


Which moment changed everything?
Deciding to start Teatox right after graduating. From then on, it’s been quite a roller coaster.


How can you tell that you’re all grown up?
Having to file a tax return and forgetting to do so year for year.


What’s your advice for young entrepreneurs?
No.1: Don’t start a company for the sake of being hip.
No.2: If you’ve answered No.1 with „yes“: Don’t waste time. If you’re aiming to be an active entrepreneur, you should get started straight away.
No.3: Try launching a new product. There are already plenty of online marketplaces and fashion apps around.


What is your generation’s greatest challenge?
Having too many options and being afraid to miss out on something. I love the pace of times and live accordingly myself, but this life style also encourages a certain vagueness and short-term nature.


What are you impressed by?
Knowledge und Empathy.


What can’t you get enough of?
Sushi & liquorice.

Name a magical place:
Rather an area: Patagonia.


Why are pizza boxes square?
That’s a legitimate question. Presumably they’re easier to stack and manufacturing costs are lower. Although round boxes would save material and hence maybe even stop global warming.


With which famous person would you like to have a cup of tea?
Jerry Seinfeld. A pleasant person down to the core and my all-time favourite comedian.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
Raclette. Does that count? Apart from the taste, I enjoy it so much because it’s such a social and communicative way of eating. Things are constantly being passed around, filled up or topped up… It’s like an evening of fun and games. (When and where? Editor’s note.)


What are you afraid of?
Not being able to see the essential things.


When was the last time you did something for the first time?
I try new things almost every day – even if it’s just a new route to the office.


What should no one know about you?
My school bag was the one with dolphins on it.


Which question should we have asked?
Can you sniff Matcha too?


Last Words:
It’s all good.

Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 03. Dezember 2015 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare

Teatox your life


Teatox your life

Leaves are falling and rain is painting tiny little streets on the outside of our windowpanes. Inside in the warm, we’re wrapped up in cozy sweaters and knitted socks, a hot cup of tea warming our hands. The aroma of cinnamon, anise and cardamom rises through the air and provides a pleasant feeling of ease and comfort. Beautiful autumn is here! In many cultures tea has always played a central role in the attempt of reconnecting body, mind, and soul. And it’s not only about choosing the right herbs, leaves, blossoms, spices and fruits and their effective combination, it’s also about the preparation and enjoying special moments. It’s the small rituals that offer islands of contemplation and relaxation to help us regain strength for upcoming tasks in hectic everyday life. TEATOX, a start-up founded in Berlin in 2013, has rediscovered the health benefits of natural teas making it its goal to give us a better understanding of these benefits in a contemporary way. In cooperation with nutritionists, naturopaths and tea experts, TEATOX develops high-quality organic tea compositions of herbs, spices and fruits, each of them having their particular effects drunk at the right moment. Every tea is 100% organic and helps to detoxify the body, hence the brand name. Tea + Detox = TEATOX! Makes sense, right? At the moment, there are seven different creations available like the popular Skinny Detox blend, Natural Defense to boost your immune system, Natural Beauty for healthy skin, Power Detox and Matcha for more energy as well as four wonderful sets for wellbeing. The newest creation is the especially aromatic Harmony Chai Tea. The organic black tea with its blend of cinnamon, anise, cardamom, cocoa shells, cloves and black pepper contains concentration-promoting substances, its tannins have an antibacterial effect, are soothing and help ease medical conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. Ginger stimulates digestion and can work wonders with colds. Harmony Chai is also available in a set with a suitable tea glass, strainer and lid. We’re giving away a Harmony Set to the particularly harmony-addicted among you. Send an email titled ZEN to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de.
Teatox | Chai Harmony Organic Tea | 14,90 Euro, Harmony Set 24,90 Euro  | www.teatox.de


Kategorien: Products | Autor: | Datum: 21. Oktober 2015 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare