Vivid Visions: Raganella’s Smokable Herbal Tea

VideoBy Liza de Guia on Feb 28, 2012
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“The ingredients, the elements of the products I make, have been in use for thousands of years. They’re safety tested by our ancestors…”

Meet Liz Neves, the founder of Raganella’s Botanical Solutions, an all-natural, ethical body care company that hand blends organic, sustainable, smokable tea and other herbal products in her kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. Liz sees herself as a “caretaker”. She left her 9-5 job in advertising to fulfill her calling to pursue something more ecological and healthy – starting her own body care company because she was fed up with synthetic, brand name products in the marketplace touting solutions to problems, but using ingredients that weren’t actually healthy for your body or the environment. As she dug deeper, she realized that “simple is good” that “the Earth is an abundant place; that it provides” and that healing plants were the solution to her problems and the answer to her own career riddle. So, Liz launched her company and started developing “solutions” for everyday issues in her life, and now, a year later, has over 30 handmade, plant-based products to help people heal in a more humane way; which, of course, brings me to her all-natural tea line and her #1 selling product: smokable tea.

Now, I’m sure many of you drink tea, occasionally, as a herbal remedy or a sleep aid, but have any of you ever smoked it? Probably not. It was a first for me too. Well, for you curious and interested folks reading this, here’s your chance:

Liz calls her smokable tea blend: Vivid Visions – a blend she learned about from herbalist Robin Rose Bennett. It’s her #1 selling product on Etsy, with many, many repeat customers. It’s legal, it’s under the radar, and, according to Liz, it’s perfect for anyone who takes life too seriously and needs a way to relax AND dream better. You don’t need a lot of it to feel the effects and benefits. And it works. I’ve been drinking it and smoking it over the past few weeks: it’s different, it’s interesting, smooth and it definitely chills me out in a way I feel immediately. There’s much more information in the video story. So enjoy! I hope you try it along with a handful of her other recommended solutions.

Thanks so much for watching food. curated.! Happy dreaming!! 


  1. Ulla says:

    Liz is such a gorgeous person with such a warm energy. She also makes such wonderful products, I love her creams. You captured her so well too, Liza!

  2. Adriana says:

    Liz really is a force for good in the world. I love everything she makes — especially the vivid visions blend. I agree with Ulla — you really captured Liz with this video!

  3. Liz says:

    Thank you, ladies!!

    I really wouldn’t be able to do this without you.

    I love you!

  4. Mishel says:

    I am so grateful for Liz, the Herbal Goddess, and the products that she shares with the world! Her knowledge of plants and the love she infuses into her products is a blessing!

  5. denise says:

    this video is so so great!!! totally with you on the dreaming about herbs thing, all of it actually, so articulate about how these plants really can help us and how in our closed system we are responsible to them too!

  6. Wendy says:

    Will Vivid Visions be available in UK soon?

  7. Liz says:

    Hi Wendy,

    We’re working on shipping internationally, it just might take a moment. Thanks for your interest & patience!

    Be well,


  8. Karen J says:

    How can I order?

  9. Maria says:

    I live in Brooklyn, Can Vivid Visions be purchased in Brooklyn?

  10. Letti says:

    Does she sell any herbal tea blends that can help with high blood pressure?

    • Liz says:

      Hi Letti,

      Right now, I don’t have any teas specifically blended for help with high blood pressure. If you want to email me, I may be able to help refer you to other sources.


  11. Deborah Hogan says:

    Can i be notified when this is available? Vivid Visions Herbs Smoke. Thanks.

  12. Shannon says:

    Liz, I have just discovered you and the things you are doing are wonderful, I think that Portland Or would be an excellent market for you we have many, many organic boutiques and food stores that I know would be so interested.

    I would love introduce you to then Portland market!

  13. Brooklynfood says:

    Wow, we wrote a small spread about her. Our audiences have learned a lot from food/herbs community. Best of Luck/

  14. Thanks , I’ve just been searching for information about this subject for a while and yours is the best I have discovered so far. However, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you certain about the supply?|What i do not understood is if truth be told how you’re now not actually much more neatly-preferred than you might be right now. You’re very intelligent.

  15. Thank you for your input. I try to be very careful with my spelling and grammar, so any feedback is appreciated. Could you possibly point out which posts have these mistakes?

  16. Thank you for this great video + topic. I have experimented with a few of the herbs mentioned in her blend. I am glad that Liz continues to share her healing gifts with the masses. I actually did a herbal monograph on Damiana last year

  17. Liz says:

    Thanks so much for watching, Takeyah! Do you have an electronic version of your Damiana monograph you could share? I’d love to see it.

  18. Nick says:

    I was wondering if you are required to get a license in the state of new york since this is a smoked product.

  19. Ethan says:

    Dear Vivid Visions,
    I’m 11 years old and me and my grandpa are huge tea fans. I’m your biggest fan and really want to be your Skype apprentice. I want a tea garden with herbs that help the body in unike ways what would you recommend?

  20. Karen says:

    Do you send samples? I’d love to try a relaxing tea that helps me to transcend. I saw you on television and I was very intrigued by your product. I am a holistic person, but would love to shift some of my visions and thought processes. I too, am very disturbed by all of the injustices in the world (animal and child abuse, environmental abuse, etc.) and have a harder time now finding nirvana.

    (Thanks so much. I’d rather you reply by e-mail privately.)

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