Ben LeVine
Ingredient Talks
Co-founder & Chief Herbalist

From his earliest memories of exploring his family’s orchard with wonder, Ben has felt a profound connection with plants and nature. He's followed this passion across the globe, working on farms from India to Alaska and learning about traditional medicines from China to Ecuador.

Ben is the Co-Founder & Chief Herbalist at Rasa, an adaptogenic and mushroom coffee alternative company that is changing how the world energizes. At Rasa, he formulates blends and manages international sourcing, sustainability, quality control, and herbal education.

Ben has an MSc in Clinical Herbalism from Maryland University of Integrative Health and was formerly an herb buyer at the tea giant Celestial Seasonings, sourcing more than 10 million lbs of botanicals a year from all over the world. Ben also attended the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism and now teaches a series of classes on the international herb industry, as well as a class on adaptogens, for the school.

Event Introduction
Ingredient Talks
 · 06/15 (Day 2)
Explore The Next Star Ingredient
CC201B - Hall 18 2nd Floor
Hot Functional Trends
Adaptogens are Coming Again

No caffeine but coffee tastes. What happens when Western-style coffee meets herbs from the East? Calming and stress-relieving, how many more surprises will adaptogens bring us?

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