My friends at Tea Guys rang me up in October to say they were packing the tea tins I designed for shipment to Anthropologie. I knew they were busy, but until I visited the factory, I had no idea just how busy!
|Emily and Oliver Rich, Owners Tea Guys|
|Jasmine Green Tea Blended and waiting to fill tins|
|Hand filling tea tins with Jasmine Green Tea|
|Adding safety seal|
|Tea all packed and ready to ship!|
Everything was done by hand, from labeling the tea tins, to hand blending 50-pound batches of tea, right down to filling the boxes. I was blown away. It’s amazing to witness the artisanal quality in action. You can’t help but appreciate the love and care that goes into each tin.
I am so very proud of this collaboration with Tea Guys for Anthropologie. I love that my label designs have become part of such a lovingly crafted products.
I also love how this initial collaboration with Tea Guys has already spurred us on to work on many more projects together. Coming up in the new year: with Tea Guys, I’ll be introducing three "molly hatch" private label teas--Chamomile Lavender, Lemon Verbena, and Jasmine Green. These teas will be sold retail and wholesale as a collection through teaguys.com. We’ve got a few other projects in the tealeaves.
Getting to collaborate with Tea Guys has turned out to be a lot of fun. Inspired, I am now in the process of starting two other collaborations with local companies here in the Valley.
Meantime, not only have I fallen for their delicious and beautiful tea, I have fallen for those fabulous Tea Guys!