I heart tea (and coffee) but right now I’m all Tea


June 10, 2013 by Terumi


When I love something I fall hard.  Like the mild obsession I had for earl grey tea ice cream that had us driving to Vancouver so I could get some at Bella Gellateria (arguably the best gelato ever!). Or my butter tart thing that has me salivate at the mere mention of JJ Bean.  Or the special lunch I used to order weekly from Amazonfresh until I lost my Big Radish status.  (Boo.  It is so hard to keep up with the minimums when we travel so much! and why can I only think of food examples right now….I do think of other things besides just food…)

I’m currently swooning even more for Tea Collection because of a sweet online class I took from Alt Summit the other day on their Alt Channel.  (And I heart Alt so much now too: never in a million years did I think I would be able to take classes like these as a Stay at Home mom, but they make me feel smart and empowered and in touch with the world!! Thank you!)

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Emily, one of the founders of Tea Collection gave the talk about “Your blog as a Business” and it was really neat to hear how the Tea Collection business began.

The part that made me so happy though was when she said something about traveling that made me just want to jump through the screen and hug her and maybe it’s something all of us globe-trotting spirits love: “Wherever we go we are all the same kinds of human being.”

And that is so simple but oh so true.

We are all just people.  People. And I love a company that recognizes that we are people, and not just dollars in their pocket.  And I love that they take care of their employees by encouraging travel and I love that they think about where they make their clothes. I take great pride in choosing my kids’ clothes and I try to make sure that my guys wear something that stands for something and clothes that have a positive message.  We are valuable.  What we wear matters.  Where our clothes are made matters and how they are made matters.  It’s a reflection of who we are.

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And I’m just so loving Tea.  Thank you for valuing my family.


(PS the boys’ shirts are from Tea and are similar to this one, and they are fabulously tag-free and oh so soft.)



  1. Curtis says:

    Hey this is Seattle…
    You got to drink coffee! 🙂

  2. Love Tea stuff, although I never got it as much for my son as my daughter!

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