One vision I've always had for my shop is to have a gift box or gift box line. Gifting has been a personal passion of mine for as long as I can remember. Being able to give a great gift that has fun things on the inside and is also pretty on the outside makes gifting fun and easy!
The Steep It Real Box combines tea themed items that I've created and give you a choice of a sample of tea! This will be a one off box, not a subscription box that will include 4 tea themed items I've designed and your choice of a sample of tea- oolong, matcha, puer, blooming tea or chai.
There are some add ons available for the box, you can add them here!
A Note: The retail value of the boxes range between $50 and $61 so you are saving a few bucks too!
Sticker Sheet: I designed this sticker sheet with some funny puns so you can spice up your planner, snail mail or anywhere you like to use stickers. The size of the sheet is A6 and comes with all the puns you see in the design above.
Wood Pin:I found this quote about tea by T'ien Yiheng and loved it. It exemplified how I felt about tea and how I know many of my fellow tea drinkers feel too! Many of you probably know my pins to be enamel but I've been eyeing wood pins for a while which is what this design will be printed on! Wood printing allows for more detail and doesn't have the need for outlines. I had a lot of fun hand lettering this design and think it will look great on wood!
Notepad:This notepad will allow you to jot down some quick notes about the tea you're tasting so you can remember it! The notepad will only be 4 in by 6 in so it will be compact enough to take with you and have right at your fingertips at anytime! One of my favorite parts about this note pad is the space for "steep memory". I often like to associate a memory or feeling with the tea or time I'm trying the tea.
Tote Bag: You can wear your love for tea with this camellia sinensis screen printed tote bag! The design is in black ink on natural colored cotton. The tote bag is 13 inches wide, 14 inches tall, 3 in gusset and 25 in spun poly handles.
Oolong: Oolongs are so delightful to drink and I've seen them become more popular, even among tea novices. I always love watching the tightly rolled leaves unfurl while brewing! I tried these Esteemed Tea Collective oolongs and fell in love! If you choose the oolong for your box, you will get this pretty brown box that contains 8 tea bags, 2 of each of 4 different oolongs. These teas come in a large sachet type tea bag that doesn't disturb the whole leaf oolong. You can steep them on the go in the bags or if you have more time you can cut open the bag to brew the tea in your pot! The box also comes with this lovely guide about the teas included and how to steep them! The oolongs included in this option are honey black oolong, honey roasted oolong, four seasons oolong and calming gaba oolong.
Chai:The Chai Box creates delicious and authentic chai teas which I have really enjoyed! If you pledge for the chai box, you will get this lovely 2 oz package that is good for 15-20 cups of chai! There are instructions on the back that help guide you through brewing chai if you need assistance. This tea includes black tea, ginger, cardamom, fennel, cinnamon and clove!
Matcha: With the Matcha option you will get a 20g can of Meiko ceremonial matcha from Matchaeologist. I have personally used this matcha in many recipes and have had it brewed alone and love it! Matchaeologist also uses this nice can that can be re-purposed as a planter or you could even put a candle in it!
Blooming Tea: Blooming tea is a tea that inspired one of my recent pin designs as I love the experience of brewing blooming teas. It's so calming to watch the bloom unfurl! With this option you will get 3 different blooms with 3 of each bloom totaling 9 blooming tea balls! These balls are sealed but loose so I will be sending them in a cotton or muslin bag for storage and then you can re-use the bag afterward if you wish! These blooming teas will come from Tea Vivre.
Pu'er: This option is for all the pu'er lovers! This option will get you 10 mini tuocha of chrysanthemum and rose pu'er, 5 of each. These come loose but wrapped and I will have them in a cotton or muslin pouch so that you can keep them in there and then reuse the pouch if you would like to! This pu'er will come from Tea Vivre.