Monthly Archives: March 2015

  1. Ceylon Green Mojito Recipe

    By Vishaka Agarwal, Chief Product Officer, Tea People

     

    Ceylon Green Mohito

     

    With cold and dark wintry days behind us, it's time to say hello to some warmth and sunshine, and how better to do that than raising a glass of some yummy non-alcoholic iced tea. Here's our first in the series - a Ceylon Green Mojito recipe.

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  2. Creation of our new “Social Enterprise” Packaging

    By Neeraj Agarwal

     

    100g bag

    Our initial packaging

     

    For the last few months we have been working on an exciting new project - our retail packaging! When we designed our first packaging a couple of years back, our priority was to come up with something that had low initial cost, kept the tea fresh and was easy to send by post. We hence decided to go for foil-lined kraft paper bags with zip-lock. They were readily available and all we had to do was design some labels.

    This worked well and our brightly coloured labels attracted a lot of attention at the various events that we went to. At the same time, the kraft paper bag communicated the artisan element of the business. However, as we went to more events and bigger trade shows, we started to receive a lot of interest from shops and retailers who were keen stock our teas. Based on all the feedback we got, we decided it was now time for us to move to new packaging - one that would gain us that prized place on the retail shelves.

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  3. Happy Mother's Day!

    By Anja Nielsen, Volunteer at Tea People

     

    Anja mum

    I love my mum.

    She’s a beautiful, wonderful, strong, and incredibly wonderful woman. I love my dad too of course, but as it’s Mother’s Day, I’ll focus on the woman who gave me life.

    And I suppose that is where this all began, with my mother giving birth to me. Nine pound little (well, actually rather large) me, with all the screaming and the crying that a good old-fashioned birth brings. Except that I came out quite quickly; my parents always joke that I popped out just in time for tea. Even then, I knew the importance of a good cuppa in the afternoon.

    But my birth is far from where my mother’s role ended. In fact, it grew and expanded, and continues to do so now (even as she lives an ocean away). My mum is my rock, my foundation. She’s the shoulder that will always take my tears, she’s the laugh that will always join me in celebration. And, increasingly, I get to fulfill a bit of that role for her as well. As I mature, so does our relationship, to the point where I can start to return her ever-ready support.

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