Category: Tea Travels

Heritage: A Family Reunion

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Italian life centers around la famiglia (family). It’s a culture of great tradition and strong bonds, even when family members live across the ocean. This spring, we celebrate that family heritage with a story of Tea’s photo producer, Alexis, who traveled to northern Italy so her children could meet their Italian relatives. Here, she shares her story of a trip that will forever live on in their hearts. 

Becoming a Local: One Family’s True Immersion Into A New Culture

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To help everyone at Tea “go there,” we make a yearly contribution to each employee for international travel and exploration. Upon their return, our Tea travelers write a blog post to share their adventures with all of us (and the world)! Tyson Wong, our Email Marketing Manager has a big clan – 3 kids… under the age of 5! – And was brave enough to travel to Mexico. This bilingual family looked forward to spending their days on the beach and strolling through the markets, immersing themselves in the culture completely. You’re going to love the story from these intrepid travelers! 

Walking Through Walls – Leigh Rawdon

This season, Tea is partnering with The Global Fund for Children to give back to several organizations located in South America. This month, we’re featuring the Asociación Civil Los Pioneros in Callao, Peru. Tea CEO, Leigh Rawdon, was fortunate to be able to take a trip to Los Pioneros and meet the wonderful children the grantee works with. Here, she shares her story with us. 

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A Trip Through South Korea & Thailand

To help everyone at Tea “go there,” we make a yearly contribution to each employee for international travel and exploration. Upon their return, our Tea travelers write a blog post to share their adventures with all of us (and the world). Tea’s e-commerce site manager, Priscilla Wong, traveled to South Korea and Thailand and shares her a piece of her adventure with us here today…

I’ve been so blessed to be able to travel so often while working at Tea. During my most recent trip, I traveled to South Korea and Thailand.  My first stop was Seoul.   It is apparent in Seoul that the old meets the new when it comes to buildings.  I loved seeing the traditional buildings from Korea’s storied past right next to modern designs from today’s architectural greats.  My favorite architectural landmark in Seoul was their City Hall.  It looked like a giant tidal wave in the middle of a bustling roundabout.  Neon lights, organic building shapes, and state of the art public transportation are abundant in this metropolis. It’s amazing how clean the city is, yes, even their public buses. Amazing! We spent many hours studying our map and finding free wifi to help us get where we needed to go. After turning down one too many wrong streets, we soon found out that sometimes the best places are the places you stumble upon, like the fried chicken neighborhood in Seoul!  Imagine, streets and streets filled with Korean Fried Chicken restaurants all competing for your business – my personal dream.  How do you pick when you can’t read the local language? Pick the one with the most patrons! We lucked out and had the best fried chicken of our lives.  Each piece was perfectly fried with just the right amount of breading in every bite.