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An Inside Look at our Insiders Weekend

Tea Insiders
This past weekend, we invited 22 of our Tea Insiders to join us in San Francisco for a weekend of conversation, collaboration and lots of celebration. Our Tea Insiders is a group made up of Tea Collection’s nearest and dearest explorers. They share our brand values – spreading connection and curiosity through the lives of their family and friends, covet our new arrivals each season and aren’t ashamed to call themselves “Tea obsessed”. They flew in from all across the country (and Canada, too!) to spend time with us at our Studio Tea space. Over the course of 2 days, we shared some exciting news and we didn’t want you to miss out.

Learn How to Make Beignets!

img_6065_32745641281_oOver years of traveling across the world, we’ve been able to taste many different cuisines. Food is always important to the culture and history of a destination. Today, we’re sharing a recipe from France from our friend Carine Rosalia, a French-American mother and Tea customer.  Here, Carine shares her recipe (and photos of her daughter making them in Tea) with us. 

Beignets

BEIGNETS
Mardi Gras Beignets
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20 beignets 20 minutes
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2 minutes 2 hours to overnight
BEIGNETS
Mardi Gras Beignets
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20 beignets 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
2 minutes 2 hours to overnight
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  1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and sugar.
  2. Make a hole in the middle and crack 3 eggs into it and mix.
  3. Add the butter, lemon juice and orange blossom water. Incorporate into the flour mix and knead.
  4. For two balls of dough and let rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight (preferably).
  5. Stretch the dough with a rolling pan (or an empty bottle).
  6. With a knife, or pizza wheel, make 20 diamonds.
  7. For a more traditional shape, make 1 1/2 long slit in the center of the diamond and take one of the diamond's corners through the slit.
  8. Heat the oil in a deep pan. Temperature should reach 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Dip beignets in the oil for a few seconds on each side (just enough time to get them to a blond, even color).
  10. Let them dry on a paper towel and for a fun effect, sprinkle confectioner's sugar on them. Enjoy!
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Learn How to Do a Sunprint DIY

17SP2_E_G02_02Curiosity is a way of life. One of the biggest wonders of travel is the constant sense of discovery—and we love exploring and discovering with kids. On our catalog shoot in the Walkabout Wildlife Park an hour north of Sydney, we helped our friends learn how to make DIY sunprints. This easy, and inspiring, diy project can be made with anything you can find outside. Learn how you can make a sunprint too, at home with just a few supplies. 

Lamingtons

LAMINGTONS
Lamingtons
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Our resident Tea Aussie, Jessica, shares her mum's recipe for this tasty treat!
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21 servings 10 minutes
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21 servings 10 minutes
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40 minutes
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21 servings 10 minutes
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40 minutes
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21 servings 10 minutes
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40 minutes
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  1. For best results, bake your cake the day before you want to make the lamingtons. Cut the cake into 21 squares.
  2. To make the icing, sift your sugar and cocoa into a bowl. Mix in remaining ingredients except coconut and stir until smooth and shiny, using a little more water if necessary to reach the right consistency.
  3. Use immediately, keeping the bowl over hot water. Add a little more boiling water if the icing begins to thicken as you work. Dip the squares of the cake into the icing. A carving fork or skewer is useful. Allow to drop for a minute and then roll in coconut. Leave on a wire rack to dry.
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A Very Special Collaboration: The Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumo

Indigenous Tea Prints

This season, we celebrate and honor the indigenous people of Australia. When our designers traveled to Australia, they headed to Alice Springs, a remote town near Uluru (or Ayers Rock) a massive sandstone “red rock” monolith rising out of the earth. This area is called the Red Centre of the continent. Uluru is a part of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage area and a sacred place to the Aborigines. Our designers traveled north of Alice Springs to Yuendumo, where they were able to meet the Warlukurlangu artists. The art association is a non-profit organization that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artists from the surrounding communities.

Meet the Kids Featured in Our Catalog!

We make globally inspired clothing for little citizens, and twice a year we travel to a new destination for inspiration, adventure and lots of photos of super cute kids decked out in our newest styles. This season, our collection comes all the way from Australia. We trekked across this wild, wonderful country with some awesome local children. From Sydney to the Outback, the rainforest to reefs, we explored, learned, made new friends and laughed (a lot) – plus, we got some great photos to share.

We believe in making connections across the street as well as across the world, and we also went to Austin, TX for a second spring/summer photoshoot. We held a casting call at our first ever pop-up shop at TOMS Roasting Co., and met tons of amazing little citizens and their families!