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Tea Collection x Marlo Bea

We’re excited to announce an exclusive collaboration with Shun Moore, mother of three, friend of Tea, and Founder of Marlo Bea, to bring you kids’ head wraps in some of your favorite Tea Collection prints!






Made from repurposed Tea fabrics, these head wraps are the perfect pairing to your favorite Tea outfit.



Shun started making kids’ head wraps to help her own children and children everywhere learn about other cultures through self expression. We couldn’t be more excited about this match-made-in-Tea-heaven—shop the collaboration while supplies last at



About Marlo Bea Head Wraps:


The Tea collaboration head wraps are size little and come with a 2 inch elastic band in the back to assist with easily putting them on or taking them off. Each head wrap is 44 inches x 5 inches, and is 100% jersey cotton. They are handmade and sizes/cuts may vary slightly. One size fits most (note to self: the smaller the head, the bigger the bow).


How To Take Care:


Machine wash head wraps with cool water. No chlorine bleach. Hang to dry for best results. To return to the original shape, steam or iron on warm.











Head over to to shop the limited edition Tea x Marlo Bea collaboration, and don’t forget to check out our new arrivals for some outfit-pairing inspiration!


Portugal Scavenger Hunt

Sometimes, finding connections to far-off places doesn’t require you to leave your home. Our friends at Finding Stuff Club created a fun, interactive Portugal-at-Home Scavenger Hunt featuring everyday items and Portugal-adjacent prompts. Plus, it doubles as a coloring sheet! 

Travel to Portugal this Memorial Day weekend from the comfort of your own home. No monk seals in your bathtub? No problem! Go ahead and get creative – look for pictures, words, or objects that match the images in the activity. 

What you’ll find in this Portugal-themed scavenger hunt:


Mediterranean Monk Seal: This critically endangered seal has a habitat in the Madeira Archipelago.

Sardines: Canned sardines are a common delicacy in Portugal.

Pear & Apple: Both are native to Portugal.

Books: Portugal is famous for its bookstores. In fact, the bookstore Livraria Lello was the inspiration for Hogwarts and Diagon Alley.

Lavender: The lavender is the national flower of Portugal.

Surfboard:  Ericeira, Peniche, and the Lisbon coast are three of the most famous surf spots. The entire continental coast of Portugal is known for its year round surf.

Soccer Ball: The superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, is from Portugal.

Ukulele: The ukulele was brought to Hawaii by the Portuguese.

Clamshell: Clamshells are most commonly found on the southern tip of Portugal, and are the most popular shellfish.

Sailboat: With a mild climate and warm sunshine, Portugal is a very popular destination for sailboats!

Whale: Whale sightings are common along the coast of Portugal.


Be sure to follow us @teacollection and on Instagram for more fun activities like this, and don’t forget to check out our latest collection inspired by Portugal here.

Tea x Lizzy Artwork

Every season, we collaborate with artists from around the world to bring you one-of-a-kind designs. This season, we tapped Portuguese surfer girl @lizzyartwork to create two t-shirts embodying her surfing soul and spirit. Her art is a representation of what she’s learned from the ocean while surfing, and her art style is inspired by classic surf movements, geometric figures, retro surf iconography, and more. Read on to learn more about Lizzy, her life in Peniche, and what surfing and art mean to her.


How old were you when you started surfing?


I was 15 when I bought my first surfboard. 17 years ago, surf schools didn’t exist like they do now, so it was common to start surfing by learning from someone in your family or a friend. For me, it was from watching someone surf on TV. Teaching myself took longer and required tons of preservereance, but all the time I spent learning made me fall in love with the ocean.


You helped us design the “Lizzy Surfer Girl Graphic Tee” and the “Lizzy Surf Car Graphic Tee” – what do these designs mean to you?


Surfing is in my veins. I can change every single aspect of my life, but not the fact that I am a soul surfer. I designed these tees to encourage little girls to feel inspired and to be encouraged to start this life adventure. 


What’s one thing someone traveling to Portugal should see or do?


For me, Portugal is all about the sun, the coastline, and the stunning natural landscapes, so anywhere by the ocean. Go to the beach and soak up the maritime vibes and eat some tasty and fresh Mediterranean food. Simple as that. 


What do you hope people will take away from your art?


I hope people feel my strong connection with the ocean and maybe understand the state of presence that can be generated when we are among nature. My illustrations show the reflections and the inspirations that come from being close to the ocean. The nature around us leads to the nature within ourselves. 


Where’s the first place you’d travel to once the world opens back up?


Oof… That’s a hard question because I am a travel lover. I love ancient history, so I would love to visit Egypt and Jordan. On the other hand, I love to surf in warm waters, so the Philippines may be one of my next choices!








You can shop both of Lizzy’s designs here. Don’t forget to check out Lizzy’s artwork at and follow her on Instagram @lizzyartwork


Make Your Own Rooster of Barcelos

We’re bringing you another activity from Finding Stuff Club inspired by our travels in Portugal. The Rooster of Barcelos is one of the most common symbols in Portugal. According to Portuguese folklore, a rooster was able to prove a man’s innocence when he was accused of a crime he did not commit. As a result, the rooster has come to symbolize faith, good luck, and justice. 


Step 1: Gather your materials.

  • Templates on page 2-3 of the downloadable instructions
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • Glue stick
  • Cutting surface
  • Cardboard
  • Coloring supplies for your rooster (crayons, color pencils, paint)


Step 2: Print out the templates on pages 2-3.


Step 3: Trace the rooster template and base onto your cardboard.


Step 4: Cut out your rooster and base. Depending on the thickness of your cardboard, you may need to use an X-acto knife.


Step 5: Fold and cut the base where indicated. To make the rooster stand up, slide the rooster into the base (see diagram in the instructions).


Step 6: Paint or color your rooster and base.


Step 7: Decorate and cut out the shapes on page 3.


Step 8: Apply your shapes to the rooster with a glue stick.


The end result should look something like this:

Don’t forget to tag @teacollection and on Instagram so we can see your amazing roosters! Stay tuned for more activities like this, and check out our latest styles inspired by Portugal here.

Tea & The Global Fund for Children Support South Asia

With a COVID crisis transpiring in South Asia right now, we reached out to our longstanding giveback partner, The Global Fund for Children (GFC), to see how they’re supporting those impacted by a devastating second wave of COVID-19. Read on to learn more about what the GFC is doing and how you can help. 



In India, nearly 350,000 new cases of COVID-19 are reported daily, with many more believed to be underreported (Source: The Global Fund For Children). With limited hospital beds and oxygen supplies to aid infected patients, there are increasing fears about the impact COVID-19 will have on the country. To exacerbate the problem, recent news of a fatal “black fungus” infection targeting those recently afflicted by the coronavirus add to a growing list of concerns over the country’s recovery.


Infections have also reached an all-time high in Pakistan and Bangladesh, with vaccinations not reaching those in need quick enough. There is a massive struggle throughout the region, and state and social welfare agencies struggle to support children and young people who have lost one or both parents to COVID-19. These kids are without access to safe spaces, food, and basic hygiene supplies.


The GFC’s local partners in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are providing direct emergency relief and essential services to children and their communities. We continue to donate 10% of all our profits to the GFC, as well as 100% of profits of our kids and adult masks to the GFC’s COVID Relief Fund.


If you want to help the COVID crisis in South Asia, donate to the GFC at checkout at or directly on the GFC’s website here. Together, we can help make the world a better place for children everywhere.

Make A Costa Nova Inspired Vase For Mother’s Day

We’re bringing you another activity from Finding Stuff Club inspired by our travels in Portugal. Costa Nova is a popular seaside town with a small stretch of striped waterfront houses. In this activity, you’ll create cardboard vases inspired by these colorful homes—a perfect gift or activity for Mother’s Day! Follow along for instructions on how to create your own Costa Nova inspired flower vase.

Step 1: Gather your materials.

  • Templates on pages 2-4 of the downloadable instructions
  • Printer 
  • Scissors 
  • Exacto knife  
  • Cutting Surface 
  • Cardboard 
  • Masking tape 
  • Coloring supplies (crayons, color pencils, paint)

Step 2: Print out the templates on pages 2-4.

Step 3: Trace your vase templates on cardboard. You will have to trace two sides and two fronts for each vase.

Step 4: For the house shaped vase, score the side of the vase where the dashed line is indicated.






Step 5: Tape your pieces together side by side. Try to make the tape cover the full edge.

Step 6: Flip over and fold your vase. For the house shaped vase, bend and tape the sides flush to front pieces. Tape all the edges together to reinforce.

Step 7: Decorate your vases with paint, stickers, or crayon.

Step 8: Color your flowers and cut them out. Place flowers in their corresponding vases.

The finished product should look something like this:


Don’t forget to tag @teacollection and on Instagram so we can see your beautiful vases! Stay tuned for more activities like this, and check out our latest styles inspired by Portugal here.

On The Road With Quartier Collective


You may remember our good friends Martin and Taryn of Quartier Collective and their globetrotting kids, Tilly, Francis, and Viggo, from their guide to Lisbon and our trip to Greece last year. They worked the magic behind the lens for our Portugal collection and shot breathtaking photos around this seafaring country. During their trip, they nestled into a campervan and took a beautiful road trip down the Algarve coast. Read on to learn more about their adventures.

We picked up Salvador, a vintage VW campervan, from a dusty little shop in the hills outside Faro and spent the next week bumping around the Algarve with Bob Marley on the radio and big smiles on our faces. You can’t drive very fast in these old buses, and for the south of Portugal, a slow roll is the perfect speed. We explored the Ria Formosa, an expanse of lagoon and barrier islands stretching from Faro in the west to the charming fishing port of Tavira. We bumped down a dirt track—built through tidal mudflats—to the end of the road where we met our friends for a big walk out on the sandbars. We forgot about the tide and ended up in our undies, ferrying the kids on our backs past flocks of pink flamingos across the rising rivlets and back to Salvador.

Olhao is adorable—white cubist houses tumbled in a maze of narrow alleys. We’d start the day with fresh OJ and pastries from the cutest shop called Santa Maria Madalena and finish with grilled fish and gigante beans from Cha Cha Cha. Praia do Faro has calm, consistent surf in the winter months, plus you earn instant street cred with all the campers when you show up in a vintage beauty like Salvador. But our favourite beach was Praia do Barril. We’d park Salvador and take the cute little train across the estuaries and mudflats to the sandy barrier island. The train is like something from a long-forgotten theme park—clattering and belching smoke, its wooden railings polished by time. There are a few cafes out at the beach and, the most curious sight, a cemetery of enormous anchors from the tuna boats that used to work the area. The anchors lie half-buried in the sand, row on row, rusting in the sun and salt breeze. 






One day, we took a small ferry from Olhao to Culatra, one of the further barrier islands. Though the islands are busy enough in the summer, they were nearly abandoned when we visited with sand covering the sidewalks of the tiny town and drifting up against the doors of holiday homes. After a good swim, Marty, barefoot and just in his undies, went exploring with the hope of finding some more drinking water. He found the only thing open on the island: a kiosk serving cold beer to a handful of local fishermen. This is the moment when you want to be able to say a few essential phrases in Portuguese like, “Could I please have some water?” and “I’m sorry, I forgot my pants.”



Want more stories like this? Be sure to follow Quartier Collective on Instagram @quartiercollective, and don’t forget to check out our latest styles inspired by our travels in Portugal.