Category: Across the Globe

Shoe Etiquette in Japan

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There are many traditions in Japan, many of which may be foreign to those who are not familiar with Japanese culture. In Japan… you never, ever, ever wear shoes inside! When you get home from school, you take your shoes off at the door, line them up, and put on your indoor slippers. 

Japanese School Lunches

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Japan is a culture filled with etiquette and customs and this is true no matter your age. In Japan… lunch is much more than a 15 minute free for all. There are lessons to learn here too! Many Japanese school children, like Jiyu, move aside their desks to dust and clean their classroom once a day.

Foreign Correspondent: Falling in Love with Japan

Kiyomizu IMG_6080Meet Marya, our latest Foreign Correspondent who traveled with her family through Japan this past spring. Here, she shares a personal story of their experience and how they all fell in love with Japan again, on their second trip there as a family.

Africa’s Great Lakes Region: The Primate Capital of the World

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)! Katy, Tea’s t-shirt graphic designer, traveled through Uganda and Rwanda on a quest to see every primate. Here she shares her jungle adventures.

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Expanding Horizons in Costa Rica

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)! Two of our lovely sales team members joined their families and traveled together, in true Tea fashion. Here, our Eastern US Territory Manager, Brooke, shares the story of their travels in Costa Rica. 63e9e642-ff5b-42ad-9415-a1df1966799bHaving just had my third kiddo—a boy named Jack—I was shocked when my great friend and colleague, Amy, asked me if our family wanted to travel with hers for spring break. I jumped at the chance to travel with an awesome family, I just hoped we wouldn’t slow them down. Costa Rica wasn’t on our original list, but after looking in the Caribbean and other tropical places, we took the plunge for adventure in Costa Rica. 

Travel the Tea Way with Tauck Bridges

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Twice a year, we pack our bags and set off to explore a new destination. We go there in search of inspiration for our new clothing collections and we hope that our globally inspired styles encourage kids to discover and celebrate the world around them. This spring, we go to enchanting Italy—and so can you!

We’ve partnered with family adventure tour company Tauck Bridges to give you and your family an opportunity to explore Italy the Tea way. Spend seven days in Rome and Sorrento, and discover the same sites, sounds and people our designers did on their journey. Learn more about the day-to-day activities you and your family could embark upon!

The Historic Looms of Luigi Bevilacqua

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The morning we met Alberto Bevilacqua was a dark, cold and rainy one. Huddled together under the covered portion of the water taxi as we made our way to Murano and Burano for the morning, our guide listened as we explained to him the reason for our trip. He nodded and smiled, then excused himself to make a phone call. After a few minutes and just before we had exited the Grand Canal, he let us know that before we took off for the day, he wanted to take us to a fabric store for a quick stop.

The next thing we knew we were standing in front of large wooden doors with stained glass windows, ringing the doorbell of a charming Venetian building (aren’t they all that way though?). Alberto Bevilacqua opened the door and welcomed us in — We had no idea what we were getting into.