Tag: little citizens

Making The Foreign Familiar Every Day :: Meet Amanda Freerksen

Here at Tea, we believe in making the foreign familiar, across the globe and across the street…Opening children’s eyes to the wonder of the world around them. Showing kids that, when you get down to the heart of things, we have a lot in common with other citizens of the world. And while a trip halfway around the world might instantly make the foreign familiar, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to go far to experience new sights, sounds and tastes!

Amanda Freerksen, of the blog Queso Suizo, (and one of our Tea Ambassadors!) shares with us a bit about her family, how they came to love Tea and how she strives to make the foreign familiar for her two kiddos at home.


Tea friend and Foreign Correspondent Terumi Pong, of An Emerald City Life, spent 6 weeks traveling through Australia with her husband and two littles. Follow along as she shares adventures from her family’s dream trip on Studio Tea. 


Meet Marcie Cheung, mother of two and author of  Marcie in Mommyland, a family travel blog featuring tips and tricks for parents adventuring with littles. Follow along as she shares with us her family’s recent journey through Paris.


On Mother’s Day we took you behind the scenes, introducing you to some of the superstar moms here at Tea Collection. So, we thought it only fitting to shine a spotlight on dad on his special day.

To all the dads of Tea, Happy Father’s Day—today, we’re celebrating you!

The Tea dad encourages his kids to explore and discover…to seek out adventure. He’s always ready to lend a lap, or give a giant bear hug. He loves teaching new things, and tells the best stories. From shoulder rides to a shoulder to cry on, dads are always there to lift us up. So, thank you dads for all that you do to help raise little citizens of the world!

We asked Tea employees to share some memorable moments of the father figures in their lives, and today we’re sharing them with you!

Meet Papa Jones, father of Carli Jones, Tea’s newest Campaign Marketing Associate. Often mistaken for Mr. Claus, Papa Jones has no need for helpers – he is armed with the creativity of a thousand elves. Growing up, he was always there to put an artistic spin on daunting school projects, share his snacks on long day hikes, and fix every flat bike tire in record-breaking time.

While Carli won’t be able to join him this Father’s Day, he’ll be in good company, spending the day with his seven grandchildren in the Utah summer sun.


Next up, meet Josh – husband to Brooke, our East Coast Regional Sales Manager, and rock star dad to their three adorable kiddos.

To sum him up, Josh is all things to everyone. Whether it’s the middle of the night or the middle of the day, he always puts his kids and their needs first. He has such a positive outlook on the world, and loves his family more than life. This picture perfectly describes how his kids feel about him: they just can’t get enough!

Next up, meet Bob – husband to Anna (Tea’s Technical Design Director) and loving father of their two grown children. Bob enjoys traveling the world with his family. Now that their kids are grown, he is more than just their father, but a close and loving friend. Today he looks forward to a delicious gourmet meal cooked by the kids, and enjoyed together as a family.

Meet Robert – father of Emily, our fabulous Community Coordinator. Growing up, Emily’s mom would always joke about how stoic and serious Robert can be, but over the past couple of decades (and by the looks of these photos) he’s really learned to let loose and channel his inner goofball. Oh, the power of daughters!


Help us celebrate all the great #dadsoftea on Instagram by sharing a favorite memory of yours. Share photos of your fathers, grandfathers, husbands, uncles and favorite father friends with #dadsoftea.

Tea Collection x May Designs

We are thrilled to (once again!) announce our partnership with May Designs and give you an opportunity to cover notebooks, stationery, coloring books and cards in your favorite Aussie-inspired Tea prints. Here’s an inside look at the prints you can now shop and their corresponding styles!

Celebrating Moms: Meet Beth

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been introducing you to moms that work at Tea, but we also wanted to take the time to celebrate our moms, and our friends, relatives and co-workers that are moms. We’re excited to introduce you to Beth, mom to Blue (a dog!) and girlfriend of Jason, Tea’s Reporting and Back Office Product Manager. 

Celebrating Moms of Tea: Meet Tracey

Over the past few weeks, we have been introducing you to the moms of Tea Collection. These amazing women are superstars at work, and at home. Follow along as we introduce them to you and share insights into what its like to work at Tea Collection as a mom (pet moms, too!). Next up, meet Tracey, Tea’s Account Manager for Wholesale and mother of kiddos and dogs!