Up next in our Tea Brand Ambassador series is Danielle Schaffer. You may recognize her kids from our Italy catalogs. Her crew drove up from San Diego after being casted as part of our “real kids” campaign this spring. Read on to learn about her family, her favorite Tea item and don’t miss her family’s DIY project around a reward system for the kiddos.
Over the next few days, we’ll introduce you to a group of amazingly talented women. They are moms, small business owners and entrepreneurs, friends and all around good people (among many other attributes). We feel incredibly lucky to have them as our Tea Brand Ambassadors. We launched our ambassador program in early 2016 with hopes of connecting with customers who truly embody the Tea spirit. Starting small, reaching out to a few people we had met or worked with before on smaller projects. We’ve been blown away by how Tea shines through their every day lives. So, without further ado, it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Lisa Jackson. Read on to learn about her family, her favorite Tea item — and don’t miss the recipe she’s sharing for her black bean polenta dish, it’s delicious!
We love seeing your #littlecitizens on Instagram. Your pictures continue to inspire us and we feel the #teacollection love. We’ve rounded up our favorite recent Instagrams and are sharing them with you here. Don’t forget to keep using #teacollection, #littlecitizens and #kidslovetea to be featured on our TeaCollection.com gallery… We may even repost one of your pictures!
From top to bottom, left to right: @yslagle // @hanamik // @ginalee // @gparrish // @savvyinsanfran // @amhays84 // @stylesmaller // @mariet_world // @simonanielson
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. Having 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.
My husband and I often visited Mexico as a young couple before we had children. The sights, sounds, smells and adventures in Mexico are unlike anything else. We have always longed to take our own children to this special place as a family one day. We recently started taking family trips to Mexico. It’s not an incredibly long travel day, but we’re still able give them a foreign experience with new food, language, currency and experiences like no other. Mexico holds a special place in our hearts. Bringing our own kids there to see what we love was incredible and valuable. On this particular trip we traveled to Mismaloya, a small town south of Puerto Vallarta. It is actually the same town where my husband proposed to me, several years ago.
Growing up on the east coast, italian ice was a summer dessert staple. If you lived near New York, Ralph’s was your go-to shop. Near Philadelphia? Probably Rita’s. Rhode Island? You’ve definitely had a Del’s Lemonade. No matter where you grew up, you probably had a few Italian ices in your lifetime. While the name may have you believing that italian ice is most popular in Italy, many versions of the icy treat are enjoyed around the world. In Italy, this dessert is known as “granita” and commonly flavored with lemon or coffee. The best part about Italian ice? You can make it almost any flavor you want! It’s super easy to make and delicious to eat. Here, we’re sharing a recipe for our favorite Italian ices. Once your little citizens try it, we bet it will become a summertime staple for your family!
Where will the long days and warm weather of summer take you and your little citizens? To the beach? The mountains? Or maybe even a new city? Some of our favorite summer adventures have been road trips with many stops along the way, lazy days near a lake or barbecues with friends and family in the backyard.