Did you receive My Tea Bling in your November Tea Box Express box? If so, you were in for a treat! This handmade item is certainly something special. My Tea Bling's founder, Tara, tells us more about her product and how she came up with her unique idea.
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What is My Tea Bling?
MyTeaBling is a handmade, stainless steel, Swarovski Crystal charm made to clip onto any tea bag! Not to be confused with a tea infuser it is a truly unique idea! The idea being that there is nothing in existence that "replaces" the usual string on your average bag of tea!
Not only is it made to be fun and a celebration of how wonderful Tea makes us feel, but it is functional too! Often times you may run across a bag of tea that does not have a string, but this solves that problem and can be used to help in a variety of ways!
Can My Tea Bling be used with all cups/mugs?
Yes it can! The chain of the bling comes in 2 sizes:
One is made for average size mugs that are often used at home. And the other is a smaller size, known as the "Shortie," which is made for more traditional fancy style tea cups.
I even use mine on the go to add some excitement to my tea when grabbing a cup to-go at my local coffee shop! (Although, I would like to note to do this at your own discretion and to be super safe about it being careful that the lid is secure)!
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Can you use it with loose tea as well?
This was traditionally invented for the average American tea drinker who grabs their usual tea bags when shopping at the grocery store. However, since using MyTeaBling I have found that loose leaf tea drinkers often use single-use tea filters for their tea. These filters do not normally come equipped with anything to seal the bag closed. So now, with MyTeaBling, you finally have a go to product that securely clips the bag shut with no mess or fuss that just happens to be blinged out with Swarovski Crystals!
What gave you the idea for My Tea Bling?
One day I was enjoying my usual afternoon cup of green tea to pep me up. I was at a coffee shop surrounded by people ordering things that sounded so fancy when I was handed my plain cup of tea with the little string hanging off of it. I was struck with a feeling of wanting to fit in and feel special too! After all, tea is so good for us and just makes you feel amazing when you drink it!
Then it hit me! I had a vision of a beautiful sparkling pendant hanging from my tea cup! I thought to myself, "Wow! wouldn't it be cool if there was something more than this boring string hanging from my cup?! Then my tea would certainly look as great as it makes me feel"!
I figured there must be something out there to replace this string and add some more excitement to tea time! But when I found that nothing like that existed... I created it!
What colors do you offer and which one is the most popular?
Currently I offer Classic Clear, Pink (which I figured every girl could appreciate), Amethyst Purple, and a Brilliant Vibrant Yellow. (I find that the Classic is the most popular probably because it would look beautiful on any variation color of cup).
But I knew that when I started this whole concept the idea was to really make each person smile and feel special and show their true selves! So I am working on adding new colors every day! In fact I am certain that as you are reading this a whole new batch of colors and concepts have probably already been made available!
I aspire to have a full color spectrum! People are truly unique and I feel everybody deserves to celebrate that with a color that sparkles and is something that they really love!
What is your favorite tea?
My Favorite tea is Green Mint Tea. The cool thing about that is that I realized that now when I use MyTeaBling I can add some fresh mint leaves to it by just simply clipping the mint along with my bag of tea! The more I use it- the more fun things I find I can do with it!
What is your favorite thing about having created this new invention?!
Ya know, I never really labeled myself as a "Tea Drinker" but what I didn't realize is that many people, such as myself, really are all along! Because even if we sit down to a cup of tea a few times a week at work or at home- we all are really "Tea Drinkers"!
Now that I created this product and dove head first into the world of tea out there I have not only tasted so many delicious flavors and tried so many fun things - but I have also met so many amazing people along the way! It's so much fun just really enjoying this whole experience in the communiTEA!
Thanks Tara! To learn more and go Christmas shopping visit my-tea-bling.myshopify.com.
As you can see below, My Tea Bling made a fun and sparkly addition to the November box where it paired nicely with Nunshen tea sachets (mug not included).