Sunday, 14 February 2010

Rituals: Design Tea Box


This tea box isn’t a name given to a makeup palette, so this isn’t going to be a post about a beauty product per se.

I just wanted to share with you this tea box that we bought recently from Rituals. If you’ve never heard of Rituals, it’s a Dutch brand offering a whole plethora of products for the home and the body. This is how they’ve described themselves: The first brand in the world to combine Home & Body cosmetics. Inspiring products for the care of your body and home. And they mean it! At Rituals, you can find body lotions, scented candles, makeup, bathrobes, facial cleansers and even dishwashing liquids and tea.

I wrote about Rituals many moons ago and sadly, I’ve been neglecting this brand on my blog since then. It’s time to put that right but funnily enough, I’m kickstarting it with a post about its tea box, of all things! We bought another tea box for my mother-in-law and look at how nicely it’s been wrapped by Rituals.

The handmade wooden tea box measures 15" / 38cm long and has five compartments. The one that we’ve got came with twenty pyramid bags. I’m not too sure, but I think the box is also available for sale without the teabags. The box, at first glance, exudes an air of stylish simplicity but on closer inspection, one would think that the finishing on the rim could have been better, as you would be able to notice in the images. That's what you'd sometimes get with something handmade, I suppose. [shrug]


There are four teabags each in the following flavours:

• Jasmine Delight – tea flavoured with jasmine blossoms
• Keemun Lime – black Keemun tea with bits of lime
• Cape Delight – rooibos tea
• Earl’s Secret – Earl Grey tea
• Emperor’s Dream – herbal tea with mint, fennel seed and spirea


Opening the box each time is a delight for the senses as the air fills with a potpourri of aroma from the different teas. I can’t decide which of the teas is my favourite but I would admit that I find the full-bodied Emperor’s Dream to be the least pleasing.

Come, have a cuppa with me! It's Jasmine Delight.



More information can be found on my old posts about Rituals Cosmetics, my review on the Rituals Hammam body care range and the Rituals website.

22 comments:

Dreams That Glitter said...

Oh that's so cute!

xoxo

London's-beauty said...

Ooh it looked like a 'fan' box to me. but cool :P very posh way to store teabags. they must be expensive? xx

sunniipinky said...

It looks simply gorgeous, I would love a set for myself. xD & the wooden box? Whooo~ I really like it. :) I think the wooden box would make nice little compartments for other items even when all the tea bags are used up. ^___^

Danielle said...

I LOVE tea! I can smell the Jasmine Delight now! Ahhh, I am at peace :) xx

bowsnhearts said...

I am not a tea drinker but my bf's mum would love this!

They come from England and love their tea. She probably has about 5 cups a day?

I will probably get something like this for her for her birthday!

twinsouls888 said...

The tea box looks so elegant and sophisticated. You are one very elegant and sophisticated lady. Most of the products in your posts screams glam and sophistication. ^_^

This tea box in particular reminds me of Samurai people ahaha. It's really pretty. And tea, I might try it and combined it with milk ^_^. Milk teas yay ^_^

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

What a cute tea box! I'd use it to store my jewelry afterwards :)
♥XX♥

Bethany Haitch said...

Thats so cute! I actually want 1! ox


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Ceecile ~Priscilla Clara~ ^^ said...

That is the cutest tea box I've ever seen! The design is so elegant! ^^ I love drinking tea as well, I'm dying to know how's that Emperor's Dream tasted like..The name is so powerful!

nihrida said...

Now that's a good looking tea box!

xSplendidStar said...

Wow that's the 'poshest' (if that's even a word! hehe) tea in a box I have ever seen! Splendid! I love drinking tea and inhaling in the aroma. I don't think I would be able to use any of that tea, it just looks too good to be finished! Hehe

Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day and CNY :)

xxx

Asami said...

Silk teabags! Is there anything more decadent? That set looks lovely. I'm a big fan of Earl Grey myself. :)

Mz. More said...

This tea box looks really cool. What a stylish way to store your tea for us tea lovers. I love tea. My favorites are Chai and Earl Grey. Thanks for the review hon :D

Bebo said...

Oh, I need to get my friend something like this -- she's just getting into teas!

GirL With GLasSes... said...

the tea box is kind of interesting to have.

Golden said...

I haven't seen a tea box as beautiful as that. Yours look simple yet elegant.

Lots of love,

witoxicity said...

@Dreams That Glitter
Heh heh! That's an interesting description for the box. :D

@London's-beauty
You're right! A large fan could easily fit into the box, if it didn't have the compartments. :) It's been a few weeks, I believe this tea box with tea bags cost somewhere between €10-15. :)

@sunniipinky
Ha ha! Those were my thoughts exactly about other possible uses of the lovely box. ;D

@Danielle
Ohmmmmmm........ :D

@bowsnhearts
Yes, such tea boxes would make great gifts for tea lovers. Your bf's Mum would certainly love something like this. :)

@twinsouls888
I beg to differ! :) The box may be elegant and sophisticated but it's another story with the writer! I'm just one who's always game to try out all kinds of products.

Ooh, tea with milk? I like that too! :D

@Cynthia
I've actually been thinking the same thing too! Things to store in the tea box afterwards: new teabags, makeup or jewellery. Hmmm, which one......? :D

@Bethany Haitch
I think it's possbile for you to get that in the UK as Rituals does have stores in several cities there. :)

@Ceecile
I love the simple elegance of the box too. Emperor's Dream is indeed a fantastic name for a tea. However, as it's a herbal tea, I found its fragrance a bit too strong for me. Oh well, everybody has different tastes. :)

@nihrida
Heh heh! Yes indeed! :)

@xSplendidStar
I also enjoy tea just like how you do. The tea bags may be too nice to use, but then again, it would be a waste not to use them either! :D

@Asami
It would be even more decadent to savour this tea with some freshly made scones and clotted cream! :)

@Mz. More
My pleasure! Yeah, the design of the box is actually really simple and yet, it looks so stylish! :)

@Bebo
I'm sure you will be able to find something similar to this there. :)

@GirL With GLasSes
Indeed! It would be great for someone who is kind of interested in teas. ;)

@Golden
Thank you. I love the simplicity of the design of this box too. :)

Natalie Nguyen said...

Oh that's so neat! It would make a fabulous gift to someone who loves tea!

Shop N' Chomp said...

The packaging is TDF!

witoxicity said...

@Natalie
You're so right! That's why we bought another one as a gift for my mother-in-law. :)

@Shop N' Chomp
Ha ha! It's simple and yet stylish, isn't it? :)

Beauty Vibes said...

I tried Jasmine Delight yesterday with my sister, perfect tea to drink when the weather is gloomy and cold!

witoxicity said...

@Beauty Vibes
Oh, how nice! Yes, you're right. It's great to warm up any gloomy day. :)