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.