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Tea & Sympathy

Nela Dunato

Nela Dunato

Sometimes you just need a little TLC. These three new makers at Bespoke will help you do just that. So put the kettle on, draw a bath, and get ready to relax.

Pour yourself a cup of tea from Flying Bird Botanicals, a small, family-owned company in Bellingham, Washington. Specializing in unique herbal and traditional teas, they endeavor to source everything local first, choosing fair trade and organic growers—and growing many of the ingredients themselves!

Great care goes into each and every cup. From the innovative biodegradable silk sachets, to the beautifully-designed (recycled!) tins that house both the bagged and loose-leaf teas, these teas are clearly infused with attention. Choose from medicinal blends like Quiet Cough and Tummy Coat, or indulge in a cup of Vanilla Rose Ceylon.

Image: Flying Bird Botanicals

Image: Flying Bird Botanicals

 

Add a little sweetness to your cup of Ceylon, with a jar of Lunas Gold Honey. You’ll want to savor this sweet and floral honey, so try a pretty honey stick from Moonspoon. It’s designed to catch drippings, so your honey lasts longer. And the paddle shape makes it an ideal match for toast, too.

Image: Moonspoon

Image: Moonspoon

Okay, so you’ve got your drinking teas, but what about your bath tea? Let’s say it’s a good excuse to fill your bathtub with flowers. Garden Apothecary’s decadent blends include Epsom salts, herbs and seeds, oils, and of course flower petals. All packaged in a recycled glass apothecary jar, the results are stunning—and that’s before you’ve even drawn a bath! Try out beautiful, relaxing mixes like Cacao and Cardamom or Balsam, Lavender, and Lotus. Horticulturist and owner Jenn Segale runs this small-batch organic bath and beauty company from her home in Half Moon Bay, California.

Image: Jennifer Segale, Garden Apothecary

Image: Jennifer Segale, Garden Apothecary