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A Travelogue in Tea Canisters

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Emily Meyer is a true citizen of the world. As the founding designer and chief creative officer of the well-loved Tea Collection children’s clothing line, the California native constantly travels the globe and weaves her experiences into everything she creates. We jumped at the chance to take a sneak peek at her Bay Area home and personal collection of beautiful, globally gathered loose tea canisters.

Emily is a firm believer in collecting art that is part of your daily routine. She discovered her first containers on a trip to a mountain-top pottery district in Taiwan (where she was visiting her husband’s family). Her collection now includes found treasures from Japan, Paris, Morocco, Beijing, and even a few from local markets.

Inspired at an early age by her mother who traveled internationally in the 1960s, Emily developed a hunger to see the bigger picture. Now she channels that same passion into her forward-thinking brand. (Each collection draws from a new destination, its culture, and aesthetic).

Of course, I had one burning, non-tea-related question for Emily: What are some of her favorite spots to visit around the globe? She answered with three — Japan being the most beautiful, Mali the most extraordinary, and Egypt the most exciting. Who’s ready to plan a trip?

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