Photography, Creative Conceptualization, Styling by Naznin Suhaer
Hibiscus Green Tea | Rose Oolong Tea | Marigold Green Tea | Saffron Kahwa Green Tea | Chilli Chai Black Tea | Lemon Green Tea | Apple Spice Black Tea | Long Island Green Tea | Tea Canister | Capri Blue Tea Mug
“When the world is all at odds
And the mind is all at sea
Then cease the useless tedium And brew a cup of tea.
There is magic in its fragrance,
There is solace in its taste;
And the laden moments vanish
Somehow into space.
The world becomes a lovely thing!
There’s beauty as you’ll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup of tea”
We as humans go through various defined and undefined emotions everyday. In this fast-paced digital age, we are used to open our eyes in bed at the sound of an Instagram notification or a whatsapp message. The content of the message usually sets the mood of the day. Happy – if you’re going to be able to implement what you had thought of last night, a good news from someone that sets you in high spirits, Sad- if something is not going to go as per your plan, Contemplation – because you have too many choices, Bored – because you know it’s going to be just another day. The mind, body and soul go through lot more stress than one can imagine. In such a time, a few minutes of calm with a cup of tea may not fix things, but refreshes you and changes your perspective towards life and situations.
Tea has been used from the ancient era for it’s therapeutic reasons and taste, and over time, we have only gotten better by coming up with finer versions and different flavors.
It feels creatively satisfying to associate with Tea Trunk to showcase their teas on I Dress for the Applause, a brand that follows a unique aesthetic and puts a lot of thought and effort into everything – right from the quality of the product to packaging. The Trunk holds a vast variety of gourmet tea blends lovingly crafted by Snigdha Manchanda – Tea Sommelier at Tea Trunk.
Creating this story had me trying all the teas and it was intriguing and one-of -a -kind experience tasting them while shooting and styling them. Each one has a distinct aroma and taste. Hot or cold, these are a perfect choice for any season, especially summers. The fact that they can be rebrewed 3 – 4 times makes it even more easier to refill your cup while at work or home by just pouring in some hot water. Out of all featured in this post , the Rose Oolong, Long Island, Saffron and Hibiscus Green teas have become top favorites. Also, their accessories make such beautiful pieces for your home. Besides, they really make lovely gift options.
The exotic teas promise a refreshing taste and an urge to resort to slow living. And like the Tea Somelier at Tea Trunk says – ” Enjoy Tea like it should be. “