May 22, 2014

Teassert: Culture in a Tea Bag

Based in Toronto, student Lily Kao has come up with an adorable tea packaging that looks like bite-sized Chinese delicacies and alludes to her roots. The origin of Dim Sum is linked to the tradition of Yum Cha – tea tasting. The earliest tea houses originated in Guangzhou, China. They were a lot like diners: small, roadside establishments that served tea along with a bit of sustenance for weary travelers or rural workers.  Chinese-Teassert-packaging-design Chinese-Teassert-packaging-design1 Chinese-Teassert-packaging-design2 Chinese-Teassert-packaging-design3 Chinese-Teassert-packaging-design4 Chinese-Teassert-packaging-design5 Chinese-Teassert-packaging-design6 Chinese-Teassert-packaging-design7 Chinese-Teassert-packaging-design8 Chinese-Teassert-packaging-design9 Chinese-Teassert-packaging-design10 Chinese-Teassert-packaging-design11   Therefore, teahouse owners began to add more snacks to the food selections. Teassert is a look-a-like food package that incorporates the idea of Dim Sum into packing tea leaves (Oolong tea and Pu-Erh tea) and snacks (dark melon seeds and roasted peanuts). The package itself has multiple re-use functions, including Siu Mai recipe, book marks, coasters, and usable bamboo steam baskets for cooking. The package instruction includes two languages – English and Mandarin.  
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