Craft & DIY

How to Make a Tea Crate

Last fall I was invited to the press day of Dille & Kamille to celebrate their 40th anniversary. In their Antwerp branch me and other press folk were treated to a great workshop on tea and flower and herb infusions. We were given the chance to make our own infusions and that was quite exciting as infusions tell a lot about one’s personality. The infusion I made told me that I’m cheerful, hurried and suffer from inflammations and infections – that couldn’t be more true. So if you  want to know who you truly are, book a infusions workshop. It’s also really tasty 😉

Storing tea leaves, herbs and other leafy bits can get messy and I really dislike messy. That’s why I invented not a tea box but a tea crate. I painted this wooden crate in F&B Vert te Terre (the same colour as my front door) and the lids of the jars with chalkboard paint.

Not only do I have room for tea I also have space left for honey, cute heart shaped dishes, spoons and sieves. It’s home is in a cupboard in the dining room, so I can put the crate on the table and I (or my guests) can whip up a nice cup of tea.

Do you want to know my personal infusion ingredients?

Rosebuds – for the delicious taste and smell.
Marigold – disinfects and thus good for infections.
Nettle – for digestive disorders and good for anaemia and hay fever.
Elderflower – good for the immune system against colds, but also against headache.

And it looks really pretty too, right? I try to drink a cup a day, the taste is something out of the ordinary.

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  • Marloes
    25/03/2015 at 19:27

    Wat een leuk idee!

  • Lisanne
    25/03/2015 at 19:40

    Het is prachtig!!!! Super mooi en handig! Liefs lisanne

  • Margaret
    25/03/2015 at 23:06

    Great idea to make your own tea with special flavours.

    Have a nice day, Margaret

  • Kate
    26/03/2015 at 04:06

    This is so lovely! What a wonderful idea and those heart dishes are perfect!

  • Claire Robinson
    26/03/2015 at 10:06

    Beautiful tea storage… I decant our tea bags and loose tea into pretty tins and containers, but that’s as far as it goes. Now I am inspired!

  • malin - miss kitten heart
    27/03/2015 at 17:44

    it looks lovely! my tea collection could never fit in a crate, it doesn’t even fit on a shelf – I have an entire bookcase (although a small one) for my tea. but then I’m a big tea drinker… if I were to make my own tea, it would have to include lemon, honey and ginger, they’re my absolute favourites in tea. if you want to take a look at my tea bookcase (teacase?), I posted it in my blog a while ago: