Innovation and design are at the heart of Tea Forté’s values, and our collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation was a thrilling experience. With our partnership, we had the honor of bringing to life Frank Lloyd Wright’s first tea collection.
GETTING THE SHOT: Viewing the images digitally while shooting; wiping away loose tea leaves with a makeup brush; and straightening the pyramid infuser in a cup.
IT'S ALL IN THE TEA
Each tea was the vision of our Master Tea Blender, Piotr Miga. Embracing the harmony found in Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs, we created five new distinct blends — crafted to awaken the senses through layered, earthy, and warming flavors. Citrus Earl Grey has a twist of citrus and a creamy finish for a smooth take on a morning favorite. Oolong Crème delights the palate with its rich, dark flavor and toasty caramel notes. Honey Hojicha is a roasted green tea with a touch of honey and citrus. Spiced Herbal Maté has an earthy body with a refreshing finish. And Ceylon Gold is a robust, full-bodied, and balanced classic tea.
THE DESIGN BEHIND THE INSPIRATION
Our team was inspired to use Frank Lloyd Wright’s original artwork “December Gifts” to wrap the packaging. The geometric interpretation of holiday presents resonated with Paul Anselmi, our Creative Director right away as the perfect piece to visually represent the collection.
Detail of "December Gifts". The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York) All rights reserved.
The Frank Lloyd Wright® Collection is available in a variety of offerings, including a Presentation Box ($38, 20 pyramid infusers, four of each blend), a Petite Presentation Box ($28, 10 pyramid infusers, two of each blend), a Gift Set ($65, One Mini Petite Presentation Box of 10 pyramid tea infusers, one custom-designed stoneware cup, and one stoneware Tea Tray with a gold monogram), and coming soon, a Spiced Herbal Maté Loose Tea Canister ($18, 35-50 loose tea servings.)
Making small adjustments while setting the photo.
We hope you enjoy this collaboration as much as we enjoyed creating it. A portion of the purchase price of this collection will go to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation which continues his legacy, in his words “to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme, and meaning to life.”