Have you noticed a new ‘tea culture’ emerging? More people than ever are enjoying new tea experiences at ‘tea bars’ - sipping tea cocktails, mixing matcha and trying bubble teas. Even coffee shops have embraced the tea trend, serving up iced tea infusions and tea lattes.
For most of us, our understanding of tea doesn’t go beyond the mug and teabag. Yet, inside each humble blend are layers of unique flavours, rich histories, cultures, travel, mysteries and an amazing range of health benefits waiting to be discovered.
There are over 3,000 tea varieties available to us too - along with a whole range of gadgets and brewing techniques – so selecting the right tea blend and teaware can be confusing. For tea drinkers seeking new tea adventures - away from the usual Earl Grey or Oolong – the Wonderlust Express is an exciting new venture just for you. It’s a journey of tea discovery – giving tea enthusiasts everywhere the opportunity to learn about tea blending, tasting, inspirations and cultures behind the travel-inspired collection, recipes and more.
If you want to discover a new combination of flavours - from Camellia to Hibiscus - and develop a thirst for tea, join us on an adventure aboard the Wonderlust express and uncover the true meaning behind every sip. First, meet Wedgwood’s tea curator and award-winning tea designer behind Wonderlust: Bernadine Tay.
TEA CURATOR BERNADINE TAY
I’m Bernadine Tay, Tea Curator for Wedgwood and I love tea. Tea is enjoyed in so many countries and every culture has its own favourites and rituals. It is such a social drink and connects people together. I was born in Singapore and I’ve lived in Britain for many years and some could say tea is in my blood. As a little girl having tea with my family at home, to college in London studying a biomedical science degree, I was always known as a tea lady as I had a pot of brew ready to share. Very much like a perfumer, I bring different ingredients together to tell a story and through colour, smell and taste each sip brings you on imaginary voyage. Tea is a ceremony that brings everyone together - the aroma, the cakes, the conversion. Join me to discover the Wedgwood tea experience.
The Wonderlust Collection is an eclectic mix of treasured teaware, gifts and innovative tea blends inspired by stories, history, unique patterns and travels around the world. Each pattern aims to capture a place and moment from Europe to Asia - taking cues from culture and art in spirit of the 18th Century ‘Grand Tour’ and wonders of travel.