'Teatime With Animals' is a series of 8 illustrations by PJ McQuade, and is a collaboration with The Clipper Ship Tea Company, based in Northport, New York, that specializes in specialty loose leaf tea, premium honey, and artisan chocolate.
After the success of the first collab between PJ and the Clipper Ship Tea Co, a delicate Japanese sencha green tea blended with soothing lavender, warm vanilla and sweet blueberries, inspired by PJ’s ‘Snow Monkey’ illustration, they are now planning to create seven more based on tea origin countries, each featuring one animal famously indigenous to that country. The other countries to be featured are India, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Africa, South Africa, China and Taiwan.
In addition to Japan’s ‘Snow Monkey’, India’s ‘Tiger’s Chai’ is a majestic Indian Darjeeling Black Tea blended with bold Indian spices, delicate aromatic flowers and rich notes of vanilla. An elegant and aristocratic tea that celebrates India and it’s majestic Bengal tigers. And Sri Lanka’s ‘Elephant’s Teacup’, is a brisk Ceylon Black Tea blended with Sri Lankan cinnamon and tropical island fruits. A finely balanced tea is a perfect harmony of sweet and spiced. This tea pays homage to the peaceful and tranquil beauty of Sri Lanka.
The remaining collabs are all currently works in progress, and they hope to have the entire collection finished by next Autumn. The artwork will then be reformatted for packaging so they can be sold on tins individually and in a box all together.
The first three illustrations are available as 13” x 19” giclées, printed on 300 gsm MOAB Entrada fine art rag, 100% cotton, acid free with archival pigments for $45.
They are also available as greeting cards, in folded (Vertical 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”) Clay coated 12 pt. premium card stock with blank interior and are available individually, or in packs of 3, 5 or 10 and as fridge magnets and stickers.
Check out PJ’s Behance page
for a look at the greeting cards, stickers and magnets and a bit more about the set up of the collaboration.