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Tea Time with Hale Tea Co.

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Tea Time with Hale Tea Co.

Hale Tea Company was brought to Savannah, Georgia by the Hale family in 1989, from London, England where they started a tea shop that dates back to 1872. Meg, a local SCAD graduate, is now the owner and operator of the company and she’s determined to continue its beautiful legacy. No doubt you’ve seen boxes and tins of Hale Tea at a variety of shops in town, and the herbal remedies collection is sold at Hygge.

Meg shared with me a bit about what she’s learned from both her own research and the institutional knowledge passed down to her by the Hale family.  Whether you prefer hot or iced, caffeinated or decaf, we hope you can add ‘enjoyment of tea’ to your regular rituals and self-care to-do list.

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What is Hygge?

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What is Hygge?

Lets address the elephant in the room right out of the gate: how do you pronounce it?!  If you've ever been caught saying higgy (like my sister, recently) or hiyga, youre not alone.  We understand that this is not part of the English language, and Google is sometimes too far out of reach, so lets settle it once and for all.

Hoo-gah or Hue-gah” 

 

Both will get the job done!  For those who arent familiar, the term is, in fact, Danish, originating from the country, Denmark.  And yes, I did feel like I needed to say that.  Norwegians know a bit about this concept too, but its more ingrained in Danish culture.

Imagine candles, wool blankets, fuzzy socks, puzzles, hot cocoa, fireplaces and a book.  Are you thinking of quarantine 2020?  Its actually not too far off from what weve all been forced to do this past year.  Focus on spending quality time with our family, at home, doing activities that we otherwise are too busy for. 

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Living Lighter with Lite Foot Company

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Living Lighter with Lite Foot Company

Katie Rodgers-Hubbard is thinking about taking care of our community too and earlier this year, launched Lite Foot Company (LFC) after five years of navigating her own sustainability journey. I was able to chat with Katie this week in advance of her first pop-up in the courtyard at Hygge on Saturday, April 17th from 1 - 4 p.m.

LFC is your one-stop shop in Savannah (and will be going mobile this summer) for everything you need to survive that typically comes in a plastic bottle.  Katies offerings include a refilling station with about twenty different liquid options (household cleaners, bath products), a variety of other sustainable swaps and even a subscription box to make it easier for those that have no clue where to start.

If you don’t think your individual choices are making a difference, you have more power than you realize. According to United Nations, approximately 70% of total global emissions are from personal purchasing decisions.

 

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