Loose leaf tea experts T2 and Chelsea Flower Show winners the Rich Brothers have joined forces to create a living garden installation in T2’s Chelsea store this September.
The green fingered duo will be creating the installation to mark the launch of Veggie Patch, a new range of vegetable-based teas, by turning the Kings Road store into an exploration of the changing seasons, starting from 16th September and lasting a month.
Using a range of shrubbery, trees, herbs and vegetables to transform the store into a living Autumnal wonderland, shoppers will be able to loose themselves in an array of seasonal colours, sights and smells. From vivid greens and striking draped flora at the store front, developing into autumnal oranges, browns and coppery hues towards the back of the shop, the experience is designed to reflect the seasonal change.
The installation will bring to life the ingredients and colours of the new Veggie Patch tea range, as well as celebrating the beauty of the Autumn time in Britain by bringing the outside, in.
The new T2 range aims to turn traditional tea-drinking on its head and includes unique ingredients such as Turmeric, Beetroot, Spinach, Carrot, Kale and even Broccoli.
The new range can be drunk hot, cold or added into juices and smoothies and will be unique to the UK market. The tea’s vivid vegetable colours and accompanying new tea-ware collection will be the main inspiration for the month long installation created by the Rich Brothers.
Harry and David Rich, who have been making waves with their floral creations since 2013, have previously designed and brought to life installations for Chanel and numerous ‘how to’ guides for ITV’s This Morning.
Speaking on the collaboration the pair commented: “The new Veggie Patch teas seemed the perfect inspiration for us to explore a design in celebration of the changing seasons. Summer into Autumn is arguably the most visually alluring of the seasonal shifts, so we wanted to create an experience that reflects this.
“Part of the aim was to create an environment that complimented the new teas, so customers trying the range in-store can do so in perfectly matched and tranquil surroundings. It’ll have a natural, earthy style, taking on the colours, smells and textures of Autumn in Britain.”