Teapee Packaging for Amerindian Herbal Teas
While I find the teabag design both practical and clever, the name’s a bit of a turnoff. Maybe it’s juvenile of me, but I can’t be the only one who did a double take at ‘tea’ ‘pee’….awkward silence… or maybe I am?
Also, while I appreciate that this is a student project, this is a design that has a limited client base as only a company with Native American roots or some serious experience/reputation in Native American traditional herbal remedies could use this design without causing offense. And yet, still an impressive piece of student design.
Not only is the packaging an eye catcher but the name is just awesome. The clever wordplay from teepee to teapee is an instant seller.
Native American’s used to brew a cup of tea way before the firstFrenchandBritishsettlers reached the shores of North America.Canadianstudent Sophie Pépin went back to the roots of the native american nomadic lifestyle and created a tea packaging that not only is directly inspired by teepees but also celebrates the skills of their legendary medical knowledge.
Each flavor has its own native american pattern which travels all the way around the packaging, serving as an opening mechanism. Once opened these beautifully designed teepee packagings reveal tea bags which are formed in a similar teepee style shape.
I like the fact I can grab the teepee poles and lift the tea bag into the cup making it a greatNorth Americantea experience from start to finish. Another fact that I like is that Sophie is bringing back a civilization almost disappeared. via packaginguqam