Catch the Balinese Spirit with Spring 2012 Tea Collection – Review and Giveaway

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For Spring 2012, Tea went on an island journey and traveled to Bali, a little place with a whole lot of happy! Our designers were truly inspired by everything from the dance and music to painting, woodworking, jewelry making and the island’s rich ikat and batik textiles.  Upon their return, they created a truly incredible collection that includes a modern interpretation on traditional Indonesian patterns and Balinese rituals.  The girls clothing features botanical jungle prints and bright, bold batik fabrics.  The boys collection includes clothing depicting mystic characters and batiks with nature inspired motifs.

Tea Collection is truly unique in that it brings a taste of world cultures into our closets.  I loved the Mercado Mexicano collection that we reviewed last fall.  We got so many compliments on Little Brother’s Chiapas Futbol t-shirt.

This season Tea Collection showcases the exotic wonders of Bali.  Generally, boys clothes are…well, normal.  Boys clothes are boys clothes; there’s rarely an article of boys clothing that jumps out at you and makes you say, “WOW!”.  The Tea Collection has tossed boring out the window with the Bali collection.  The shirts, sweaters, and hoodies are exciting and will make moms like me say, “Oh, I want that!”. Okay, so I admit, I actually did say that when I saw the Growling Naga Zip Hoodie online. It-is-awesome.

Needless to say I was super excited when I opened the package of clothes we received to review and found the very hoodie I’d been coveting. It looks just as good on as it does in the catalog.

Big Brother was kind enough to do a photo shoot for me.  What a ham!

You can click the individual thumbnails for full sized pictures.

One of the things I love about the kids Tea Collection clothes is that they fit average to slim.  The Surplus Playwear pants Big Brother is wearing have an adjustable waist band! This is great for his skinny frame.

We also received a fun pair of pajamas to review.  They were in the wash when I did the photo shoot so I’ll get some pictures of them up ASAP today.  Like the other items we received to review they are totally cute!

And now for the great giveaway!

Tea Collection is giving one reader a $100 Gift Certificate to Tea!

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Disclosure: I was provided with samples for review purposes. The opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.


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  1. Lindsay Oussa says
    I am currently 33 weeks preggo and would love this for my new bundle of joy! Thank you for the opportunity :)
  2. Thank you for the great giveaway!!!
  3. Today I'd pick the red roll up safari shirt!
  4. I love the Tea Canvas Tote in nutmeg.
  5. I like the Ginger Flower Dress.
  6. Laurie Harrison says
    DENIM LOOK SKINNY PANTS I like these because they would go with anything. I also think the POLENG DRESS would be cute paired with their SKINNY STRETCH LEGGINGS in grey. A versatile outfit that can go from chilly Spring (with a top under the dress) into summer. (ditch the top) Everything on Tea is unique.
  7. I love the Happy Hoodie in cactus! demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com
  8. Alex Liz Robinson says
    I love the lotus print wrap.
  9. Mechele Johnson says
    I know they have a new collection out but I still want and love the Wildflower Wrap dress in purple, and it's on sale!
  10. I love the Dance Party dress. Thanks!
  11. The Growling Naga hoodie so super cute!
  12. Ang Alford says
    lovethe Lotus vines dress
  13. I love the Mila Sweater Vest.
  14. I absolutely adore the Gitana Mini Dress!
  15. Danielle Davis/Grady says
    I love the POLENG LONG SHORTS! Thank you!
  16. I love the Roll Up Safari Shirt.
  17. I like the safari scooter jacket
  18. Erin Lawrence says
    I love the Happy Morning Stripe Dress!
  19. I like the Artisan Lotus Dress!! fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com
  20. Christina C says
    I love the happy morning romper
  21. twitted this
  22. Lotus Vines Dress
  23. love the Lotus vines dress
  24. I love the Lotus Vines Dress...all the dresses are so pretty!
  25. STRIPE DRESS :-)
  26. I love the LITTLE CITIZENS HOODIE. Thanks!
  27. Starling 4 piece set is so cute!
  28. Jody Sisson says
    I love the Pasar Vines Dress!
  29. I love the Magnolia Batik Dress but there are a ton of other cute things too.
  30. I like the Cafe Merino Henley.
  31. I like the women's block print floral tunic.
  32. Lisa Davis says
    I love the Lotus Vines Dress
  33. Terry Young says
    I have 12 grandchildren, and I know at least four of them could use this.Thank you for the contest!
  34. EMMA L HORTON says
    I LIKE THE Dyed Dots Romper
  35. Meredith Jones says
    Thanks for offering a great giveaway!
  36. I ADORE the Dyed Dots Knot Dress!
  37. Katherine Persons says
    I love the Poleng Dress
  38. Jodi Kershuk says
    I love the Badak Hoodie
  39. the hoodies - all are so cute!
  40. I like the Mercado Constuido Top.
  41. The Pasar Vines dress is adorable!!
  42. I like the red roll up safari shirt.
  43. I prefer the red roll up safari shirt.
  44. Debbie Welchert says
    I love the Orange Rocks Outfit.
  45. Vicky Carlson says
    I absolutely love the Raya Stripe Romper! :)
  46. I love Lotus Blossom Romper. thank you!
  47. I love the Pelaga Camp Shirt for boys
  48. I love the Badak Hoodie!
  49. Carmen Van Deursen says
    I love the scooter jacket.
  50. I love the Batik Floral Top.
  51. Charlotte Varner says
    I really love the "Lotus Vines Dress" for a little girl! This would be really cute with a matching hairbow!
  52. I like the Horizon Stripe Dress
  53. I love the Sedap Malam Knot Dress - it is gorg!
  54. I LOVE THE Tiger Jungle Tee :)
  56. Love the Sedap Malam Knot Dress! ngiraldi at gmail dot com
  57. Little Girls can never have enough clothes! Esp. Cute CLothes!
    • love love love this collection! sarahadoeshair_a at yahoo dot com
  58. I love the sedap malam knot dress for baby girls!
  59. twittered this
  60. Sarah Hull says
    I like the Katut's Motorbike Tee for my son!
  61. Love the Dyed Dots Knot Dress for my girlie!
  62. Love the Tiger Jungle 5-piece set kcoud33 at gmail dot com
  63. I like the Tiger Jungle Tee.
  64. My tweet link didn't copy it is:!/kcoud33/status/167316170448441344 kcoud33 at gmail dot com
  65. Awesome giveaway !
  66. twitted this giveaway
  67. Floating Rice field dress is adorable... but then so is everything @ TEA! (HollyCunningham)
  68. Brittney House says
    I love the jungle flower top
  69. Singa Stripe 5 piece set is AWESOME!!! inalak at msn dot com
  70. I love the Raya Stripe Romper
  71. kathy pease says
    i love the Magnolia Batik 6-piece Set
  72. I like the Magnolia Batik Dress! bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com
  73. I love the Katut's Motorbike Tee
  74. Love the Tea Canvas tote! Thanks for offering this fun giveaway :0)
  75. Ahhh I like the boys' Growling Naga Zip Hoodie!
  76. I like the Painterly Striped Tunic
  79. chelesa sims says
    love the A PLAY ON RED outfit that they created on their outfits page
  80. Artisan Ikat Tunic
  81. Love this Batik dress for girls!
  82. Raya Stripe Romper in Indigo
  84. Michelle Stice says
    I like the Jaya Peak playdress
  85. Terry Cross says
  86. Heather Garcia says
    Desa Stripe Hoodie
  87. Roll Up Safari Shirt in Limeburst
  88. Love the newborn chinese jacket in gravel!
  89. I love the Katut's Motorbike Tee. How cute!
  90. I just love the Hello 5 piece set for baby boys ;)
  91. tea break time
  92. ginger flower dress!! chacha6581(@) yahoo dot com
  93. Tea Canvas Tote amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com
  94. Obsessed with the Dewa Eyelet Top! Would love the chance to win this.
  95. julie hawkins says
    I love the magnolia batik dress.
  96. blockprint floral tunic is my pick
  97. I like the Doña Dolman Cowl Neck. Thanks for the chance!
  98. Oh so many beautiful things! I love the Lukisan Garden Top!!
  99. I love the girls magnolia batik dress!
  100. I like the Little Citizens Bodysuit in pink.
  101. ericka coello says
    Singa Stripe 5-piece Set
  102. Love the Follaje Raglan Dress - entering on the RF form as Erin Cox
  103. I love the wrap dresses! They look great!
  104. I like the Magnolia Batik Dress. thank you!
  105. daniel healey says
  106. I would like the Ancho Androna 5-Piece Collection.
  107. I love the Roll Up Safari Shirt
  108. Lovin' me the Artisan Ikat Knot Dress
  110. Ross Hassel says
    I love the boys tiger jungle 5 piece set.
  111. jara Christensen says
    I love the hummingbird pajamas!!!!!
  112. mary renshaw says
  113. kathy pease says
    i love the Flying Birds Pajamas
  114. beautytolove says
    I like the Skinny Stretch Leggings in the Grey Color Email: starseeds88 (at) yahoo dot com THANKS!! :)
  115. love the Modernisme Ruffle Dress
  116. I like the Sedap Malam Knot Dress
  117. I love the Cili Floral Tunic!
  118. shirley pebbles says
    I like the Artisan Ikat Tunic fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski twitter,gfc,stumble/ daveshir2005 google +/ shirley pebbles
  119. Charlene Kuser says
    I love the Women's Artisan Ikat Tunic
  120. I adore the Ginger Flower Dress.
  121. mary gardner says
    Lotus Batik Knot Dress marygardner49 at aol dot com