The French haute couture designer paired with the Parisian tea purveyor to dress up two of their best selling teas: Anastasia (a black tea blended with bergamot, lemon, and orange blossom inspired by Grand Duchess Anastasia) and Prince Vladimir (a blend of Earl Grey, citrus, vanilla, and spices created in 1888 to honor Russian ruler Vladimir the Great).
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Kusmi collaborated with the designer to celebrate his retrospective at Paris' Grand Palais, which begins today, April 1st, and runs through August 3, 2015. Gaultier recently retired from his 40-year-long career with a spectacular final show at Paris Fashion Week. The KusmixGaultier tea tins feature some of the designer's most iconic elements pulled from his favorite collections, including sailor stripes and vintage tattoos.
The limited edition teas will be sold at Kusmi Tea shops across the globe and the boutique inside the Grand Palais starting April 1st. The collaboration won't stop at just teas. Later this year, Kusmi plans on unveiling a Jean Paul Gaultier designed tote and mug as well, which will make for a very high fashion kitchen counter.