masala tee jewel @ masala tee eboutique. freshly brewed.

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Masala Tee is back – I present you a new capsule collection of bejewelled organic cotton tees for women. All are featured in a newly revamped Masala Tee website www.masalateeboutique.com.

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The signature look of Masala Tee – beautiful strong faces of Indian women printed on tees and embellished with jewelry – is still the mainstay. Click link to view: Masala Tee Lookbook.

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Masala Tee Cool concoction – big & skinny, comfy & chic.

Masala Tee Vintage oversized tees in blue, charcoal grey and red are super-simple to weave into your current wardrobe, and still look timelessly chic.

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A solid oversized tee is a must-have  in your wardrobe for days when you don’t want the tee-shirt to stick to your skin (especially in the Delhi summer grilling heat averaging at 40 degrees!).

Wear Masala Tee super comfy big voluminous vintage tee that goes down to the hip,  and bottom it off all right with a pair of  skinny jeans (a true confidant of our wardrobe always) and you’re all set for a Friday night out where you can always end up indulging in a carton of mint chocolate chip ice-cream or fruit sorbet to cool yourselves down further! sorbets

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But of course, if you’re at the beach or running to the spa this summer, our oversized tee looks cool even with the oh-so necessary staple denim shorts for happy easy days, with the tee tucked in with a chunky leather belt for structure.  Or  you have the option of teaming it with a pair of skinny capris or leggings!

It is the dawn of a summer era, and if you want to start off the first day in style with a burst of color- you can team MASALA TEE vintage oversized tee with bright-colored skinny jeans for some fun and oh so happy and cheery summery color blocking. 

skinny jeans If you prefer it muted, wear your skinny jeans in neutral cool colors. Different strokes for different folks. 

Don’t forget to amp it with the right accessory -flat ballerinas, strappy sandals, or platform slip ons  and you’ll look the part – big and skinny , comfy and chic.

In celebration of our 4th anniversary month, MASALA TEE vintage organic t-shirts (along with all our other tees) are available at a Special Discount at our online clothing fashion store till 10th June 2013: www.masalateeboutique.com (or directly to the page: www.masalateeboutique.com/en/masala-tee-vintage/89-women-gruhini.html).

By the way, Masala Tee Vintage comes in Men and Kids versions as well so your whole family can rock this look.  If you wish to have a His, Hers and a Little One  this summer, check out the cool happy MASALA TEE VINTAGE family tee. All are available at www.masalateeboutique.com

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Thanks for reading. Have a great summer, y’all!

Stay cool always,

Masala Tee Wallah xx

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The day a Tee Wallah received a personal letter from First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Yes, I Did!  Yes, She Did! 

And Yes, He Can! 

Congratulations President Obama for your re-election!

And as I watched President Obama’s election night speech, this Masala Tee wallah had a personal flashback. President Barak Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to India in November 2010 was so memorable for several reasons.

To begin, it created a lot of excitement in my neighborhood when we had news that the US Presidential couple will tour the Humayun Tomb situated very near my home in Nizamuddin East. That was confirmed when my husband and I witnessed many army and secret service personnel pacing up and down our streets, crossing our gardens, climbing up our staircases and strutting around our terraces with sniper rifles and walkie talkies. Oh Yes, they did! Just like a scene out of ’24 Hours.’

   
Always an admirer of what the Obamas stand for, I (with my cheerleading husband in tow) excitedly armed myself less menacingly with a small camera and binoculars, and decided to get in the act – snooping at many men in green who were snooping around. From my own terrace where I had covertly located myself, an army personnel told me to  ‘please ma’am, get out of your terrace’. Amidst all this confusion around me,  I’d managed to aim hard enough and snapped some shots of Mr & Mrs Obama from my terrace through some holes from some distant bushes. These larger than life figures appeared as tiny tiny specks from my point & shoot camera. But I did not care. After all, how often do you get to see the Presidential couple strolling hand-in-hand in your own backyard (well, almost)? Feeling quite like a paparazzi, I sneaked in a shot- yep, I did!
See? Mr President in a white shirt & Michelle in a green dress.
A day later, a dear someone I know excitedly shared with me the news that he was attending a tea session with the Obamas. Fired up by my covert scene from the Humayun Tomb, I excitedly prepared a gift  for the Obama family- a pack of actual masala tea, a personal card for Michelle plus four Masala Tees : a Masala Tee Jewel for Michelle, a  Masala T-urban for Obama, and  Masala Tee Sugarcubes with bejeweled Indian animals for Sasha and Malia. Everyone close and dear to me said two words, “wishful thinking.” Undaunted, I went ahead and instructed my friend to pass along my gifts to them- yes sirree, I did!
Finally, the crux of the story ended like this.
The card and  gifts actually got handed over to the Obamas.
Oh yes, truly they did! (n.b: I am sure that the pack had to pass through many layers of security before it reached their hands!)
 

A month after I’d sent those gifts and card through my friend, and when all that excitement was forgotten, I saw a big yellow envelope peeping out of my dusty Indian post-box. Nonchalantly, I picked it up and saw the address printed at the top of the envelope.

It says THE WHITE HOUSE. 
Yes, indeed it did!
My heart raced. I opened the envelope to find a letter from her royal loveliness, smartness, grace and style (and of enviable ultra-toned shoulders), and a champion of poverty, military families and conscious healthy living. First Lady extraordinaire & Mom in Chief,
Michele Obama.
I read it, my heart thumping with joy and quiet disbelief that my gift of Masala Tees (and tea) and card actually got through to them. Over a tea session in India. And how very apt that was.

I high-fived everyone I passed  in my neighborhood that day  (from the chai wallah to the fruit wallah to the rickshaw wallah) without explaining anything to them, and happily called all those who disbelieved that I would pull this off.
Yes, I Did!
Yes, She Did!
And Yes, He Can!

Congrats President Barack Hussein Obama & First Lady, Michelle Obama!

All Signed. Sealed. Delivered. 

4 More Years of your values, of your coolness, of you.

And Masala Tee is Two Years Old.

Sunday May 15, 2011 was  a special day for us.

We had celebrated our second birthday on a beautiful cheerful Sunday with 50 special children from selected orphanages, slum dwelling and underprivileged homes in Delhi. Themed as ‘Humpy Kholy, Crazy Daisy,  Nutty Trunky & the Reading Caterpillar in the JUNGLE BOOK, ‘ the storytelling birthday event is aimed at instilling a love for books and stories, and capturing the imagination of the children.  With the help of our friends- Pankaj Jha as the inimitable Mogli the MC; Rabani Garg, founder of the Reading Caterpillar Club for Children in Delhi; and Anupa Lal, an author and storyteller of children’s books- our 3-8 year old special guests of honor were entertained to a fun and colorful evening of storytelling, music and tea treats, and to much love & laughter.

Our birthday celebration felt truly meaningful- the sun was shining, the birds were singing, the adults were smiling and the children- well, the children just had a jolly good time.



Turning 2 has been a milestone.

But more so, it’s been a time for us to reflect.

Two years ago, we founded Masala Tee,  and a year after,  the e-urban clothing store (www.masalateeboutique.com).  Our goal is pure and simple.  First, to create organic tee shirts that depict the colorful & beautiful images of India. Second, to have loads of brew-haha fun and laughter. And last but certainly not least – to stick to our adage of growing up healthy and soulfully, ‎”the best exercise for the Heart is to bend down and lift another.”

It has been a terrific journey.

In two years, we have served piping hot and uber cool organic tee shirts in 9 countries,  delighted some 1000+ Facebook fans across the globe and along the way made some hearts happy whilst donating a certain percentage of our sales proceeds to humanitarian causes. Masala Tee aims to brew more green tees and reach a wider audience. And that’s where we need your help.

Simply join our birthday wish and mission to boost our Facebook Masala Tee community. Here’s how you can help: Just LIKE us on Facebook to connect with other like-minded fans fanning the Flame of Masala Tee. While you’re at it, invite your friends to also LIKE us. If you LIKE us, chances are, they will as well. And that’s it. Your recommendation means more to us than any other marketing strategy.

To show our gratitude and to kick-start our birthday bash recently, we had thrown out some irresistible deals your way. Starting  on our birthday Sunday 15 May and for the next one month,  our customers and loyal fans can score up to 30% discount on Masala Tee’s women’s tshirts, tee shirts for men and organic kids clothing. The more you buy, the greater the discounts! So order some organic tee shirts today for you and your loved ones. Feel free to send us your photo in Masala Tee wherever you are vacationing for the coming summer holidays with your friends and family , if you want to be featured on our Facebook Fanpage. The slideshow below gives more details on the the Birthday sale.

So if you believe in our endeavors, please help us Spread More Joy with Masala Tee.

Have a wonderful week ahead everyone.

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MASALA TEE MOTHER’S DAY

Made for Keeps

Masala Tee’s Mumversation on Mother’s Day.


Imagine the tug on my heart strings. When she came back home from her playschool, grasping with her two year & 6 months old fingers and with all her might- a paper bouquet and a flowery card.  And her lips all pursed up ready to kiss me.

You see, I became a Mom pretty late – after the age of 40.  No one has made a big hoopla about Mom’s Day for me, except me and family for my Mom. So when the little one came back home from her nursery school with excitement to present me this little gift made by her (albeit with a lot of help from her teacher)- I was taken in. Intrigued. Delighted.

Gifts made with love, and shared with delight, and pride. 

She probably does not know why she is giving this gift to Mama. And it doesn’t matter. I gave a squeak of delight, and opened up the card, and laughed at the words written at the bottom. Obviously recounted by her but written by her teacher.

 “Mama office”  (I juggle between play with her and work from home).

“Mama’s gone to doctor” (I tell her that when I need some ‘me’ time and she hates seeing the doctor).

“Mama speaks telephone”  (The phone is my fashion accessory like a pair of earrings stuck to my ears).

She made my day. But it also meant that I  need to reflect about what she’d written. And my resolution  for next year’s Mother’s Day is for her to add another line:

“Mama smells flowers” ( I want to take time off more with her and  smell  more flowers).

     

Fast forward  two hours later.  The little one had forgotten all about Mother’s Day and all that she had made for Mama. I had picked up the card and the flowers and placed it on my work desk. These, after all, are made for keeps.


 She came to my work desk and proclaimed the self-assertive mantra of a 2-3 year old, “Mama, that’s MINE. ”And the daily mother-daughter banter  starts. “Hahaha. no, no- You’re MINE. But we must always share. ”

 She’s made for keeps, my precious one.


In conjunction with Mother’s Day, Masala Tee gives a treat to all Mothers.



 

Look Love, it’s BLOOMING MASALA TEE!

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from MASALA TEE

“Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of seasons.”
Kahlil Gibran


BLOOMING

MASALA TEE

Blooming Hot or Springy Cool.

See BLOOMING MASALA TEE ONLINE now @ http://www.masalateeboutique.com

 

 

Click on the following underlined link to see: Blooming Masala Tee Collection !

A Beautiful Tee infused to perfection

100% Organic Cotton Green Tee

A blend of ocean breeze and exotic tropical flowers

Perfect for a flowerful cool day outdoors

* Beautiful flower can be un-plucked from Tee and planted on bags, hats or any place you fancy.

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair”

BLOOMING MASALA TEE

inspired by

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMING TEA



This is the eye-catching visually stunning Blooming Tea that has inspired the Blooming Masala Tee Collection.

Our inspiration comes from  China where it is believed that the Blooming Tea symbolizes Love, Happiness & Prosperity. Each bud is skilfully rolled by hand to create a spectacular, eye catching visual treat of a tea. Delicate yet powerful – it is a delight to the senses. A visually stunning, refreshing and rejuvenating alternative to the standard tea.

MASALA TEE simply loves it. And cheers it. And pays tribute to it.

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MASALA TEE FRESH BREW! new faces, new styles, new flavors! See, try, taste!

Enjoy Captivating Eyes “Saware Naina” from Kamasutra Lounge Album

 

All  new organic tee brews are available at our new Masala Tee eBoutique: http://www.masalateeboutique.com

Click on the following underlined link to see:

Masala Tee JEWEL!!

 

 

Click on the following underlined link to see:

Masala T-Urban!!

 

 

Our NEW precious Masala Tee JEWEL.

FRESHLY BREWED & NEW! Elegant NEENA in Blue & Hot Pink in various sizes & with longer sleeves & length.

FRESHLY BREWED & NEW!

Beautiful DIVYA & SAPNA in Grey combo & Hot Pink (print in plum) in various sizes & longer length!


Our NEW robust  Masala T-Urban.

POWERFULLY BREWED & NEW! Robust Jagat & Uday in cool shade of Grey in short & long sleeves in various sizes

(embroidery in contrasting red & orange).


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