25 Days of Holiday Gifts: Couture Tea

Day 3: The fanciest-and-prettiest morning drink we’ve seen

Bishop Chatard High School grad Theresa Krier was working backstage at New York Fashion Week when she noticed that the models, though thirsty, weren’t reaching for the sodas that were on hand. Her solution was to create a tasty, hydrating, and calorie-free drink option: Big T NYC, said to be the world’s first couture tea brand. The looseleaf varieties include Tell-Tale Glow, an organic white tea blended with goji berries, elderberries, and currants for a fruity taste, and Unexpected Fling, an organic green tea infused with rose and cherry. So what if the tea-drinkers on your gift list are only sashaying down an office hallway. They can still begin their day knowing they have at least one thing in common with runway models.$45 for 16-oz. jar. Eva Maison, 912 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-964-0918