A Tea Leaf
The name "A Tea Leaf" is a play on the pronunciation of my name. "A" is for Alissa and "Tea Leaf" comes from my last name, Thiele, which is pronounced "TEA-lee). See what I did there? And I do love tea... preferably a minty one :)
Ever since I was little, I've loved to make things with my hands. This started out as drawings and paintings, and then lead to majoring in Graphic Design in college. After a few years in the real world, my husband and I (and our cat, Yoshimi) packed up and moved to Portland to be surrounded by music, nature, and amazingly creative people.
The Pacific Northwest immediately began to inspire my artwork. I started creating collage work with found papers & botanical drawings under the name A Tea Leaf. I also got interested in the idea of making my art/designs wearable and began learning about jewelry making. I found that jewelry allowed me to explore art from a whole new perspective. I was addicted!
Today, A Tea Leaf jewelry is still inspired by nature and exploring the Pacific Northwest as well as vintage touches.
Where can i find a tea leaf
in the paloverde shop?
Shop our curated gift box collection with gifts featuring A Tea Leaf products! Paloverde's gift boxes are thoughtfully curated and filled with botanically inspired gifts (sourced directly from indie makers!). We take care of every detail so they're a cinch to send, but arrive beautifully arranged and ready for gifting.
Curated botanical gift boxes perfect for plant lovers and those inspired by the beauty of nature.
Looking for something more custom?
Build your own custom gift box and add A Tea Leaf beautiful botanical inspired earrings and necklaces to craft the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one!
Choose your ideal selection of live plants and botanical inspired gifts, pick the perfect card (we've got something for very occasion!) and include a note for us to handwrite and include with your custom gift box. We'll take care of the rest.