Open accessibilty tools

07 April 2022

Are you doing a food related topic this term? Or studying plants and habitats? Or just looking for a fun way to fire children’s imaginations? Tea has so much learning potential, as well as being very sensory.


Tea brick courtesy of the Dorman Museum



Just one object can provoke new thinking. Teachers and museum learning staff at one of our CPD sessions worked with author Gabrielle Kent to wonder about this tea brick. Here are the teas their imaginations conjured.

Download FREE CreativiTEA resource here.

Why not use this resource with students? Dream up your own teas, explore the smell and feel of loose teas or compare tea made from tea bags to tea in a pot.

Did you know that Christopher Dresser was one of the UK’s most famous designers and his tea pots are iconic. In the late nineteenth century he worked here in Middlesbrough, helping to set up the Linthorpe Art Pottery. You can see a whole range of his designs at the Dorman Museum in the Linthorpe Pottery Galleries.

This tea brick is one of the objects on loan for FREE to schools through our Literacy Loans scheme. Find out more about the scheme here.