Hand-carved Kenyan Tea Spoon
Enjoy a loving spoonful with these beautiful hand-carved heart tea spoons from Kenya! Perfect for your own kitchen or as a gift for your loved ones, each spoon is crafted from sustainably-sourced olive wood.
Simplify your loose leaf preparation with these spoons, just scoop out 1 teaspoon of tea, per one cup of hot water, and enjoy! Our stainless steel Tea Infuser is the perfect partner for these tea scoops.
Hand-carved in Kenya, these spoons provide fair wages for approximately 200 carvers and sanders. Carving in Kenya is mostly a seasonal job because the demand is driven by tourism, so in the off-season there is a reduced need for workers. But our spoons are made year-round, creating sustainable employment for the carvers. 90% of the price JusTea pays for the spoons goes directly to the artisans, with the remaining 10% going to supplies and transport. These spoon carvers earn about 2-3 times the minimum wage in Kenya.
All of the spoons are made from off-cuts of olive wood from larger items like bowls and tourist gifts (think carved giraffes). By turning these off-cuts into spoons the carvers reduce their waste and create for themselves additional income. Climate change looks a lot different in Kenya than it does in North America, the effects of which underscore the importance of increasing forest cover around the country. Our partnership together has committed to planting 3 trees for every 1 tree that is cut down to ensure forests are being replanted.
Since each spoon is hand-carved, the bowl size may vary slightly but it is approximately 1 teaspoon.
Read more about our Kenyan spoon carving partnership here
Dimensions: 4.25″ long
These little spoons are adorable, but are perfect if you want to be more precise with how much tea leaves you are using/adding or as a gift to a tea loving friend/family member. I regret not buying a few extra just because they are super handy to have and each one is unique due to them being handmade.
I love these spoons and gave one as a gift along with your tea. My friend opened the gift, jumped up and ran to her garage where she keeps her toolbox. She came back with a hammer and nail and immediately hung her gorgeous new spoon next to her tea/spice rack. She loves it.
I love using these unique little spoons for my tea. I have many (because I buy a lot of JusTea) and have given them as gifts too. It's special to get a lovely hand carved spoon each time I buy JusTea.
This hand carved spoon is perfect for spices and tea. Sturdy and functional and just makes my day.