So yesterday I managed to squeeze in some time to visit the Bangi Sentral store. Haven’t been there for a while now that the Bangi team is alright on their own and don’t need my frequent interventions. 🙄
You know how I used to be a domestic goddess (#yeahright) and setting the table for dinner came as a breeze to me. But now since dah lama tak buat sebab malas busy, so I got very excited when the thought came to me to ‘set the table’ at the new Telekung TEA store. Sounds like some kind of banquet hall that I’m talking about but I am after all a drama queen 😂.
I used that huge indoor/outdoor table with the matching bench and placed those gorgeous babies (the telekungs, I mean) in their boxes. Ribbons and tags are a must to create that feeling of giving and receiving gifts. And of course the gift cards. All the other itsy bitsies like the travel telekung, the Rose Petite telekung in their bags, TEA bags and mini prayer mats all compliment the look on the table. After rearranging the pieces for an hour and several finishing touches (#finishingtouheslahsangat), I was finally satisfied with the centrepiece which I believe is now the focal point of the boutique. Love it!
Love it too?! Well, then. Come join in the fun at Telekung TEA Bangi Sentral. Just don’t mess up the table that I set 😂.
So much has happened I don’t even know where to start. Well, you might have guessed I’ve been so very busy these past few months I haven’t got the time to update this blog.
The new Telekung TEA store finally opened mid November. The most exciting day for me was when the sky lift lifted up the billboard sized signage on to the walls of the building 😱
I wasn’t actually there to witness it all. Got mommy duties to do at home. Anyway, it took them the whole day and they only finally put it up come midnight. Of course my devoted husband cum Managing Director of Telekung TEA was there the whole time 😁 I know, he wouldn’t miss it for the world! 😂
But he texted me the whole time to update me when I was at home and this is what it looked like:
Hahahaha. Seriously, I’m so jakun. But the truth is, even though it’s just a signboard or billboard or whatever board you wanna call it, there is this special feeling that I have actually achieved something. That I get to watch my little baby grow up. That little baby that we both looked after from the start, that we spent our time and effort to nurture has grown to become something we could be proud of. It’s a feeling I cannot describe. But I hope that screenshot of my jakunness gives you an idea of how it felt inside for me.
I just hope Allah gives me the time, strength and rizq to watch it grow even bigger. One day, inshaAllah.
Oh yeah. I forgot to post a photo of me the next day being extra jakun when I finally get to see the billboard.
So here it is 🙈:
See??!! And you probably don’t know but a bunch of people were actually beside the road in front of me at the Milo food truck and the sweetcorn stall probably thinking ‘Why this makcik so like this?’ 😂
Oh another thing. I know the billboard looks all wrinkly in this photo and that’s because it was raining the night they put it up. But now it’s been fixed and it’s all perfect. Just like that tagline. Paling sempurna ❤️
Let me tell you something, our TEA Bags are really popular. I’m totally biased, I know but they really are! And we purposely have them neatly folded and lined up near the counter so every customer who picks out a telekung and wait at the cashier would see the bags and go goo goo gaa gaa over them and get one. Or two. Or five. I’ve actually seen someone get seven! And I’m not even usually at the store. Seee…now you believe me!
So I was kinda devastated and my heart was torn to pieces (#dramaqueen) when the TEA Bags sold out. Again.
Well, worry no more, Areej, for it is just a matter of time (couple of days actually) that we will restock those TEA Bags! #excited
See, I actually took a gambar curi of our new member of team sewing on the golden tags to a new TEA Bag. Yes, the tags are sewn onto the bags one by one. Very carefully and kemas, I tell you! #proudofmyteam
Why is the picture in monochrome, you ask? Hey, nanti tak surprise la! I will reveal all the colours soon.
I was scrolling though my photo gallery, and then I found this — a newspaper cutting of Telekung TEA (or ‘Era Alem’ as it then was) in Mode Mega Harian Metro quite a while ago. Terus tersenyum tengok muka budak-budak kecik tu. – they are so CUTE! Rasa nak cubit kan?
There they are the three kids. My daughter Wafa (she’s in Grade 1 now, so seeing this photo makes me wanna cry #emotionalmommy Coz she so small back then!), and her friends Alma and Alya.
Ni rasa macam nak shoot telekung for kids again. Should we?
A few days ago we had a studio photoshoot for the Aurelia telekung from the TEA Premium line. I know! We keep having to restock the Aurelia because of the overwhelming demand. At one point of time, I thought hey, let’s just discontinue the Aurelia. Mesti orang dah getting bored with this design.
But the demand we got from customers suruh restock juga, tak sempat grab all colours, nak buat hantaran kawin, nak bagi dekat mak. And because of that, we decided to restock again. Maybe just until the end of the year. So cepat-cepat ye dearies, before it gets discontinued.
Since we do gift telekungs, it is just essential that we have all the little things that make a gift. For instance, gift boxes, fancy paper bags, ribbons, tags and gift cards. Our aim is to present the perfect gift. Everytime. Hey, that sounds so much like our tagline. (It is! ?).
So before we started out raya sales the month before Ramadan this year, we made sure we had more than enough gift boxes for the telekungs to be sold throughout Ramadan. BUT, what happened was so unexpected. The response to our raya campaign was so overwhelming! Customers ordered online, came to buy in stores — more than what we expected. What surprised us even more was the fact that apart from the regular customers and those who have already bought from us, we received soooo many new customers! Alhamdulillah. Rezki bulan puasa.
And, yeah, you guessed it. We ran out of gift boxes! And with the raya holidays and all, new gift boxes only arrived a week ago.
We truly apologise to everyone who got their Telekung TEA without gift boxes. But now that they are here (new colours and designs too!) you are most welcome to drop by and get them!
Your bff is going for hajj this year! Alhamdulillah. She is so blessed. And you feel so happy for her. You plan on taking a couple of days annual leave to send her off before she leaves for the holy city. Of course you want to give her something special. Something she could use when performing the hajj. Something to make her feel pleasant and comfortable.
And that something is right here at Telekung TEA. Just arrived in stores at TEA Prima Gombak and Kuala Terengganu: the OMRA telekung.
Featuring a telekung top only (without sarong), which is shorter than the regular telekung. The OMRA is purposely made this way so as to ensure easy movement when performing the hajj. Wear it over your abaya, or even over some ihram trousers and you are good to go! The length of the telekung top is just ngam ngam with your fingers so it is the perfect length.
Crafted from our signature rosella premium fabric to ensure you always feel cool with the OMRA. And of course, not forgetting our signature special smocking non-elasticated headband — again, to ensure utmost comfort when performing the hajj.
If you are going for hajj soon, or know someone who is, the this is the perfect gift, Get one (or two, or three, or four) with a complimentary gift card with personalised gift message. Get it gift wrapped in the exclusive TEA gift boxes too!