Tea Bag Candle Holder


A woman is like a tea-bag.  You only know how strong she is when she is put in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt 

This is the quote that inspired the founder behind this one of a kind candle holder, Jill Heyes. After moving to South Africa, she was deeply moved by the overwhelming poverty and apparent hopelessness in the settlement of Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay. Therefore, she started working with women, teaching them how to create various stationary, decor and table items using recycled tea bags.

With time, the group of ladies with whom Jill worked grew and became skilled and talented artists.

All together, Jill and the women artisans were able to create an environment that thrives on determination, co-operation, give and take, support and friendship. It has given the women confidence, pride, responsibility and perseverance that previously didn’t exist.

  • Round glass candle holder 
  • Decorated with recycled tea bags
  • Hand painted
  • 7.5 x 9.5 cm