A Guide To Gifting Tea
“Tea and Winter… they’re a “matcha” made in heaven.”
“Fros-tea the snowman, was a jolly happy soul… “
“Hello, Is it “tea” you’re lookin’ for?”
“Tea or coffee drinker; can’t we all just get “oolong”?”
“Sorry, I’m a bit of a “chai” person around people I don’t know…”
OK, OK already, I’ll stop with the puns. But they are just so “punny”! HAHAHA
Ok… for serious…. I’m done… let’s get to this guide on gifting teas, shall we?
If you have read my review post on Teatrition fall teas you may already be familiar with my own personal feelings and outlook on tea. I have also been very forward with my enthusiasm, and in showing my interest in this small business up in Maine.
Teatrition really seems like they got this tea thing down. To them, tea is not just a fad either… Teatrition not only promotes tea for health, but also teaches about tea culture, and many other benefits. I highly recommend that if you are going to buy loose leaf teas, to go through a local, small business, and community-minded company with a little more on their mind than the bottom dollar… if you know what I mean.
“It’s the gift that keeps on givin’ the whole year!” – Eddy in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
While I don’t recommend forgoing those holiday bonus checks for a monthly jelly of the month club membership, or in this case, a tea of the month membership; I do still recommend this tea of the month membership. from Teatrition… of course.
Tea really does make a great, memorable gift any time of year whether it be a Christmas present, birthday present, a valentines present, a mothers day present, a present to say thank you to a teacher, a boss, a colleague, or just a “because I love you” present. If you don’t know much about tea, or even if you do, you may not know what the person you are buying for likes. So, where IS the best place to start? A tea sampler! For someone who likes tea but doesn’t already have the stuff… this will be a nice little place to get started. This tea sampler/starter set comes with samples of tea obviously, but also education on HOW to brew the teas, as well as provides a tea press. And, you get all of this for only $30!
‘Tis the season for Tea!
Maybe you are planning on gifting teas to your loved ones, but your receiver already has everything needed for making tea. Or, maybe you are buying for yourself. that’s ok, we are alowed to treat and gift ourselves sometimes too. So, because I am writing this during Christmas… here are a few options for gifting teas that are Christmas themed. These flavors are gauranteed to blow those tastebuds away!
*EDIT*many of these teas are seasonal for the holidays and are not always available. I have gone through and added links to similar products for other times of the year.
What’s more Christmasy than Gingerbread Cookies?
How about trying something a little more healthy but still with all the deep cinnamon and ginger flavor you love about cookies.
The Gingerbread Cookie Tea from Teatrition is caffeine free – so after a hectic day, you will be able to enjoy this dessert-y, spiced, rooibos tea and de-stress from it all. The spices used in the blend help with digestion… which we all know is useful around the holidays.
In continuation of the idea of low caffeine, de-stressing and winding down at the end of the day. Stomach calming ginger and white tea soothe the soul.
Next to Gingerbread? Candy Canes are synonymous with Christmas cheer.
Why not try this Candy Cane White Tea from Teatrition. With a touch of hibiscus lending a tart finish, the peppermint keeps this tea a little sweet. Teatrition boasts the benefits of this tea as a deterrent to bloating after a large holiday feast. We all could use that, huh?!
Not into peppermint, but still want something sweet and smooth? Try a buttery and sweet chestnut tea?
Last but not least let’s spice things up a notch and try a little Winterberry. Just the name itself sounds Christmasy and enticing, doesn’t it?
Ginger, Clove, and Cinnamon on top of a blackberry, raspberry sweetness make this tea a “delightful way to pass time on the chilliest of days”.
So, what else would be a good gift option for those tea lovers out there?