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Holiday Shopping Guide – Tea Style

Written By: Katrina - Nov• 20•13

If you’re reading this blog, you’re likely already a lover of tea. You are exploring different types, snooping online and in shops for new teaware and accessories, and maybe turning the pages of the latest tea books. You all have loved ones who want to find you the perfect tea gift, but haven’t quite developed your same passion for the leaf. Let’s make it easy for them. While we all know that we’ll love ANY tea gift we receive (since it means that someone has taken the time to really think about what we like and to shop out of their comfort zone), here’s a guide to ten fun gift ideas for your favorite tea enthusiast!

Here are the first five (in no particular order):

1. DAVIDs TEA Tea for the TreeScreen Shot 2013-11-19 at 7.14.27 AM

This is a gift that is creative, useful, and just plain fun. These beautiful tin ornaments come pre-filled with one of their three holiday tea blends. I love that the recipient gets some yummy tea, but is then left with something they can keep and use. These would make great gifts for teachers and friends. (My friends should not click this link; otherwise you won’t be surprised when they show up at the holidays.)


2. The Devotea Tea of the Month Club

Instead of choosing one tea, how about a selection of teas delivered every month? The Devotea’s Tea of the Month Club is a great, reasonably priced option. I’ve tried quite a few of this company’s teas and have gotten to know the owners over the past few years. I expect this program will introduce you to some amazing teas.

3. Tea Forte’s KATI Cupphoto(20)

Some of you may remember that I used to do copywriting for this company so consider this full disclosure. That being said, this is one of my favorite products. I’ve given it as a gift to countless people. I love the convenience of the infuser and lid, but also the thickness of the tumbler and the overall design. The patterns are gorgeous. It is a great daily use item. This picture shows the three I currently own and I confess to having my eye on a couple of others. Again, I’ve often given these to friends, teachers, and even one of my kids’ friends who was just beginning to show an interest in tea.

4. Numi Tea’s Artisan’s Tea Blending Kit

I love the creativity this set allows. You receive a selection of teas along with spices, fruits and herbs for mixing in. Don’t worry. They give you a recipe book to get you started. Numi is an impressive company launched by a brother and sister back in 1999. They’ve been able to grow their company while also maintaining a substantial commitment to the environment and to sustainability.

5. Boston Teawrights Fresh Leaves

This is definitely a gift for your serious tea enthusiast, the one who is also fascinated by the science of tea. Here you can purchase fresh tea leaves and, by following their instructions, attempt to create your own green teas or black teas. Before you know it, you’ll be withering tea leaves on cookie sheets and figuring out how to roll and dry them. Perhaps you’ll even delve into adding some scents and spices. This is definitely something I’d love to try and would be a gift that most tea lovers wouldn’t even know was a possibility.

So that’s my first round of tea gift ideas. Stay tuned for the next five later this week!

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