Tea is multifaceted and multi-experiential gift. These six companies offer a variety of tea gifts for the holidays that can be enjoyed among friends and family or in serene solitude. Giving tea is giving an experience that will last beyond that final drop in the teacup.
Give the Gift of Afternoon Tea
Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery in Redford, Michigan put together an Afternoon Tea Starter Pack, so anyone can partake in and host this English tradition. The Afternoon Tea Starter Pack includes one dozen Ackroyd’s scones (four plain, four blueberry and four cranberry orange), and a jar of authentic English clotted cream. To complete the pack, customers get to choose one of Ackroyd’s locally crafted jams (Orange You Glad It’s Clementine Marmalade, Pure Brilliant Raspberry Jam, or She’s a Bonny Strawberry Jam), and one of the company’s loose leaf teas (Blackcurrant Black, Earl Grey, Ginger Peach Green, Majestic Mint Royal Tea, or Scottish Breakfast). Everything can be ordered on the bakery’s website.
Tea and Shortbread Gift Set by Knack Shops
KnackShops.com put together a lovely Tea and Shortbread Gift Set that celebrates the season with handmade shortbread squares from Heritage Shortbread in South Carolina that originated in an old family recipe. Seattle-based Knack Shops matched up the shortbread with Smith Teamaker’s Silent Night Herbal Tea, a decaffeinated blend of peppermint leaves, cinnamon, ginger and sweet licorice. A Siberian Fir Candle rounds out the occasion with its uplifting evergreen scent. The gift set is available for purchase on the company’s website.
Peet’s Coffee Offers its Winter Solstice Tea Gift Set
Peet’s Coffee has tea, too! Its Winter Solstice Tea Gift Set contains a 4 ounce tin of Mighty Leaf’s Limited Edition Winter Solstice Tea Blend (black tea, cinnamon, orange, and allspice), and the Taste of Mighty Leaf Collection of four varieties of teas. The modern, sleek glass Kinto Carat Teapot with stainless steel filter completes the tea experience. Additional gifts for tea lovers are on Peet’s Coffee’s website.
Art of Tea has a Tea for Two Gift Set
Get cozy under the mistletoe with Art of Tea’s Tea for Two Gift Set. It is comprised of two handmade glazed white ceramic mugs and a Pyramid Sachet Sampler box of teas. More gifts, such as a traditional Ceremonial Matcha Bowl Set, can be found on Art of Tea’s website.
Harney & Sons Puts the Tastes of Holidays into the Teacup
Harney & Sons Holiday and White Christmas tea blends make up the Holiday Duo Tea Gift. Each blend embodies the flavors of the holidays. Holiday is a blend of black tea, spices and citrus; and White Christmas is a mix of white tea, vanilla and almond. Each tea is packaged in a Harney & Sons tin decorated with Christmas colors. Additional tasty holiday teas are on the company’s website.
Stuff Stockings with Adagio Teas
Tea is the perfect stocking stuffer. Adagio Teas Stocking Stuffers are a good way to introduce someone to tea or begin Christmas morning with a warm, festive cuppa. Adagio Teas Stocking Stuffers collection has six tins of holiday blends, which can be purchased in loose leaf and tea bag formats. The six flavors are traditional holiday favorites: Candy Cane, Gingerbread, Chestnut, Candy Apple, Pumpkin Spice and Cranberry. Shop Adagio Teas on the company’s website.