A Gift of Tea

Tea Gift Box

The Perfect Introduction to Tea

This holiday season when you are trying to find a special, unique gift why not choose the gift of tea. One of the best things about tea is that it is versatile and can be blended to just about anyone’s taste, even those that don’t think they like tea.

Herbal, Black, Green, Red, and yes Blue too

The variety of teas is vast and can be a little daunting when you are presented with a wall of herbs, teas, and spices. I like to keep the following things in mind when I am buying tea:

  • Can I see it?
    • You should never buy tea that you cannot see or, in the case of shops like ours, you can’t see the raw materials that the bags were filled with. Many brand name companies will hide inferior ingredients in prebagged tea but still, charge you a price.
  • Can I smell it?
    • This has two meanings:
      • If I have a stuffy nose it’s not a great time to be looking for new teas. Being able to smell the herbs and base teas is essential to making sure it will be enjoyable.
      • Some teas are in sealed packaging, to keep it fresh so they say, which does not allow you to smell it. When you make hundreds of thousands of boxes of tea that could sit around for quite some time before being sold this is the only way to go. Sadly this also means that you will not always get the best cup of tea or even what you might have been expecting by the manufacturer’s description.
  • Can I taste it?
    • When we get a new shipment of teas and herbs I like to take a little of it, mash it between my fingers and taste it on my tongue. This gives a pure indication of what it will taste like and if there are any oddities. You should do this too when you are looking at buying tea, herbs, and spices so you are sure about the flavor.
    • If it is a prebagged tea it is always nice to get a cup from somewhere first to try it out and see if you really like it. In some tea shops, like ours, we have the bags we make loose so you can get a cup of tea to give it a spin.

Make your gift unique

Tea Gift Box Single Bag

Whether you want a big box of tea, or a few bags we can make custom blends for your stocking stuffers and presents for your tea lovers. We look forward to helping you get one of the best gifts this year, the gift of tea.

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