Tea Gift Guide 2019

At Cup of Tea, we love all things tea, so we’ve curated a Tea Gift Guide for tea lovers out there.

Our extensive yet carefully selected range of loose-leaf teas, tea hampers, tea accessories, tea gifts, tea caddies and teaware are a great place to start when thinking of adding a little tea-magic to your festive celebrations.

Whether you want to treat yourself, indulge a loved one or treat a deserving work colleague, we have tea-related gifts all wrapped up in a bow!

Below you’ll find our Festive Tea Guide which has been specially selected by our in-house tea-connoisseurs. There’s something to suit all budgets, from stocking fillers to exclusive luxury and unique gifts. 

Let our handy Tea Gift Guide help you find the perfect gifts this Christmas for that special tea lover in your life.

 

 

TEA HAMPERS 

Our tea hampers contain only the finest loose-leaf teas in attractive wicker basket hampers. 

Tea aficionados everywhere are sure to love these themed tea collections which have been carefully selected to deliver an outstanding tea experience. Each tea hamper comes with a handy and reusable stainless-steel tea ball, and we can also include a personal message or a gift card if required. 

We have selected three fantastic NEW tea hampers for you to try this season:

 

Organic Tea Hamper

Our Organic Tea Hampers contains three loose-leaf tea pouches and a tea ball which are beautifully presented in a small wicker hamper. We have selected these three organic best-sellers because we know they will wow those drinking them!

Darjeeling Summer Gold Organic is an elegantly flowery black tea with a delicious muscatel flavour. The tea is handpicked in the Summer for a fuller characteristic and an inviting aroma. 

Natural Assam Organic is a rare, top-class bold Assam tea with a honey-like flavour. When brewed, the fine leaves develop a malty tea with a hint of spice typical with a high-quality Assam.  

Gu Zhang Mao Jian Organic is a superb green tea with a well-rounded character and gentle sweetness. The delicate buds and leaves from this rare Chinese tea can only be picked ten days a year, creating a truly unique tea.

 

Christmas Tea Hamper

We’re certain that this selection of three loose-leaf Christmas inspired teas will enchant this year’s festivities. Created to excite the senses, the tea range has been expertly blended to evoke warmth and joy on chilly days and cosy nights in. Each hamper contains x3 100g teas and a reusable tea ball presented in a small wicker hamper.

Christmas Surprise is a flavoured blend of black tea with the taste of marzipan and cinnamon. This festive tea contains almond pieces, grated coconut, cinnamon, cacao, orange peel, star anise, cornflower blossoms and cloves, and smells as good as it tastes.

(contains nuts)

Plum Cinnamon is a highly aromatic and colourful tea containing real plum pieces, cinnamon and sultanas. This fruity blend is naturally caffeine-free with a hint of spice and sweetness. 

Vanilla Apple is a delicate green tea with baked apple, vanilla and currants. This lovely composition of Sencha green tea and fruit apple is perfectly matched with luxurious hints of sweet vanilla. 

  

Seasonal Tea Hamper 

This seasonal tea collection contains our best-selling festive loose-leaf teas and a reusable tea ball packaged beautifully in a small wicker hamper. Evoking scents and flavours so synonymous with winter expect a highly aromatic and enticing range of teas. 

Winter Fairy Tale is an Indian black tea with cinnamon, orange and lulo fruit. The fragrance of seasonal spices blended with a delicious tea is quite literally Christmas in a cup!

Mulled Wine is a caffeine-free fruit infusion just like you would expect from Christmas. It’s warming, spicy and fruity fragrance with hints of sweetness and deep red colour is almost like the real thing, minus the alcohol! 

Rooibos Snowflurry is a classic winter herbal tea with orange, cinnamon and coconut. The ever-popular naturally caffeine-free South African Rooibos is uniquely blended with typical wintery flavours and aromas.

  

 

Make Your Own Hamper

If you are looking to give a completely unique gift, why not consider one of our Bespoke Tea Hampers?

You can pick from small, medium or large wicker hampers, set your own budget and let us help you create the perfect, personalised tea hamper for your your favourite tea fan. 

 

 

TEA GIFTS UNDER £35

Are you looking for a special little something for the brew-lover in your life? Be inspired by our gifts for under £35 for all your family and friends! 
Our range of unique tea gifts are original, charming and tasteful as well as being purse-friendly; it’s a win-win! 

Check out our Tea Gifts Under £35 guide and discover our exciting selection brilliant Christmas tea gifts!

 

2019 Tea Advent Calendar

If you love tea, and fancy trying a different brew each day, we have 24 teas and infusions just for you. The charming advent calendar is illustrated in a traditional German festive picture book style and is an exciting way to try new tea infusions! Our Tea Advent Calendar is aimed to excite the curious tea drinker with a hint of festive cheer. Each day, you can experience a new tea or infusion of black tea, green tea, herbal and fruit tea. Our Tea Advent Calendars contain 10g of loose-leaf tea at each door opening, which is great for sharing and enough to make a pot of 4-5 cups. The advent collection contains classic teas but also flavoured festive blends that we are sure you'll love.

  

 

 

Zaara Porcelain Matt Teapots

Our porcelain Zaara Teapots are beautifully modern in design and come in a range of colours – Matt Sky Blue, Matt Petrol and Matt Grey. The larger capacity Zaara porcelain teapots come with a stainless steel lid and removable stainless steel strainer and make between 4-5 cups of tea.

 

 

 

Yantai Porcelain Cups

We all have a favourite teacup, whether it be a great big mug, a tea glass or a fine porcelain cup. Our stylish Yantai Porcelain Cups come in a set of two and match the Yantai Green Teapot. The range is made with the finest porcelain and is as elegant as it is perfect for your favourite teas. 

 

 

Ayako Japanese Tea Caddy

Storage tins and tea caddies are the best way to store your loose-leaf teas. They protect it from absorbing other flavours or aromas and shield tea from light exposure. Our range of tea caddies and tins is extensive, stylish and suit every taste. We love our Ayako Japanese Tea Caddies, however.  The gorgeous paper or 'washi' wrapped caddies are stainless steel with a push-fit lid and inner lid, perfect for loose-leaf tea freshness.

 

 

   

TEA GIFTS UNDER £60

Treat yourself or someone special to a little indulgence this Christmas. When looking for something beyond a favourite fragrance, hand cream or a new gadget, tea presents a world of opportunity for a considered and long-lasting gift. 
We have worked our magic to bring you a selection of the very best gifts under £60. 

 

Yantai Cast Iron Teapot Set Green 1.2L 

Brewing tea can be a pleasure and a ritual, so why not consider high-quality teaware? We have teapots in glass, china and cast iron and our favourite teapot has to be the Cast Iron Yantai, which comes in a set with two matching porcelain cups. These cast-iron teapots can last a lifetime, are wonderfully traditional in their design and will keep your favourite brew hotter for longer. 

 

Wooden Tea Box with Six Tins

We have a lovely range of tea boxes to accommodate your favourite teas. Our wooden tea boxes can be filled with a selection of Teavelope teabags, which are perfect for those who like a bit of variety. We also have a range of metal caddy boxes for loose-leaf tea which fit perfectly in the wooden box compartments.   Our favourite is the Wooden Tea Box with 6 Tins which you can customise and mix and match as much as you fancy. 

 

 

Gin T Gin Infused with Morning Dew Tea

Our Gin T is probably the naughtiest tea gift up our sleeve! So, if you’re looking for something different to gift yourself or a loved one, why not try our tea-infused gin?It’s the perfect flavoured gin for a classic Gin and Tonic or any delicious gin cocktail you fancy making. Gin T is the perfect blend of Ziegler gin and Morning Dew green tea with a hint of mango and juniper. This unique tasting Gin has a smell and taste that captivates and leaves you with a warm a fuzzy feeling. What more could you want this Christmas?  (Please drink responsibly)

 

 

 

TEA TASTING

Tea is a vast and fascinating subject and one that, after years of working in the industry, we know inside out. We love to share our expertise with others, which is why we run tea tasting workshops from our base in rural Somerset. Expand your knowledge, refine your taste and have some fun in the process. 
Tea Tastings are also available as Gift Vouchers.

Next Available Tea Tastings:

  • 22nd February 2020

  • 2nd May 2020

At our tasting workshops, you learn about all aspects of tea and its production. We discuss the history of tea, and its origins, explain how it is picked, processed and made into the drink we love. We describe the different varieties of tea, its characteristics and benefits, and how each tea should be brewed. 
Of course, it’s not all theory! We have the opportunity to tastes many teas throughout the workshops and brew a selection of teas, including blackgreenwhite and oolong, followed by fruit and herbal infusions

£35.00 Per Person

 

 

CUP OF TEA GIFT VOUCHERS

 

If you can't quite decide on which tea gift to choose, you can always call our small, but well-informed team to help you decide. However, if time does not allow, then why not send a Cup of Tea Gift Certificate and let the recipient choose from our extensive yet hand-picked range.
We arrange delivery straight to your recipient's destination or to you, and it would be a pleasure for us to arrange your surprise.

 

   

The best things in life are tea! Happy Shopping!

 

Posted by Alicja McCarthy
30th October 2019

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