Gifts from the Heart

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and whether you love it or hate it, there's no reason not to inspire a little bit of amour on February 14th. Perhaps you find the day quite cheesy? Or you go all out to show your other half just how much you care? Whichever way you swing, at Cup of Tea, we have tea-inspired gifts and experiences for you and your nearest and dearest to enjoy!

If your loved ones, best friend, housemates or partner of umpteen years loves good tea, then perhaps you might like to treat them to one of our gifts from the heart? We have a delicious range of teas, tea caddies, gift-set and tea accessories for them to enjoy. 

And, if you really want to go all out, then we've created a recipe for Lady Grey (tea) cake to wow them! Discover the delicious recipe below. 

Gifts from the Heart



Wenke Tea Caddy 

Our folk art inspired Wenke caddies are available in a square shape with red and blue illustrated birds on a white background. The slip-on lid is easy to use and keeps the loose-leaf and tea bag teas perfectly fresh!


Choctastic Tea Gift Box

The Choctastic Red Gift Box comes with three loose-leaf teas, with a tea ball, all beautifully presented in a lovely red gift box.

The gift box contains:

100g Rooibos Hot Chocolate - A sumptuous treat without the calories, fine rooibos blended with cream and hints of cocoa. It's truly delicious and caffeine-free.

100g Irish Malt – A flavoured black tea with whiskey and cocoa flavours hints.

100g Rooibos Chocolate Truffle - A flavoured herbal Rooibos tea with indulgent chocolate truffle flavours. 

Stainless Steel Tea Ball, Small - An infuser tea ball with a fine mesh that can be used again and again. 

Choctastic Gift Box



Zaara Herb Mug, Matt Berry Red

The Zaara Herb Tea Mug by Bredemeijer is composed of porcelain glazed in Matt Berry Red colour. The tea mug includes a metal filter and lid, making it a perfect tea cup for your favourite tea or infusion.

Zaara Herb Mug, Red


Scandic Tea Caddy, Red

Our Sandic tea caddies are the perfect way to store teas and other foodstuffs. They are perfect for organising your kitchen with the smart Scandinavian-style crafted in a velvety-like matt finish with a geometric floral design. The tea caddies come with a hinged lid with an airtight seal and clip-down mechanism, and it's one of our most popular tea tins!

Scandic Tea Caddy, Red


Teavelope Teabags – Rosehip

Our organic rosehip real-leaf teabags contain a classic fruit infusion of sun-ripened rosehip and aromatic hibiscus. The caffeine-free brew is finely balanced and refreshingly fragrant.

Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

Teavelope reship teabags


Rose Tea with Petals Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Rose Tea with Petals is a flavoured blend of black and green tea with rose and jasmine petals. The infusion takes the finest Chinese teas and harmoniously mixes red rose petals to create an aromatic yet delicate tea.

Rose Tea with petals


Organic Wild Fruits Loose-Leaf Tea

Our organic Wild Fruits tea is a summer berry infusion of delicious red fruits. The hibiscus, rosehip, apple, mixed berry leaves, liquorice and raspberry pieces offer a hybrid of tartness thanks to the hibiscus and a summery sweetness of the berries. 

Wild Fruits Organic



Princess Grey Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Princess Grey is a gentler approach to Earl Grey. A blend of Darjeeling and Chinese Keemun loose-leaf tea with sparkling fresh Bergamot. It is a full-bodied autumn harvest tea that contains orange peel and cornflower petals.

Princess Grey loose leaf tea


Cherry Dreams Loose-Leaf Tea

Cherry Dreams is a really fruity infusion! With deep cherry flavours and a hint of mint, this refreshing tea contains 20% cherry pieces and elderberries, blueberries, rosehip, elderflowers, blackberry leaves and cranberry.

To counteract the sweetness of the cherries, mint is perfectly blended to lift the sweetness to create a refreshing fruit infusion.

Cherry Dreams loose leaf tea



Earl Grey Cake

We love the classic flavour of Lady Grey, so we decided to use an infusion of the flavoured tea in a cake recipe. 

Earl Grey Cake



• 25g Princess Grey loose-leaf tea

• 200g plain flour

• ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 

• 120g butter 

• 330g caster sugar 

• 3 large eggs 

• 120ml buttermilk 

• ¼ tsp vanilla extract


Drizzle Grey Icing:

• 100g icing sugar 

• Grated zest of ½ lemon  

• Strong cold Lady Grey tea – 1 mug full (1-2 teaspoon(s) of loose-leaf tea) 

• Fresh fruit or edible flowers to decorate



• Preheat the oven to 180ºC/fan 160ºC/gas mark 4

• Grease and line a loaf tin, then dust the insides with flour 

• Use a pestle and mortar to grind the tea leaves to a fine powder 

• Sift the ground tea, flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and set aside 

• Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy 

• Add the eggs (one at a time) 

• Slowly fold in half of the flour mixture until thoroughly combined 

• Add half the buttermilk and mix well

• Fold in the remaining flour mix, buttermilk and the vanilla extract and mix well

• Pour the mixture into the tin 

• Bake the cake for 40–50 minutes, until golden brown and springy 

• Leave to cool in the tin, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely

• Once the cake is nicely cooled, make the icing

• Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add the lemon zest

• Add the cold tea a little at a time, stirring thoroughly until the desired consistency of icing

• Drizzle the glaze all over the cake – we encourage lots of drizzling!


Posted by cup of tea admin
31st January 2022

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