One thing that I hate about the seasons changing is the fact that I always get the flu. It happens a few times each year. Usually around mid october, once around new years and again in the spring when it starts to get warm out. For some reason my body hates when the seasons start to change and its reaction is usually a flu with a fever. On a good note though it does make it so that I get to drink more tea and because I have met a ton of other people who get seasonal flus as well, it also makes it so that I can give tea gifts away as a thinking of you or get well soon gift as well.
My addiction to tea started because of a small tea shop in Chicago on Broadway. I went in hoping they would have had an espresso machine so I could order a white chocolate mocha but instead they said they hadn’t bought one yet. They handed me a tea menu and I found a black currant tea that was not only amazing, but it also gave me a perfect caffeine fix without the jitters because it was a much less amount, or at least felt like a smaller amount. The black currant tea was not only perfect for me, but I ended up buying it as a gift for a few other tea lovers that I worked with. From then on I have been hooked on tea but I usually forget to buy it until flu season comes around and when it does you’ll always be able to find tea in my house and most people end up getting tea gifts or tea pots and accessories or tea gift sets from me when I have the flu. The funny thing is that I thought it would be hard to convert coffee drinkers into tea drinkers but when a coffee drinker tries tea that you pick out for them because you think it will match their particular taste, it is a lot easier to get them to change over, at least part of the time. My personal favorite teas and tea gifts are black teas with fruit flavors, peppermint tea with orange infused honey and vanilla tea mixed with caramel and regular or flavored honey.
Tea gifts are not only fun and fabulous but you can buy and give out tea gifts as tea wedding gifts, tea birthday gifts or you can really give out tea gifts for just about any occasion. I personally love giving out food gifts and tea gifts fall high on that list. Ask any of my friends who I have bought a tea gift for, if you find a perfect tea and way to flavor it, you can easily convert a coffee drinker into a tea lover. Below are some of my favorite random tea gifts from one of my favorite online tea gift shops.
|Breville One Touch Tea Maker – $ 250.00
This is one of the most advanced and one of the very favorite tea makers for tea enthusiasts. It is the new Breville One Touch Tea Maker and it really is a revolutionary machine to help give you a perfect pot of tea. This fully automated machines moves the tea basket up and down while gently agitating the leaves to perfectly infuse them into your tea. Push the basket button and watch the basket cycle in and out of immersion. The nice thing about this one touch tea maker is that it perfectly brews and steeps your tea no matter what temperature you need for the variety of tea you are preparing. This one touch tea maker makes the perfect tea gift for anyone and a perfect tea wedding gift.
|Japanese Tetsubin “Sakura” (31oz) – $ 250.00
This is one of my favorite luxury designer teapots. It not only looks fabulous but it will look amazing in your home. It comes in many different colors and any tea enthusiast will light up when they see your Japanese Tetsubin “Sakura” teapot.
|Bento Box Black Tea Collection – $ 75.00
This has to be one of the most popular tea gifts available. Not only is black tea extremely popular but when you combine it into a classy looking gift set and package it in a fabulous black lacquer bento box, the lucky person who receives this tea gift set from you will light up and want to immediately begin preparing a cup of tea for everyone who is over.
|Bento Box Green Tea Collection – $ 75.00
We all know about the health benefits, or at least that there are supposed to be health benefits from drinking green tea. Besides the fact that it is supposed to be healthy, green tea tastes amazing and when you give it in a green tea gift set like this one, the lucky person who gets the green tea gift set will thank you each time they enjoy a glass of perfectly steeped green tea.
|Kimono Flowering Tea Box – $ 65.00
Flowering tea sets are a huge and growing trend in many major cities. People in LA have been enjoying them in tea shops for years and you can also find them in certain east coast tea shops. Not only are they a cool gift to give but it also adds excitement to your tea party when you watch your tea sprout and blossom in front of you before you enjoy it. Flowering tea gifts are perfect gifts for weddings, birthdays and bridal or baby showers.
|Hand Blown German Glass Cup and Saucer – $ 20.00
This is just a fun and modern styled glass tea cup and saucer set. If you want a modern looking way to drink your tea, you may want to buy these fabulous modern hand blown glass tea cups and saucers.
|Ohai’a Lehua Blossom Organic Honey – $ 18.00
You haven’t tried anything until you have tried an infused flavored honey in your tea. Not only does it enhance the flavors but it also helps to make you love your tea even more. Flavored honey’s are not only perfect for tea gifts but flavored honey also makes a perfect gift for a foodie.