Last year for Christmas I was thoroughly surprised by the gift I received from my eighteen year old brother, Sage. He gave to me a thoughtful gift which, to this day, I adore – a tea chest! Though I’m not sure he realized just how much I’d like the gift, it truly was the perfect Christmas present for me.
My tea chest is made out of solid cherry and is lined with red felt. It’s beautiful, classy and perfect for entertaining. It smells wonderful each time I open it and it holds eight of my favorite teas – English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Earl Grey, Peppermint, Chai Spice, Jasmine Blossom, Sandman PM, Stash Fusion Breakfast Green & Black.
Having the tea chest allows me to offer guests variety as well as to be prepared for any occasion. My breakfast teas are perfect to wake up to, the peppermint is great for a sore throat or stuffy nose, the jasmine is wonderful and soothing when I need to rest and relax and, of course, nothing helps me to get ready for a good night of sleep like a hot cup of Sandman PM.
When thinking about what presents I will be giving this year, I’ve thought of all the ladies (and men!) in my life that might enjoy such a chest…my children’s babysitter, school teachers, aunts, uncles, grandmothers – the list is endless. I have also thought that this gift would be perfect for a gift basket or raffle, or as a “welcome to the neighborhood” token. Tea chests are affordable, beautiful, and perfect for any occasion.
Now, the comical part of the story, as it turns out, is that my brother bought the same gift for all the women in his life (leave it to an 18 year old adolescent to do that!). But, I guess that just goes to show that a tea chest is truly a versatile gift which will be loved by many.
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