If you’re going to give somebody something, make it a gift with meaning. The holidays are about showing and sharing the love and appreciation we have for each other. It’s a time marked by bright lights, cozy fires, and wool sweaters. It’s a time of warmth. This year, give a gift that expresses that warmth by sharing the wonderful gift of tea.

A Practical Guide to Giving Tea

#1: Stick to the Basics: If you’re not sure if your intended receiver regularly drinks tea, then keep it simple. Either give them loose tea, being sure to include a tea strainer or better yet simply choose tea bags.

#2: Keep with the Holiday Theme: Many companies feature a Christmas or Holiday blend. These are always whimsical blends that are either something spicy or minty. There are so many foods and flavors of the season – so picking a holiday-themed tea takes advantage of this special time of year.

#3: Let them Choose: Sampler sets are an excellent way to cover all your bases. Who doesn’t like having a choice? And with so many teas to choose from, it can take the guess work out of gift-giving for you, while creating a more exciting gift to receive for them.

#4: Goodies Make a Good Gift Great: Whether it’s a box of shortbread biscuits or a premium bar of chocolate, a small snack to go with your selected tea will round out the tea drinkers experience.

Now, if the person you are buying a gift for is a seasoned tea drinker, the options are endless. There are so many tea-themed gifts, accessories, tea pots, tea cups, and tea cozies, that you could never possibly purchase the entire wish list of a serious tea lover. If that’s not enough to fulfill your inner Santa, and only a truly unique tea gift will do, consider buying them an all-inclusive gift basket!

Tea brings people together. It cares for us when we are sick. It warms us when we are cold. It nourishes our health and well-being. No matter what you’re own tea drinking experience or budget, the world of tea has something for everyone. You may even find a gift or two for yourself!

Give a gift with meaning…

And may the love and joy of this holiday season warm the teapot of your heart and may your (tea) cup of blessings always be full.

Madam Potts’ blog, Mad Pots of Tea!

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