It’s Not Too Early to Order Those Holiday Gift Baskets!

Yes, folks, the artificial Christmas trees are already on display for sale at various stores, right alongside the Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations. Sure, merchants are spurred by a sluggish economy and the need to move merchandise, but that’s not the only reason this greenery is popping up amongst fake pumpkins, huge inflatable ghouls and witches, …

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Tea Sales Turn Winter Blahs into Teatime Bounty

Even with all the special deals for teas and teawares held during the Christmas shopping season, there are about as many sales now. Tea vendors present deals on those special gift baskets and holiday-themed teapots, as well as various foods and teas that are popular during this time of year. Here are a few deals …

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Tea and the Holiday Shopping List

Tea helps save your sanity while shopping — whether in actual physical stores or online — for whatever gifts are on your list. Scarf for your cousin Mike. Latest Taylor Swift CD for your sister Cassie (she’s off to college now, so Mom and Dad won’t have to listen to it). Cheese-and-crackers-and-beef-sausage gift pack for …

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A Tea Gift Under the Christmas Tree

While the kids are hoping for the latest must-have toy under the Christmas tree, tea lovers are putting their list of teas and related items in their letters to Santa (and laying copies around for their friends and family to find, just in case). Nothing can bring that twinkle to their eyes like a tea …

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Dear Santa, I Want This Teapot!

My wish list begins “Dear Santa, I want this teapot…” The problem is that there are so many choices out there. Stylish teapot designs abound, so selecting just one takes some careful consideration. It’s essential, though, this time of year for tea lovers to leave hints here and there about which of these teapots are …

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Christmas Tea Gifts

It is that time, darlings! Well, actually, I guess I'm late, because Walmart, Dollar General, and The English Tea Store all have put up their Christmas displays.  Yes, Halloween has not yet come, and Christmas shopping has begun. Then there are those people who shop all year. I applaud their diligence, but I myself have …

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Tea Sampler Packs

If you are like me and hesitate to try new teas because of the high probably of spending the $$, only to be profoundly disappointed, have I got a deal for you. I just discovered the English Tea Store's Tea Sampler Packs. When I get set on something, I stick. I rarely change the arrangement of …

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The Warmth of the Holidays

Part of what makes the holidays so merry and bright is that so many people are looking forward to getting together with friends and loved ones, both near and far. Dinner parties, annual traditions, and holiday festivities are par for the course this month. At this time of year, a thoughtful gift is also part …

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Crafting the Perfect Tea Gift Basket

Want to give the gift of tea this Christmas but not sure what that should be? Tea gift baskets can be the perfect answer. Gift giving is a way to share something we like with others, give them something special we know they’ll like, or just let them know we’re thinking of them. Sometimes, workplaces …

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Holiday Tea Gift Ideas, Part 2

Here are some more holiday tea gift ideas for the different types of tea-drinkers on your list. If the recipient doesn't really fit a certain type, you can seldom go wrong by giving him or her a selection of teas, a teapot or a tea mug. Tea lovers always enjoy having a good supply of …

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