Whether you’re making your own holiday wishlist or shopping for your favorite tea lover, we know the best gifts can make every day better. Here are six great gifts to enhance any tea drinker’s daily cup.
Make daily brewing easy with our self-contained infuser cup. Made entirely of flavor-neutral borosilicate glass, this mug includes a brewing basket and lid that make it easy to brew any loose leaf tea. The large size basket and fine, laser-cut slits allow room for large leaves to fully expand, while keeping any broken bits out of your brew. The flat lid helps retain heat while brewing, and also doubles as a saucer to hold the brewing basket between steeps. No matter what tea is in the cabinet, this mug is the perfect brewing tool.
For the traveling tea lover, this 11.8oz thermos will make sure it’s always easy to drink the best teas. Loose leaves placed inside the large brewing basket can be removed and replaced for multiple infusions, or leaves can alternately be brewed underneath the basket to keep them contained while drinking on the go. Either way, the double walled glass and insulating sleeve ensure brewed tea stays hot until ready to drink.
3. Cloud & Mist
Our go-to everyday green tea, this late spring harvest from Fujian is full bodied, with a smooth finish that’s never bitter. Gentle roasting in a rotating drum leaves this tea with a subtle note of roasted macadamia, while preserving the sweet grassy flavor we always look for in fresh green teas. For any tea drinker who prefers to stay on the lighter side of the flavor spectrum, this is sure to become a daily staple.
4. Qi Zhong
A new addition to our 2018 collection, this tea is a unique example of an everyday Wuyi oolong. Since the traditional roasting methods used in the Wuyi Mountain region are laborious and time consuming, most high quality teas produced here are rarities. This year, we were lucky to stumble across this new variety in the foothills of the Wuyi Mountains, expertly roasted to produce a perfectly balanced introduction to the “rock tea” style that we can happily sip every day.
For the traditionalist, this tea is a new take on a familiar classic. Indian Assam plants grown in Taiwan produce full-bodied flavor with a rich finish but no bitterness. Instead, this tea is endowed with natural sweetness thanks to natural enzymatic defenses against attacking spring aphids. The final result is a classic Assam that tastes like it already has milk and sugar added, sure to be a daily treat for drinkers of usual breakfast blends.
Looking for flavor without caffeine? This blend of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves and orange peel, typically used to flavor low-grade black teas when brewing Masala Chai, might be just the thing. Without the bitter black tea base, this tea is easy to brew and drink, with or without the usual milk and sugar.
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