Whilst there have been plenty of stats on the decline of tea, I think it’s still fair to say that in the UK we are still a nation of tea drinkers. Personally, I can’t start my day without a cup of tea, it’s a daily gift so here’s some great Christmas gifts for fellow tea lovers.
Can’t make a good tea without water, but not necessarily boiling. This lovely looking kettle from Breville has 5 temperature settings, making it perfect for the perfect brew for every colour of tea. Great for a tea lover with a wide variety of tea tastes, or just general geekiness for a good gadget.
I do love the fact that there are quite a number of tea plantations around the UK now, and that some of them are even exporting tea to China. Tregothnan is, I think, the best known of our home grown plantations. For a festive treat from them, I like this Christmas Tea Bauble gift set, and you can choose which two teas to go in there, including their Jasmine, Earl Grey Blue Flower and Classic.
Great tea deserves a great tea pot, for those times when you’re not just chucking a tea bag into a mug (I know, but let’s be real about this). I really love T2, one of my favourite finds on my trip to Australia. They have really good ceramics, and I love this teapot, really bright and vibrant to brighten up any morning brew. You’ll find matching mugs as well if you really want to splash out.
Fancy yourself as a bit of master tea blender? Well, with this kit from Bluebird Tea Co then you can make your very own blend of black tea to your hearts content. With different types of black tea, and then some additional flavourings, you can have a number of combinations all before the turkey is cooked on Christmas Day.
Tea needs a mug in my view. And this one is perfect for me, for MFL and for every other gin lover out there. Enjoy.
This gift hits so many different types of people. Green tea lovers. Those with a love of all things Japanese. Crazy cat ladies who will love the cat shaped tags on these tea bags. People that you have in the office secret Santa and know nothing about. Or just generally because you fancy some cute green tea tea bags.
And if you’re going to be brewing green tea, then not only do you need a kettle that will get it to the right temperature, but you might like something like this to brew it in. This is the Fika Teapot from Oliver Bonas, and there are matching cups as well.
Personalised gifts are always a lovely surprise, particularly when they are as good at these ones from Bluebird Tea Co (yes, I’m very fond of them as a tea supplier). You get two lines of message to personalise as you like, and you can choose which blend goes in here, from something festive like Christmas Cake or Snowball to something like the Great British Cuppa. You can even add the perfect tea spoon or a collapsible tea infuser as well. Great idea, great tea.
So, get the kettle on, make yourself a brew and decide what to get the other tea lovers in your life. Christmas needs good tea, not just turkey!