I was contacted by the team at Tea Palace recently, and they wanted to know if I’d like to try some of their tea. Always up for looking at new things, and certainly a good brew, I said yes.
And was rather overwhelmed by their generosity, as a huge box of beautiful looking tins arrived shortly after:
I’d not come across them before, and the good thing for if you want to send a gift that’s not on every high street is that they currently only have one shop and a good website. They cover every kind of tea from builders, to white, green, hand-tied flowering teas and herbal infusions, so really something for everyone.
We’ve worked our way through the White Jasmine and Mint, which is incredibly delicate, and perfect summer drinking, hot or would make a perfect iced tea too. And now it’s turning colder, I’m looking forward to trying the Mulled Spice tea, which is a blend of black tea with orange zest and winter spices.
There’s lots of good single teas that you could send or if you want to get really clever and personal, then try their blending service. It’s not the cheapest option, but would be a memorable gift for sure. If they love what you’ve had created for them, then repurchasing is cheaper at just the cost of the tea.
They’re also ready for the festive season, with some great gifts all ready to go. I love the Book of Tea, a great looking tin with four boxes of classic teas, including Assam Superior Palace Earl Grey. For one friend, I am definitely looking at the I Love Earl Grey gift, as she really does. Or thinks she does, as she won’t have tried some of these. Organic Rose Grey, Earl Grey Blue Flowers, Lavender Earl Grey….plenty to work your through!
And if the foodie in your life has had just about as many foodie gifts as they can manage, and has cupboards bulging at the seams with every kind of ingredient imaginable, then how about a delicately scented candle, still with the tea theme though. Spirit of Sencha is green tea notes with citrus, and the Darjeeling Mist is darker, comforting scents with velvety undertones.
So, loads of teas to choose from, handsome packaging, and some unique options for one off, personalised gifts. Definitely worth a look if you have a real tea lover to shop for, either for Christmas or any other gift giving occasion you’ve got coming up.