Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Gift of Tea

I'm a tea girl through and through.  I drink tea like my coffee loving friends drink their beloved coffee.  Tea has been a real life saver for me though in many ways.  When I was pregnant with both my children a cup of chamomile tea would somehow calm my Crohn's flares.  And if you know what a flare feels like, you know how wonderful it is to find something to decrease that pain.  I have a weakened digestive system so I frequently rely on peppermint and ginger tea as a quick and effective digestive aid.  To calm my nerves I love a cup of chamomile and lavender, for clarity of mind, Rooibos, and for a pick-me-up I adore a smokey green tea or Herba Mate.  

I can't think of a better gift than the gift of beautiful, healing tea!

The above picture is something I quickly put together.  
Total cost was about $5.  

I went to my local Coop and searched through the loose-leaf teas.  I found a nice middle road green tea and a herb/fruit blend.  I purchased a cup or so of each and mixed together.  I dressed the tea with a beautiful organic lemon and a fun stainless steel mesh tea infuser.  This would be a super fun gift for the tea enthusiast or otherwise.  This would also be a thoughtful gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, or your child's teacher.

You could certainly expand on this idea and create a more involved tea gift.  Here are some fun tea paraphernalia

*A jar of healing local honey
*An adorable glass tea pot
*Sweet little honey spoons
*Little glass jars for loose teas (I love these)
*Books about tea
*Herbal Tea Crates 
*Infuze TeaWare 
*Tea Cup Cozy
*Vintage Tea Cups
Shared on: Gluten-Free Holiday over at Tasty Eats at Home


  1. The Cyclist's WifeNovember 17, 2011 at 7:43 AM

    This is really cute Amber! Great idea.

  2. Thanks Sara!

  3. JulieslymediseasefightNovember 17, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Great idea! Is there a way to get blog entries emailed to me?

  4. Hi There Julie~


    Have you tried the RSS feed (top left). Let me do some research and find out more about the emailing. I know there is a way, as I receive blog updates via email from some bloggers, but I don't know how to get that going on my blog (off hand).
    (stay tuned) :-)


  5. gfe--gluten free easilyNovember 26, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Totally love this idea, Amber! Just pinned and shared on Facebook. :-)


  6. Hi There Shirley,

    Thanks so much! Looks like we share a love for tea! Thanks for sharing the link. You're so awesome and always so supportive!


  7. For the Love of Food!May 7, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    love this! i am a huge tea addict and love this idea for gifts! now have to come up with some of my favorite combos... ;) noosh.

    • Yeah, a fellow tea lover!! We need to stick together Noosh! Everyone loves I need my tea loven' peeps!

      I have to say, I gave this as gifts for the Holidays and they were all very, very well received! :-)


  8. Can you tell me where you could get the glass jar?

  9. Hi There,

    I purchased the glass jar pictured at my local Natural Foods Coop. You could also check World Market or your local grocery store.

    Good luck.

  10. Very cool! Thank you!


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