Holiday Tea Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner, and many of you may be wondering which gifts to buy your friends and loved ones. We’ve put together this tea gift guide to give you some holiday and Christmas tea gift ideas from Tea with Tae.

Is tea a good gift?

Well, duh! Tea is an excellent gift because nearly everyone drinks it (it’s the second most consumed beverage in the world after water!) and because of all the different tea varieties that are available to buy. We believe there is a tea for everybody! Tea also has incredible health benefits, which is why people have been sipping tea for thousands of years. Numerous studies have shown that a variety of teas may boost your immune system, fight off inflammation, and even ward off cancer and heart disease. While some brews provide more health advantages than others, there’s plenty of evidence that regularly tea-drinking can have a lasting impact on your wellness. Some other benefits include increased brain function, reduced risk of neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, boosted metabolic rate and increased fat burning, reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, and longer lifespans. In short, tea has some of the most amazing health benefits that promote a stronger and healthier body and mind. That’s more than enough reason to gift someone tea!

What is the best tea gift?

Tea Bento Box

Our Tea Bento Box is a beautiful tea gift and is our most popular and most gifted item in our collection. The reason why so many people love the Tea Bento Box is primarily because of its unique presentation. It’s a premium gift box that contains an assortment of six different tea tins, each tin containing five tea pyramid sachet bags. If you really want to “wow” a friend or loved one this holiday season, then consider giving them a Tea Bento Box.

We offer three preset Tea Bento Boxes: the Sampler, Herbal, and Caffeinated. The Sampler Tea Bento Box is one of the most popular for because it has a mix of both our caffeinated bestsellers (Jasmine Green, Lemon Crème, Fruit & Berry Oolong, and Bombay Chai) and herbal bestsellers (Bedtime Bliss and Calming Tea). With the Sampler, you can start your day off with a cup of Lemon Crème black tea, sip on some Fruit & Berry Oolong at lunchtime, and wind down the day with some Calming Tea. The Sampler has all the teas to get you through your day. In fact, our Sampler Tea Bento Box was recently recommended as a Top 10 Great Host Gift from the Huffington Post.

Our Herbal Tea Bento Box contains only our herbal bestsellers. In addition to Bedtime Bliss and Calming Tea, you also receive Spa Bliss, Peppermint, Honella, and Caramel Rooibos. The Caffeinated Tea Bento Box contains only our caffeinated bestsellers. In addition to the caffeinated teas in the Sampler (Jasmine Green, Lemon Crème, Fruit & Berry Oolong, and Bombay Chai), we also include our Lavender Earl Grey and English Breakfast—two foundational black teas that are sure to give you a needed boost in the morning.

And if none of the preset Tea Bento Boxes suit your friend or loved one, then you can always customize it with our custom Tea Bento Box. You can pick up to six different teas from our tea menu, which boasts a selection of 23 different tea varieties. Mix & match to your tastebuds’ desire.

Seasonal Tea Tins

Another wonderful tea gift for Christmas and tea lovers is our seasonal tea tins. Our seasonal teas are specially-blended, limited edition teas. We only carry these teas for a few months out of the year, and these tea blends may come and go as we create new blends each year. This year, we have three tea blends: Winter Bliss, Pumpkin Spice, and Apple Cinnamon.

Our Winter Bliss is one of our most exquisite and unique tea blends. This is TWT’s version of a “holiday tea” or “Christmas tea” as some other tea blenders may call it. It’s comprised of three different types of premium whole-leaf teas -- Pai Mu Tan white tea, Ceylon black tea, and Chinese green tea -- blended together with real bits of toasty almonds and coconuts, cinnamon chips, chocolate, and hazelnuts. In our unbiased opinion, this is the best holiday tea you can buy 😉.

Or you can warm up with some Pumpkin Spice, a delightful fall classic blended with premium Ceylon black tea leaves, Spanish safflower, and, of course, sweet pumpkin spices.

Last but certainly not least, our herbal Apple Cinnamon tea is a deliciously sweet fall and winter favorite, blended with real dried apple bits, cinnamon chips, and spices.

Our seasonal tea tins come with 20 premium tea sachets and cost $24.99 each. But right now, we are running a special November deal that knocks off $10 per seasonal tea tin. Just use code SEASONAL10 at checkout, and each seasonal tea tin will be $14.99.

Tea Pouches

Another popular holiday tea gift is our Tea Pouches. Many people have one or two favorite types of tea that they drink all the time. If you know your recipient’s favorite type (or types) of tea, then you can opt to gift one of our Tea Pouches, which contains 20 premium tea sachets. Each of our 23 teas from our tea menu is available to buy in a Tea Pouch. Each Tea Pouch is $14.99.

Holiday Tea Gift Box

We also have some Seasonal Tea Gift Boxes left in stock, but these will sell out pretty quickly! Our Seasonal Tea Gift Box includes everything you need to enjoy the perfect cup of tea this winter. This gift box includes our signature Winter Bliss tea, a mini Mast Tea Chocolate, delicious honey from Anellabees, and a Winter candle from Sunday Candle Co. This box makes the perfect gift set for friends, family, and loved ones this holiday season.

Is it OK to give a gift card for Christmas?

Of course! As long as you’re being thoughtful and showing your appreciation, any friend or loved one is going to be thankful for your recognition no matter what. We know that gift cards sometimes get a bad rap for being impersonal, but a gift card can actually be a perfect gift, especially if the gift card is to a unique store or somewhere you know the recipient enjoys shopping. At Tea with Tae, for example, many of our customers love to build their own custom Tea Bento Boxes. They get to go through our menu of 20+ different teas, read about each one, and then ultimately build a Tea Bento Box of six hand-selected teas that they want to try—all by themselves! This experience is so fun for our customers that many of them will gift a Tea with Tae Gift Card—instead of a Tea Bento Box directly—so that their friend or loved one can also experience building their own unique Tea Bento Box. For a great Christmas or holiday tea gift for a tea-lover, a gift card to Tea with Tae is an excellent and easy way to show your love and appreciation and allow the recipient to build his or her own custom Tea Bento Box. It’s a win-win for you and whomever receives your gift!

For the holidays, we are running a special on gift cards. If you spend $50 or more on gift cards, you get 10% off with code TWTGiftCard10.

We know it can be stressful finding the right gift for someone, but we hope this gift guide has given you some ideas. Tea really is a universal gift. You can’t go wrong with it -- it’s delicious, healthy, and promotes conversation! There’s a reason why so many people look forward to “Afternoon Tea” or having “High Tea” with friends. Tea presents an opportunity to connect with others, share a conversation or memory, have a discussion about each other’s lives, debate over current events, gossip 🤭, and whatever else you fancy chatting about. Our mission at Tea with Tae is to bring people closer together over tea, one cup at a time. We want to make the experience of drinking fine, premium tea a convenient, affordable, and fun experience for everyone. If you have any questions about our tea gifts or are still wondering what to get that special someone, drop us a line at hello@teawithtae.com or Tweet at us at @shopwithteawithtae. We’d love to hear from you. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!