Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tea Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

Knowing what Christmas gifts to buy for your favorite tea drinker is never easy. We're a picky lot and the things that we love are not always easy to find. Here's a few things that are sure to please. I have every one of these so +Jason Wilson, if you're reading, don't get any ideas :)

1. Explore Vietnam
Sense Asia's All of Vietnam in One Box is one of the best packaged tea collections that I've seen. It includes 32 different varieties of teas along with a book full of fascinating interviews with Vietnamese people from every walk of life.

2. A Tea Pet of a Different Sort
Tea pets usually come in the form of cute animals but +Joseph Wesley Black Tea worked together with Dayna Wagner to create these unique house shaped tea pets. The proceeds are donated directly to Detroit Freedom House, a home for refugees from around the world.

3. Jot It Down
Moleskin's Passions Tea Journal is a great way for your favorite tea lover to keep track of the teas that they enjoy. There's even space for recipes and other fun tea related notes.

4. Read All About It
Whenever I'm asked to recommend a book on tea, Tea: History, Terroirs and Varieties is always my first choice. It's big and beautiful enough to be a coffee table book but full of enough info for the nerdy set.

5. Drink On The Go
A travel gongfu like this one makes it super easy to enjoy quality tea while on the go. This set goes everywhere with me. They're available in lots of colors and patterns so you can customize it for your tea lover's taste.