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Bake This For Your Tea Obsessed Mom for Mothers Day

April 18, 2022

With Mother’s Day around the corner, what better way to show your love for her than with something you made yourself? We all love our Mom and Mother’s day is the perfect time to show her how much we actually love and care for her, and most importantly appreciate her. This sweet and simple earl grey tea cake is the perfect treat for your mom on this special day. It’s easy to pull together and is so delicious she will think you had it professionally made.

This earl grey cake is so elevated yet so easy to make. Making the tea infusion for this cake is as simple as steeping your tea in milk before adding it to the cake mix. All you need to do is steep your loose leaf tea in whole milk. Once steeped, you strain and add to your cake mixture. Viola! The tea flavor lends itself perfectly to a simple vanilla cake. The best part? You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now! The flavor is light, sweet and perfect for breakfast, or lunch or really any time.  Because cake needs no excuse does it?

How to Make The Cake

Making this cake is just like making any other cake with the acceptation of steeping your tea before adding in your milk! We used a bundt pan but if you do not have one of those lying around, one 9-inch round will work, too!


  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 4 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tbsp of loose leaf Earl Grey
  • Powdered sugar as topping

How to prepare

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a Bundt pan by buttering the pan and lightly dusting with flour. Set aside.
  3. Heat up the 1 cup of milk (you can simply microwave your milk or put it in a pan on low heat), then add the tea leaves to the hot milk and let steep at least 10 minutes. Strain the milk and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  6. Then add vanilla, and mix well.
  7. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, and baking powder.
  8. To the butter mix, add 1/3 of the flour mix, then 1/2 of the tea milk. Repeat until all combined.
  9. Pour into the prepared Bundt pan.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  11. Once the cake has baked, let it cool for about 10 minutes in the pan, then turn the cake out onto a plate, and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Don’t have earl grey laying around? This recipe can easily have substitutions for the type of tea used! Our recommendations are lavender, chamomile or any citrus-y flavor teas like cinnamon orange spice.

Not in the mood for baking? We have you covered. Here are some simple ideas that you can do to pair with tea time!

Tea sandwiches

Dainty finger food is a staple at tea parties from Victorian style to modern. You can make your own sandwich fillings and serve them in triangles of crustless bread. Fillings may include chicken salad, salmon, curried egg salad, and turkey!

Jam-filled biscuits

Get store-bought jam-filled biscuits in flavors like strawberry, marmalade, and cherry. Then, serve them in pretty silver trays.

Mini fruit tarts

Tea time food offerings without the presence of sweets are unthinkable. When it comes to sweets, mini fruit tarts are a fabulous offering to snack on!

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The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Tea Lover

January 26, 2022

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Look no further. We created a list of the best gifts (especially for the tea lover in your life) to give this Valentine’s Day! There’s nothing quite like cozying up with a warm mug in hand, whether it’s filled with a calming chamomile, caffeinated English breakfast or flavorful matcha; especially when it’s a meaningful gift. Weather you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a partner, yourself or with your galentines, here are out top choices for this year!

Digital Electric Glass Kettle

The Chefman Electric Kettle has a digital touch display with programmable steep times and boils water faster than traditional methods. This kettle has eight presets included to make it easy to get the perfect hot water for your all teas including black, herbal, oolong, white, green, and delicate teas! Just pick your preset and the hot water boiler can make up to 6 cups.

Tea Storage Container

Nothing says I love you quite like making sure that person always has the freshest cup of tea possible. This beautiful, vacuum sealed container is the perfect gift for all tea lovers!

A Tea Subscription Box

Our tea subscription box is the perfect gift. What’s better than being able to try out new teas from around the world? Monthly tea subscription boxes are a great way to find new teas that you love. We have over 100 teas to try and a tea for everyone.

Hand painted tea kettle

This vibrant tea kettle has more than just one use so it makes the perfect gift! This Indian kettle has been handpainted by trained Pattachitra artists of Odisha. This kettle is a tribute to Odisha’s rich art and culture interpreted for the modern home décor through their artistic manifestations. This kettle is not to be used as a pot on the stove. It can be used for Home Décor, as a planter, as kitchenware, a jewelry holder and is ideal for serving!

Matcha Chocolate 

I don’t think many people would be upset with chocolate as a gift. Especially not on one of the biggest sweets days of the year! This matcha chocolate melts in your mouth and is loaded with antioxidants! As a bonus, you will be supporting a small business. It’s a win-win all around!

Gold Heart Tea Infuser

Everyone needs a tea infuser handy! This beautiful gold tea infuser filter is the perfect way to say ‘I Love You’ to the tea lover in your life. It is made with high quality food grade stainless steeled is rust free. Because of this, you will have this piece around for years and years to come.

Heart Shaped Tea Mug

These heart shaped double lined mugs are the perfect way to show your partner, friend or yourself love each morning! The double-layer glass with handle allows you to safely hold hot drinks without worrying about getting burned or slipping. This design eliminates condensation on the external glass. The insulation effect it creates keeps beverages hot or cold.

Green Tea Bath Bomb

Everyone can benefit from some extra self-care time. This green tea bath bomb infused with lavender is the perfect gift to do so! It also has all-natural epsom salt for true self-care, sore muscles and pure relaxation. It cleanses and detoxes your skin in a natural and gentle way.

A Tea Infused Sweet

Looking to make something yourself? We have a whole blog dedicated to tea-infused desserts and treats that is sure to make every tea lover smile. To add a v-day flare, add a few drops of food red food coloring to these recipes!

Which one of these would you give your Valentine? What ever you choose, being present is the best thing you can be. Even spending the morning sipping your favorite tea together can be a meaningful gift to your Valentine. If you get any of these gifts, be sure to let us know!

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at The Tea Kitchen!

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Top 5 Holiday Tea Accessories

December 2, 2021

Tea is a timeless cultural activity that has been popularized for its ceremonial and health benefits, as well as its universal nature. From the dawn of time, tea has been instrumental in holistic healing in ancient tribes, ceremonies in the Eastern world, and a part of countless traditions around the world. In today’s world, tea is a part of millions’ morning routines and can be partnered with accessories to enhance your tea drinking experience. In this article, we cover the top 5 tea accessories that will take your tea routine to the next level. 

A Reliable Commuter Cup for the Tea Drinker On-The-Go

A commuter cup can be the perfect practical gift for yourself or another tea lover in your life! Save the time and cost of going to the coffee shop, and take your favorite blend with you on the go! This cup is perfect for travel of all types, from the daily work commute to hiking and adventuring with the family. 

This product is designed to fit seamlessly into your morning routine, coming in either 9 or 17-ounce capacities. Whether you love cold or hot brews, this cup can do it all. You can keep your hot beverages hot for 5 hours, and your cold beverages icy for 18 – nearly an entire day. The classy ceramic-coated interior and the 360-degree spillproof lid make this the perfect holiday gift option. 

A Cocktail Infusion Recipe Book that Can’t Be Beat 

This accessory can quite literally change your tea routine. Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist’s Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails by Abigail Gehring gives your tea lover the perfect push to mix it up a bit, and has countless delicious recipes to dive into for a change of pace. Every recipe is infused with different ingredients and blends, bringing the flavors of the world together right in your kitchen. 

The cookbook is 176 pages, each one filled with vibrant and unique recipes sure to stun at your next event. This accessory is perfect for one who loves to entertain and is always looking for the next taste-based adventure. 

Hint: Our China Keemun tea is a full-bodied delicious brew that is sure to be a delicious base for just about any tea recipe you find!

A Clear Teapot That Will Class Up Your Kitchen

Part of the beauty of tea is the intentionality and unique process of brewing. Tea was meant to be enjoyed both by taste and by observation. This pot is handcrafted to deliver an artisanal and minimalistic modern touch to your kitchen, all while allowing you to view the beautiful steeping process. The pot is built for durability, crafted from lead-free borosilicate glass. 

This accessory is the perfect option for the tea lover who seeks simplicity and ease. The pot is microwave safe and easy to clean. The capacity is perfect for your routine, holding up to 25 fluid ounces with each use. Enjoy the little things and begin your journey of intentionality with this beautiful pot! 

A Sleek Infuser-Styled Bottle That’s Perfect For Daily Use 

If you are looking for your perfect accessory on the go, but like slower brewed blends, sometimes the travel cups just don’t cut it. You need something that allows you to brew alongside your busy schedule, delivering that perfect potency with every sip. If this sounds like you, we recommend the Teabloom Infusion Tumbler. 

The sleek design and company commitment to sustainability and versatility make this the perfect tool to use in your daily routine – enjoying your tea in an ethically-minded way with a low-impact bottle that is designed for use no matter where you are! Whether you’re hiking the trail, camping or traveling, or simply going to work, this bottle is meant to travel and infuse with you. 

You can enjoy a 16 fluid ounce capacity, and an easy-to-grip design that comes in an array of stunning colors, including rose gold, navy blue, ruby red, black, and pearl white. 

We recommend a delicious tea to be used with such a beautiful bottle. Look no further than our distinctly light and flavorful Blackberry Jasmine green tea!

Screw-Top Tea Storage System in Packs of 1, 3, or 5 Jars

Storing your tea properly preserves the life and function of your tea leaves. Loose-leaf teas often lack preservatives or stabilizers found in other tea, which can lead to dulled tastes and impaired utility with prolonged exposure to air or poor storage methods. These jars are created to help you to store your tea in confidence and to preserve that bold flavor in every sip.

These handy jars come in packages of 1, 3, or 5 jars and feature easy-to-use screw top lids. They are made of classic and sleek ultraviolet glass that prevents light rays from damaging the fragile flavors and body of the leaves. The material is completely BPA-free, so you can sip in confidence knowing that your health is preserved.

This is the perfect gift for a lover of loose-leaf blends, or for someone who is just falling in love with the tea-making routine. These look classy on any countertop and are the perfect size for easy storage.

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Tea Inspired Gifts to Give This Fall

September 20, 2021

Fall is approaching, and there is nothing better than a warm cup of tea on a cold fall afternoon. Here are 9 great tea inspired gifts to give this fall to your tea loving friends and family.

1- Matcha Roll Bubble Bar by Lush

Baths are a great way to relax on a cool fall day. The warm water allows your blood to flow and your breathe to slow which results in a relaxing experience. When you add in the Matcha Roll Bubble Bar to your soak, your skin will be left feeling softened and refreshed. Lush is a natural cosmetics brand that has taken the drivers seat in all things bath and body related. Their wide selection of bath accessories are popular for gifts and perfect for Fall, because who doesn’t love a little self-care on a cool Fall day. Treat yourself today with this bubble bath accessory.

2- 16oz Stoneware Happy Fall Mug by Threshold at Target

Kickoff Fall with a cute mug. This fall mug is perfect for anyone with a Fall birthday, or for that special person you are thinking of gifting. Pour a nice cup of our loose leaf tea into this fall mug and grab your favorite book or turn on your favorite TV show to binge. Mugs are also great teacher gifts and can be paired with a pack of loose leaf tea or a gift card to a local coffee shop for a generous gesture. Sip in style with this cute, inexpensive fall mug.

3- Commuter Cup (insulated travel mug by Corkcicle)

This excellent travel mug by Corkcicle is perfect for someone who is always on the go. It comes in two different sizes, 9oz and 17oz, and is designed with a 360 degree spill proof lid so you can throw it into any bag without having any worry of spillage. Keep your water cold for 18 hours, or your tea hot for 5 hours with the insulation designed into this great commuter cup. Whether you are commuting for work, or just always on the go, this mug will make your life easier with its convenient design.

4- Interchangeable Tea Quote Throw Pillow Covers

Elevate your fall home decor by adding a tea inspired throw pillow cover to your home. It’s easy to stick with your same pillows, so why not switch it up with an interchangeable throw pillow cover. Whether you are looking to accessorize your couch, bed, or chair, this pillow is great for any tea lover. Some of the cute designs we found include a Tea, Books, & Rain or this Books & Tea Make Me Happy pillow cover.

5- Pumpkin Perfect Loose Leaf Tea Infuser by David’s Tea

Tea infusers are a great way to gain the maximum amount of flavor out of your favorite loose leaf teas. This pumpkin patterned tea infuser is a great gift for fall. Tea infusers allow you to control the amount of time in which your tea steeps and prevent the over extraction of tannins which can result in a bitter taste in your cup of tea. Another great tea infuser is this Rose Gold Tea Ball Infuser by Crate and Barrel. Rose Gold is a great fall color that can be thrown with any kitchenware for a shiny touch.

6- Pumpkin Shaped Stoneware Mug by Pottery Barn

Who doesn’t love pumpkin themed items in the fall? This pumpkin shaped mug from Pottery Barn is perfect for your pumpkin obsessed friends. Pair it with a bag of our loose leaf Chai tea to complete the perfect fall gift. Gift your friends with the opportunity to whip up a Chai Tea Latte at home in their new mug.

7- Le Creuset Kettle and Mug Set

Le Creuset is a trusty favorite in the world of kitchenware. The enamel this steel kettle is crafted from sturdy carbon steel and finished with a vibrant porcelain enamel finish. The mug is made from durable stoneware and is generously sized for enjoying a decently sized cup of tea. Treat your loved one to this kettle and mug set by Le Creuset, you will not regret it.

8- Pumpkin Chai Candle by Nest Fragrances

Do you love flavors of pumpkin and chai in the fall? Then this candle is perfect for you. There is nothing better than the warm fragrances of fall. This candle creates a cozy fall ambiance with a scent that is created through a mixture of wild pumpkin, spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon.

9- Tea By Sugarfina 3 Piece Candy Bento Box

This delicious candy bento box is a great gift for your tea loving, sweet tooth friends. It features matcha, rose tea, and peach tea flavored chewy bears. This delicious treat is an excellent gift to sweeten someone’s day.

Now that we’ve shown you 9 excellent tea-inspired gifts, which are you going to give this fall?

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7 Tea-Inspired Throw Pillows

February 12, 2018

Drinking tea is a cozy experience. Add in a tea-inspired throw pillow and you might just melt. Any of these pillows are the perfect addition to you, your cuppa, and a good book on a cold day. Rest your back, your feet, or your head on any of these fluffy accents, and your tea’s sure to go down just right:

1) Rain, Tea & A Good Book

This adorable throw pillow from Pastel Trail will perfectly complement tea time on a rainy day.   The pillow is available in pink, purple, and pastel in a variety of sizes, ranging in cost from 14×14 inches for $20.99 to 20×20 inches for $29.99. It will look good on any couch, bed, or in any reading nook.

2) But First, Tea

This throw pillow from Latte Home gets right to the point: you need your tea. Perfect for the guy or gal who can’t even think about starting the day without her dose of earl grey or green tea. Available in a variety of colors, this throw pillow will look good anywhere tea drinkers are present.

3) Sweet Tea & Sunshine

This pillow cover from Sham Shack is a great addition to any outdoor patio set, especially in the summer, when the sun is shining and sweet tea’s on the menu. The pillow is handmade from burlap and available in a variety of sizes, so you can fit it over just about any old pillow you have for a cute makeover.

4) Boba Tea Pillow

If you’re looking for a truly unique accent pillow, opt for this boba tea-shaped pillow from The Branch and The Vine. Boba tea is all the rage, so this is a decidedly on-trend décor choice, and a perfect way to jazz up any bench, accent chair, or baby’s crib. The pillow is handmade from 100% polyester plush fabric. It comes in three sizes: small ($20.53), medium ($24.64), and large ($32.85).

5) Tea?

This pillow from Josephine Penelope UK is simply adorable, featuring an eye-catching pink pom-pom trim and a floral lettering design. Handmade at a countryside studio in Hampshire, England, each pillow measures 16×12 inches and is filled with ethically sourced duck feathers. Great as a kitchen or entryway accent for only $$22.15!

6) Tea Pot Pillow Cover

 This pillow cover from Kat and Dawg Designs is a beautiful way to transform any old pillow, and comes in two sizes: 16×16 inches or 18×18 inches. You can also select your preferred background color: light brown, grey blue, white, or off-white. This pillow cover will look great, and it’ll also make you feel great knowing that 10% of your purchase is donated to the cancer support center Wellspring London & Region.

7) Teacup Pillow

This teacup-shaped pillow from Sew Very Nifty is visually appealing and oh-so-comfy. Hand-stitched, it measures approximately 18x9x6 inches, is made of cotton, and retails for $28. It also has a little pocket where you can stash the book you’re reading.  The blue/green triangle pattern adds visual interest, and makes it perfect for green tea enthusiasts. Put this pillow on your bed, on an accent chair, or entryway bench for a pop of color and a dose of cozy.

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Gifts for Your Tea-Loving Valentine

February 12, 2018

This Valentine’s Day, give your tea-obsessed better half a tea-inspired gift and you’re sure to get rave reviews. Consider these delightful presents this February 14th:

1) A Couples’ Mug 

You can’t go wrong with two mugs that go together just as well as you and your sweetheart.  Boldloft has a series of mugs that, when put together, form a sweet picture. Each set retails for $26.99, and each mug holds 12 ounces. They’re made from stoneware ceramic and are both microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Pick your favorite design:

2) Valentine’s Day Sugar Cubes

Make sure bae has a sweet start to the day with these specially-shaped sugar cubes from Chiara Sweet Art. Available in pink or blue, they’re the perfect way to start his or her day off with a smile. Each cube is equal to about a teaspoon of sugar, and they come in an adorable box of 100.

3) Heart-Shaped Tea Bags

Wake your valentine up with a piping hot cuppa that’s full of love—literally. These heart-shaped tea bags will make you paramour’s breakfast a little sweeter, or her afternoon tea extra special. Tea flavors include earl grey, Ceylon black tea, and green. They’re also a great value: a 6-pack sets you back only $10.

4) Love-ly Coasters

Coasters may be practical, but they can also be beautiful and special. These coasters will dazzle any girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, or wife:

These natural wood coasters from All About Impressions are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the nature-appreciating love in your life. No two coasters are identical, and come in a set of 4. They’re personalized with the initials of you and your loved one, and cost only $34.

These puzzle-piece coasters from Pretty Personalized UK are perfect if you and your valentine fit together like a glove. Four coasters come together to form one personalized block of text.

These anatomically-inspired heart coasters from Think Geek are perfect if you and your valentine appreciate the human body on a scientific level. The coasters are printed on glass, measure 4×4 inches, and come in a set of six for just $16.99. Bonus: each coaster has rubber feet to further protect your household surfaces!

5) Green Tea Bath Bombs

These bath bombs from Spa Girl Soaps are a great way to treat your love to a relaxing Valentine’s Day. They come in a set of 14 in flavors such as: green tea, green tea lemon, green tea lemon honey, and green tea lemon ginseng. The tea and oils in the bombs will help your skin look beautiful and healthy, plus they smell delicious! Add one or several to the bath for a luxurious dose of you-time.

6) Sweet Indulgence Tea Sampler 

This sampler from DAVIDsTEA presents you and your valentine with 12 individual tins of flavorful loose leaf teas. Get ready to taste: Alpine Punch, Banana Nut Bread, Cardamom French Toast, Chocolate Macaroon, Coconut Cream Pie, English Toffee, Forever Nuts, Hot Chocolate, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Movie Night, Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaitm, and Toasted Walnut. This tea set will add interest to tea time for months, and will make dessert a healthy, guilt-free time that you and your valentine can look forward to. All this for just $26!


Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Romantic Teas for Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2018

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so it’s time to plan a tea-riffic night for you and your sweetheart. Treat that special someone to a hot night with one of these hot teas:

1) Valentine Tea Sampler

This sampler from Artful Tea provides you and your better half with 14 romantic tea flavors. The handmade, compostable tea bags are bundled in lovely red ribbon to enhance the mood. Flavors include Chocolate Strawberry, Vanilla Velvet, and Pasion Petal Oolong. Yum!

2) Heart Chakra Tea Pack

This tea from Sarah Taylor Moore is “especially formulated to take care of the heart chakra,” and promises to promote balance and encourage “an open and peaceful heart.” Presented in a 6-inch tin, the tea is green, fruity, and floral. Brew a cuppa if you want to feel the love this Valentine’s Day.

3) Midsummer Night’s Dream Tea

This blend from DAVIDsTea is perfect for the loved one who loves Shakespeare. The tea boasts citrus and mint notes, with flavors of apple, gooseberry, marigold, and rose filling out its profile. Caffeine-free, pair this tea with a few poetic compliments, and your night will be Bard-approved.

4) White Chocolate Obsession Tea

This tea from Bigelow is all-natural, gluten-free, and kosher. Black tea is flavored with cocoa powder, white and dark chocolate flavors, carob, and grape seed extract, building a complex and satisfying cuppa for you and your plus one.

5) Blueberry Acai White Tea

Treat your love to a unique type of tea—tea drops. Simply place this innovative product in a teacup, pour hot water, and watch your tea dissolve before your eyes. The heart-shaped drops are perfect for the occasion, and the fruity, tart flavors of this tea will create a playful, romantic mood. Tea ingredients include: organic white peony tea, blueberry, acai berries, and cane sugar.

6) Cuppa Chocolate Tea Assortment

This assortment from Republic of Tea gives you and your bae a sinfully delicious array of options. Choose from: Red Velvet Chocolate Rooibos, Coconut Cocoa Herbal, Stawbverry Chocolate Rooibos, Peppermint Chocolate Rooibos, and Banana Chocolate Rooibos. All zero or low calorie and sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

7) Pride and Prejudice-Inspired Tea

If your paramour considers Pride and Prejudice to be the ultimate love story, this tea will knock his/her socks off this Valentine’s Day. This sampler from Bingleys Teas includes four teas inspired by characters in the classic novel. The first tea in this pack is Mr. Darcy’s Pride, a medium roast oolong from the Wuyi Mountains in China blended with a black tea from Sri Lanka. The tea begins with “an assertive, almost mineral” taste that eventually “opens up to chestnut and finishes with soft plum,” the same way that Mr. Darcy’s true, swoon-worthy character is slowly revealed. The second tea, Lizzie Bennet’s Wit, is a strong black tea blend, reflecting her strong character with notes of cranberries. The third tea, Sweet Jane Bennet, is a blend of green and black teas sweetened with notes of vanilla, imitating Jane’s “angelic sweetness.” And finally, the fourth tea, Longbourn Wedding, is a romantic white tea with champagne and rose flavors that make it perfect for any spouses to celebrate being forever Valentines.

8) Chocolate Decadence Sampler

This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a dessert tea from this Stash Tea Sampler, which includes 10 tea bags each of Chocolate Mint Oolong, Decaf Chocolate Hazelnut Black Tea, and Black Forest Black Tea. With 30 total teabags, this is one way to make Valentine’s Day last all month long.


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10 Tea Treats for Trick-or-Treaters

December 12, 2017

When little ones ring your doorbell and say Trick or Treat” this year, give them something unique to bring home: tea. From Halloween-themed tea bags and teacups to tea-infused candies and cookies, tea will elevate any costumed cutie’s palate and get them hooked on something healthy. Edible, decorative, and fun, these gifts will make little vampires and superheroes howl with delight:

1) These Spooky Handmade Tea Bags 

These tea bags made by Pearly Pants Crafts are the perfect favor to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Get kids started on a healthy tea-drinking habit early by giving these out!

2) These Mini Pumpkin Sugar Cubes

These adorable pumpkin-shaped sugar cubes from Sugars By Sharon make a great companion piece to a Halloween tea bag. These pumpkin sugars are made from verified non-GMO pure cane sugar, water, and food coloring, so they’re perfect if you’re the picky parent or you’re catering to one.

3) These Tea Bag Covers

These print-at-home tea bag covers from Chocolate Rabbit will dress up any tea bag in your closet, transforming it into a unique, healthy Halloween treat. Simply print, cut, and fold around your tea bags for a fun, easy activity that your kids can help with before Trick or Treating.

4) This Skull Tea Infuser

This skull infuser from Fred & Friends will make any at-home brewing experience feel like Halloween. Put a few of these infusers in your treat bowl to give kids a plethora of spooky teatimes.

5) This Skull Mug

 Stock up on these skull mugs from Party City to give trick-or-treaters a spooky mug from which to drink tea all winter long.

6) These High Tea Paper Tea Cups

These elegant paper teacups from WillOtheWispWedding will make a great addition to your treat bowl. These pretty items are handmade from card stock, glue, and gold metallic ribbon.

7) These Mini Teapot Necklace Charms

Hand out these charms from Wholesale Corner for necklace-making to trick-or-treaters. These vibrantly colored teapot charms are eye-catching and cute, perfect for the princesses and fairies knocking on your door this Halloween.

8) Matcha Pocky Sticks

This well-known treat in Japan has made its way stateside, so pick up a few boxes to give away this Halloween. This snack coats a cookie biscuit stick with a green tea cream for a treat that’s light, flavorful, and crunchy. Introduce kids to the wonderful flavors of green tea in a candy-like form with these Pocky sticks, available at Target.

9) Green Tea Hard Candies

Give trick-or-treaters what they want—candy—with a dose of tea by handing out these green tea hard candies from Bali’s. Individually wrapped candies contain tea extract and natural green tea flavor. Buy in bulk, or go for a variety pack that includes three flavors: Green Tea Latte, Citrus Green Tea, and Classic Iced Tea.


10) Cream of Earl Grey Tea-Infused Shortbread Packets

These cookies from DAVIDs TEA will be a unique addition to any trick-or-treater’s candy bag. Each package contains two shortbread cookies that have been infused with Cream of Earl Grey tea, combining black tea and vanilla for a delicious take on the cookie.



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Tea Stocking Stuffers

December 12, 2017

As Christmas approaches, it’s time to stock up on stocking stuffers. These mini gifts will fit in a stocking and delight any sophisticated, tea-loving child this Christmas.

1) Tea Socks – $13.73

These funny socks are perfect for your teenage son or daughter who loves sipping a hot cup of green tea or rooibos. The socks come in a variety of colors—dark grey with red trim, light grey with red trim, and light grey with pink trim. With this gift, your kid will actually like getting socks!

2) Teapot Necklace – $8.80

Give your son or daughter an adorable teapot necklace this year. You can personalize the necklace with your child’s initial, choose between blue or pink, and customize the chain length.

3) Green Tea Bath Bombs – $3.50

Give your youngster a fun accessory for bath time with this green tea bath bomb. Young children will enjoy turning the tub green, while teenagers will use the bomb to enjoy some elevated relaxation time. This product is made with shea butter, which will soften skin, as well as green tea and cucumber, providing a lovely scent. Each bomb weighs 4.5 ounces and costs only $3.50.

4) Holly Tea Infuser With Saucer – $15Give your son or daughter this adorable tea infuser, and they’re guaranteed to want to sit down and have a cup of tea with you. The infuser is made from stainless steel and is super-finely perforated, keeping all tea leaves from slipping into the liquid. And it comes with a saucer to keep tea time mess-free.

5) Alien Tea on Planet Zum Zee by Tony Mitton – $9.99

Stuff a stocking with this delightful children’s book by Tony Mitton, suitable for children ages 5 and up. In this story, your child will visit an alien planet called Planet Zum-Zee for afternoon tea. Fun rhymes and playful illustrations make this book a treat for grown-ups and kids alike.

6) Tea With Jane Austen – $12.20

Do you have a child obsessed with Jane Austen? Give him or her this cookbook full of recipes inspired by the novels and letters of the prolific author. Recipes include English Muffins inspired by Pride and Prejudice and Buttered Apple Tart inspired by Emma. Your tween or teen will love concocting these recipes and then enjoying them with a cuppa and her favorite Jane Austen novel.

7) Jolly Teas Sachet Travel Pouch – $12.00Want your teen to drink healthy away from home? Instead of buying a sugary soda at school, help your teen choose tea by gifting him or her this 100% cotton travel pouch of teas. The pouch comes with 5 tea sachets to get your son or daughter set up, and can then be re-filled with her favorite tea sachets or tea bags indefinitely.

8) Paint Your Own Tea Set – $12.99

This miniature-sized tea set needs to be painted, and your little one is just the tot to do it. The set comes with 4 teacups, saucers, spoons, and napkins, as well as a teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl. 12 mini paint pots and a paintbrush will help your son or daughter take this plain white set to the next level. Once painted, the ceramic items should be baked in the oven. Recommended for children 8+.

Happy Holidays! 

Tea Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 19, 2017

The holidays are fast approaching, which means it’s time to shop for gifts galore. Tea products and accessories are a healthy, useful gift to bestow on a friend, family member, or co-worker this year. From Hanukah and Kwanzaa to Christmas and Festivus, there will be many opportunities to show someone you care. Do so with one of the following tea gifts:

1) Teas From Around The World Set – $55

Give the gift of global flavor with this set of ten, single-estate teas from around the world. Each tube has enough tea leaves for 6-8 cups of tea and comes with a booklet that gives you information about each tea and tips for optimal brewing.

2) Tea Bag Pocket Mug – $34                    This hand-made mug ingeniously includes a built-in place to deposit your tea bag. This single mug is a great gift for your tea-loving holiday hostess, your child’s patient teacher, or your green tea-obsessed co-worker.

3) 1 Gallon Kombucha-Making Kit – $28.99

Kombucha is all the rage, and now you can make it in your home with this handy crafting kit. Everything in the kit comes from a farm in Central Florida that is 100% organic.  Kombucha’s star ingredient—SCOBY aka “Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast”—comes freshly harvested and sealed in a food grade vacuum seal pouch. The kit also comes with an e-book that will walk you through the home brewing process and answer any questions.

4) 8 Nights of Tea – $20

The perfect gift for Hanukah? Eight nights of tea. This set from David’s Tea includes eight tins of kosher tea that each make about 2 cups of tea. Follow up lighting the menorah with sipping a cuppa alongside your better half. Flavors include: Carrot Cupcake, Cinnamon Rooibos Chai, Peppermint Amour, and Super Ginger.

5) Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist’s Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails – $14.25

Searching for the perfect gift for a friend who loves tea and cocktails? Give them this cookbook by Abigail R. Gehring, which includes 75 recipes for unique tea-spiked cocktails. Recipes your giftee can look forward to include: Rooibos Berry Daiquiri, Spiked Lemonade with Thyme, Dark and Stormy with Ginger Tea, Lemongrass Mojito, Chai White Russian, Peppermint Cosmo, Jasmine Green Tea Julep, Yerba Mate Smoky Martini, and a Riesling Jasmine Hot Toddy. Bottom’s up!

6) Kinto Carat Glass Teapot – $52

This simple, elegant teapot is a great gift for the modern, minimalist person on your gift list. The teapot is made from high-quality borosilicate glass, and its double-walled lid is made from stainless steel and plastic. The teapot includes a stainless steel tea strainer and holds 28.74 ounces. To boot, it’s dishwasher and microwave-safe.

7) Tea Bath Truffle Set – $20

Give the gift of relaxation this holiday with this set of tea-infused bath truffles from Ulta. The set includes 9 bath bombs that fizz and foam when submerged in water. Scents include: White Tea & Berries, Lemongrass & Green Tea, and Black Tea & Sandalwood (as well as other non-tea based formulas.)

8) Tea Leaf Reading Kit – $23


This gift gives your recipient not only tea to drink, but a fun experience to go along with it as well. This kit comes with loose leaf black tea, a mug, and a symbol dictionary for your giftee to learn how to interpret tea leaves and the history of this ancient practice.

Happy Holidays!