We love to try and be organised here at Tea from the Manor. Our proprietor James is always on the ball, ordering enough tea to send to clients and organising deliveries! We try to take after him and get our affairs in order! Every year we plan to get our Christmas presents early but are always on a mad last minute rush!
This year we thought we'd pass on some of our ideas for a tea themed present for that tea loving person in your life! Everyone has one!
Our favourite thing to give people at Chirstmas is a traditional hamper full of tea themed goodies!
First of all get yourself a lovely box, basket or container of some sort - this can be decorated how ever you like! We like to go for the traditional wicker basket, some transparent cellophane to wrap around it and a big red bow!
The staple of our Christmas hamper is a good tea pot! Our tea pots come with an infuser built in which makes things a lot easier, it also comes apart for easy cleaning! Top tip - when making your tea, we always say, if you're having tea for two, put in two spoonfuls of your chosen tea (one for each person) and then one for the pot!
Also if you're after a strong brew don't waste your tea by adding more tea leaves, just leave the tea for a couple minutes longer than normal and your tea will be stronger!
Next in our Christmas hamper we have to add our Christmas tea of course! A black tea with orange peel and cinnamon, cloves, ginger and cardamom! It's so warming and Christmassy!
From there you can add lots of various different things! More tea is always a good option! Black teas are lovely and warming at this time of year with a splash of milk! We also have green tea to fight winter colds, mint tea to freshen up after a few too many mulled wines the night before and also chocolate tea because you can never have enough chocolate at Christmas!! We also like to give our lovely friends a combination of loose leaf and tea bags so that can take some tea bags to work or on the go and have loose leaf when relaxing at home!
Our tea cadies or storage jars are always a good idea to add to keep things neat and tidy! Plus to decant your tea from cady to pot we have a lovely shell shaped spoon. Our favourite thing about this gift is how personal it is as you can tailor it to your loved ones!
Let us know if you give or receive any of our Tea From the Manor items and we can feature you on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!