Winter Warmth: Tea Gift Ideas
to Delight the Discerning Palate

on December 12, 2023

The crisp air and misty mornings can only mean one thing: winter is here. As we bundle up in cosy sweaters and prepare comforting meals, the shorter days and longer nights provide a perfect opportunity to slow down and savour moments of warmth and connection. And what better way to express affection during this season than through the timeless ritual of sharing a steaming cup of tea?

Besides being the quintessential winter drink, tea also makes a thoughtful gift for the tea aficionado in your life. So, in the spirit of creating moments that linger, allow us to recommend five excellent teas that say “I care” in the most delightful way.

Assam CTC

On the chilliest of days, a cup of masala chai made using our Assam CTC makes a soul-warming brew to unwind the body and mind. Grown amongst the bountiful gardens on Assam's rich fertile plains, this flavourful tea nourishes inner warmth to combat winter's chill. When prepared with fresh spices like ginger, cardamom, saffron, and black pepper, the tea takes on medicinal properties too. The ginger helps soothe sore throats and improve digestion, the cardamom eases breathing issues, saffron acts as an anti-inflammatory, while the black pepper boosts immunity. Together, they enhance the comforting, restorative effects of the tea. Assam CTC makes a thoughtful, gesture-filled gift that your loved ones can savour all season long.

Egyptian Peppermint

For those feeling under the weather this winter, our Egyptian Peppermint is a rejuvenating herbal infusion that transcends the ordinary. Peppermint is known for its ability to help clear sinuses, ease headaches, and settle stomach upsets. The high menthol content of the steeped tea delivers a cooling sensation and strong minty flavour that immediately refreshes and renews. With each soothing sip, this flavourful tea is sure to warm the hearts of those you hold most dear.

Darjeeling Silver Needles

Come winter and the Darjeeling Silver Needles become one of the world's most sought-after teas owing to the abundance of disease-preventive antioxidants. These powerful compounds defend against free radicals that contribute to damage and disease over time. Minimally oxidised, the tea has a mild yet luxurious flavour that is very smooth on the palate.

The luxurious flavours and health benefits make Darjeeling Silver Needles a meaningful winter gift. It invites your loved ones to savour the pure, unadorned beauty of tea - allowing its light, refined flavour to smooth winter’s rough edges.

Jasmine Pearls

For a gift that is truly distinctive, you may consider Jasmine Pearls - one of the most unique and coveted teas. The delicate orbs of aromatic jasmine buds and the vegetal smoothness of green tea leave a lasting impression. Their enchanting fragrance delights the senses even as the tea steeps. However one finds joy this December, a steaming pot of Jasmine Pearls is sure to uplift the spirit with notes of spring’s hopeful return on mornings crisp and bright.

Assam Gold

For devoted tea fans, Assam Gold makes a special daily treat. It is a traditional tea with an exotic taste that promises unprecedented joy with every sip. Lightly oxidised and then dried to hold aromas in, results in a cup that is well-rounded, yet lively. Its earthy notes and golden hues will make one feel like sitting next to a cosy fireplace on a snowy day.

This rich black tea can be savoured pure to fully appreciate its complex flavours. Or, true to the British way, it can be enjoyed with a spot of milk and a dash of sugar for a smooth, comforting cup. Either way, the tea is sure to elevate the daily tea-drinking ritual, making it a unique gift for the tea connoisseur in your life..

And there you have it, five splendid teas to gift your loved ones, inviting them to embrace the warmth and flavours of the season. These flavours encapsulate the essence of the season, making every cup a celebration of warmth, connection, and the simple pleasures that make winter truly special.

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