12 Tea-riffic Gift Ideas For Tea Lovers

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy tea, and that’s kind of the same thing for the tea lovers in your life. A perfectly steeped cuppa is like a giant hug in a cup.

We’ve brewed up 12 great gift ideas that are bound to make even the most tea obsessed people you know want to par-tea.

1. A little bit Fancy Zealong Botanicals Lady Gatsby Tea

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Lady Gatsby tea by Zealong is an elegant, vibrant Green tea blend with the floral notes of rose petal, the woody spice of manuka, and the lingering sweetness of cinnamon is the perfect pick me up at any time of the day. ($29.95)

2. Tea on the Go with a Lotus Glass Tea Tumbler

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Create moments of presence and connection with the signature double walled Lotus glass tea tumbler and infuser perfect for loose leaf tea on the go, work or play. ($34.97)

3. Explore new Varieties with a Harney & Sons Tea Chest

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How about a velvet lined wooden tea chest, elegantly embossed with Harney & Sons logo? Includes 6 foil wrapped tea bags each of Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Organic Peppermint and Organic Green. ($65)

(Use discount code HTH-241120189 until 24th December 2018 for 20% off all Harney & Sons orders at www.harneyteas.co.nz

4. Gift the Ultimate High Tea Experience

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High Tea at The Hippopotamus Restaurant, QT Hotel, Wellington

There are so many wonderful places to visit for High Tea and the experience will leave fond memories of the beautiful gift you gave for years to come. Read about the Top 3 Spots for High Tea in the Capital City according to the High Tea Honeys and visit the High Tea directory at The Curious Kiwi to discover others. ($25 – $39)

5. Subscribe to Tea Time

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The gift that just keeps on giving! TeaTime is a source book for all who love tea and who want to enrich life with the serenity of teatime. The magazine praises the delights of having tea and honors the life philosophy of serenity and beauty that is enhanced by tea events. Tea has never been more popular than today, and TeaTime is a lovely “manual” that helps us recognize and embrace the pleasures and spirit of tea.

6. Every Tea Lover Needs this Kettle in Their Lives

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Heat water to the perfect tea temperature every time with an easy-to-use digital kettle that features variable temperature options and a handy keep warm option. Can be used to make or warm green tea, white tea, oolong tea, coffee and black tea. ($69 – $146)

7. A Gold Plated Cristina Re Vintage Tea Strainer

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Basically anything from the Cristina Re collection will be well received however a firm favourite is this 24 carat gold plated vintage inspired ornate tea strainer. The sieve perfectly captures loose leaves of even the finest teas. ($24.95)

8. Re-love a Pre-loved Vintage Tea Set

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Scour opportunity shops, garage sales or Trade Me and pick up an heirloom antique tea set and breathe new life into pre-loved bone china. Go the extra mile and pair it with some sachets of Harney & Sons Loose Leaf Paris Tea.

9. Deliver Afternoon tea in Style with this Tea Tray

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I love a good breakfast in bed or outdoor afternoon tea in the summer but you need to make sure that tea arrive safely, and in style to the table. The khevga wooden tray is practical and beautiful.

10. Give the Gift of Goodness with this Green Tea Thank You Soap

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Refining & life-changing to give every tea lover clean, hydrated skin that’s protected from everyday damage. They’ve put the good stuff into this plant-based soap bar, like green tea leaves known for their richness of antioxidants and coconut oil to naturally refine your skin and combat dryness. The best part? This soap bar helps get safe water and toilets to empower people in need. How good is that? ($5.50)

11. Give the Gift of Home Baked Happiness

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Every tea lover knows that tea is a gateway to biscuits…so give them what they need and bake a batch of cookies – we love Jo Seagar’s Gingerbread Cookies and the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Biscuits! Find a cute gift box and tie it with a ribbon, throw in a couple of these T Leaf Click Cans and you will be your tea lovers favourite person. Ever.

12. A Positive Affirmation Teacup & Saucer

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Remember to pause and enjoy the little moments in life with this stylish gold foil and white porcelain Tea Cup and Saucer set. Make tea time at any time of day extra special and enjoy a little quiet time in style. Pair with the matching Teapot or mix and match with our other teapots for an eclectic look. ($29.90) Pair it with this T2 French Earl Grey Tea teabag gift cube for extra wow factor ($19.00)

Image credit: Featured Photo by Anastasia Gubarieva on Unsplash

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High Tea Honeys top 3 High Tea spots Wellington

I love it when we get messages from people planning their visit to Wellington, locals that have yet to experience High Tea or new High Tea Honeys’ members asking us for recommendations for High Tea spots in Wellington, generally to treat someone special or celebrate a special occasion.

I have my personal favourites but I put the question to our Honeys and in no particular order, here are our top three picks for High Tea destinations in Wellington.

The Lobby Lounge at The Intercontinental

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High Tea at the Lobby Lounge of the Intercontinental is a central city treat. Along with elegantly prepared pastries, the exclusive TWG tea range is served in beautiful gold trimmed Cristina Re china adding to the luxuriousness of the experience.

Hippopotamus

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The opulent ambience of Hippopotamus is second to none and the French inspired menu is exquisite. Dress up your High Tea experience with a glass of champagne for that extra special touch.

Louis Sergeant Sweet Couture

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In the heart of the city, nestled on a busy main street is Louis Sergeant Sweet Couture. Here your tastebuds will be whisked away to heaven. Every item is a work of art bursting with flavour. Be sure to purchase a couple of macarons on your way out the door to extend the experience all the way home.

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