Are you a fan of tea or just looking for unique gifts for the tea lover in your life? Whatever you are looking for, by the end of this article, I am pretty sure you will be wanting a fresh cup of tea. Let's talk tea and I will share with you my four favorite unique gifts for tea drinkers.
In last week’s blog post, Is Tea Good for You?, I discussed how my passion and love for tea began several years ago. It grew from the many trips to the Shanghai area Rich and I have taken together. When we started C Larboard and began thinking about what collections we were going to carry, it seemed like a natural transition to carry tea related items. But first, let me share with you why I love loose leaf tea.
Tea comes in so many types of flavors and styles. Whether your favorite is black tea, oolong tea, white tea or an herbal blend, I am confident you will find many more tea varieties that you will enjoy. If you have a little extra time, loose tea is the way to go. Unfortunately, traditional tea bags often contain bits and pieces of the tea leaves so this may not give you the freshest cup of tea.
In China, there is a whole ceremony of washing the tea leaves with the first pass of hot water and then allowing the tea leaves to bloom or expand. Once you taste fresh tea, you will continually crave loose leaf tea! Because I prefer loose leaf tea, C Larboard carries 4 unique gifts for use with this type of tea.
With our Loose-Leaf Tea Pot, you can steep a perfect cup or up to 4 cups of hot “tea leaf” free tea. The Loose-Leaf Tea Pot uses a 304 Stainless Steel reusable filter basket that keeps the tea leaves in place. As the proper temperature water steeps out all the flavor, you can smell the goodness. Our Loose-Leaf Tea Pot is made from a low melting point glass called borosilicate. Borosilicate helps makes our Loose-Leaf Tea Pot a perfect container for hot or iced tea and a perfect gift for tea lovers.
The issue that has challenged tea drinkers from the beginning of time until today, is how to keep the loose tea leaves out of the cup of tea. Let our Stainless-Steel Loose-Leaf Tea Infuser and Drip Tray come to the rescue! Just fill the stainless steel micro-perforated basket with your favorite loose-leaf tea, attach the food grade silicone tea leaf top, drop it into your favorite cup, add hot water and ENJOY!
The Stainless-Steel Loose-Leaf Tea Infuser will keep the tea leaves in place as the proper temperature water steeps out all the flavor and goodness. Made of stainless steel and food grade silicone, this fun infuser is a great gift for yourself or any tea lovers in your life.
Similar in design to the infuser mentioned above but with a little more whimsy is our ManaTee Loose-Leaf Tea Infuser. Just fill the ManaTee up with your favorite loose-leaf tea, attach it to the side of your cup, add hot water and ENJOY! ManaTee will keep the tea leaves in place as the proper temperature water steeps out all the deliciousness.
Made of 100% food grade silicone, this fun infuser is a great gift for yourself or any tea lovers in your life. We cannot say enough about how adorable and effective this manatee infuser is. Truly a high-quality, unique gift for yourself or that special someone who loves tea.
The Defiance Tools On-The-Go Insulated Coffee Press and tea you say? I know this is not what you would initially think of for a tea maker, but this totally fits the bill!
Just drop the loose tea leaves in like you would with ground coffee, add the proper temperature water, insert the press, let the tea brew for the desired time and then press down and enjoy! Sport the Defiance Tools logo and defy the difficulty of life on the go! Our Insulated On-The-Go Coffee Press serves as a double insulated cup to drink from AND keep your tea HOT wherever your day takes you!
There are so many interesting varieties of loose leaf tea to try. I believe you, or any of your tea drinking friends and family members, will taste the difference from so many of the bagged teas out there. For you or your tea drinking friends to truly enjoy your best cup of tea, venture over to C Larboardto purchase some of our fun and inventive tea brewers. And please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions. I am happy to help you as you embark or continue on your on your tea journey!
~Zoe' Coulcher, Co-Founder C Larboard
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