When I was a little girl, in the afternoon I would ask my mother if I could go upstairs to visit my grandparents. I used to love hearing their old clock chime, breaking the peaceful silence. My grandmother would let me open the jars in her spice cabinet. I loved inhaling the intoxicating aromas of cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and nutmegs. Then she would pour us some tea. She always served some biscuits. My grandfather’s favourites were the ones he called fly specks. They were a flat biscuit filled with chewy raisins. I preferred the kinds that I could dip in my tea. However, I would be so enthralled with my grandparents’ stories that I often lost my biscuit in my drink!
Tea time is more than an afternoon drink. It is a way of remembering our past and making a clear future. These tea gifts help preserve those memories of long ago while creating new memories with those close to us.
Luxury tea pot sets
There is nothing like drinking tea out of fancy cups and saucers. As a girl, my mum and I would play tea party with an old china set which had seen better times. Some pieces were missing, and some were glued back together. I remember feeling like royalty when drinking from those cups. Of course, there is nothing more royal than fancy porcelain. This set has service for six.
Try a British Royal Afternoon tea set with a lovely floral pattern which includes teapot, creamer, sugar bowl, and settings for four. For a set to display on the hutch, try a European Luxury set for six. It comes with its own display rack.
If you prefer to send them on a luxury tea outing, plan an afternoon tea for two at Harrods. There are several different experiences to choose from.
Best tea gifts
Choose from options all over the UK. Have tea in a dome in a secret garden, or sip tea in an abbey.
You can add some excitement by choosing an afternoon tea outing that includes a bus tour. For those who may have a hard time getting out, get them an afternoon tea at home sent to their dwelling. They can also learn about the art of tea from a book.
Personalised tea gifts
Make them feel special by getting their name engraved on a tea tray. It will be like you are there with them every day at tea time.
Personalised tea towels are a nice housewarming gift, or gift for a hostess. They last longer than a bottle of wine which will most likely be gone by the end of the evening. For the kiddies, get a personalised toy tea set for them to practice the art of tea, just like mum.
Afternoon tea hampers
Choose from a variety of themed sets to be sent right to their letterbox. Interesting tea gifts such as a relaxation tea set, cocktails and tea, and even a paint by numbers set, are only a few of the options.
If they like sweet treats with their tea, you can have delicious brownies sent to them in a card.
If gifts are not confined to a letterbox, try a tea time delights hamper which includes biscuits, sweets, jams, and tea. Yum! For those who love iced tea, get an iced tea set which comes with a cold water infuser bottle and two types of cold water tea bags.
Trendy tea gifts
Bubble tea is a cold tea drink made with sweetened milk or other flavourings, along with tapioca pearls. This bubble tea kit contains everything they will need to make fruit flavoured bubble teas.
For quick bubble tea, try brown sugar bubble milk tea. It can be made quickly in the microwave and served hot or cold. Or try a bubble tea syrup kit. This kit contains flavoured syrups that get stirred into water for a quick drink.
If you are looking for gifts for chai lovers, try this Chai trio set.
Unusual tea gifts
These exotic flowers bloom when hot water is added and can be used for multiple cups of tea. It’s like having tea with a show.
Fun presents for tea lovers
As a child, I used to love looking at the exquisite floral tea cups with their matching saucers that decorated my grandmother’s hutch. Now I see them on display when I visit my mum. These cups rival their beauty but with a modern twist.
An Alice in Wonderland tea cup and saucer conjure images of falling down rabbit holes and playing croquet. A butterfly cup and saucer will make their spirits soar. A Cinderella collectible set will have them fantasising that they are a royal princess.
Tea accessories gifts
These whimsical tea infusers will plant a whole tea garden in their imagination. They even come with their own flower pots for catching drips.
Tea gift sets
Looking for a change from traditional English tea? Get them a Japanese tea set with traditional matcha powder.
Or for those who travel, get them an elegant portable Chinese travel tea set. This tea set comes in its own carrying case for easy packing. On the other hand, this vintage Turkish tea set adds an ornate beauty to display in the home.
DIY gifts for tea lovers
Learn how to read tea leaves with this cup and saucer which comes with an illustrated booklet explaining how to interpret patterns and symbols. They will feel like they are Harry Potter in Divinations class! Hopefully, they won’t see the grim!
Are they a bit of a gardener? They can grow their own medicinal herbs to create herbal healing teas. This tea growing kit has everything needed to start an indoor herb garden. You can also get them a DIY Harry Potter tea cosy knitting kit. It comes with instructions, knitting needles, and yarn.
Best gifts for tea lovers
Anyone can get an ordinary teapot. Give them something extraordinary. This one is so typically British!
For Dr. Who fans, you can get a Tardis teapot. To brighten up their day, get a colourful polka dot teapot which comes with it’s own cup for one. For old fashioned tastes, try a vintage lady. If they love tropical birds, they will love a flamingo teapot which comes with two matching tea mugs. Of course, Disney fanatics will want you to be their guest when you give them a Mrs. Potts teapot.