The Gift of Tea

tj3_cover_redteapot_final_border_240pxTea is the beverage that welcomes millions of holiday visitors in every land — instantly conveying warmth and comfort.

Centuries of joy accompany the simple gift of food and beverage, a trend that is accelerating. Recipients and gift-givers alike find pleasure and value in the exchange which include home made and artisanal offerings presented with an interesting and authentic tale.

Nothing in our view could be more satisfying than presenting tea to either novice tea drinkers or more sophisticated consumers. Tea spans the range of price and taste with blends with spices and flavors that bring to mind the season. Ornate tins and holiday packaging complete the presentation.

Food gifting will approach $18 billion this year with tea, coffee, and cocoa beverages the third most popular gifting category, according to the market research firm. Gifting overall is up 3.5% and remains most popular among boomers “while usage among Millennials and Gen Xers may post challenges,” according to Packaged Facts.  “Since 2010, consumers have continued to expand their usage of food gifting across occasions and food gift types. Food gifts are not just given on holidays such as Christmas or Easter or on special occasions such as graduation or birthdays, but are also being sent “just because,” according to the report.  Tea, coffee, and cocoa are the third most popular gifts accounting for 17% of the gifts presented, up 4% since 2014.

Tea Journey’s holiday issue, Tea Gifting, contains curated collections of Seasonal Teas, Stylish Teapots and Kettles on the Boil with Tea Gifts for Children, tea sets for the dorm and advice on How Millennials Take Their Tea. There are Tea Towels you can design yourself and tea gifts for men. Look over the brewers, and mugs and picture yourself on an excursion through Asia searching for tea treasures with the Antiques Diva.

Did we miss something? Of course we did, that’s where you can help us in the month ahead. Send the online link and a brief description of the very coolest tea gifts on the market to There is no charge. We crowd-sourced this magazine on Kickstarter, we can continue to take advantage of the power of crowd sourcing.

The Tea Journey team will post these gift suggestions by category into existing articles increasing their usefulness to readers and revealing globally the kinds of gifts no single writer could possibly discover on their own. It will be a big collective treasure hunt and all of us benefit — a gift to gift givers that we will all enjoy.

Happy holidays,

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One last thing! Will you send a special friend or loved one a gift subscription to Tea Journey, it’s a gift that they will remember fondly all year long.

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