by Heidi Scrimgeour
on 20 May, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Have you ever wanted to send a little something to a loved one, but drawn a total blank on what to choose? Flowers don't last, not everyone will thank you for chocolates, and a bottle of something bubbly just isn't always appropriate.
If so, look no further than the Tea Gift Company - who can arrange for a small but beautifully-presented package with a difference to be sent to your lucky friend or family member, from as little as £5.75 plus postage.
Founder Pip Gorst explains the inspiration behind the Tea Gift Company: “In Brisbane the heat can be relentless, meaning traditional gifts such as flowers or chocolates just don’t last. As an alternative I created unique tea-related gifts. Everyone commented on the beautiful packaging and the originality of the gift. Then back in the UK I realised that tea gifts are the perfect alternative to flowers or chocolates – especially as we are such a nation of tea drinkers."
Pip selects only the finest ethically-sourced, quality teas (available loose or as pyramid teabags) from specialized Tea Masters. Each tea blend is chosen carefully for its individual characteristics relating to special events or celebrations. I love the Mr. & Mrs. tea caddy - perfect for newlyweds - which combines a fine Chinese speciality black tea blended with layers of rose petals. Or choose from a range of tea gift sets including: Mother, Birthday, New Baby, New Home, Thank You, For Him, and For Her. And for Father's Day look out for the Strong Man gift set (£19.95). Also new are the Baby Boy and Baby Girl gift sets.
The Tea Gift Company has also created a selection of teacups and mugs to complement their teas. All gift sets are beautifully wrapped in a presentation box and will arrive on your loved one's doorstep with your personal gift message included. The packaging alone makes for a real 'statement' gift, but the tea I sampled - Darjeeling - was delicious; so refreshing, and full of flavours you just don't find in your average brew. The accompanying fine white china mug with a delicate leaf pattern was really pretty too - just right to send to a friend if you're looking for a fresh, original way to send love or congratulations.