Tea is by far the most popular drink consumed in Britain today, with over 100,000,000 cups being drunk in the UK every single day of the year.
There are many more types of delicious blends of tea available today, with a huge variety of flavours and sipping preferences. While some people may enjoy a warm cup of earthy herbal tea, others might prefer the sweet and milky flavour of a cool glass of bubble tea.
If you're a tea drinker or you're looking for some cute gifts for tea lovers you've come to the right place! Take a look at these gift ideas for tea lovers and find your perfect cup!
Are there any health benefits of drinking tea?
The most popular caffeinated tea varieties are black, green, and oolong, with different regions favouring certain varieties more than others. The consumption of black tea greatly surpasses that of the other two varieties in the UK. In contrast, oolong tea dominates the market in Southern China whereas green tea is more popular throughout Asia.
The same plant is used to produce black, green, and oolong tea. The distinct flavour profiles of each of these teas are the result of variations in the processing of Camellia sinensis plant leaves.
But not all herbal teas come from the same plant.
These teas are made from the roots, leaves, blossoms, and other parts of various plant species. Popular herbal teas include chamomile and peppermint. While peppermint is made from the leaves of a mint plant, chamomile is made from the plant's flowers.
The minerals potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, copper, and zinc are just a few of the minerals that both caffeine teas and herbal teas may offer in small quantities.
Flavonoids, a different class of antioxidants found in black tea, are good for heart health. Flavonoids are also present in dark chocolate, red wine, and fruits and vegetables, in addition to tea.
Regularly consuming them may help lower numerous heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, raised triglyceride levels, and obesity.
So, fill up that tea pot and get the hot water ready because that cup of tea is doing you a world of good!
6 organic gift ideas perfect for a tea connoisseur
Here are some fantastic gift ideas for the tea fan in your life! These gorgeous tea gifts and tea accessories are perfect if you're looking for a really unique gift:
1. The Letterbox Friendly Healthy Snack & Tea Box
Letterbox gifts are ideal for sending your loved ones a little pick-me-up as it will be waiting for them as soon as they get home!
Each box has a selection of five random assorted tea bags and five delicious organic snacks to get you through the week. The teas your recipient will receive are completely random, maybe they'll get a heavenly sweet peppermint or a royally delicious rose earl grey? They'll be chuffed either way with a Letterbox Friendly Healthy Snack & Tea Box!
2. Elegant Vegan Afternoon Tea Hamper
Go all out with this luxurious Elegant Vegan Afternoon Tea Hamper, which includes mouth watering citrus ginger chia biscuits, exquisite Booja Booja salted caramel chocolates, and delightful cinnamon dutch apple cake.
This vegan-friendly hamper is the ideal present for tea enthusiasts. It comes packaged in our upscale gift box and even includes a miniature bottle of Bottega Gold Prosecco for that extra special touch.
3. The Yogi Tea Gift Set Feel Good Moments
Attention all Yogi Tea lovers! This is the perfect gift for those who prefer a calming herbal tea to settle down with before snuggling into bed.
The Yogi Tea Gift Set "Feel Good Moments" contains a zingy ginger lemon tea, a soothing minty Chorella as well as a gorgeous ceramic cup, which can be used whether you like your drinks hot or a refreshing cold tea!
4. Positive Bakes Afternoon Tea Treat Box
This delectable gift box contains chewy brownie bits, premium Bird & Blend tea, 2 mini eggless cakes, 2 mini jars of Bonne Maman jam, and 4 mini scones.
Of course, a pot of Positive Bake's own dairy-free "not clotted cream" is also essential! The ideal afternoon tea can be served at home with the addition of your own vegan and gluten-free finger sandwiches.
Every baked treat in the Positive Bakes Afternoon Tea Treat Box is entirely vegan, free of gluten, soy, palm oil, and genetically modified ingredients!
5. Vintage Metal Afternoon Tea Sign
Everything Stops For Tea is a sweet reminder to kick back and enjoy a cup of tea!
This adorable vintage sign can be hung in the kitchen, living room or wherever you like! Made from metal and completely plastic free, this is an ideal gift for tea lovers and eco warriors.
6. Cream Tea Gift box by Positive Bakes
It's the age old debate, which do you put on your scone first, cream or jam? Well with the Cream Tea Gift box by Positive Bakes you can do whatever you like!
Surprise a friend or treat yourself to a vegan cream tea heaven. Includes absolutely beautiful fruit scones, Positive Bakes' own vegan 'not clotted cream', delightful jam made by Bonne Maman, and delectable tea from Bird & Blend Tea.
Looking for more vegan gifts or hampers?
Whether you're in the mood for a loose leaf tea or you're an iced tea, we hope we've given you all the tea inspo you need for gifting or just treating yourself!
At the Goodness Project, we offer a range of delicious organic and vegan hampers for all occasions, all packed full of unique and tasty treats and drinks.
Order your hamper today for stress-free vegan gifts for loved ones or even yourself!
Gift ideas for tea lovers FAQs
Why do people give tea as gifts?
Giving tea is regarded as bestowing health or a long life in many cultures throughout the world. When Buddhist monks drank tea to help them unwind and calm their minds during extended periods of meditation, they discovered the beverage's secret potential.
Can you give tea as a gift?
Giving someone tea is a lovely way to express your love, gratitude, respect, and that you are thinking of them. Any gift is meant to accomplish that. Everyone has a favourite tea, even though giving tea can be a personal gesture.
What is the most consumed tea in the UK?
The most widely consumed tea in Britain is black tea. Black tea and black tea blends are frequently drunk with milk, and the finer particles give them a stronger, more recognisable flavour that sets them apart from other, more delicate and subtle teas.