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Tea Gift Guide 2013 - Tea Lovers Gift Guide for 2013

By Lawrence Davis

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H20+ Cypress Countertop Water Filtration System

Brondell's H20+ Cypress Countertop Water Filtration System

Description: Delivering high-quality filtration usually found only in more complex under-sink systems, the H20+ Cypress Countertop Water Filtration System is elegantly designed to take up minimal space in the kitchen and dispense safer, better-tasting and more environmentally-friendly water at the push of a button. The 3-stage Cypress Water Filtration System utilizes three separate advanced water filters, dramatically reducing industrial chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, turbidity, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), microorganisms, and bad tastes and odors. In about the same time and ease as changing a light bulb, you can have continuous refreshing filtered water at home without the hassle of waste water hookups or storage tank installations. The Cypress installs in under ten minutes with the provided faucet diverter and fits 99% of home faucets.The Cypress Countertop Water Filtration System eliminates wastewater, storage tanks and complex installation.

Price: $199.00 Visit the Website

Coffee Bean Direct Favorites 5 Pack Sampler

CBD Favorites

Description: Experience our new Coffee Collections: five-packs of our most popular coffees in 7 categories. Each sampler pack includes five 1-lb bags. CBD Favorites – Fully caffeinated and no flavored coffee in this sampler! Just five 1-lb bags of our most popular coffees. Breakfast Blend City Roast Colombian Costa Rican Tarrazu Italian Roast Espresso Panama Boquete Decaf Coffee – Created special for our decaf-loving friends, this sampler includes some dark decaf and some light decaf. Enjoy! Fair Trade Coffee – Coffee with a social and/or environmental conscience. The bags in this sampler are all certified Fair Trade, fully caffeinated coffee! Flavored Coffee – These are the coffee flavors we cannot make enough of! Our customers love these traditional favorites. Seasonal Coffee – Changing with the 4 seasons, this sampler includes the season’s most popular special flavors. One sampler for Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall containing that season’s favorite flavors! Unroasted Coffee – Whether you are just getting started with home roasting or are an old pro, this sampler provides a nice cross-section of beans which can be roasted to various roast levels. Unroasted Fair Trade Coffee – Into home roasting and looking for Fair Trade coffee only? This is just the sampler for you!

Price: $53.60 Visit the Website

Stay Cool And Refreshed This Summer With TAKEYA® Flash Chill®

TAKEYA Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker

Description: TAKEYA’s patented Flash Chill system is the quickest and easiest way to brew, chill, serve, and store fresh and flavorful iced tea in one reusable and dishwasher-safe pitcher. Doing away with antiquated brewing techniques and cumbersome appliances, the trendy, BPA-free Flash Chill Tea Maker freshly brews hot tea in 3-5 minutes and instantly flash chills it in just 30 seconds. Unlike most pitchers and tea makers, the airtight Flash Chill Tea Maker locks-in the aromas and flavors of the brewing tea, capturing the fullest and freshest tea flavors. The fine mesh Tea Infuser easily twists into the Flash Chill Tea Maker lid and provides ample room for loose leaf tea to bloom and fully release their flavors. On a sunny day, anyone can create a cool and refreshing, flavor-rich iced tea drink in a flash! For a creative minty-fresh twist, one can enjoy the Tropical Black Iced Tea with chopped pineapple, mango and fresh mint leaves using TAKEYA’s Fruit Infuser. The Fruit Infuser easily twists onto the lid of TAKEYA’s 2-quart pitcher, and the airtight lid locks in the freshness and flavor of the fruits. With one unique pitcher, one can easily share the refreshing goodness of TAKEYA Iced Teas!

Price: $21.99 to $39.99 Visit the Website

Uncle Lee's Special Bamboo Tea Chest

Uncle Lee's Special Bamboo Tea Chest

Description: Uncle Lee's Tea Inc. is part of currently the largest and best known tea company (Ten Fu) in the Far East with over 10 tea factories and more than 500 stores throughout the continents of Asia and North America. Owned and operated by third generation of tea producers, Uncle Lee's maintains the tradition of offering some of the best quality tea to discriminating drinkers around the globe. Many probably do not know, but we are the first tea maker to introduce Green Tea to the North American market, and have specialized in the tea manufacturing business for over half a century. Many people are now becoming aware of all the benefits of Green Tea, and you should start too!

Price: $19.99 to $20.00 Visit the Website

Kusmi Tea Euphoria Blend

Kusmi Tea's Euphoria - A chocolate treat for all seasons!

Description: While the kids trick-or-treat on Halloween in search of as much chocolate as they can possibly find, you can celebrate the holiday by indulging with your own sophisticated chocolate treat...Euphoria created by Kusmi Tea. The latest in Kusmi Tea's wellness line, Euphoria consists of a blend of roasted maté, orange and chocolate. The yerba maté is a plant that has been appreciated for generations throughout South America for its stimulating virtues. The orange provides the perfect sunny note for a warm and comforting blend. As for the chocolate....it's no secret that chocolate helps to releases endorphins in the brain and works as an instant mood enhancer. And chocolate lovers can embrace this zero-calorie warm indulgence without the gilt—a true feeling of Euphoria!

Price: $19.50 Visit the Website

T Salon Artea

T Salon ARTEA - Tea Art pairing with the art of Wendy Mark

Description: T Salon Artea is a collection of the finest art and what it might taste like. Our first Tea Art pairing is with our Green Coconut tea that comes in a beautifully decorated tin of 15 non-gmo sustainable 2.8gm tea bags. Green Coconut tea is a Sencha base with coconut and pineapple. Delightfully refreshing both iced and hot. We've paired Green Coconut with the artist, Wendy Mark, a painter and printmaker primarily known for her monotypes and collaborations with Pulitzer Prize winning poets and writers. ACA Galleries, est. 1932, specializes in 19th and 20th century American and European Art, Modern and Contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture.

Price: $15.00 Visit the Website

ChocoMe® - Originial Hand Crafted Artisan Chocolate Bars

chocoMe hand crafted artisan chocolate

Description: chocoMe® chocolate bars are hand crafted exclusively of premium quality Belgian chocolate – 65.1% cocoa content Fortina dark chocolate, – 39% cocoa content Arriba milk chocolate, – premium white chocolate, and of carefully selected specialties from all over the world – freeze dried fruits, - best quality spices, - high end coffee, - Spanish and Italian nuts, - French edible flower petals, - 23 carat edible gold, - edible genuine silver, etc. You can choose from over 80 innovative creations of 8 product lines: wine, spirit, spice, fruits, nuts, fruits & nuts, flowers, coffee. chocoMe bars are always freshly made to order ensuring best possible quality, taste and flavors of the end product. We gave special attention to the packing of our chocolates. This results in a perfectly ready gift for any occasion and there is no need for further gift packaging. We are sure that any age above 13 will appreciate the specialty in every aspect when they receive it as a gift. Our bars are not just special in raw material and flavor but also in looks. See for yourself!

Price: $14.00 to $19.00 Visit the Website

5 Sparrows Naturally Sweetened, Sugar Free Chai And Cocoa

5 Sparrows Sugar Free, Stevia Sweetened Spiced Chai and Cocoa

Description: 5 Sparrows (www.5sparrowsbrand.com) is a gourmet cafe products purveyor featuring the first-ever naturally sweetened chai, cocoa and frappe. 5 Sparrows' Sugar Free Monumental Spiced Chai, Sugar Free Coffee House White Chocolate, Sugar Free Coffee House Chocolate and Sugar Free Vanilla Frappe are handcrafted to perfection using a purified form of Stevia and Xylitol, the plant-based sweeteners. They are delightfully sweet and creamy with NO artificial sweeteners. Plus, they are low calorie and gluten free! The powders mix effortlessly into hot milk or water. For the tea lover, 5 Sparrows Monumental Spiced Chai is like Zen in a cup - so good, it's other worldly! For the cocoa lover, the White Chocolate and Chocolate are very yummy and wonderful, healthier alternatives to standard cocoa brands on the market which are typically laden with artificial sweeteners or sugar. The Vanilla Frappe is fantastic for whipping up your favorite blended coffee drinks at home! Consumers can purchase 10oz bags and beautifully-packaged gift sets online at www.5sparrowsbrand.com

Price: $11.00 to $25.00 Visit the Website

Too Blessed To Be Stressed Beverage Mug

Celebrity Cathy Baron with her favorite mug! TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED mug!

Description: We love tea at Words To Live By Apparel and tea tastes pretty darn good in this TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED beverage mug. Kick back, have a nice hot drink, relax and enjoy! The daily reminder that you are TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED can be right on your coffee mug in the morning or for tea in the evening. Cathy Baron from FX's television show 'Justified' Tweeted about this mug being her new favorite! Check out the picture! Get yours, you're TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED!

Price: $11.00 to $12.00 Visit the Website

All Natural Artisan Simple Syrups

Sonoma Syrup Cocktail Mixers

Description: Artisan methods and small batch production allow us to craft an American simple syrup like no other by bringing the intense aromas of the Sonoma Valley right into your own kitchen. First seen in the First American Cookbook in 1796, simple syrup is a centuries old culinary ingredient made from pure cane sugar and water. Utilizing an infusion technique that requires weighing, mixing, macerating and filtering all ingredients by hand, Sonoma Syrup Co. has created these Infused Simple Syrups that are new twists on an old classic. Our ultra-premium products add an even more special touch with the addition of the subtle flavors of our own Tahitian and Madagascar Bourbon vanilla essence. We infuse this mix with fresh Sonomagrown lavender, fresh country spearmint, Meyer lemon zest or our tantalizing pomegranate, tangerine, lime and other botanical flavors. These exceptional syrups are a simple way to enjoy the seasonal flavors of the Wine Country all year round.

Price: $10.99 to $12.99 Visit the Website

Tattle Tea Spiced Chai Black Tea

Spiced Chai Black Tea

Description: This isn't the sugar-loaded instant stuff, this is the real deal! We blend a multitude of fine black teas with six different spices (anise, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, fennel) to create a true spiced chai for real tea lovers. This tea is easily one of our most popular offerings. It is excellent hot or cold with cream and sugar to taste.

Price: $10.50 Visit the Website

Tea With Style

FashionistaTea

Description: FashionistaTea (www.fashionistatea.com) launched the newest organic beverage to hit the market, combining high-end fashion and taste into a delicious gourmet tea. The line was designed using high quality Organic and Fair Trade teas and is beautifully packaged in classic tins, keeping it fresh. The collection is available loose and in bio-degradable tea sachets to soothe the soul, nourish the body and ignite the Fashionista in all of us. Some of the delectable pairings include: Organic Green Pomegranate and for classic tea connoisseurs Organic Creamy Earl Grey and a signature “Fashionista” blend created specifically for the line.

Price: $9.00 to $22.00 Visit the Website

Owl's Brew: The Daddy Owl

The Daddy Owl

Description: Owl's Brew Daddy Owl drink is the perfect drink for any occasion. The Daddy Owl +3 Parts Owl's Brew Coco-Lada +1 Part Spiced Rum +Dash of coconut water Shake & pour over rocks. The looseleaf tea blend in the Owl's Brew Coco-Lada can also be purchased at www.theteaologist.com. Owl’s Brew, found by Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield, is the first ever “tea crafted for cocktails.” It is fresh-brewed and bottled and ready to pour and is both light and fun. With Owl’s Brew “what you see is what you get” and the tea bases are batched from real, whole spices, fruits and herbs. Owl’s Brew is recommended to be served “3 Parts Brew, 1 Part Booze”, and can be poured on the rocks or shaken. The mission of Owl’s Brew is to offer a wiser and better way to drink.

Price: $9.00 to $35.00 Visit the Website

TAKEYA Coconut Lime Rooibos Flash Chill Iced Tea

TAKEYA Coconut Lime Rooibos Flash Chill Iced Tea

Description: TAKEYA's Coconust Lime Rooibos Flash Chill Iced Tea blends earthy Green Rooibos with rich coconut, papaya, pineapple and zesty lime peel to send your taste buds to the tropics. Harvested in South Africa, Green Rooibos leaves are unoxidized, caffeine-free and brew to reveal a smooth and grassy flavor. Each TAKEYA Flash Chill Iced Tea is designed to ensure the most flavorful iced tea using foil packets to lock in freshness and flavor. The packets are pre-measured to take out the guesswork, use one packet for the 1 quart Tea Maker and two for the 2 quart. Simply tear open, brew, chill, and enjoy the most delicious sip, every time.

Price: $7.99 Visit the Website

Organic, Handmade, Preserves, Teas And Scones, Salts And Sauces

May all your moments be delicious!

Description: Are you ready for this jelly? The Jelly Queens create sassy, organic, handmade, jellies, jams, sauces, salts, teas and a 500 year old scones recipe that has been passed down from Kerr Castle.Packed with personality and a Texas punch, think Raspberry Chipotle Jam infused with Belgium lambic beer or Black Garlic Rosemary Sauce laced with Texas red table wine or a California Champagne Jelly instead of plain grape!

Price: $6.00 to $10.00 Visit the Website

Runa Guayusa Tea

Runa Guayusa Tea

Description: Guayusa (gwhy-you-sa) is a native Amazonian tree leaf that has been brewed like tea for thousands of years by indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Guayusa is a "Super leaf" that offers clear, focused energy by balancing caffeine with twice the antioxidants of green tea. There are no tannins in the guayusa leaf, so it lacks the astringent or bitter taste sometimes associated with green or black teas.

Price: $5.99 Visit the Website

Stevia - The Sweetness Of Nature

Greeniche Stevia - A Complete Range of 100% Natural Sweetener

Description: Stevia is the world's first 100% natural, zero-calorie sweetener - a perfect alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. Besides zero-calories, Stevia also has zero gylcemic index making it ideal for those living with diabetes and people trying to lose weight. Stevia is a versatile sweetener which can be used in hot & cold beverages and dissolves quickly and completely. Sprinkle it on cereals, fruits, salads or use it for baking/cooking as it is stable even at high temperature. Only Greeniche Stevia: - is made with 97% pure Reb-A (the sweet part of stevia leaves) - has both rapidly dissolving tablets and powder formulation (in sachets and jar) - has great taste with no bitter aftertaste - does not contain maltodextrin or inulin

Price: $5.99 to $11.99 Visit the Website

Among Friends Baking Mixes

Among Friends Baking Mixes

Description: Among Friends handcrafted baking mixes are easy, delicious, full of nutritionally-sound ingredients, and bake in less than 10 minutes! Scrumptious, homebaked goodies can be yours in no time at all with Among Friends. The six baking mixes include cookie mixes in oatmeal chocolate, molasses ginger, double chocolate, oatmeal raisin, and chocolate cranberry, plus a fruit crisp topping mix. Four are gluten-free, and all are made with GMO-free, wholesome, nutritious ingredients like flax seed, almond meal, and coconut in addition to delicious chocolate, oats, and dried fruit. Each cookie baking mix yields over 30 cookies. Simply add one egg, vanilla, and butter or butter substitute for a batch of homemade goodies with no stress or fake ingredients. For further information about Among Friends visit www.amongfriendsbakingmixes.com.

Price: $5.99 Visit the Website

New Cocoa Tango And Sweetly Twisted From Good Earth Tea

Good Earth Tea's new Cocoa Tango Tea

Description: Cocoa Tango: This unique blend is the romance that was meant to be. The sweet, sensually smooth flavor of cocoa envelops the unpredictably fiery hit of chili pepper. Every sip will leave you breathing heavy with satisfaction and wanting more. Available March 2013 in west coast retailers and online at GoodEarth.com. Suggested retail price is $4.49 for an 18-count box. Sweetly Twisted: This wondrous new fusion keeps you guessing from the first sip to the last mouthful. It starts sweetly enough only to take an unexpected tangy twist leading to a refreshing finish. It’s like sending your taste buds on an impromptu getaway where anything can happen. Available March 2013 in west coast retailers and online at GoodEarth.com. Suggested retail price is $4.49 for an 18-count box.

Price: $4.49 to $5.00 Visit the Website

ThéBÜ

The World's Best Tasting Kombucha!

Description: ThéBÜ is a new type of beverage – it is alive! The ingredients are organic tea, organic cane sugar, organic probiotic cultures, and organic natural flavors. The ingredients are mixed and fermented as the cultures grow. Our carefully chosen kombucha culture is a perfect example of symbiosis – probiotics, beneficial bacteria and enzymes that harmonize with your body. Since ThéBÜ is a living beverage it should be refrigerated at all times. ThéBÜ is artisan kombucha, made in small batches and bottled at the peak of perfection.

Price: $3.00 to $35.99 Visit the Website

Runa Guayusa Bottled Beverage

Unsweetened Lime

Description: Guayusa (gwhy-you-sa) is a native Amazonian tree leaf that has been brewed like tea for thousands of years by indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon. These bottles balance as much caffeine as a cup of coffee with twice the antioxidants of green tea, to give you a clean, focused energy in a refreshing cold brew. There are no tannins in the guayusa leaf, so it lacks the astringent or bitter taste sometimes associated with green or black teas. The lemon-lemongrass flavor is lightly sweetened with just 14 grams of organic cane sugar and is only 50 calories; the unsweetened lime has zero sugar or other sweeteners and is zero calories. Both are organic, Fair Trade, and non-GMO certified.

Price: $1.99 Visit the Website

The Queen's Bakery & Cafe

The Queen's Bakery & Cafe

Description: Perfect for any occasion, Cupcake or Cookie Decorating Kits from The Queen’s Bakery & Cafe are a fun and stress-free way to bring family and friends together and make for a great and tasty gift too! Founded in 2011, the bakery hosts parties for all occasions and is available to book for parties. The interior of this modern “royal kingdom” is beautifully decorated and designed with bright, chic and festive colors and features plush, oversized armchairs and cushions. Queen Kathy strives to ensure that all her guests are treated like royalty and it makes for a great location to add an extra special touch to any occasion. As OC’s Premiere Venue for Private Parties & Afternoon Teas, they have a delicious selection of cupcakes, cookies, cakes and teas, handcrafted salads and sandwiches that are baked fresh daily. www.queensbakerycafe.com

Price: $1.00 to $10.00 Visit the Website

Icebox Water

Icebox Water

Description: Icebox Water is naturally-sourced water that is packaged in a 100% recyclable carton. The water comes from a natural geological formation, which gives it a soft, clean taste that is far superior to any purified tap water you may find in a plastic bottle. Icebox Water comes in sustainable packaging made from pressed paper and cardboard, which is bio-degradable and BPA-free. Because this water is packaged in a carton, it is also easy to store in a refrigerator or pantry to share with the whole family!

Price: $1.00 to $2.00 Visit the Website

 

Published on Nov 14, 2013

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