2023 Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday season is here, and it’s time to start checking things off your list. You want to give a gift that’s not only thoughtful but something they’ll use often. My Cup of Tea offers tea gifts for everyone, from self-proclaimed tea connoisseurs to mocktail lovers.
For the Tea Connoisseur
If there’s someone on your list who considers themselves a tea connoisseur, they already have a host of accessories in their home. Since they drink tea often, one of the best gifts to give is delicious tea to get them through the year.
My Cup of Tea offers the best way for tea connoisseurs to get their tea fix. This subscription, or sub-SIP-tion as we like to call it, is a convenient way to have tea delivered right to your loved ones' door. Each month, two Teas for Two and four tasty Honey Spoons from Melville Candy Company are shipped directly to you in a “My Box of Tea” themed box. For gift-giving ease, we offer three length options - 3 months, 6 months, or 1 full year - and have a pay-ahead option.
This limited edition version of our Lemon Ginger Oolong tea is bursting with the freshness of citrus and the spiciness of fresh ginger. The art for this box was created by Darlene Newman, a local artist from right here in Memphis. Home is the third limited edition box created in response to our annual request for proposals from local, professional Black artists. The tea connoisseur in your life would love a limited edition version of their favorite oolong tea!
For the Tea & Treat Pairer
Sometimes tea is best served with a sweet treat, like chocolate chip cookies or ginger snaps. My Cup of Tea offers tea and treat gift sets for any type of palate.
Fresh, fruity lemongrass and spicy ginger combine with licorice to create our Ginger Fresh Ayurvedic Herbal Tea Blend, which is then paired with zesty ginger snaps from Lark Fine Food. Caffeine-free and gluten-free, Ginger Fresh is naturally sweet and calming. When combined with hand-made, delicious ginger snaps, this tea offers an extra touch of finesse.
A clash of cultures happens in this tea and cookie gift set. Traditional Masala Chai combines with delicious chocolate brownies for a sweet and spicy taste experience. Our Bluff City Chai is full of spices like ginger, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and pepper that meld to produce an intense flavor. The cookies, Mexican chocolate Cha Chas from Lark Fine Foods, are reminiscent of a brownie with hints of cinnamon and cayenne. The perfect gift for those who like a little spice with their treat.
Our delicious Organic Peppermint Herbal Tea is paired with delicious Peppermint Shortbread Cookies from Maddy’s Sweet Shop. This tea is USDA Certified Organic, caffeine-free, and gluten-free, offering the refreshing flavor of natural peppermint. It’s also the perfect tea to drink with something sweet, which is why we’ve paired it with the best powdered sugar coated, candy crunch filled cookie that’s sure to become your guilty pleasure.
For the Tea Newcomer
There may be someone on your list who isn’t sure what they want, giving you the perfect chance to introduce them to something new and exciting!
Maybe the loved ones on your list are interested in tea, but unsure how to choose their perfect cup. Fashioned similarly to our other sampler jars - the Market Sampler Jar and the Wellness Sampler Jar - this jar comes with 10 varieties of customer favorites already wrapped for the season.
For tea beginners, an infuser is the perfect way to dive into the world of loose leaf tea. This particular infuser is leaf-shaped and holds the perfect amount of tea for a cup. Available in seven vibrant colors - green, red, turquoise, fuchsia, orange, yellow, and purple - this leaf-shaped tea infuser is made of food-grade silicone and stainless steel that brews the perfect cup.
For the Memphian
If we know one thing about Memphis locals, it’s that they love Memphis. As Memphis locals ourselves, our list of favorites definitely includes our Memphis Branded Teas.
Rich decadent chocolate combines with a cool sensation of peppermint to create this delicious rooibos tea that satisfies any dessert craving. It’s reminiscent of a thin mint cookie or peppermint patty and is naturally caffeine-free and gluten-free. The Memphis local on your list won’t be able to get enough of this dessert in a cup!
For Elvis lovers, or simply those who enjoy a refreshing fruit-flavored tea, Blue Suede Shoes is the obvious gift choice. USDA Certified Organic and gluten-free, this luscious blueberry flavor is sure to climb your charts. This tea doesn’t need any sweetener, which makes it a great option for those making tea on the go or looking for a lighter option.
Invite your loved one to the porch in Orange Mound for a fun conversation and a fruity sip. This rooibos tea is filled with honeybush, pineapple, papaya, peach, apricot, and rose petals to create an aromatic and flavorful tea. We’ll enjoy the sweet aroma and fruity taste either hot or iced.
For the Mocktail Lover
Ever thought about using your favorite teas in a cocktail or mocktail? If your loved one enjoys hosting, consider getting them an all-in-one kit for creating delicious mocktails with tea!
This kit features our East Memphis Sunrise pineapple-grapefruit herbal tea, tangy lime juice, and Tupelo honey spoons. With an easy-to-follow recipe card included, each kit makes at least two delicious mocktails and comes in a festive holiday box with a handle.
This fruity mocktail kit features our Riverboat Queen Strawberry Green tea, premium ginger beer, tangy lime juice, and dehydrated fruit for garnish. Just like our other mocktail kit, this mule kit makes at least two delicious beverages and comes with an easy-to-follow recipe card.
For the Home
Whether it’s a teapot for brewing delicious tea, a towel for decor, or a book that offers simple organization tips, a gift for the home is always a good idea.
We think everyone should have a beautiful teapot and teapot cozy in their home. These teapot cozies are available in all types of patterns and colors, and our team is happy to customize a cozy to your liking. If you’re interested in a teapot and cozy for your loved one, call us at 901-614-9769 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what patterns we have available.
A soft, absorbent cotton-linen blend tea towel is a great addition to your loved ones' home. From Paper Farm Press, these towels are digital-printed and hand-painted with artwork inspired by the farms surrounding their studio. It even comes with a hang loop to display it!
Maybe your loved one wants to get organized, maybe they just want a new coffee table book. Either way, Simple Organizing by bestselling author Melissa Michaels is a fantastic gift for the home. Not only does she offer more than 300 easy organization tips, but the cover of this book has beautiful pastels that work seamlessly into your decor.
Shop At My Cup of Tea Memphis
When you shop at My Cup of Tea you’re directly impacting the lives of the women who live here. Your purchase, both online and at our local retailers, helps open a path for positive change and upward mobility for the courageous women who prepare our tea. Are you looking for an organization to donate to this season? We accept one-time donations through our website and also offer a monthly giving option called The Blend. Thank you for considering My Cup of Tea for your holiday gifts this season, and thank you for your support all year round.