Tea is all about giving. Talk to any of our tea farmer friends and they will start the conversation with a cup of tea, freely given. For us and for our friends in China, there is no better expression of hospitality. When picking out your holiday gifts, rely on over a thousand years of commonsense wisdom- tea is the best gift ever.
So, why give the gift of Verdant Tea? Our work to support and sustain six individual farmer families in China guarantees us some of the most unique and fresh teas in the world, all while helping devoted families in China give back to their communities, innovate, and protect their environment. When you give the gift of Verdant Tea, everyone wins – you get access to exclusive teas unavailable anywhere else, your friends and family get to enjoy the best tastes out there, and our partner farmers earn an excellent living.
Where do you start? We have put together a few gift ideas for every occasion, from fun stocking stuffers and everyday brewing basics to show-stopping tea wares and everything in between.
Check out all of our holiday recommendations below:
#1 : STOCKING STUFFERS
While we can’t argue with the traditional candy canes and plush toys, we think our Five Teas for Five Dollars is an exciting complement to your stocking stuffer gift list. Give the gift of five teas in one go, inviting your lucky friend to explore a wide variety of flavor.
Want to build your own sampler? Custom build the perfect sample pack for yourself or a loved one – just browse our full tea collection and choose the sample option to add a 7 gram sample of almost any tea to your cart.
Give the gift that is appropriate to the season. Explore our collection of fresh picked autumn harvests, including a rich and creamy November Tieguanyin, and a crisp and sweet Laoshan Green. Everyone knows to look for fresh-roasted coffee- now you can look for fresh-picked tea as you find the perfect gift.
#3 : CUSTOM TEA GIFT SETS
There are some teas that never go wrong. If you or your friends are new to Verdant, show off the most popular and beloved teas in our collection including Laoshan Black, Laoshan Green, Yunnan White Jasmine, Hand Picked Tieguanyin and Wuyi Mountain Big Red Robe.
Try them on their own, or customize our holiday gift set by choosing a gift tin of one of these classic teas together with a brew basket.
If you are giving a gift, why not choose something that gets better and better with time? Bricks of Master Han’s pu’er are great investments, getting richer, sweeter and more complex as they age. Try a beautiful brick of Master Han’s 2014 Sheng Pu’er for a tea with real investment potential, or a brick of Master Han’s 2002 Shu Pu’er wrapped in bamboo for aging.
No matter where you are on your tea journey, our everyday brewing basics have brewing solutions to fit your needs. Whether you’re just getting started or looking to round out your collection, our selection of brew baskets, tea cups, brewing systems, scoops, strainers and more has just what you need for the tea lover in your life.
Sometimes you are looking for an extravagant gift for someone special. Don’t stop at loose leaf tea – give a unique tea ware set with teapots, gaiwans, cups and more. From hand built yixing to fine, hand painted Jingdezhen porcelain cups, we have the perfect accompaniment to the finest teas.
#7 : CONNOISSEUR GIFTS
Know someone who is a huge tea fanatic? Let them try a sample set of our rarest Reserve offerings, including experimental new harvests, and the best pickings our farmer friends produce. Quantities limited: available while supplies last
#8 : LAST MINUTE GIFTS
If you need a gift and don’t have time to wait for shipping, sign your lucky friend up for our Tea of the Month Club, Blends Club, or Bundle Club. We will take care of picking out the best teas and deliver straight to your tea lovers’ doorstep for as many months as you want to gift. Since you can purchase this ahead of time, there is no need to wait for teas to ship to tell your friend about their gift. Our subscription club features gift term options, and the best, freshest and most seasonally appropriate teas available.
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