The Quintessential Holidays 2019 Guide to Gifting

As our lives become increasingly intercepted by a flurry of responsibilities, possessions, and distractions, we reflect on the value and gift of time. Sharing warm experiences with loved ones over a cup of tea opens a window to living in the present. We invite you to peruse a curated assortment of some of our personal favorite blends. Discover a festive and eclectic paysage of holiday gifts, suitable for a variety of palates and occasions.


1. Pantone Collection

GIFT THIS TO: THE DESIGNER, THE CREATIVE, AND THOSE WHO BRING VIBRANCE INTO THEIR CONTEXT.

Life in Color; an Artist’s palette for your counter, or theirs. Includes a book of tea-infused mixology recipes from Michelin-Starred Chefs. Featuring dazzling colors, this gift set evokes the moods of the curated selection of our Master Blender’s favorite blends.





The Collection Sampler; the ultimate stocking stuffer, and an introduction to the world of our signature blends. It includes one teabag of each of the ten varietals that make up the Pantone Collection, paired with color and mood.



For those who have a beloved blend or an unflinching loyalty to their favorite cup, discover our single tea varietals as well, offered in boxes of twelve.




2. Nutcracker Collection

GIFT THIS TO: THE BALLERINAS-AT-HEART OR THE APPRECIATOR OF THE ARTS.

Take part in the magic of the ballet with the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Featuring five Signature teabags of sweet Organic Sugar Plum Fairy rooibos, and five teabags of creamy Nutcracker black tea.



Swirls of strawberry and plum dance with Organic Sugar Plum Fairy, while dreams of hazelnut and vanilla illuminate with Nutcracker blend.

This Limited Edition pair evokes festivity and the enchantment of the holiday season. Both blends are delicious in a tea latte, and Organic Sugar Plum Fairy is naturally caffeine-free, making it a lovely addition to tea parties for all-ages.




3. Unique Blends


GIFT THIS TO: THE SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPIONS, NATURE LOVERS, AND CREATIVE DESIGNERS.

With 100% of proceeds going to UBC Botanical Garden, the Garden of Secrets is a unique melange of botanicals that promotes biodiversity and the importance of Botanical Gardens as knowledge banks, and recognizes the beauty of our planet through biodiversity. A thoughtful gift for someone who appreciates the beauty and awe of nature.


GIFT THIS TO: THE foodie, the traveller, or the daring diner.

Will they find Durian divine, or succumb to the potent pungency? Only one way to find out. Durian tea is an experimental blend fit for the foodies in your life. Durian is unlike the typical green varietal as it has two faces - a distinct aroma, and a distinct palate.




4. Loose Leaf Blends

Discover our loose leaf line, reimagined in a new modernist black tin.


SIGNATURE BLENDS

GIFT THIS TO: THE classic tea-lover, the daily ritual tea-drinker.

Our Master Blender's Favorites; timeless classics.


Escape to the fields of Provence with Lavender Earl Grey. Perfect for the Earl Grey lover, as this blend adds a unique touch to a timeless favorite.


Memories of ripe pear from late summer come in full focus with this blend. An aromatic green tea for those seeking a sweet escape.



JETLAG THERAPY COLLECTION

GIFT THIS TO: THE jet-setter or explorer.

The Jetlag Therapy Collection was designed to offset the less-pleasant effects of travelling that jetlag brings on. Meant to help transcend time, these blends offer the invigoration needed to start the day with Jetlag AM Energy herbal blend, and the soothing properties to wind down with Jetlag PM Relax herbal blend.



WELLNESS

GIFT THIS TO: THE yogis, and wellness-seekers.

Find clarity and gain balance with teas that promote wellness and health. Discover blends to soothe, and blends to calm.


Like the bonsai, Ginger Yuzu is a practice of strength, beauty, and balance in a cup. Perfect for those seeking a clarifying experience, both physically, and for the mind.


Find solace in the stars with Starry Night, a rendition of swirling constellations, that are sure to set the drinker into a state of tranquility and peace. For those who complete their day accompanied by tea, this blend is sure to soothe.



MIXOLOGY

GIFT THIS TO: THE at-home mixologist and passionate home-cook.

Augment any home bar or kitchen with bold and aromatic blends that have inspired Michelin-star chefs for decades. Best enjoyed infused in recipes, with spirits, or without, these blends will elevate the mixology and culinary experience.


A blend of superfood berries and bright hibiscus, Mountain Berry is a sophisticated addition to culinary and mixology recipes to add sweet and tart layers to a variety of dishes. For some inspiration, try it in a Mountain Berry Martini.


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