Valentine's Day is upon us, time for a celebration of love and appreciation for your partner, your friends, or even yourself. If any of those people love tea, be sure to pick out the best Valentine tea gifts to make them smile.
Any time of year is a good time for new tea accessories, but let’s look at some specifically Valentine-oriented tea accessories to get the holiday off to a great start. Hearts are everywhere for Valentine’s Day, so bring some hearts into your tea cabinet with a cute and simple rose quartz heart tea infuser or the more rustic Heirloom Heart Pewter Tea Scoop.
If those accessories just aren’t the right style, consider picking out a pair of mugs for you and your Valentine both to use the next time you brew a cup of tea. Try browsing for designs in your favorite fandom on a custom-design site like Redbubble. The good news is that the Victorian Mesh Cone Infuser works for brewing loose leaf tea in any shaped mug, which might just make it one of the best Valentine tea gifts yet!
Dates and Tea Pairings
Make the most of the winter season by getting outside with your Valentine by snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or even having a snowball fight. Don’t forget to bring along a thermos of tea to warm you up afterwards. For the perfect Valentine tea gift to partake in a snowy landscape, try a tea with ginger spice for extra warming, like Full Moon Chai. For a different kind of winter invigoration, try out some winter spa ideas to destress and treat each other to something special.
Get into the kitchen and pair your favorite foods with tea, like these suggestions for pairing chocolate with just about everything, or these tips for hosting a chocolate tasting session with friends. Or go beyond chocolate and try out this recipe for Sparkling Strawberry Shortcake made with champagne. (And here are a few ideas for making the best of leftover champagne if you went overboard when buying bubbly.)
Whether you make a dinner for two, chocolate for a group, or dessert for one, be sure to brew up a cup of your favorite tea to go with it. Try dreamy sage and strawberry in Sage Wellness, or a decadent delight like Coconut Macaron.
Valentine Tea Blends
Believe it or not, the best Valentine tea gifts might be tea itself! There are so many teas to fit the right Valentine theme, so explore and pick the one that suits your mood.
There are some delectable chocolate teas out there like the orange and chocolate combination of Brunch in Paris, or the rich and smooth fruity-chocolate of Raspberry Cocoa Truffle puerh. For a gentle and fragrant chocolate tea, try Easy Like Sunday Morning with lavender and cocoa.
Get romantic with berry and fruit inspired teas. Gratitude blend features classic Earl Grey and sweet strawberry. The Noble Blend green tea pairs ripe strawberries with flavorful goji berries. And last but not least, Candlelight Blend white tea pairs sweet citrus with champagne grapes.
What’s better than a dozen roses? Rose-inspired teas! Calm Chamomile Bloom blends roses, lavender and relaxing chamomile blossoms into a beautiful floral tea. Evening in the Garden features tart lemon and earthy elderflower alongside pink rose petals. Or try the Portland Rose City Chai for a unique blend of roses, blackberries, and spice.
Pile on some extra love with the Tea Trio loose leaf tea sampler in a limited-time "love" gift bag. You can even pick the tea flavors to be included in the trio!
Whether you want to be sweet on your partner, surprise your friends, or treat yourself, there are plenty of fantastic valentine tea gifts to add heart to your holiday this February. Brew every cup with love and gratitude.