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Indulge in Every Flavor of Tea Tins

If you're a tea aficionado or on your way to becoming one, start collecting tea tins now. The best way to expand your palette of teas is to try as many as you can. With so many interesting flavors from which to choose, you can find a new tea to try every day or on a weekly basis. Since tea tins keep your tea perfectly fresh, there's no need to wait until you finish one tin to start another. Give fine teas as a hostess gift or for other events as an add-on gift. If you know your friend loves tea, too, choose a selection.

What Are Tea Tins?

These beautifully decorative containers hold tea bags or loose leaf tea in a tightly-sealed container that protects the delicate, flavorful leaves from sunlight or heat. The tea tins ensure that every tea you try has its full, intended flavor.

  • Your tea tin acts just as any packaging for your tea bags or loose leaf tea would, only better. You only need to take out the amount of tea you want to use each time.
  • When you're done enjoying, simply put the tin away in a cool, dark spot, like your cupboard and the tea will be just as fresh next time you want to make a pot or cup.
  • Tins are often decorative and include colorful artwork related to the type of tea or its origin. Some people make a hobby or collection out of keeping tins. You can repurpose them or display a few of your favorites.

Tea Gifts for Special Occasions

Tea gifts are special because they give you the chance to create a unique gift for your friends or loved ones. You can select a tea hamper that contains lots of gourmet goodies or customize a gift basket with flavors you know they'll love.

  • Choose tea as a gift for housewarmings, hostess gifts, birthday celebrations or any gatherings where culinary delights are front and center, just like you would give a gift of coffee.
  • Pair tea as a gift with a significant present, like a high-quality tea kettle or a thermal carafe. The add-on lends a little more personality and dimension to a statement gift.
  • Some teas are specially blended to commemorate occasions, like a wedding bouquet blend or other readily presented gift sets.

Why People Love Loose Leaf Tea

Some tea tins contain loose leaf teas. This is the classic type of tea to use if you brew tea using a teapot, instead of kettle poured over a bag into a cup. Some people say the loose leaf kind allows a truer aroma and taste, but when you use tea tins, your tea stays fresh anyway. Look to loose teas to experiment with new flavors or offer a tea service to guests.