Tea Blends ~ perfect quick and easy DIY gifts!
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Tea Blends ~ Easy DIY Gifts for Everyone

Have you ever been invited to dinner and wondered what you could bring as a hostess gift?  Have you wracked your brain to find a small gift to give a teacher, a neighbour, or even a friend?  Personal homemade gifts always appear so labour-intensive and time-consuming.  Well, here’s a gift that can be made quick as a wink, yet is still thoughtful, personal and looks elegant and eye-catching.  Tea blends from your house to theirs …..

Tea Blends ~ perfect quick and easy-to-make gifts!

Where to begin?  It’s easy!  Start with a tea base.  I used bases of earl grey and rooibos, but there are many others that you could use:

Black Teas

  • Ceylon
  • Darjeeling
  • Earl Grey
  • English Breakfast
  • Oolong

Green Teas

  • China Green
  • Gunpowder
  • Jasmine
  • Sencha

Others

  • Honeybush
  • Rooibos
  • White Tea

Tea Blends ~ perfect quick and easy DIY gifts!

After you’ve picked your base, you then can give some thought to your flavours.

Herbs

  • Burdock
  • Dandelion Root
  • Juniper Berries
  • Lemon Balm
  • Licorice Root
  • Milk Thistle
  • Raspberry Leaves
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Thyme

Spices

  • All-Spice
  • Anise
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Cardamon
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Coriander
  • Fennel Seeds
  • Ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Turmeric

Tea Blends ~ perfect quick and easy DIY gifts!

Floral

  • Blue Cornflowers
  • Calendula
  • Chamomile
  • Elderberries
  • Elder flower
  • Hawthorn
  • Hibiscus
  • Lavender
  • Marigold
  • Rose Hips
  • Rose Petals

Fruits

  • Coconut
  • Dried Apricot
  • Dried Blueberries
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Dried Currants
  • Dried Lemon Peel
  • Dried Lime Peel
  • Dried Mango
  • Dried Orange Peel
  • Dried Peach
  • Dried Pineapple
  • Dried Pomegranates
  • Dried Strawberries
  • Lemongrass
  • Vanilla Bean

Other

  • Chopped Almonds
  • Chopped Hazelnuts
  • Chopped Walnuts

Tea Blends ~ perfect quick and easy DIY gifts!

Grab a few small containers, such as canning jars or tins, and you’re ready to go!

For a superior tea, it’s important that you use quality ingredients.  I try to source my teas at stores where I know that it will be fresh and fragrant.  There is nothing more satisfying than an excellent cup of tea.

Tea Blends ~ perfect quick and easy DIY gifts!

I was inspired to try blending my own teas from Heidi at The Simple Green (her blog is amazing!).  In this case, I chose a few ingredients that I had sitting around at home and came up with three winners:  Earl Grey Lavender Tea, Rooibos Pomegranate Tea and Hibiscus Elderberry Tea.  Feel free to experiment and come up with some favourite blends of your own!

Tea Blends ~ perfect quick and easy DIY gifts!
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Tea Blends ~ Quick and Easy DIY Gifts

Easily prepared gifts for any occasion!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Calories 5 kcal
Author Cleo

Ingredients

Earl Grey Lavender Tea

  • enough Early Grey tea leaves to fill the container with some room left
  • enough Lavender flowers to lightly mix into the Earl Grey tea leaves

Rooibos Pomegranate Tea

  • enough Rooibos tea to fill the container with some room left
  • enough dried pomegranate seeds to lightly mix into the Rooibos tea

Hibiscus Elderberry Tea

  • fill the container about 2/3 full of hibiscus leaves
  • add the other 1/3 of elderberries

Instructions

  1. Put the first tea in the container.

  2. Add the second flavouring blend as stated above.

  3. Put the lid on the container and shake until the blend is evenly distributed.

Food for Thought: “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

 DIY Tea Blends ~ the perfect gift for any occasion and easy to make

14 thoughts on “Tea Blends ~ Easy DIY Gifts for Everyone”

  1. This is so cool! I love this one, only I will try this around Diwali. So I am sure you know this, but my part of the world does all kinds of Teas – Assam Tea, Darjeeling Tea, Rose Tea. I have a friend who owns a Tea Estate, and if I have a someone going to Canada, I will try and send some packages for you, straight from the garden. Hopefully in Feb someone ought to be available to act as a go between!

    1. Aaaahhhh …… can you picture me jumping up and down and cheering?! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE tea from an estate in India. That is so exciting! Just let me know. It will certainly be a journey of tea right from the garden, lol! Thank you so much!!!

  2. I never even thought to blend my own teas — what a great idea — especially for gifting. And since it’s flu season, this would be particularly appropriate to give to anyone who is suffering from a bout of influenza.

  3. I love this post! I am obsessed with tea. I have a HUGE closet FULL of it! Although it’s fun to shop for it, it’s even more fun to make it because the sky is the limit! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you listed all the options! Although these are gift ideas, I am definitely saving this for myself huhuhu!

    1. 🙂 I’m so glad that you like it, Joyce! When you do get around to trying it yourself, please come back and let me know what wonderful creations you’ve come up with!

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