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Give the Gift of Tea

It’s the season to introduce friends and family to the wonders of tea! Don’t miss the Chai Spice Meringue recipe at the bottom of this post. Crafted by Georgia at our Eden Prairie location- they’re amazing!

‘Teas the season- All year long!

sampler box_web1. Tea of the Month Club  It’s like an advent calendar of tea that keeps coming all year! Every month a 4 oz pouch of tea arrives on your doorstep. Is someone you know new to tea? Tea of the Month Club is the perfect gift for newbie and expert.


Great Gifts under $20

roasted chestnut_4_web2. You, and a mug of Roasted Chestnut  Roasted Chestnut is our own black tea blend and was voted best flavored black tea of 2014. Only $6.59 for four ounces! Try it with a swirl of honey and a dollop of milk (or with a splash of Irish Cream!).  brew in mug_web3. Basic Brew in Mug and 4 oz. of Fireside Spice  Everything the tea novice needs.. The 11 oz. stoneware mug comes with a built-in stainless steel tea strainer and coaster lid for just $10.99. Fireside Spice is on sale: $7.18/four oz. through December. 731-Gaiwan, Seascape-lg
4. New Seascape Gaiwan 
Gaiwans are the traditional Chinese way to prepare tea. It’s the perfect vessel for teas that re-steep and the ideal gift for the burgeoning tea geek. $13.99  img_31245. TeaSource Chai Tin  Minnesotans survive our frigid winters because we drink a lot of TeaSource House Chai. Share this decadent treat over the holidays with our TeaSource Chai Tin. Comes with 2 oz. of spice blend and black Assam tea $10.99


Great Gifts under $50

Sampler Packaging-10_web6. TeaSource Winter Sampler Box  Not sure what to buy? This gift contains 1 ounce each of our five best- selling seasonal blends in a gorgeous botanical Camilla Sinensis gift box. Inner lid has basic brewing instructions. $24.99  303MT - Square Beehouse Mint4-lg
New! Square Beehouse Teapot  Think inside the box with our new square Beehouse teapots. The square teapot comes in three colors with a built in steeping basket, metal lid, and no drip spout. $26.99-$28.99  


Memorable Gifts for Tea Geeks

Eilong Porcelain Set - Black and White_web8. Eilong Taiwanese Porcelain  Stunning, heirloom quality, and exquisitely functional; we love these Taiwanese tea sets. Take one home. You’ll fall in love with them too! $49.99-$79.99 Darjeeling Flush Comparison_web9. Fabulous Indian Teas  TeaSource will be featuring the best teas of India throughout 2015 with teas you can’t find at just any tea shop. Green Darjeelings, exotic estates, and awesome Assams! Try my personal favorite: Darjeeling, Giddapahar Estate 2nd flush, Musk. $23.97/four oz.  


A Perfect Holiday Tea Party

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10. Jasmine Champagne cocktails
  • 1 part cold brewed Jasmine, chilled
  • 1 part Champagne, chilled

Fill a champagne flute halfway with Jasmine, then top off the glass with champagne.  Adjust to your personal taste. Cheers! Cold brew iced tea instructions here.  

11. Fireside Toddy    Santa does not want milk and cookies. He wants a Fireside Toddy and Chai Spice Meringues!   4308-Fireside Spice-lg Hot Toddies were traditionally made with black tea, but this ingredient is often left out of modern recipes. For shame! We are bringing it back with our Fireside Toddy!

  • 1.5 oz. your favorite Whiskey (substitute Brandy for a sweeter variation)
  • 1 Tbs. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • Dash of Bitters
  • Fireside Spice Tea concentrate. To prepare: use I heaping teaspoon (3-4 grams) Fireside Spice tea. Steep in 4-6 oz. boiling water for 4 minutes.

Combine all ingredients in a tea cup, stir, and garnish with lemon peel.

12. Georgia’s Amazing Chai Spice Meringues Makes Approximately 30 meringues Takes 30 minutes to prep. (45 if you are distracted singing along with Christmas music).

  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup White Sugar
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ½-1 tsp. TeaSource Chai Spice Blend (Half a teaspoon makes regular spiced meringues, a whole teaspoon makes them extra zippy!)Chai-Spiced-Meringues_web
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400
  2. Separate the eggs so you just have the egg whites in your mixing bowl. In a smaller dish stir together your sugar, spices, and salt
  3. Add the vanilla to your egg whites and start mixing. Put your electric mixer on the highest setting.
  4. When the egg whites and vanilla have reached the stiff peak stage, (aprox. 5 min.) keep the mixer going and slowly add in the sugar, spice, and salt blend. Turn the mixer off when everything is fully incorporated.
  5. Using 2 small spoons, (one to scoop and one to help pry the meringue off the first spoon) spoon bite sixed mounds of meringue onto a well-greased baking sheet. They can be placed close together because they don’t expand or flatten much.
Put your baking sheet(s) in the oven and as soon as you close the door turn the oven OFF. Let meringues sit undisturbed for 6 hours/ overnight. (Save the peaks by taking no sneak peaks!)

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