Mother’s Day Gifts: The Art of Tea Sampler Set

Today we are continuing with our Mother’s day (or any holiday really) gift ideas but we are taking a bit of a break from bath, body and skin care products. Admittedly this Art of Tea Sampler set is still in the realm of self care.

Growing up my mother was always an early riser. She would get up before anyone else simply so she could brew a cup of tea and sit out on the back porch. There she would sit composing her thoughts, planning her day and enjoying the morning before everyone else was up and demanding her attention. She claimed that having that small time to herself helped prepared her for the day and when she missed it the entire day felt rushed and off balanced.

While she would switch to Earl Gray when we all sat down to breakfast (and for her tea needs throughout the day) the morning cup was varied and she liked to experiment with all different varieties.

This is why one of the items on my list of potential gifts is The Art of Tea’s Sampler pack. They have a six and a nine pack version. The teas come in a beautifully rich, leatherette box with an assortment of delicious teas packaged in eco-friendly teabag sachets.

the individual sampler pack

This set includes 6 teabags of each of the following popular teas and tisanes*: English Breakfast, Green Pomegranate, Mint Green Tea, Earl Grey Crème, Happy, Orchid Oolong, Dark Chocolate Peppermint, Egyptian Chamomile, Sencha Green.

I’ve purchased individual packages of the Earl Gray Creme and the Orchid Oolong for her and she has loved them both so I think this would be an excellent selection for her, or any tea lover to try out.

the matcha set

They actually have many fantastic looking gift sets for tea lovers, including a tea of the month club. The Art of Tea has a small sampler box if you are uncertain how well some of the teas might be received. Taste can be very subjective. My mother has a group of friends who all get together for tea and if there is something she isn’t fond of, she puts it into the trade pile so she and her friends can switch and swap. I did once get the Individual sampler box do see if these sorts of teas were the sort she liked. It contains one sachet of the different teas in the sampler box ($20). She loved it so I now just periodically pick up a bag that I think she will like from The Art of Tea’s website.

They have a wide array of tea themed products from mugs and filter bags to ceremonial matcha sets and canister sets along with a wide array of sampler sets so that you can pick up just the right product for your favorite tea lover. You can check out their gift sets here but don’t forget to visit their home page to see what seasonal and limited time treats they have available. If your mother, or anyone in your life loves tea, this is a great site to bookmark and return to through out the year.

Five Subscriptions to Gift this Valentines Day

No matter if you are shopping for your significant other, friends, family or even yourself this Valentine’s Day, here are five subscriptions that are bound to please.

1 – The Underclub

Nothing says Valentine ’s Day like lingerie and Underclub has you covered, no matter if you are looking for something special from their Valentine’s day collection, a special set that caught your eye or a monthly subscription to enjoy throughout the year. 

Valentines Day Sale: Toast Pink / Red set both Bikini & Thong, Electric U thong 3-pack, Monique Morin packs – both Black & Infinite and Strappy Black 3-Pack

Their pieces are well made and lovely to look at and wear.  They also come in a wide variety of sizes and have a handy size chart so you can get the perfect fit whether you are purchasing it for yourself or someone else.

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2- The Tea Club

Offered by The Art of Tea there are five separate categories : Caffeine Free, Classic, Single Origin, Explore, and Pyramid Sachets. You can mix and match as well as choose a 3, 6 or 12 month plan making it customizable for the tea lover in your life.

Valentine’s Day Love Box Gift Set

They also have single teas available and currently have a special Valentine’s day box curated for those who want to share the love of tea.

3 – Smartass and Sass

Perhaps you are looking for a gift that says I respect your inherent love of sarcasm. If so Smartass and Sass has you covered. They have a monthly sarcastic t-shirt option (with sizes ranging from Extra small to Triple XL), A subscription box featuring a variety of items to sarcasm and humor throughout your loved one’s life and then they have the big box which combines the t-shirt and box into one large gift.

Use Code SC10 To Get 10% Off Your First Subscription or Shop Order.

Gifting is easy and boxes ship out on the 18th of the month. Should you be running late this year they offer a downloadable card that you can print out to let your loved one know that you did in fact remember to order on time. Don’t worry the printable card doesn’t contain the date you actually ordered.

4 – Curateur

Do you have a fashion lover in your midst? Perhaps you should check out Curateur. The Curateur box is a quarterly subscription that features five items ranging from jewelry and fashion to skincare, beauty and lifestyle.

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The items inside are always curated to the current and upcoming fashion trends rather than holdovers from trends gone by giving this lifestyle box a fresh feel. The Spring 2021 curation has just been released and has a retail value of more than $850.

5 – Bloomsy Box

What would Valentines day be without flowers? Not a happy one in my world. Flowers have the ability to brighten up any space and bring warm and delightful colors to even the dreariest of days. Bloomsy Box features farm to vase flowers that are always of the highest quality.

For Valentine’s Day, you can shop flower subscriptions, premium roses, unique mixed bouquets, and more. They have flexible plans and delivery options whether you are just looking for the perfect Valentine’s bouquet or a routine delivery.

Whatever you choose you are sure to have a happy Valentine’s Day.