i should be mopping the floor: Free Printable Tea Gift Tags

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags

This post for Free Printable Tea Gift Tags and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HoneyForHolidays #DonVictorHoney #CollectiveBias

Needing a fun gift for the tea drinkers in your life? Put together simple gift baskets with all of the essentials (including some amazing honey!) then just add my free printable tea gift tags for a special touch. I've got all of the things you'll need below...along with a quick overview of brewing loose tea!

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
I've gotten really into tea the last few years...I used to never drink it, but now I chase my coffee with it EVERY morning. While I tend to take the easy route (I use the pods in my coffee maker...gah!), it is fun to indulge and make a really special cup of tea with loose tea leaves every now and then. My mother-in-law enjoys her tea this way...she's a definite tea connoisseur. I thought it would be fun to put together a basket or two of upscale tea service for all of those TEA-riffic folks in our life.


Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
I kept my gift basket simple: loose tea, a festive mug, a tea towel, a mesh tea ball, honey dippers (because they're so cute!), and a Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
This honey is truly a work of art in itself. Don Victor® Honey contains a honeycomb inside the jar. Don Victor® Honey is ideal for gift giving and entertaining during the holidays. It is a simple and easy...yet gourmet gift.

Don Victor® Honey is a delicious, raw, filtered honey, that is not heated or processed in any other way. You should always store your honey at room temperature (a pantry or countertop is ideal). Storing honey in the refrigerator speeds up its crystallization process. Crystallization is not an indicator of spoiling. It is the natural process of glucose sugar molecules aligning into orderly arrangements, or crystals. If your honey does crystalize, place the jar in warm water and stir its contents until the crystals dissolve. You can also place the honey container into almost-boiling water that has been removed from the heat.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
Even better? The honeycomb in the Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar can be eaten, y'all. I love to put a piece of it in the bottom of my tea cup before brewing my tea so it sweetens it perfectly. It's also delicious on toasted bread or muffins. While your toast or muffin is still very hot, spread it lightly with butter. Then, cut a chunk of honeycomb and spread it on top of the butter.  You can mash it a bit...the heat should soften the comb so it flattens right into your toast or muffin, along with the honey. Be sure to try it on hot biscuits, pancakes, and waffles, too, for that extra special touch.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
To get your basket ready, add some excelsior for some cushion to protect the items you're adding. You can find excelsior in craft stores...it's very pliable. Just work it with your hands to get the right shape for your items to fit into. I actually thought it would be fun to use a canvas tote instead of a traditional basket. I tend to get rid of baskets pretty frequently...a canvas tote might be something the recipient can use a bit more after the holidays.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
I lay my tea towel in first (on top of the excelsior). Then I add all of my items on top of it. I love to make sure the Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar is front and center...it's so pretty with the honeycomb inside of it. 

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
I tucked a bit of tissue paper into the mug and then added my smaller items in there, so they wouldn't get lost.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
Finishing the gift with a cute tag, some baker's twine, and a jingle bell makes it a little festive.
Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
These work best printed on to card stock.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
The perfect gift for a tea lover, right?

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
If you've never brewed loose tea, it's really quite delicious. Again, it's the perfect way to use a piece of honeycomb from a Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar. Before placing a chunk of honeycomb into your tea cup, a fun luxury is to heat your vessel up with water just off the boil. Fill the cup and then empty it after the cup is hot. Then place your honeycomb in the bottom.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
Place about a teaspoon of loose tea into your mesh tea ball.
Set the ball into your cup next to your honeycomb.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
Add your hot (nearly boiling) water to fill your cup.
Allow the tea to steep for 3-5 minutes and then remove the ball.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
It is not necessary to remove the honeycomb...after all, it's edible!
Add more honey to taste.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
I buy my Don Victor® Honey at Walmart, in the Hispanic foods aisle.
I grabbed one for my gift basket and of course, a couple for myself.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
Be sure to also check out my Holiday Honey and Pear Cake here, too.
It's also made with Don Victor® Honey. 
This honey is perfect for your Christmas recipes as well as holiday entertaining.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
Hope your holidays are SWEET (pun intended, wink).





9 comments:

  1. Okay, now this makes for a great little gift. Our teenage daughter is a tea drinker and loves to add honey to her teas. She is also really into all natural products and herbs. Now I have to put this together for her. She is going to love it.

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  2. I love your adorable printable tag. This definitely makes a great gift for tea drinkers. I love gift sets and those put together by friends/family makes them extra special. Thanks for sharing this idea!

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  3. What a beautiful gift basket for a honey and tea lover. Love the colors and those tags are adorable. Thanks for your participation on this shop ~ client

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  4. This is my favorite honey to use for everything. I LOVE enjoying the comb. So good. I never thought of making it ia gift, going to make something similar for my kids teachers for Christmas.

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  5. I have never tried this honey! But I love that it comes with the honeycomb - how interesting. I agree this makes a great gift and the way you put it together is perfect. Thanks for the idea!

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  6. I've seen this honey before, but I just haven't purchased it yet. This is a wonderful gift idea and perfect timing for our women's gift exchange coming up. Nothing better than a glass of hot tea on a cold day!

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  7. I would love this gift! What a great idea!!! I actually bring my honey back from Italy when I go every year. Having said that, I think I need to get my hands on that honey! I mean, a honeycomb inside?!?! Love it!

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  8. I would love to get this. I'm a hot tea girl. Would you believe in our little small town they don't serve hot tea at any of the diners? Isn't that crazy........ I would love to get this basket. It would make me happy.

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  9. This is a gift I would love to receive! I'm a super tea and honey fan. I love those tea tags too! So cute!

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