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Among the most wonderful gifts for tea lovers is the quintessential British tradition of afternoon tea.

Among the most wonderful gifts for tea lovers is the quintessential British tradition of afternoon tea.

Afternoon Tea As A Perfect Gift

A traditional afternoon tea can make a lovely and unique gift for someone special. This gift allows the recipient to experience the timeless elegance and indulgence of a classic afternoon tea. Here are some ways to give a traditional afternoon tea as a gift:

Gift certificates: Many hotels, restaurants, and tearooms offer gift certificates for afternoon tea and the recipient can choose the time and date that works best for them. Our WonderDays Gift Card can also be used against any afternoon tea experience we offer.

DIY afternoon tea basket: Create a DIY gift basket with all the essentials for a traditional afternoon tea. Include a selection of teas, scones, clotted cream, jam, and other treats, as well as a teapot, cups, and saucers.

Delivered afternoon tea: There are companies that specialise in delivering traditional afternoon tea to your doorstep. You can choose from a selection of teas, sandwiches, cakes, and other treats, and have them delivered to the recipient's home or workplace.

Afternoon tea experience: Treat the recipient to an afternoon tea experience at a luxurious hotel, tearoom or a vintage London bus afternoon tea tour and enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea in a beautiful setting.

What Is A Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea?

A gentleman's afternoon tea is a refined and sophisticated social event where a group of men gather to enjoy a traditional British tea service. It typically includes a selection of finely brewed teas, savoury finger sandwiches, pastries, scones with clotted cream and jam, and other small bites.

What’s The Difference Between That And Traditional Afternoon Tea?

The main difference between a traditional afternoon tea and a gentlemen's afternoon tea lies in their focus and the audience they cater to.

A traditional afternoon tea is a social event that's typically associated with ladies or women, and it traditionally includes delicate finger sandwiches with various fillings, scones with clotted cream and jam, a selection of small cakes and pastries, and of course, a variety of teas.

On the other hand, a gentlemen's afternoon tea is specifically designed for men and is often seen as a more masculine version of afternoon tea. The food offerings tend to be heartier and more substantial, such as smoked salmon or roast beef sandwiches, savoury pies, and other hearty bites. The tea selection may include more robust blends, such as black teas and stronger blends like Assam and Darjeeling.

Additionally, the ambiance of a gentlemen's afternoon tea is usually more formal and refined, and the dress code is often smart casual or business attire. It's a great opportunity for men to network and socialize in a sophisticated setting while enjoying good food and tea.

Experience Day Gifts For Tea Lovers

If you're looking for experience day gifts for tea lovers, here are some ideas:

Tea Tasting Experience: An ideal gift for tea lovers is a chance to taste a variety of teas from around the world. They can learn about the different types of tea, how to brew them, and the best way to enjoy them.

Afternoon Tea Experience: Treat your friend to a luxurious afternoon tea experience at a fancy hotel or a cosy tea room where they can indulge in a selection of teas, sandwiches, scones, and cakes.

Tea Blending Workshop: If your friend is interested in creating their own tea blends, a tea blending workshop is the perfect gift. Different ingredients, experiments with different flavours, and creating their own unique blend to take home are all covered in these workshops and are great gifts for tea lovers.

Tea Infused Cocktails Experience: If your friend enjoys a good cocktail as well as tea, consider gifting them a tea-infused cocktails experience. They can learn how to make cocktails using tea as a base, and enjoy a fun and unique tasting experience.

What About The Unusual?

From the standard gifts for tea lovers to unusual gifts, there is something for anyone that is a big fan of tea! The market is huge for tea based products and you just have to look around to see the wild and wonderful ways tea can be enjoyed.

A great unusual tea gift is this blooming tea set which includes tea balls that unfurl into beautiful flowers as they steep. It's a very unique and beautiful way to enjoy tea and sure to be a conversation starter!

For a tea lover who enjoys matcha, consider gifting them a matcha starter kit, which includes a bamboo whisk, scoop, and bowl. It's a great way to make matcha at home and enjoy the traditional Japanese tea ceremony experience and is certainly unusual in the UK.

Or what about a tea infuser mug which is a great gift for tea lovers who like to brew loose leaf tea on-the-go. It's a portable and convenient way to enjoy their favourite tea wherever they go.

Anyone who enjoys learning about the history and culture of tea, consider gifting them a tea book which might not be seen as one of the more unusual tea gifts but will show the recipient you really thought about them. There are many great books about tea, from the science of tea to the art of tea brewing.

For those with a sweet tooth, consider gifting them tea-infused chocolate. There are many artisanal chocolate makers who create delicious chocolate bars infused with different types of tea, such as Earl Grey or green tea.

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