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- Holiday Gift Guide -

snowsnowAmazing Clubs
Coffee of the Month Club & Tea of the Month Club


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coffeeCoffee of the Month Club.
There’s nothing quite like a great cup of coffee, and that’s why the folks at Amazing Clubs created the Coffee of the Month Club. Send a gift membership for the holidays and each month the recipient will receive two varieties of gourmet, 100% Arabica coffee from specialty roasters worldwide–your choice of fresh ground or whole bean. Each selection is a generous 12 ounces package–that’s 24 ounces per shipment–enough to serve 2 people all month long.   It’s the perfect gift for the “java junkie” on your list! Prices as low as $22.95/month! 
http://www.amazingclubs.com/coffee.html

 

teaTea of the Month Club.
Since the dawn of ancient civilization, mankind has appreciated and valued fine tea. Now you can share that “civilized” feeling with a gift subscription to the Tea of the Month Club!  Each month your gift recipient will receive two different varieties of loose-leaf, aromatic teas carefully chosen by our panel of experts for quality, taste and unique appeal. With 40 servings in each shipment, there is more than enough to share with friends, family and co-workers. Prices as low as $22.95/month! 
http://www.amazingclubs.com/tea.html

 

snowsnowJalima Coffee: Coffee Time Gift Basket

jalimaThis gift basket comes with an assortment of products sure to delight any recipient. Not only does it feature wonderful gifts for the coffee lover—3 boxes of Jalima Coffee and a coffee mug, but it also includes the following gourmet delights: Evangelia's olive oil, wine cookies, one jar of Greek varietal honey, and a four count box of La Dolce Gourmet Truffles. This gift basket can be purchased at www.demeterspantry.com or you can have custom gourmet baskets created by calling 908-685-2035.

 

snowsnowHot Drinks.
Cider, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Spiced Punch, Spirits

By Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss

book50 fun and fabulous recipes including chocolates and coffees; teas, tonics, and tisanes; merry-making cocktails; welcome cups and party punches; and winter warmers and sweet dreamers. Hot Drinks includes some of the classics like Hot Buttered Rum or the traditional Hot Toddy yet also includes wonderful winter weather warmers such as Mayan Hot Chocolate, Moroccan Mint Tea, Swedish Glögg and Mistletoe and Holly (shown on the book’s cover). $16.95, hardcover. To order: www.CooksShopHere.com. 

 

 

snowsnowNaughty or Nice?
Better than Sex Tea

tayaA sinfully delicious rooibos blend with organic farm-grown peppermint and bits of Belgian dark chocolate. Delightful as a dessert tea, this tea is 100% caffeine free and packed with 50 times more anti-oxidants than Green Tea! Better Than Sex tea was created by artisanal tea blender, Nini Ordoubadi of Tay Tea. Totally satisfying and uniquely delicious, the taste of this tea is almost mystical, some might say magical. Whether you are feeling naughty or nice, this tea makes a wonderful gift selection. $14 for a 4 oz. tin. www.taytea.com

 

snowsnowDress to Impress
Beautiful tea-inspired designs
make a unique gift for any tea lover

harshitaharshitaFrom designer Harshita Lohia comes truly beautiful tea-inspired scarves and accessories—just perfect when you are looking for a holiday gift to make a lasting impression. Included in her collection: silk scarves, silk blouses, accessory bags, Georgette scarves, and wonderful jewelry. View the spectacular designs of Harshita Lohia at www.harshitadesigns.com.

 

snowsnowTreasures From Tavalon

tavalonThis spectacular gift set contains five varieties of Tavalon’s best selling teas: After Dark (herbal) - 1.6oz ~ 15 servings; Serenity (herbal) - .9oz ~ 11 servings; Kama Chai Sutra (black) - 1.7oz ~ 18 servings; Jasmine Dream (green) - 1.8oz ~ 12 servings; and Tropical Peony (white) - .7oz ~ 8 servings. PLUS, the gift set also includes two glass teacups with stainless steel saucers, Tavalon’s best selling Gravity Teapot to brew the tea, and their Guide to Tea.  A great value for the holidays at $55.00.  www.tavalon.com

 

snowsnowEdible Coffee Bars in a Gourmet Gift Set

acapellaCaffe Acapella® Bars are silky smooth delicacies made from hand selected, fresh roasted gourmet coffee beans. While they may look to the eye like dark chocolate, they actually contain no chocolate and are made entirely of fresh roasted gourmet coffee! One taste and there is no mistaking it, Caffe Acapella® is gourmet coffee in its most wonderfully indulgent form. Sure to amaze and impress any coffee lover on your holiday list, the Caffe Acapella® Gourmet Tasting Gift Sets are offered for the holidays at  $12.99 www.acapellafoods.com. Each set contains one 2.25 oz bar in each of four delectable flavors: Espresso Serenade, Toffee Espresso Concerto, Cappuccino Connoisseur and Caramel Macchiato Classico.

 

snowsnowSerendipiTea’s Holiday Cheer is Back by
Popular Demand!

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Spread some holiday cheer this season! A blend of warming spices, festive orange peel, invigorating mint & a touch of black tea for fortitude makes this tea just perfect for the holidays. Make sure to order one for you to enjoy during the holiday season as well. You’ll be glad you did. 4 oz box.  $10.00.  www.serendipitea.com

 

snowsnowChassom.
Tea ~ Ceremony ~ Imagination

chassomTo support its mission of exploring and sharing the ways of tea, Chassom offers a wonderful way to escape holiday stress or to pamper someone on your holiday shopping list. A Bit of Venus Tranquili-Tea Bath Set (enough for 2 baths), includes 2 Artisan made Jasmine Jade Pagoda Tea Flowers (makes 4-6 cups of tea), 4 Tea Eye Sachets (made with chamomile tea, green tea, and French  lavender), Natural Bath Salts (comes in 6 scents), and a drawstring bag. $30 at http://chassom.typepad.com/chassom or by calling 626-277-9575.

 

snowsnowRed Espresso—The World’s First Tea Espresso!

red epsressoGive a gift this holiday that is sure to impress--100% pure espresso ground rooibos tea, red espresso™ is the world’s first tea espresso! Naturally caffeine-free and loaded with antioxidants, it is the heart of a range of delicious drinks including red lattes™, red cappuccinos™, red frappes™ and more. $12.99 per bag and can be purchased at www.redespresso.com.

 

 

snowsnowTasting Club
Gathering Together to Share and Savor Your Favorite Tastes

By Dina Cheney

tasting club This beautifully illustrated do-it-yourself guide to hosting a themed tasting party offers 10 different plans for tasting and makes a great gift. It includes the most popular tasting items like wine, chocolate, and cheese, but also includes more obscure tasting subjects like beer, honey, tea, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and apples. Tasting parties are a wonderful reason to gather with friends and Cheney delivers a fun, innovative, and easy way to entertain at home. Tasting Club would be a great holiday gift. $22.00 hardcover. The book can be purchased at Amazon, Borders, or Barnes & Noble.

 

snowsnowMorning Thunder
Organic Coffee from Celestial Seasonings

morning thunderCelestial Seasonings makes holiday gift giving easy. One of the most trusted and recognized names in the tea industry introduces a new brew: Celestial Seasonings Organic Coffee. Great for holiday gift giving or the perfect take-along for a holiday hostess, Morning Thunder is a spirited blend with a medium, full-bodied flavor. Several varieties to choose from at local retailers or online at www.celestialseasonings.com. $9.99 for a 12oz. whole bean bag.

 

 

snowsnowTwo Leaves and a Bud
Great for serving or gift-giving this holiday

cantwo leavesSpecializing in full-leaf tea packed in biodegradable pyramid shaped sachets, Denver based Two Leaves and a Bud has a wide range of organic tea-in-sachets and all-natural teas including Blacks, Greens, Herbals and Chai. They offer a full variety of packaging options for foodservice, retail, gift packs, and assorted loose tea packs. Sure to be a welcome holiday gift, stock up for the holidays now at www.twoleavesandabud.com.

 

snowsnowSipping Beauty
Make it a beau-TEA-ful holiday

sipping beautyFor anyone who has wondered if beauty could be packaged, start sipping. Beauty has never tasted so good!  Here’s a great gift idea that keeps working long after it’s passed the taste buds. From better skin to a perfect night of beauty sleep…go beyond good taste and awaken the experience of your true beauty potential. $14. www.sippingbeauty.net

 

 

 

snowsnowMighty Leaf Tea Makes a Mighty Great Gift

mighty leafThis holiday season treat yourself, your family and your friends to our collector’s assortment tea tins. Each tin features photography from James Beard award-winning photographer Deborah Jones and holds 30 of Mighty Leaf’s distinctive biodegradable Tea Pouches™. Stitched with an unbleached cotton string, each Tea Pouch is filled with Mighty Leaf’s signature artisan-crafted blends of whole leaf teas and single estate teas. Available in three caffeine level assortments: Black Tea Assortment, Green & White Tea Assortment, and Herbal Infusion Assortment. Each tin contains 30 tea pouches and makes a great holiday or hostess gift.  Price: $21.95 each.  www.mightyleaf.com

 

snowsnowTea Party
20 Themed Tea Parties with Recipes for Every Occasion, from Fabulous Showers to Intimate Gatherings

Written by Tracy Stern and Christie Matheson

tea partyTea Party starts with tips on choosing and brewing teas–from white and green teas to herbal rooibos and different black teas–Tea Party then shares more than seventy-five recipes, both savory and sweet, as part of twenty themed tea parties. Stern features classic tea accompaniments such as Scones with Clotted Cream and Cucumber-Mint Tea Sandwiches as well as novel recipes that use flavorful and healthful tea as an ingredient, including Homemade Potato Fries with Ceylon Tea Salt and Tea-Scented Chocolate Truffles. Above all, the focus is on fun, not fuss. Featuring beautiful color photography throughout, Tea Party is a hip, up-to-date slant on a beloved tradition and will be a welcomed gift this holiday. $27.50, hardcover. Tea Party can be purchased at www.salontea.com or www.amazon.com.

 

snowsnowA True Treasure from Ceylon Treasures

ceylonHand-carved Tea Kitchen Canisters filled with broken orange pekoe tea make an elegant gift for friends, family or business associates.  These lovely hand-carved metal kitchen canisters with matching spoons can be proudly displayed anywhere in their hinged-lid, velvet-lined hardwood case. The broken orange pekoe tea in these gift canisters is specially selected from individual tea gardens above 4,000 feet in the highlands of Sri Lanka. To protect your broken orange pekoe tea, it is first packed in a gold-color metallic polyester pouch, and then placed in these beautiful hand-carved metal kitchen canisters. The ancient carvings on these canisters are derived from paintings of the Polonnaruwa Era (1070-1235 A.D.), far in the misty past of Sri Lanka’s proud history. The velvet-lined, hardwood display case lends a truly sophisticated touch to these hand-carved metal canisters.  Looking to impress a tea-drinker this holiday?  This is the gift to give. $45 at www.ceylontreasures.com

 

snowsnowCoffee Bean Bears!
Winner of the 2007 Teddy Bear of the Year Award
and 3rd Place for Best New Product at Coffee Fest

coffee bean bears

Made from the highest quality materials, each bear is stuffed with a different flavor of gourmet organically grown coffee beans, emitting an amazing aroma. Each and every Coffee Bean Bear comes packaged in a collectible tin and includes a sampler pack of ground coffee, as well as a uniquely numbered Coaster of Authenticity to show that your bear is one of a kind!  Coffee Bean Bears can be purchased online or at local coffee retailers nationwide.  Visit www.CoffeeBeanBears.com for details.

 

snowsnowChristmas Tea
Serve up a cup of pure holiday joy!

christmas tea

A warm and satisfying treat for any tea lover, this tea is a merry blend of premium hand-plucked black tea with spicy cinnamon, tangy orange peel, aromatic almond and marzipan. This welcoming tea is a treat that will lift your spirits and leave you with a festive feeling any time of the year.  Available as English style round pillow tea bags and whole leaf loose tea in beautiful gold caddies with enchanting holiday designs and as individually wrapped tagged tea bags in clear plastic cubes with a unique leaf patterned twist top closure. The 40ct Tea Bag 3.52oz Caddy is $8.00, Whole leaf 4.41 oz. caddy is $12.00, and 10ct. tagged tea bag cube is $3.50. Check out the website for a great selection of holiday gift ideas.  www.globetrends.com

 

snowsnowBODYCOFFEE®
Unique Gifts for Every Coffee Lover!

body coffeeThis holiday, give the coffee lover in your life BodyPolish from BODYCOFFEE®. The invigorating BodyPolish exfoliates dead skin cells, draws impurities from the body, and softens the skin. It is no wonder why people find this scrub so irresistible: the coffee grounds improve mirco-circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite; the dead sea salts, magnesium, and potassium detoxify your skin, improve cell metabolism, and generate new cell growth; the peppermint oil cools and refreshes tired muscles; and the citrus, rosemary and mint extracts awaken the senses and calm the mind. Other bestsellers from BODYCOFFEE® include the Coffee Blossom Body Lotion, the energizing Body Bar glycerin soap, and the JavaBalm for lips. For these and other great gift ideas go to www.bodycoffee.com.

 

snowsnowAfternoon Tea
Tips, Terms and Traditions

By Ellen Easton

afternoon teaPinkies up? Gloves on or off? What is the proper way to eat a scone?  In this user friendly compendium for both the novice and experienced tea drinker alike, you’ll find: how to’s, etiquette, FAQs about afternoon tea, serving styles, tea and silver, tea time checklist and so much more. Published by Red Wagon Press. 5 x 7 gift size, 72 pages, paperback. To order: $20.00 postpaid, continental US. Include your name, address, and phone number with your check made payable to Red Wagon Press (US dollars only).

Send your order to: Red Wagon Press 45 East 89th Street, Suite 20A, New York, NY  10128-1256.

 

snowsnowLoose Tea Starter Kit
A Great Gift for the New Tea Lover

loose teaLet your senses travel the world with this easy-to-use set. It includes everything you need to start enjoying tea today--a clear glass mug with infuser, a "Perfect Tea Spoon", 4 1-oz packages of loose tea and a Passport (booklet) with information on the teas and room for tasting notes.  Price: $35.00. Click on this link for more information about this great gift idea: www.barnesandwatson.com  

 

 

snowsnowKeuka Lake Coffee Roasters and Java-Gourmet

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Here are two coffees just perfect for gift-giving or personal enjoyment this holiday season--Jingle Bell Java Blend and Merry Mocha Mint. Also available: the ever-popular and delicious Holly Jolly Java Bark--rich, European dark chocolate smothered Italian Espresso Beans. The holiday coffees are priced at $9.89 for an 11 oz. package and the Java Bark at $4.75 for a 2 oz. bag. Personalized gift baskets and the complete line of coffee are available for purchase at www.java-gourmet.com.

 

snowsnowGive the Gift of Health!

egcgGive the gift of health this holiday season with EGCG-TEA and show someone just how much they mean to you. EGCG-TEA is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and polyphenols. There is no better way to show someone you care than to offer them the tremendous health benefits found in this EGCG –TEA.  Makes a great stocking stuffer for the tea lover in your life. $5.00 for 20 tea bags. Other healthy teas are also available at www.egcgtea.com.

 

 

snowsnowDeluxe Bathtea
A luxurious holiday gift

bath teaThe homeotheraputic BATHTEAS are formulated with medicinal herbal teas and organic ingredients specially blended to promote healthy, beautiful skin while relaxing the mind and body. The BATHTEAS are available in three tea-licious scents: Chamomile TEA which detoxifies and cleanses pores, while rejuvenating skin; Rose Petal TEA which relieves stress and softens skin; and Vanilla TEA which calms. BATHTEAS combine the benefits of aromatherapy and direct application of herbal nutrients to the skin and serve as effective remedies against stress, anxiety, and insomnia. BATHTEAS or tub teas are helpful in the treatment of skin problems including acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, scalp itching, dandruff, as well as muscular aches and pains, rheumatism and arthritis. They also help combat fatigue and apathy, restore energy and endurance.  6 sachets in a box.  $30.  www.salontea.com

 

snowsnowJaya Tea.
Specialty tea from India

jayaThis gift basket is a perfect way to introduce a friend or family member to outstanding teas from the highlands of India. The gift basket has a selection of four choice teas (3.5 oz each) and a 2-3 cup museum quality Mikado Glass Tea Pot with an infuser, along with snacks perfect for a small tea party!  A beautiful and impressive gift set for any tea lover!  $111.25 at www.jayateas.com

 

 

snowsnowA Gift from the Heart
Lending a Helping Hand to Those in Need.
Make a Donation to Cup for Education

cup for educationThis holiday why not help Cup for Education in their efforts to help the poor rural coffee communities of Central and Latin America build schools. Cup for Education will also assist these communities by providing them with teachers and the basic tools needed to educate the future generations of coffee farmers. This holiday, remember those less fortunate and give from the heart. Donate at www.cupforeducation.org.

 

snowsnowThe Ultimate, Edible, Holiday Gift
for Baseball Fans!

baseballCheck out these fun, fabulous, and delicious shortbread cookies for the most delicious holiday gift ever! Baseball cookies are rich, all natural, buttery shortbreads available in four yummy flavors: Classic Shortbread, Boys of Summer Lemon Shortbread, Mudville Mudball Chocolate Chip Shortbread, and All Star Almond Shortbread. They come in two sizes--regulation baseball size or lovable, bite-sized bunts. The Tube O’Bunts (shown here) is $9.99 for the 5 oz. tin. Other great products available at www.cooperstowncookie.com.

 

 

snowsnowHoney of the Month Club

honey

Each month Red Bee sends club members a different selection of their honey (plus great recipes). Delivered to your door, ready to enjoy!  Honey selections include:  Chunk Honey--liquid Wildflower Honey with a chunk of honeycomb, Wildflower--Naturally made from the Connecticut Wildflowers, Honeycomb—the purest, raw honey directly from the beehive, Blueberry Blossom--naturally made from the Blueberry Blossom, Wild Raspberry--naturally made from the raspberry blossom and Creamed Honey--spreadable honey that is delicious on toast with cinnamon.  6 Months of Honey--$75.00 plus shipping—can be purchased at www.redbee.com

 

snowsnowChip'n Dipped Cookie Company
The Sweet and Salty Suite

chip n dippedThis deluxe dark wicker basket is a real "keeper." It holds TWENTY-FOUR assorted all natural Chip’n Dipped cookies, each dipped in pure, world-class chocolate. Pop ‘em in the freezer and they’ll stay fresh ‘til they’re gone. This basket’s bounty continues with a collection of SIX snappy fancy chocolate covered pretzels and FOUR ounces of chocolate dipped Terra naturally crunchy potato chips. The next treat is a Monster peanut butter cup. This muffin-sized creation is hand-made by our chocolatier and filled with our own all-natural peanut butter.The basket is completed with a bag of premium pecans and almonds and tied with a diaphanous red ribbon. $64.95 www.chipndipped.com

 

snowsnowFretzels
Christmas Gift Box

fretzelsAn eight-piece assortment of hand-dipped gourmet chocolate covered pretzels individually wrapped and packaged in a crystal clear box adorned with festive holiday trim. It’s guaranteed to get you or someone you love in the jolly holiday spirit. Fretzels are delightful treats to have on hand to serve your friends and family during the holidays, they make impressive hostess gifts, and are a great way to say thank you to someone special at holiday time.  Visit www.fretzels.com for more details about this delicious and delectable holiday gift plus many others. Also available from www.fretzels.com is a gift membership in the fretzel of the month club. 

 

snowsnowA Candy Bouquet
A Delicious Alternative to Flowers

candy bouquetPerfect for a holiday centerpiece or for a gift sent across the country, a candy bouquet is a unique, personalized gift that is sure to please any recipient for any occasion. Candy bouquets can be customized to your preference.  Bouquets can be created using sugar free candies and chocolates as well. Candy bouquets make great corporate gifts too! Click here for more info.

 

 

snowsnowJust Released in Time for the Holidays.
Celebrity Chef! The Game

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Here is a great and unique gift for all those chefs (or aspiring chefs) on your list.  Celebrity Chef! The Game is a board game created for those interested in all-things food. The playing cards feature questions ranging in categories such as naming a dish, tools & techniques and identifying the ingredients in common sauces. To explore the world of top chefs, players are challenged to name best-selling cookbooks, notable culinary events and press/awards that help propel the average cook into the level of celebrity. 

This is the first board game created for those interested in, passionate about and inspired by the world of chefs. If you know someone who is addicted to the Food Network, then this is the perfect gift for him/her.  $29.99.  Celebrity Chef!  The Game can be purchased in stores or online atwww.celebritychefthegame.com.

 


- Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC -
April 12-13, 2008

coffee and tea festival

Don't miss the 3rd Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC in 2008! CALL FOR 2008 EXHIBITOR INFORMATION.  631-957-7035
Exhibitors SAVE BIG when they book early!
Click here for exhibitor information
www.coffeeandteafestival.com


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