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When cold winter weather arrives, nothing warms the heart (and hands!) like a warm and steaming drink with friends. Here's the teas, yerba mate, and guayusa that top our list of Great Gifts to give!
Pukka Herbs Teas
Pukka Herbs Teas arrive in packaging so beautiful, no additional gift wrapping is necessary! Pukka Herbs Teas are delicious, organic herbal teas that have been specially blended to match your every mood. Pukka uses herbs from fair trade, sustainable sources, and makes their teas in the UK in special, staple-free bags. Priced at $6.49 for a box of 20, you can mix and match flavors to suit anyone on your list.
We love Pukka's Revitalise, a blend of organic cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger tea. This deliciously warming tea will warm you from your toes to your nose, and the scent of cinnamon and beautiful red box are so appropriate for the holidays. Pair it with Pukka Herbs Chamomile and Vanilla Tea, a soothing and organic herbal blend of relaxing chamomile flowers and sweet vanilla pods. For the chai loving adventurer, Pukka's Vanilla Chai Tea is an organic, caffeine-free blend sweetned with cinnamon, cardamom, and vanilla bean.
Dr. Mercola Premium Teas
Dr. Mercola's Premium Teas are uniquely crafted to maximize health-promoting benefits. Dr. Mercola Royal Matcha Green Tea is made from 100% organic Japanese matcha green tea, where it is shade grown to maximize chlorophyll energy boost. The tea leaves are harvested in Nishio, Japan - the premier Matcha region in the world. Organic Royal Matcha Green Tea leaf is stone-ground with no stems or veins. This 1 oz (30g) tin of tea is the perfect gift for the health conscious person on your list. $27.97 for 30 servings.
Dr. Mercola Organic Hibiscus Extract combines the age-old tradition of tea drinking with modern technology. An innovative airless pump delivery system makes it easy to enjoy a refreshing and delicious glass of organic hibiscus tea in seconds. No boiling water, no tea bags, and no special equipment necessary. Just pump the extract into water, stir, and enjoy. $16.97 for 90 servings. Great for the grab-and-go, no-fuss, busy-bee on your list.
Yerba Mate is a South American beverage that is prepared and enjoyed much like tea. It contains caffeine and offers many beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, amino acids, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Yerba mate has higher levels of antioxidants than green tea! Experienced Yerba Mate fans and first-time Yerba drinkers will both love the combination of Yerba Mate blended with traditional Chai spices in Mate Factor's Organic Chai Yerba Mate. $16.99 for 12 oz of loose yerba mate.
Yerba Mate is most popular in Uruguay, where people enjoy drinking their Yerba Mate from traditional gourds. They add loose leaf mate to hot (not boiling) water, and drink it through a special straw known as a Bombilla. Mate Factor Stainless Steel Bombilla is the perfect companion to Yerba Mate, straining the loose Yerba out and transporting the user on a virtual journey to a new country. $16.99 for a single, stainless steel bombilla straw. Yerba Mate and a Bombilla - the perfect gift for your favorite wandering spirit.
Guayusa (gwy-you-sa) is another beverage that is brewed like tea. This native Amazonian tree leaf has more caffeine and twice the antioxidants of any tea, delivering a clear and focused energy. Guayusa by itself has a naturally smooth, sweet flavor, with none of the tannins that can cause "bitter" flavors in tea or other beverages.
Runa Hibiscus Berry Guayusa Tea is a reusable tin featuring 16 pyramid tea bags. The naturally sweet, smooth flavor of guayusa is combined with organic hibiscus and elderberry flavors for a sweet-tart flavor that tempts the taste-buds. Runa's most popular flavor, for good reason! The traditionalist might enjoy Runa Traditional Guayusa. With a silky, smooth, clean texture, rich and earthy aroma, hints of caramel and molasses, and finished with a natural sweetness, Guayusa is sure to be a crowd pleaser, in any flavor. $5.99 for a box of 16 teabags, or $8.99 for a resusable tin.
From traditional teas to exotic alternatives from the Amazon rainforest, any of these delicious and exciting beverages will be sure to convey your warmest wishes during the holidays!