Tea Thoughts' Favs: A holiday tea & gift guide!

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to share my favorite places to shop with you! Many of these shops I know and support personally or have worked with them so I speak from experience, they're the real deal. Please scroll through, I bet you'll find something you like <3

P.s. You'll find out soon that I have met and found some pretty amazing people since I started my journey!

TEA

Wight Tea Co

This tea company is very close to my heart and home! Brittany makes the most amazing blends, her chai is my favorite *heart eyes*

The Tea Spot

The tea spot has so many teas and I've tried quite a few of them. I love their tea ware too! This brewing mug is one of my favorite tea accessories!

Thao Tea Co

Thao is super sweet and she probably has some of the most unique blends I've tried to date. The cantaloupe mint shown here really opened me up to green teas, I hadn't tried one I liked very much before this one!

Rumi Tea & Spice

Rumi! One of my favorite poets and tea shops. This shop is very special to me as I identify so much with their essence of Rumi. The Persian rose garden is a blend that mimics the classic way Iranians enjoy tea!

Copper Cup

I'm a huge lover of turmeric in food and I was blown away by this tea. You might look at this tea and think what does it taste like...Ill tell you, pure gold! It's so delicious and the blend is perfect without adding anything!

For Tea's sake

How could I not love a tea company who's name is a tea pun?! I've been making and making with their tea blends and because of the versatility of their blends, everything has turned out so well! 

Cai Cai

This sampling as been an adventure to me as I've been trying lots of holiday flavored blends. Cai Cai blends are simple, traditional and delicious. P.s. Sunrise is the best!

The NeccessiTeas

Another tea pun! I just love all the different blends and creative flavors Lindsey has! Check out this mayan hot chocolate tea blend!

Image from The Neccessiteas!

Image from The Neccessiteas!

Tea Laboratory

Recently discovered Tea Laboratory and they have the COOLEST feature, an actual tea laboratory where you can create your own blend! I made one and it was so much fun, I can't wait to try it to see if I'm a master tea blender or not :D

Image from Tea Laboratory!

Image from Tea Laboratory!

TEA GIFTS

Pumeli

I've tried the Matcha starter kit and it is beautiful. This is the kit that got me hooked on matcha! Pumeli has thoughtful collections that would make incredible holiday gifts! 

Tea Box Express

The first tea subscription box I've come across that combines two of my favorite things, tea and food! Tea Box Express does an incredible job with their pairings <3

My Tea Bling

These tea accessory for tea bags will make your tea time dazzle!

Photo from My Tea Bling

Photo from My Tea Bling

Tea-Spiration

My lovely friend and fellow Tea Blogger Lu Ann wrote a book about tea and it is FAB for anyone who loves tea or wants to get more into tea!

Marigold & Grey

Jamie creates the best boxes, buy one for someone else or TREAT YO SELF! 

 

HANDMADE

Bridget Lynette Designs: Bridgett is my best friend and she is so amazingly talented! She will be moving more towards calligraphy, design and wedding work in 2017. Before the end of the year make sure to visit her shop for beautiful hand lettered ornaments! Here is a mug I got from her :)

PaperlyPress

Ali is seriously talented! Her toppers are the cutest and when I went to her with this semi complicated order she NAILED it! Have you tried to pinterest and can't get it right? Pinterest worthy goods are Ali's jam! Plus she is the sweetest <3

Apartment 406 Designs

Mirjana makes the most beautiful designs and the best part is, no shipping! All her designs are easily printed at home!

Carbon Rendered

Louisa is just amazing. I think all I have to say for you to understand is that THIS IS A DRAWING...that's right you heard me. Go check her out!

Image by Louisa 

Image by Louisa 

The Sister Studio

This will be my second piece from The Sister Studio and she makes the cutest prints! Her mugs are also hilarious! 

Image from The Sister Studio Etsy

Image from The Sister Studio Etsy

Darling Nightingale Knits

Lisa makes the most beautiful knot pieces including this donut I got from her! Knit donuts are such a great gift, especially for little ones :D

Amanda Kammarada

Dear Harry Potter fans, if you need a shop to support your love for HP, look no further than Amanda! I smile every time I look at this adorable HP ornament!

Danyelle Woods Designs

I had been lurking on Danyelle's etsy for awhile, she has such a beautiful style and I finally treated myself to this shirt. She has the dreamiest work and her shirts, jewelry and wood pieces make great gifts!

Image from Danyelle Woods Design Etsy

Image from Danyelle Woods Design Etsy

Scripted sweetly

Christmas lovers unite! Scripted sweetly has beautiful lettering and I have this sign hung on my tree. I think if you need some lettering in your life you need to visit her shop!

Word Finder's Club

Oh man, the hedgehog. Word FInder's Club has a really cute style and really fun gifts like word search cards! If you have a nursery to decorate, this is the perfect shop for you!

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Hatching Artist

If you didn't know what hatching is I suggest you take a look at this custom piece I got done for a Christmas present. Looks exactly like our dear bodhi and so unique!

Archer & Olive

Kinda of a fan girl of Archer & Olive. Fell in love with this piece and I love the style in which she paints. There is a whole range of perfect gifts. If you're getting married, her bridesmaids cards are gorgeous! 

Yiramee

An etsy shop to match this incredible artist. Yiramee creates beautiful and unique illustrations that are the perfect decor for your home!

Mommy In Pink

I met Riza at my first calligraphy workshop and her work has just bloomed! She obvious has a natural talent for it and she makes the most beautiful canvases! I get to stare at this beauty every morning when I enjoy my tea :)

Brenna Ann Handmade

I love Brenna! This is the only hat I will wear when my hair is down. She makes soft and beautiful designs. She also offers patterns so you can try your hand at crochetting or knitting your favorite items!

Peachie Handmades

Peachie makes the most incredible bags. There are literally patterns for every style and taste! She is also super sweet and wonderful to work with!

Chalkfulloflove

Kind of obsessed with this lady's lettering. So beautiful! She has all the mugs you could ever want and many collaborations so that you can find a wide range of products that fit your needs!

The Scribble Studio

Probably my favorite mug place, The Scribble Studio makes the most hilarious and cheeky mugs. Check out the store, you will for sure find something you like!

Candelles

OMG. BEST.SMELLING.CANDLES.EVER.SERIOUSLY. (and thats really all that needs to be said) 

Ash Bush Holders

Do you do calligraphy? If so you need to get a nib holder from Ashley Bush. These are seriously the most beautiful pens and I guarantee you she will knock it out of the park with your custom order. My favorite superhero rogue came out amazing!

Lily & Val

My favorite chalk letterer ever. Every time someone walks into my kitchen and sees this hanging up I'm like can you believe that she drew that ...with chalk...by hand?! Valerie has prints, cards, tins, pouches, a kitchen cook book and so much more!

Paper Moon Interiors

Stephanie is probably the most stylish person ever! She just launched her website with a fun style quiz (my results below) Get in touch with Stephanie and let her help you make your space beautiful!

Image from Paper Moon!

Image from Paper Moon!

Esther Clark Illustration

These pieces are absolutely beautiful! If you need some simple yet elegant home decor, shop her prints!

Image by Esther

Image by Esther

Ma Belle Calligraphy

Michelle is the sweetest and most motivating person you will ever meet. Her passion comes through in all her work! 

Image by Michelle!

Image by Michelle!

Lazywood Lane co

Nicolette has beautiful calligraphy and can create a stamp or stationary for you. If you need Bespoke Organic Calligraphy + Heirloom Stationery, Lazywood Lane Co should be your first stop! 

Image by Nicolette!

Image by Nicolette!

PHOTOGRAPHY 

Jen S Photography

Jen is a sweetheart. I've never felt super comfortable when people take pictures of me but she captured me and my business so well. I highly suggest looking her up if you're in the DMV!

Image by Jen!

Image by Jen!

Sue Ellen Aguirre

Sue Ellen seriously has the most beautiful couples and families but her images are so gorgeous! She has this incredible style where I can always feel so much of the emotion captured. Also she is the coolest!

Image by Sue Ellen

Image by Sue Ellen

Stephanie Dennehy PhotographyI

I've never seen a photo by Stephanie was wasn't breathtaking. All her compositions are so gorgeous. If you need an amazing picture, with a spectacular background, check her out!

Image by Stephanie!

Image by Stephanie!

Jewelry 

Boho Betty

Really pretty jewelry, especially their stack bracelets! You can use code TEATHOUGHTS to get 20% off :) 

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I'm sure I've missed some so I will continue to add others!