Maybe you don’t think that tea is a legitimate holiday gift, but believe me, quality tea is something a person can never have too much of! Regular readers know how much we love tea here at the Primate, and if you also buy a nice tea tin to give it in, it will be a delightful gift. (Prettywood Tea offers several lovely tins for $7-20.) When buying tea, the quality is obviously important, but you should also keep in mind that tea is often grown in countries where the laborers could be exploited. Happily, the Fair Trade movement makes it easier to know that you’re not contributing to poor worker conditions. Choice Organic Tea fits both bills: excellent tea and fair trade certification.
Now, they do offer tea in bags, but really, loose leaf tea is well worth the effort! Every morning I drink an equal blend of Assam and Ceylon, with a spoonful of agave nectar. 🙂 Choice Organic also sells a variety of green and herbal teas. If you’re a little intimidated by extra work involved with brewing loose leaf tea, don’t despair! An infuser tea mug makes it as easy as boiling water!