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Amazing Tea and Teaware to wow your senses.

Discover Beautiful Gifts from only £24

christ disc sets

Are you, like our cat, simply exhausted at the thought of any more Christmas shopping? Well, let us make it a whole lot simpler for you. Our range of Discovery Tea Sets make beautiful and unusual Christmas gifts. Starting at £24, they come presented in exquisite handmade gift boxes with a Glass Teapot and a tin of tea. You can enhance each set further by selecting a flowering or Supreme grade green tea, and adding a set of glass cups or a bamboo water tray. We can also include a personalised Christmas gift message and gift wrap so all that it left for you to do it put it under the tree. We also offer FREE Next Working Day delivery on all orders over £45.

Here are our top three best sellers:

Prestige Discovery Set

Lotus Discovery Set

Classic Discovery Set

Explore our full range of Discovery Tea Sets




Our Top Three Cast Iron Christmas Gifts:

We have a beautiful new range of Tenshi cast iron teapots, lovely eye catching Mizu designs and a gorgeous Elephant shaped teapot all for under £30 each! These Japanese style teapots are top quality cast iron, finished with an enamel interior and removable infuser. Designed to evenly distribute heat throughout the teapot allowing for the tea to perfectly infuse, also ensuring the tea stay piping hot for longer. Our cast iron teapots all come beautifully packaged in handmade gift boxes ready for you to put under the tree.

christ cast teapots



Looking for beautiful Christmas gifts under £20?

We have gorgeous range of glass teapots that will make the perfect gift for a tea lover and suit any budget. So, take the hassle out of the Christmas shopping and take a look at our range of glassware, we will even gift wrap it for you!


Prestige Teapot from £16

This elegant, mouth blown Prestige teapot is suitable for any table setting making it a fantastic gift.


Classic Teapot from £16

Our Classic teapot is a traditional Asian design. It has a clear glass infuser for brewing loose leaf teas that can easily be removed to display a flowering tea.


The Lotus glass teapot is our most popular design. It comes with a coil filter, ideal to serve a loose leaf tea and the clear borosilicate glass beautifully displays flowering tea.

Much more than just a teapot, this integrated glass teapot, cup, and saucer the perfect way to create a cup of tea for one. A lovely way to make a friend or family member feel special this Christmas.

Glass Teapots for under £20


Three Christmas Stocking Surprises: From only £1.60!

We know what it's like this time of year, it is easy to become overwhelmed with lists of gifts and have so many options that you don't know where to start. So we have made it easy for you, visit our website and get unique gifts and stocking fillers for friends and family with one click. Here's a place for you to start:


1. Surprise them with flowers,flowering tea that is… get one bloom for only £1.60

Flowering Tea Bloom
2. A tin of their favourite: We have a huge range of teas to choose from so why not buy a different flavour for everyone on your list. Starting at £ 2.95

Oolong wild orange

3. Or why not spoil them with a beautiful hand blown glass mug and infuser from £15

frog Mug


Autumnal Citrus Tea Selection

The clocks have gone back and the days are drawing in. It’s time to indulge the senses and what better way to celebrate the season than with the taste of oranges and lemon. Citrus flavours are synonymous with this time of year. As the leaves turn copper and golden one derives a sense of pleasure from these juicy orbs. The smell and taste evokes memories of summer as if they have captured the sunshine. We have a selection of beautiful orange and lemon teas that will fill your senses with the joy of the season and brighten even the grayest of days. 

wild orange oolong


Wild Orange Oolong Tea

This sumptuous oolong blend strikes the perfect balance between a soft delicate oolong and the wonderful, succulence of juicy oranges. The high quality tea leaves are lightly fermented using a sophisticated method ensuring a full bodied flavour. Citrus and orange blossom added to create a slightly sweet and fruity bouquet and subtle flavour. SHOP NOW

rooibos orange eucaluptus

Rooibos Orange Eucalyptus

A perfect tea to fight off Autumn colds. This blend combines all the minty freshness of eucalyptus with the zesty tang of sweet orange. Using the finest rooibos tea, eucalyptus leaves, orange peel and blossoms, this blend is completely caffeine free and packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. It’s an invigorating “pick-me-up” that can be enjoyed throughout the day and re-steeped in hot water multiple times. SHOP NOW


citrus zest

Citrus Zest Fruit infusions

This is a delicious zesty, lemon tisane flavoured with apple, hibiscus, rosehip, lemon peel, lemon grass. This tea has a strong lemon aroma and full flavour. It’s caffeine free and can be enjoyed with a little bit of honey. Sold in different sized tins and pouches. SHOP NOW


Indulge in our Sweet Almond Black Tea

Your senses will be wowed from the moment you open the tin. Mouth watering flavours of marzipan blended with chocolate and pink peppercorns make a scrumptious cuppa. This sweet almond tea is the perfect indulgence on a long winter night. It can be enjoyed black with just a sprinkle of sugar to taste and maybe a slice of Christmas Cake and a roaring log fire. Avaliable in various sized tins and pouches. Shop Now.

Black marzipan Tea


TREND WATCH: Discover the Marvellous Mizu

An antique gold floral motif decorates these lovely dusty purple and soft blue teapots. The colours are bang on trend and would be a fine talking point at any social occasion or festive event. This 600ml design is beautifully packaged with a removable tea infuser and an enamel interior finish. Perfect for brewing all types of loose teas. The Mizu teapot would make a lovely Christmas gift for any tea-lover.


mizu cast iron purple teapot

mizu cast iron blue teapot


Sweet Thistle Teapot

Add a little jewel to your tea tray, with our new 450ml Thistle teapot. It’s nostalgic design is inspired by vintage cut glass. It is made with the highest quality borosilicate glass, which is heat resistant and dishwasher safe. This teapot comes with a glass infuser for you to perfectly infuse loose leaf tea but can be removed and makes a  beautiful display of flowering tea. It is an ideal size for one cup and will add elegance and refinement to any tea occasion.

Thistle Teapot 


Popular Tenshi Comes in New Colours

Our popular Tenshi teapots have been relaunched this season in a beautiful new range of colours. A lovely teal blue, russet red and dark lavender purple are exciting new additions to the traditional black. Select on of these lovely colours for your Tetsubin Cast Iron Tea Set, This unique set is beautifully packaged in our pressed flower gift box and includes a Tenshi Cast Iron teapot, two black cast iron cups (100ml), a black cast iron trivet and your choice of green tea. It is a unique and functional gift.


tenshi set blue 




Playing Koi

We are delighted with this new addition to our cast iron collection. This 900ml Black Cast Iron Koi Design ,is decorative and functional. This teapot is perfectly sized to serve 2-3 large cups or many small cups in gong fu style. Inscribed with a traditional Koi motive it is a fabulous addition to a tea lovers collection.


koi teapot