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Comins 2021 Christmas Gift Guide

Hello Tea Friends!

Welcome to our special Christmas blog filled with ideas for the festive season.  We understand that this time of year means different things to different people : so whether you are interested in knowing when you can call in for a calming cup of tea before the festive break [see the bottom of this blog] or you are looking for a gift for a Tea Lover [or yourself!] then you are in the right place.   At Comins we have been busy putting together some of our favourite tea ideas & recommendations which you can read about below.  We also want to apologise for our Dorset Tea House being closed this last weekend due to Michelle being unwell - to make up for it we will open on Friday as well as Saturday for the next two weeks - you can see all the details below. Please also note that in the week running up to Christmas the Bath Tea House will open until 5pm Tuesday - Thursday - as we know visitors like to linger a little longer in the holiday season. We are finalising our post Christmas opening with the team and will post those times on our website soon.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support - you are all such an important part of Comins and we love sharing tea with each & every one of you.  Thank you for reading our blog - we hope you enjoy it - and as always if we can be of any help to any of you in this festive season please don't hesitate to get in touch.  Rob & Michelle 

a little festive fun

A cracking selection of teas for the festive season.  5 carefully selected teas : from Darjeeling [perfect tea for after a winter walk] to Moonshine [for a moment of calm].  We have your Christmas tea-times covered!

for lovers of Japanese tea

Some of our most popular teas at the Tea House hail from Japan - you can explore why with this selection of Sencha, Powdered Gyokuro, Genmaicha and Koucha.  We promise that these teas will become firm favourites! 

terrific tokoname

No gift list is complete without reference to our beautiful selection of Tokoname teapots.  A few of our favourites are this green gold kyusu, blue starry night kyusu & this stylish white kyusu

super shiboridashi

We finally have some gorgeous shiboridashi in the Tea House - these are perfect for brewing high quality teas such as Sakamotos Saemidorior Okumidori or this Sencha Harashima.

all the cups...

The choice of tea cup is so important to the enjoyment of tea - but what to choose?  For Japanese tea we love these grey cups with lighter inside & yellow brown cups.  For black tea it is hard to beat the classic Comins tea bowl.  For Matcha a Chawan is needed & for something special it has to be these very special yellow jingdezhen bowls - tea time perfection! 

for lovers of the great outdoors : kettles & flasks

This has been the year of TAKING TEA OUTSIDE!  If you fancy it yourself check out these kettles & this fab gift set which combines our popular flasks with 3 of our favourite full bodied oolong teas.  The perfect uplifting gift for more adventerous tea lovers!  Don't forget our tea travel bags for serious outdoor tea drinking! 

for something a little different : cold brew kit

This time of year can feel a little overwhelming and although it is cold we do enjoy a cold brew especially at breakfast time.  This kit contains everything you need to make the perfect cold brew and three teas to enjoy in this style

for someone starting their tea journey : starter pack

The world of loose tea can seem intimidating -this set aims to make it simple for those starting out with three of our favourite everyday teas, a Comins tea bowl and a pair of tea tongs for easy brewing - tea made simple! 

perfect stocking fillers for tea lovers

We have plenty of stocking fillers for lovers of tea & those who love the Tea Houses.  A few of our favourites are our caddy spoons, Comins tea napkins with our much loved logo, this one cup infuser , our cherry wood tea scoops and of course our amazing tea travel bags!

a different tea through your letterbox each month

Put your tea adventure in our hands with a tea subscription for yourself or a fellow tea lover.  If you are buying this as a gift we can either send you a voucher or send you the first box to gift at Christmas - once you have placed your order we can discuss what suits you best! 

our top picks this festive season

for Rob : it's all about full flavour with Hong Shui : a rich fruity oolong with a roasted tone.&Sakamotos Okumidori Gyokuro  : the okumidori cultivar creates a strong umami flavoured tea.
for Michelle : it's all about the classics : Jamguri Golden Blossom : golden sweet & malty & Bi Luo Chun : vibrant, smooth, sweet & buttery.

for the experience

A tea experience makes a brilliant gift - a day out to look forward to in the new year!  We have a range of experiences at Comins from our tea masterclass to our tea school or our twist on the classic afternoon tea.  We also offer bespoke tea experiences so please do get in touch to let us know if you want to arrange something special.

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