Literary Greats Gift Box - Selection of Authors and Poets
£16.50 - £33.50
Our varied selection of literary greats includes classic authors, poets, playwrights and philosophers gift tins and are available presented in these two delightful gift boxes with hand-tied black and black tartan ribbon.
You have the choice of 48 Wordsmiths to choose from, but sadly the boxes are only big enough to take 2 and 5 tins!
The perfect gift for a bookworm, budding poet, philosophical thinker or dramatist!
As well as your choice of tins inside the box there will be an 18/8 stainless steel tea ball infuser (50mm diameter - 2") and mini wooden tea shovel (7cm long).
All our teas are hand blended and packaged by us, they are not simply "supermarket teas" repackaged but are our own bespoke made to order premium quality teas.
Each of the tins has the classic wordsmith's name along with one of their quotes above our stack of books.
This could be a lovely literary inspired gift for that bookish person you know or simply as an extra special treat for you.
Dimensions of the tins: Height 3cm, Diameter 8cm. There should be sufficient tea to make up to 10 cups per blend.
PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH OF THE LITERARY GREATS YOU WOULD LIKE IN THE GIFT BOX!
The tea blends are as follows:
A. A. MILNE –
" A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards!"
Blenders Note: Orange Crush Fruit Infusion. Our fabulous, bright, zingy, citrusy, fruity, full of flavour orange infusion! This blend is an all fruit tea and makes a wonderful fruity hot infusion or perfect over ice. It brings a bright ray of sunshine into your cup! Ingredients: Orange peel, orange flowers, apple pieces, rosehips, hibiscus, natural flavour. Caffeine free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g.
AGATHA CHRISTIE –
"Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!"
Blenders Note: Darjeeling - Known as the champagne of black teas as its exclusive taste and quality and cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world! Ingredients: Darjeeling 1st Flush Tea. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
ALEXANDRE DUMAS -
"All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope…"
Blenders Notes: Lavender Earl Grey - Blended with Sri Lankan black tea infused with the ever-distinctive bergamot oil. To add a little twist to this wonderfully aromatic tea we have added a sprinkling of lavender flowers to offer a wonderfully perfumed cup of tea. Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, lavender de Provence, blue cornflower Petals, bergamot oil. Naturally contains Caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g.
ANNE BRONTE -
“ But he that dares not grasp the thorn, should never crave the rose. ”
Blenders Notes: Chamomile Flowers - This herbal chamomile tea has nothing added or taken away, simply beautiful chamomile flowers for the ideal relaxing drink. Ingredients: Egyptian Chamomile flowers. Caffeine Free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 10g
" Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. "
Blenders Note: Peppermint and Liquorice Herbal Tea - Calling all lovers of liquorice this has got to be tried, a lovely cooling naturally sweet drink with just the right amount of peppermint, fennel and liquorice to soothe and refresh. Ingredients: Peppermint, Fennel and Liquorice. Caffeine Free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 20g
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE –
" There is nothing more deceptive than the obvious fact."
Blenders Note: Earl Grey - A tea blend as British as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself - A gorgeous large unbroken leaf from Sri Lankan, infused with a strong and distinctive oil of bergamot, then we added a little extra zing from lemon peel and orange flowers too. Ingredients: Sri Lankan Uva black tea, lemon peel, orange flowers, bergamot oil. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 20g
BEATRIX POTTER –
" There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story... "
Blenders Note: Strawberry Infusion - This is a wonderful Strawberry all fruit tea. This is a fabulous all fruit infusion, that tastes as good as it smells! A perfect way to drink a cup full of strawberries! Drink either hot or over ice as a fantastic fruit iced tea. Ingredients: Apple Pieces, Hibiscus, Elderberries, Freeze-dried Strawberry (12%), Rosehip, Pineapple Pieces (pineapple, sugar),Natural Flavouring
Naturally caffeine free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
BRAM STOKER -
" Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make." (from Dracula)
Blenders Notes: Very Cherry Infusion - A wonderful fruit infusion created with flavoursome Morello cherries. A sweet, bright, blood red blend to inspire! Ingredients: Apple pieces, Hibiscus petals, rosehip peel, Morello cherries, Rose petals, Lemongrass, Elderflower, Orange flowers, natural flavouring. Caffeine free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
CHARLES DICKENS –
" It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done." (from A Tale of Two Cities)
Blenders Notes: Dickensian, Connoisseurs Blend - A rich flavoursome blend, a true connoisseurs black tea. Wonderful complex mix of flavours that dance over the tongue. Ideal as accompaniment to the well written words of Charles Dickens! Ingredients: Chinese Yunnan black tea, Chinese Mao Feng black tea, Indian 1st Flush Darjeeling. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 20g
CHARLOTTE BRONTE –
" I would always rather be happy than dignified. " (From Jane Eyre)
Blenders Notes: An aromatic blend of Jasmine Flowers and Green Tea, deliciously light and refreshing! Ingredients: Chinese jasmine green tea and jasmine flowers. Naturally contains caffeine.
Net Weight Loose Leaf Tea 15g.
CS LEWIS –
" I can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough."
Blenders Notes: Vanilla Chai Black Tea - This is a sweet, exotic mixture of excellent black tea, spiced with aromatic ginger, cardamom and cinnamon then the added sweetness of vanilla. The perfect way is to drink this is hot, mixed with milk or cream as a latte but you can also drink it on its own, hot or over ice. It is simply delicious!!!! Ingredients: Assam Indian black tea, Sri Lankan black tea, vanilla pieces and flavouring, ginger pieces, cardamom pieces, cinnamon pieces. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
“A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark”
Blenders Notes: Chilli Mint - If you like a little something with a big kick then this could be just right for you! With the growing trend for Chilli in the UK we thought why leave Tea out? This is a glorious blend of the finest mint leaves with real chilli mixed in. It’s a simple mix but be warned the longer you leave this the more powerful the chilli kick – how far dare you push it! Ingredients: Spearmint (50%), Lime Leaves, Red Peppercorns, Chilli (5%). Caffeine Free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 10g.
DAPHNE du MAURIER –
”Nothing like a cup of tea to make a person feel better, man or woman” (from Hungry hill).
Blenders Notes: Rose Earl Grey - This is a beautiful tea, Rose Earl Grey, blended with Sri Lankan black tea infused with distinctive bergamot oil, we have then added a sprinkling of rose buds and petals to offer a delicately perfumed cup of tea. Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, rose buds and petals, bergamot oil. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 20g
D H LAWRENCE –
"In every living thing there is the desire to love"
Blenders Notes: Chocolate Rose - A fabulous blend of silky chocolate with the aromatic touch of rose petals. A delicious black tea, that has a subtle touch of perfumed rose, just think chocolate covered Turkish Delight! Ingredients: Sri Lankan and Chinese Keemun black teas, rose petals, vanilla pieces, chocolate and vanilla flavouring, cocoa shells. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 20g
EDGAR ALLAN POE –
" All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."
Blenders Notes: Vanilla Black Tea - This is a perfect well-balanced match of flavours. Rich dark black tea perfectly complimented with the luxurious flavour of vanilla. Ideal when pondering over life itself! Ingredients: Sri Lankan Black Tea, Vanilla Pieces, Calendula Petals and natural flavour. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
EMILY BRONTE –
" Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same." (from Wuthering Heights)
EMILY BRONTE - Blenders Notes: Apricot and Peach Black Tea - This decadent black tea has been perfectly balanced with peaches and apricots to provide a slight acidity that works perfectly with the black tea. Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, natural dried papaya, freeze-dried peach and apricot, blackberry leaves, sunflower and calendula petals, natural flavouring. Naturally Contains Caffeine.
Net Weight 25g.
FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY –
" I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea."
Blenders Notes: Russian Caravan - A very aromatic and flavoursome smoked tea, blended from Oolong, Chinese Keemun and Lapsang Souchong. A very distinctive and morish black tea. Ingredients: Oolong, China Keemun and Lapsang Souchong. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD –
"I wish I had done everything on earth with you." (from The Great Gatsby)
Blenders Notes: Tropical Fruits Black Tea - We have taken a high-quality black tea then blended it with wonderful Passion Fruit and Mango, a truly delicious tea. A wonderful fruity black tea with a truly tropical zing! Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, mango pieces, passion fruit pieces, orange peel, rosehip, hibiscus, natural flavour. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
GEOFFREY CHAUCER –
"Time and Tide wait for no man”
Blenders Note: Mint Liquorice Herbal Tea - Calling all lovers of liquorice this has got to be tried, a lovely cooling naturally sweet drink with just the right amount of peppermint, fennel and liquorice to soothe and refresh. Ingredients: Peppermint, Fennel and Liquorice. Caffeine Free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 20g ~~~~~
GEORGE ORWELL –
"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act”
Blenders Notes: Kentish Ale Blend Black Tea - This is a very smooth tea, with hints of caramel and chocolate too, with a slight bitterness from the hops at the end of each sip. Something so very different but certainly a blend that all ale lovers should perhaps try! Ingredients: Black Tea (92%) (Indian Assam Black Tea, Sri Lankan Black Tea, Indian Darjeeling Black Tea), Cocoa Nibs, Hops, Natural Flavouring. Contains Caffeine.
Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
H G WELLS -
" If you fell down yesterday, stand up today"
Blenders Notes: Cherry and Almond Black Tea - A really well balanced full of flavour tea, blended with a fabulous Ceylon black tea which is delicate in flavour, with just the right amount of almond pieces perfectly matched with slices of freeze dried cherries. A lovely fruity blend with a hint of almonds. Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, freeze dried sliced cherries, ALMOND pieces, cranberry pieces, raspberry pieces, strawberry pieces, red cornflowers and natural cherry flavour. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN –
" Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale."
Blenders Notes: Chocolate Orange Black Tea - A truly luxurious blend of black tea, real cocoa and zesty orange, two flavours that work so well together! You still know you are drinking tea, but it has subtle notes of cocoa and juicy orange. Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, vanilla pieces, chocolate and vanilla flavouring, cocoa shells, orange peel, orange flowers, apple pieces, rosehips, hibiscus, natural orange flavour. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
"Take courage, my heart: you have been through worse than this”
Blenders Notes: Chinese Keemun Black Tea -This great black tea leaf is an extremely high-quality large leaf variety from the Qimen Provence in China. It has fabulous, slightly light perfume and full bodied with a mellow, sweet taste. It is known as the Burgundy of black teas - like a glass of fine wine but in a cup! Ingredients: Chinese Keemun Mao Feng black tea. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 20g
J M BARRIE –
" Would you like an adventure now or first shall we have tea?! "
Blenders Notes: Rich Chocolate Black Tea - A truly luxurious blend of black tea and real cocoa. Fill up a mug, wrap your hands around it and breathe in the gorgeous aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Even better it is a cup full of chocolate without the guilt of any calories! Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, vanilla pieces, Chocolate and vanilla flavouring, cocoa shells. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
JAMES JOYCE -
" Love Loves to Love Love!"
Blenders Notes: Cherry & Rhubarb Green Tea - A lovely fruity green tea, a wonderful mix of Japanese green tea and delicious juicy flavours of rhubarb and cherries. This makes a beautiful refreshing alternative for drinking at breakfast or for a little afternoon lift. Ingredients: Japanese Sencha green tea, hibiscus, rose petals, rhubarb pieces and natural flavours. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
JANE AUSTEN -
" But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea. " (from Mansfield Park)
Blenders Notes: Rose Black Tea - A reflection of what must have been Jane's own delicate but bright personality. Ingredients: Chinese Black Tea (85%), Rose Buds and Rose Petals. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 20g
JOHN KEATS -
“Don’t be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience”
Blenders Notes: Sleepy Herbal Tea - A herbal tea to help you relax and unwind. A truly wonderful mix of chamomile, lavender and passionflower. Drink before bedtime to ease you into a peaceful sleep. Ingredients: Chamomile, rose petals, lavender flowers, passion flowers. Caffeine free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 10g
JULES VERNE –
"Anything you can imagine you can make real."
Blenders Notes: Smoked Almond Black Tea - We have blended Chinese smoked black tea with a high-quality Ceylon, then added almond pieces to give a strong, well rounded, full of nutty notes tea. One of our team cannot get enough marzipan in his life and since tasting this tea has drunk nothing else! Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, almond pieces, smoked Chinese black tea, almond flavouring. ALLERGEN WARNING: CONTAINS NUTS. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
LEO TOLSTOY -
“Tea unleashes the potential which slumbers in the depth of my soul."
Blenders Notes: Oolong and Mint Tea - The light freshness of the mint combined with the heady scents of Oolong makes for a wonderful refreshing tea. I have also found that it really helps with digestion too. Ingredients: Ti Guan Yin Oolong, Peppermint & Spearmint. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 15g
LEWIS CARROLL -
" The hurrier I go, the behinder I get! " (from Alice in Wonderland)
Blenders Notes: Forest Fruit Infusion - A riot of fruity flavours in every cup. A wonderful mix of real berries, flowers and fruits, this really is a fantastic fresh tasting infusion that could so easily be a great big bowl of beautiful berries. Ingredients: Elderberries (26%), Apple(25%), Hibiscus, Blackberry Leaves, Seabuckthorn Berries (7%), Raspberry & Strawberry Pieces, Blackberries, Flavouring. Caffeine free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
LORD BYRON -
" Friendship is love without his wings."
Blenders Notes: Vitalitea -By combining three teas that are often associated with healthy lifestyles, we've created a wonderfully refreshing blend that will hopefully leave you feeling invigorated and ready to face the stresses and strains of life!
Ingredients: Oolong, Green Yerba Mate, lemon pieces, White Tea, blue cornflowers, sunflowers, natural flavourings. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 20g
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT –
" Good books like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select the more enjoyable."
Blenders Notes: Rose Lemonade Green Tea - This is a delightful light blend of green tea with a citrus lemon touch and the gentle aromatic perfume of rose petals. A really refreshing tea with a little citrus rose zing! Ingredients: Chinese green tea, lemon grass, lemon verbena, lemon pieces, rose petals, rose buds, natural lemon flavour. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 15g
"Fortune and Love Favour the Brave"
Blenders Notes: Assam Black Tea - For those of you who may not know, Assam is pretty much the strongest large leaf black tea that you can buy. Our Assam is of supreme quality, it is both powerful and malty and gives a strong, distinctive taste. A perfect tea if you are looking for strength in character and colour, it will easily give you that morning boost! Ingredients: Assam Indian Black Tea. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
MARK TWAIN -
" The two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you found out why."
Blenders Note: Caramel Dream Rooibos - A wonderful herbal tea blend of South African Rooibos and sweet caramel. Like having a dessert in a cup, it really is very moreish. Ingredients: South African Rooibos, Calendula petals, natural flavour. Naturally caffeine free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
MARY SHELLEY –
" Beware for I am fearless and therefore powerful! "
Blenders Note: Violet Black Tea If you like floral teas then this blend is most definitely one you should try. We've taken our Sri-Lankan black tea and infused it with violet to create a delicately flavoured tea that's reminiscent of the classic Parma Violet sweets! It makes a wonderfully refreshing perfumed afternoon cuppa.
Ingredients: Ingredients: Sri Lankan Black Tea (98%), Blue Cornflowers, Flavouring. . Net Weight 25g.
"Courage is knowing what not to fear."
Blenders Notes: Lapsang Souchong Smoked Black Tea - This is a truly distinctive rich Chinese black tea, made in the traditional way of slowly smoking the leaves over pine wood. The leaves are of a high quality, unbroken variety; they will brew a good strength black tea with the obvious smoked taste and aroma. Ingredients: Chinese Lapsang Souchong. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON –
" You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving."
Blenders Notes: Citrus Lemon Green Tea - A perfect blend of flavours, green tea and citrus. Excellent green tea blended with wonderfully healthy Lemon verbena and lemon grass. A really refreshing tea with a little citrus zing. Ingredients: Chinese green tea, lemon grass, lemon verbena, flavour, lemon pieces. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 20g
RUDYARD KIPLING –
" Never look backwards or you will fall down the stairs! "
Blenders Notes: Pure Tropical Fruit Infusion - Open the doors and let the sunshine pour in! Brimming with pineapple and coconut this all fruit infusion will have you floating on air all the way to warm seas and back again. Absolutely fantastic hot as it encourages those tropical aromas to ooze out but is just as fabulous taken over ice. Ingredients: Apple pieces, pineapple, mango, coconut, natural flavour, orange flowers, hibiscus, rosehip. Caffeine free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
" To know, is to know that you know nothing."
Blenders Notes: Japanese Sencha - A delightful light refreshing super green tea. This has a clean, light fragrance of a fresh tea. Apart from the fact that this is a great green tea it is very high in polyphenols, catechins and antioxidants which has been suggested through scientific research that these elements have powerful health benefits. Ingredients: Japanese green tea. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
" If we always helped one another, no one would need good luck."
Blenders Notes: Cinnamon Rooibos Herbal Tea - Earthy and warm, our excellent South African Rooibos blended with aromatic cinnamon to give your senses a fantastic warm, fuzzy glow. It is naturally caffeine free too, which means it tastes wonderful and is a really good alternative to tea if you are worried about your caffeine intake! Ingredients: South African Rooibos, vanilla pieces, cinnamon, flavour. Caffeine free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
THOMAS HARDY –
" Time changes everything except for something within us which is always surprised by change."
Blenders Notes: Jasmine Green Tea - A relaxing, fragrant blend with all the goodness of a wonderful Yunnan Provence green tea leaf. The leaves are dried and laid amongst glorious Jasmine Flowers, over time the heavenly scent is infused into these leaves. Jasmine has a wonderful relaxing effect. Ingredients: Chinese jasmine green tea. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
" Not all those who wander are lost."
Blenders Notes: Fruit Basket Green Tea -A delicious green tea, brimming with fruity flavours of raspberry and pineapples, imagine Fruit Salad sweets in a cup! Ingredients: Chinese Chunmee Green Tea (65%), Chinese Sencha Green Tea (25%), Freeze-dried Pineapple (5%), Freeze-dried Raspberry(5%), Natural Flavouring. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 20g
T S ELIOT -
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.'
Blenders Notes: Lemon & Ginger Infusion - Lemon and Ginger- Warm spicy ginger blended with a wonderful zesty lemon kick, a fantastic drink for after dinner. As a gentle digestive soother or as a quick pick me up at breakfast; whenever you fancy its sure to tickle your taste buds! Ingredients: Dried Ginger, Lemon Pieces, Lemongrass, Elderberries, Rosehip, Liquorice Pieces. Naturally Caffeine Free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 15g
VICTOR HUGO –
"Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise." (from Les Misérables)
Blenders Notes: Apple and Cinnamon Black Tea - This is a wonderfully balanced blend of a high-grade black tea, with just the perfect balance between apples and cinnamon. A truly Delicious blend! Ingredients: Premium Indian black tea, Dried apple, cinnamon pieces, freeze dried apple, blackberry leaves, safflower petals and natural flavour. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
" Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love."
Blenders Notes: Orange Pekoe whole leaf Ceylon black tea, from the Dimbula region in Sri Lanka. It is an excellent tea that gives a golden cup tea with a delicate and mellow flavour. Ingredients: Sri Lankan Full leaf orange pekoe black tea. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
VIRGINIA WOOLF –
“Why are women so much more interesting to men than men are to women?”
Blenders Notes: Orange and Cranberry Green Tea. A gloriously refreshing green tea. We have taken Chinese Sencha and blended it with a lovely tart flavours of cranberry and orange with a dash of citrus bite from lime leaves. Ingredients: Chinese Sencha Green Tea (60%), Freeze-dried Cranberry (10%), Hibiscus, Lime Leaves, Orange Peel, Natural Flavouring Naturally Contains Caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE -
"To tea, or not to tea? That is the question!"
Blenders Note: Premium English Breakfast Tea - Our breakfast tea is of a premium quality; we believe we have the flavours perfectly balanced and are excellent. We have chosen to use several different black tea leaves from Sri Lanka, India, Kenya and Rwanda which we believe offers a full of flavour, rich malty blend. Ingredients: Indian Assam, Sri Lankan Dimbula, Kenyan Milima & Rwandan Black Teas. Naturally contains caffeine. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 25g
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH -
" The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life."
Blenders Notes: Quiet Time Rooibos - This is a beautiful calming tea, ideal when seeking a quiet moment of calm. Excellent warming vanilla flavoured South African Rooibos blended with all-natural aromatic chamomile flowers and lavender. Simply excellent, warming, sweet and relaxing. Ingredients: South African Rooibos, Egyptian chamomile and lavender de Provence, natural vanilla flavouring. Caffeine free. Net weight Loose Leaf Tea 15g
All the teas will have a minimum of 12 months best before date on them.
DON'T FORGET TO LET US KNOW YOUR 5 CHOICES ON THE CART PAGE!
Due to manufacturing processes these teas may contain traces of: Cereals containing gluten, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, milk, soya, mustard and sulphur dioxide (>10mg/kg). (sulphur dioxide is used to preserve all dried fruits and prevents them perishing).