A Mug and Friendship Tea–Holiday Gift Ideas

I realized this weekend I had nothing planned for the girls’ teachers gifts this year.  I like to really think of something special and neat for folks so I put my thinking cap on.  Considering how crafty I am – I make shockingly few gifts to give.  Don’t get me wrong – I buy a lot of handmade/locally made products for gifts but I can never seem to get focused to make anything myself.  I’m turning over a new leaf and this year I’m making the teacher’s a little something (hopefully they don’t read my blog…). 



  • Lemonade (pink or regular … I like pink for the color)
  • Tang
  • Iced Tea
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon


  • Jars with lid and ring – I found these adorable squatty half pint jars but you can use whatever jar you’d like
  • charm squares of fabric (5” square)
  • ribbon
  • printed gift tag

Friendship Tea

1 C Instant Tea
2 C tang
2 pkgs of presweetened lemonade (if unsweetened add 1 cup sugar)
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix together and store in covered jar.

Use 1 heaping tsp or more to 1 cup boiling/hot water.

Mix up the ingredients in the Friendship Tea recipe above into a big bowl or container.  Make sure all the ingredients are stirred and mixed really nicely.

IMG_6329Now take one of your jars.


Fill it with the tea powder mixture.  I found that I can fit about 12 servings of tea in the jar.


Place the metal canning lid on and then put the 5” charm square.


Tighten the ring over the fabric.  How cute is that!?


With the ribbon tie the little label you made to go with the Friendship Tea gift.  My label says …

Use 2 heaping tsp. or more to one full Lapacek’s Orchard mug of hot/boiling water. Stir and enjoy!

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate” – Linda Grayson


You guessed it!  The tag gave it away – I’m paring the jar of tea with a handcrafted mug from our orchard!  What teacher wouldn’t love this!?

Are you making any cute little handmade gifts for teachers or others this year? I’d love to hear about them!

1 comment:

  1. I make the spice tea recipe every year to give to family and friends as gifts. Everyone loves it. Enjoy a cup for yourself also.

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