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…). 

Supplies:

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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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

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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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