Gifts in a Jar - Tea Mixes

This is an example of a beautifully decorated Gift in a Jar.
This is an example of a beautifully decorated Gift in a Jar. | Source

The Beauty of Giving Gifts in a Jar

I love to give the special people in my life the gift of a gift in a jar. The beauty of giving them as gifts is that you can make them special for each and every person. Each jar can be made to reflect the receivers likes and interests. For example, if you know someone that is into their pets, you can make a Gift in a Jar full of treats for them to make for their animal. Or, someone who likes wholesome, healthy muffins will love receiving their own jar containing muffin mix. There are so many different ways that you can personalize this gift. The best part is people love to receive them.

Of course, putting together the contents of the jar is just one part. One the jar is filled with a mix, you need to decorate. Use your imagination. You can apply lace, ribbon, fabric, flowers, little ornaments, and so many more things. The sky is the limit. For tea and coffee mixes I frequently attach a silver tablespoon to the jar. I also like to cross stitch a tea or coffee cup design to cover the lid of the jar.

But wait, you're not done yet. You still need to give directions to finish making the gift. You only put dry ingredients inside the jar. Now you need to write up a little decorative tag to let your friend know what they need to do. The ingredients and steps they need to follow should always be simple and to the point. Once you are finished with this all that is left is to wrap your gift.

I have included recipes sure to please any tea lover. These teas can all be enjoyed either hot or cold.

Now that you know what to do it's time to get busy and plan what type of gift in a jar you will be making. Get together those supplies and start creating.

Tea Recipes

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Spiced Tea Mix

Ingredients:

1½ cups of orange breakfast drink

¾ cup unsweetened iced tea mix

1½ cups sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground ginger

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and place into a pint canning jar.

Add 3 tbsp to one cup boiling water.

Decorate jar and lid.

You should be able to get 4 gifts out of this mixture.

Makes about 4 cups of mix.

Chai Tea Mix

Ingredients:

1 cup nonfat dry milk powder

1 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer

1 1/2 cups french vanilla non-dairy coffee creamer

1 cup sugar

2 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea

2 tsp ginger

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp clove

1 tsp cardamom

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp allspice

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together until blended well.

Add 3 tbsp to one cup boiling water.

Should make about 4 pint gift jars.

Russian Tea Mix

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened instant tea mix

2 cups orange flavored drink mix

3 oz. pkg. unsweetened lemonade powder

2 cups sugar

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and mix until well blended.

Add 3 to 4 tbsp of mix with 1 cup boiling or cold water.

Make 4 pint gift jars.

Friendship Tea Mix

Ingredients:

1 (18 ounce) jar orange breakfast mix

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup presweetened lemonade mix

1/2 cup instant tea

1 (3 ounce box ) apricot Jell-O

2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together.

Will make 4 pint gift jars.

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Which Gift in a Jar tea mix would you most likely try?

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

What a clever idea, a gift in a jar. Thank's for all the different tea recipes. I am sure i will try them. Cheers..


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Fantastic! What a lovely idea and so creative, and the choice of tea is a wonderful suggestion.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

always exploring, I started making them a few years ago after I recieved one for a gift. People love getting them.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

DDE, the great thing about this type of gift is it's a one size fits all.


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

Thanks for sharing the tea mix recipes here. Creatively packaging the tea mixes in a jar does make for a neat gift!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Another wonderful hub to save KKG ;also voted up and thank you for sharing.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Rtalloni, it is a great gift. Even though I make them myself I like recieving them.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Eddy, you're too kind. Thanks for commenting.


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tebo 3 years ago from New Zealand

This is a great idea and leaves plenty of room for imagination. Some of these home made gifts are so nice to receive I think. I do like the pet idea too. People so love their pets. Great hub, thanks.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

tebo, it is a great gift to give and recieve.


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CozyPozy 3 years ago from USA

I've seen cake mixes, cookie mixes, cocoa mixes, but never tea in a jar. Awesome idea!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

CozyPozy, you'd be surprized at what you can put in a jar to create a Gift in a Jar.


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Efficient Admin 3 years ago from Charlotte, NC

What an excellent idea as a gift. You know Christmas will be here before we know it and these would make great gifts to make in advance. Thanks for sharing! Voted up, useful, interesting, beautiful.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Efficient Admin, gifts in a jar are great gifts. You can personalize them and make recievers feel special.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

What a great idea to give tea mixes in a beautifully decorated jar as a gift. It is obvious that you like crafts and have fun with making these gifts special for each recipient. Your friends and family must love receiving gifts from you! Up votes and sharing!


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

Wow, this is a great selection of tea mixes! Thanks for sharing this with us. It would definitely make a great gift for a tea lover. I'm sharing this.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Peggy W. I love crafting. I especially like the way people seem to light up when they get a personalized homemade gift.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Kathryn Stratford, I tried to include a variety. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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faythef 3 years ago from USA

Mmmm I love trying new teas......and these are great ideas for gift giving....pinning for later use and voting up as well..thank you


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

faythef, I love teas too. They're also a great gift to give to fellow tea-lovers.


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Ingenira 3 years ago

Beautiful n lovely gift, creative too!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Ingenire, thanks. They really are lovely gifts.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

I love tea, your idea to give tea mix in a jar gift is awesome. Never thought about this idea at all. Great hub, voted up.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 2 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Vellur, I love tea too. I think the tea gift in a jar is so useful. Who doesn't like tea?


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poetryman6969 17 months ago

I would love to receive tea gifts like this. Looks like I will have to drop some hints with the wife. Voted up.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 17 months ago from Sunny Florida Author

poetryman6969 I love this kind of gift too. Make sure you hint pointedly.

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