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Cherry Wood Tea Chest

Beautiful Cherry Wood Tea Chests

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The Best Ever Gift for Tea Lovers

My beautiful cherry wood tea chest is one of the best gifts I have ever received. As a matter of fact, it's one of my family's favorites as well.

Something that my mother, sisters and I all have in common is our absolute love for tea. We love it so much that we make sure to have lots of varieties, flavors and brands of it on hand.

When my mother first saw the cherry wood tea chest my husband gave me one year for Christmas, she fell in love with it. Each time she came to my home, she would visit my treasured gift and select a different tea to drink. It was something that we both enjoyed and did it often.

The following year I knew exactly what to get my mom. On Christmas day we presented her with a tea chest exactly like mine (she really wanted one like it). I can still remember how excited she was when she opened her gift. Mother was smiling from ear-to-ear with joy. It made us feel good to be able to give her something actually wanted, and it didn't take her long to put it on display for the entire family to enjoy.

From that day on our tea boxes were always on a cart or table for anyone to use. Mom used hers in her banquet hall for weddings, parties or any celebration. It NEVER was put away in a cabinet. Even on the day of her home going people chose a tea bag from her fabulous assortment or blends.

Why I love this tea chest.

The fact that this tea chest is exquisite is more than enough reason to buy it, but it is also practical. This particular cabinet can hold up to 8 different types of teas. My mom's and mine was a larger version. That's another plus for getting a tea chest, you can get them in different sizes to suit your needs. I have seen some with as little as 4 and up to 24 sections for tea. Some people use the extra slots for packaged sugar packets.

My choice was cherry wood, but there are other nice wooden tea chests as well. Which ever one you choose, it will always be a conversation piece. Our tea boxes were displayed on beverage carts with glass tops that each of us received from my oldest sister. This was particularly nice because you could house other related items on the same cart without adding clutter to any countertop. Giving a gift like this is sure to be one they don't forget and it will certainly get used.

Although most don't come with the selection of teas, ours did. With so many options you are sure to please every tea lover you know.

Take a look at my mom's cherry wood tea chest that is over 20 years old. It still looks good and is as cherished as ever. All photographs below are mine.

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My Favorite Tea Chests & Teas

The tea chest in the introduction (top right of the article) is handcrafted from solid wood and is approximately 14"W X 8.25"W X 4"H. This one has a front closure, mine doesn't. It is smooth on the inside as well as outside. I do not know if this size is lined (sorry), but they usually are as far as I know.

There are 8 sections as you saw in the opening photo so you still have a nice sized tea accessory to display. Once you use it, you will probably want to leave it out for guests all the time. Polish with a soft cloth and don't get it wet. If it gets a little dirty just take the bags out and shake out any tea leaves.

*Note: The tea chests are assembled. These teas are Gluten free, no calories or carbohydrates. Most teas are a good source of antioxidants as well.

Learn More about Bigalow & Stash Teas

You will enjoy watching these videos as I did learning about the entire process of tea making, packaging and making the perfect cup. Compare the two companies Stash and Bigalow for yourself and let me know what you think.

Plus there are even links to making the best iced tea as well.

Stash Tea International

Stash Tea: Black Tea Production Processes

How do you know you are drinking high quality tea?

Bigelow Iced Tea Tips Featured on News 12 CT What's Cooking?

Is this a great gift?

What do you think of giving a tea chest as a gift?

If you enjoy sitting down with a friend over a cup of tea, why not make a great dessert for them. Try making my Hershey's Chocolate Chip Applesauce Coffee Cake or mouthwatering Chocolate Lover's Cheesecake. Better yet, what better way to show off your new tea chest than to hold a social or brunch.

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Are you a tea drinker?

Fay Favored (author) from USA on May 20, 2015:

poetryman6969 Your idea may work. I had to actually point it out to my husband. LOL He did get the message though. :)

poetryman6969 on May 15, 2015:

I need to hint around that someone needs to buy me cherry wood tea chest. I love every about having something like this stocked with specialty teas.

Voted up!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on October 06, 2014:

Jackie Lynnley I put some big hints out to get mine. Several trips to the shop pointing it out to my husband. I wasn't very subtle come to think of it :) Hope you get the one you want. You won't be disappointed when it comes to holiday guests.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on October 06, 2014:

aesta1 they are great for company and look nice on display. I like that they can have what they like as well. Nice to see you.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on October 06, 2014:

aesta1 they are great for company and look nice on display. I like that they can have what they like as well. Nice to see you.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on October 06, 2014:

That is really nice; I love tea and all different ones. I may have to hint around to my family to get one! Thanks for sharing. ^+

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 05, 2014:

I love my tea organized and this tea is really worth having. You can offer tea to guests in this chest and make them choose whatever they want to try.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on August 27, 2014:

@rainykua: I like using tea leaves sometimes as well. Thanks for visiting.

rainykua on August 26, 2014:

That is a beautiful tea chest! My sister loves tea too. She prefers tea leaves though.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 29, 2014:

@TreasuresBrenda: Thank you Brenda.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 29, 2014:

@DeborahDian: It does look nice on a table or sideboard.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 23, 2014:

@Heidi Vincent: We really like ours. It has served many people.

Heidi Vincent from GRENADA on July 23, 2014:

Great tea chest review! Loved the photos and I was thinking of which of your tea flavours I would try, since I love tea also.

Eugene Samuel Monaco from Lakewood New York on July 20, 2014:

I think cherry wood is so fine, and what a wonderful gift this would make. Thanks :)

Deborah Carr from Orange County, California on July 16, 2014:

What an elegant way to serve tea to your guests!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 16, 2014:

@Richard1988: Appreciate your comment and visit Richard. Thanks.

Richard from Hampshire - England on July 15, 2014:

What a beautiful gift idea! You could use the chest for so many things, too! Cherry wood really does look lovely.

Treasures By Brenda from Canada on July 15, 2014:

I think giving someone who loves trying different teas a tea chest is a brilliant idea!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on December 31, 2013:

@shoputopian: Nightly tea is a good way to unwind as you said. Love it all day as well.

shoputopian on December 22, 2013:

I drink at least one cup of tea a night on the odd cold night I'll have two, it's the best way to unwind after a hard days work. I like the look of these chests, very classy looking and made of wood the best part for me.

sybil watson on November 19, 2013:

I love tea - especially the whole ritual of brewing a cup. This chest looks like the perfect gift for any tea lover.

zentao on November 17, 2013:

Very fancy! Some great looking tea sets. Love them, very classy!

Marianne Gardner from Pacific NW, USA on November 14, 2013:

I love teas! That was a wonderful gift to give your Mom.

lesliesinclair on November 12, 2013:

I'm clearing a space for it on the counter right now. Such a lovely gift idea.

cpa13 on November 12, 2013:

Very unique gift idea. Thanks for sharing.