Literary Teas Novelette Gift - Authors Gift - Pocket Gift - Tea Gift - Bookish Gift - Literary Gift - Mini Tins

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A delightful little pocket sized gift for anyone loving the writings of their favourite authors and poets.

These little hinged tins can be slipped into a pocket or bag for tea on the go!

Each one comes with the literary name and a famous quote associated with them.

Select your choice from the Style drop down from one of the following 48 literary great:

A. A. Milne – "A proper tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards!"

Agatha Christie, " Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea! "

Alexandre Dumas – "All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope…"

Alfred, lord Tennyson - " 'Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all."

Anne Bronte – "But he that dares not grasp the thorn, Should never crave the rose"

Aristotle – "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"

Arthur Conan Doyle, " There is nothing more deceptive than the obvious fact ."

Beatrix Potter, " There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story... "

Bram Stoker, " Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make. "

Charlotte Bronte, " I would always rather be happy than dignified. "

Charles Dickens, " Polly put the kettle on, we'll all have tea!"

Dante – ”A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark”

Daphne du Maurier – ”Nothing like a cup of tea to make a person feel better, man or woman”

D. H. Lawrence – ”In every living thing there is the desire to love”

Edgar Allan Poe, " All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

Emily Bronte, " Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same."

Fyodor Dostoevsky, " I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea."

F. Scott Fitzgerald, "I wish I had done everything on earth with you."

Geoffrey Chaucer – ”Time and Tide wait for no man”

George Orwell – ”In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act”

Hans Christian Andersen – ”Where words fail music speaks”

H.G. Wells - "If you fell down yesterday, stand up today."

Homer - "Take courage, my heart: you have been through worse than this”

J. M. Barrie, " Would you like an adventure now or first shall we have tea?! "

James Joyce, " Love Loves to Love Love!"

Jane Austen, "But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea"

John Keats - ”Don’t be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience”

Jules Verne – "Anything you can imagine you can make real"

Leo Tolstoy, "Tea unleashes the potential which slumbers in the depth of my soul."

Lewis Carroll, " The hurrier I go, the behinder I get! "

Lord Byron, " Friendship is love without his wings."

Louisa May Alcott – "Good books like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select the more enjoyable"

Mark Twain, " The two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you found out why."

Mary Shelley, " Beware for I am fearless and therefore powerful! "

Ovid – "Fortune and Love Favour the Brave"

Plato – "Courage is knowing what not to fear"

Robert Louis Stevenson – "You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving"

Rudyard Kipling – "Never look backwards or you will fall down the stairs!"

Socrates – "To know, is to know that you know nothing"

Sophocles – " If we always helped one another, no one would need good luck"

Thomas Hardy – "Time changes everything except for something within us which is always surprised by change"

Tolkien, " Not all those who wander are lost."

T. S. Eliot, " Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go."

Victor Hugo – "Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise"

Virgil – "Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love"

Virginia Woolf – "You cannot find peace by avoiding life"

William Wordsworth, " The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life."

William Shakespeare. " To tea, or not to tea? That is the question! "

These little tins have a hinged lid, and when opened reveal the tea you have selected. Simply select from the "Which Tea Would You Like?" drop down to indicate which tea you wish the tin to be filled with. There is a selection of ten teas:

Tea Choices:

Toffee Apple Rooibos (25g): Ingredients: Rooibos (76%), Liquorice, Cinnamon, Fenugreek, Air Dried Apple (3%), Lime Leaves, all natural flavouring.Naturally caffeine free.

Cherry Rhubarb Green Tea (20g): Ingredients: Japanese Sencha green tea (75%), hibiscus, rose petals, rhubarb pieces (1%) and all natural flavours. Naturally contains caffeine.

Double Mint (15g): Ingredients: Peppermint (60%) and Spearmint (40%). Naturally Caffeine Free.

Earl Grey (20g): Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, bergamot oil, lemon peel & orange flowers. Naturally contains caffeine.

English Breakfast (25g): Ingredients: Indian Assam black tea, Sri Lankan Dimbula black tea, Milima Kenyan black tea & Rwandan Black Tea. Naturally contains caffeine.

Kashmiri Green Chai (20g): Chinese Green Tea (70%), Cardamom, Jasmine Flowers, Safflower, Calendula Petals, Sunflower Petals, All Natural Flavouring. Naturally contains caffeine.

Peach Blossom All fruit Infusion (20g): Ingredients: Peach, Apple pieces, Orange pieces, Rosehip pieces, Hibiscus, Jasmine Flowers, Orange Flowers, Natural flavour. Naturally Caffeine Free.

Rich Chocolate: Ingredients: Sri Lankan Black Tea (84%), Cocoa Shells, Vanilla Pieces, Calenduala Petals, Sunflower Petals, All Natural Flavouring. Naturally contains caffeine.

Sweet Lavender Black Tea: Ingredients: Sri Lankan Black Tea ((91%), Lavender Flowers and All natural Flavour. Naturally contains caffeine.

Strawberries & Cream All Fruit Infusion (25g): Ingredients: Strawberry, Apple and Pineapple Pieces (pineapple and sugar), Hibiscus, Rosehip, All natural flavouring. Naturally caffeine Free.

Dimensions of Tin: 95mm long x 60mm wide x 21mm deep.

Every gift of tea that we sell is always made to order and will have at least 12 months best before date on them!

Shipping from United Kingdom

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • United Kingdom : 2 - 3 business days
  • North America : 5 - 7 business days
  • Europe : 5 - 6 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wholesale availability

All trade enquiries are welcome as we supply multiple customers throughout the world! Please bear in mind that due to all our products being handmade and the fact that we strive to offer the best value to our direct customers we cannot offer huge discounts for trade! However please let us know if you are interested and we will strive to offer wholesale discounts on a limited range of our products.
We also offer a bespoke label design service to compliment your theme for subscription box companies, gift boxes/hampers, museums, stately homes and tourist attractions.
Please send us a message outlining your requirements and we will be happy to help.
Please be aware we do not offer wholesale prices on the Tea Infusers with charms.

Custom and personalised orders

Contact us to see if we can help, please outline clearly your request, we will try to say yes!

Gift wrapping and packaging

We do not offer a gift wrap service, however all our orders are wrapped in white tissue paper and sealed with our company label before being boxed. If it is a gift make sure you complete the Etsy gift message, we will pop it inside the box with your order.

Sizing details

Each individual product will have weight selections or details on it's weight in the description.

Care instructions

All our teas and infusions will last for at least 12 months from the date of purchase providing it is stored in an airtight container, away from direct light and strong odours.

How do you ship orders?

We send all our orders tracked.
Within the UK parcels are sent on a Tracked 48 hour delivery with Royal Mail.
All overseas parcels are sent tracked via UK Royal Mail post, they are then handed over to the recipients relevant country postal service, there will always be a tracking number provided so that you can watch the progress of your package.
Large orders may be eligible for Courier shipment, we will advise you of this prior to shipment.

Could you arrange a fast delivery?

We will look at every request individually and always endeavour to help where we possibly can.
Please message us to ask, if this is something you would like!

I missed my delivery and I failed to collect my parcel, what happens now?

It is the responsibility of the purchaser (customer) to take receipt of the parcel. We cannot be held responsible for failure to do so, and unfortunately, if it is a purchase of tea, in any format, we are unable to offer a refund as it is a perishable product.

Came quickly, beautifully wrapped, looking forward to popping it in my fiancé’s stocking.

A gift for a friend. Really like the look of it, can’t wait to give it to her. This was shipped and received quickly.

Lovely, perfect gift for a Tolstoy loving friend.

Adorable packaging and delicious tea. I can definitely see these becoming staple little gifts

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