Emma Lea’s Christmas Tea

Emma Lea's Christmas Tea

Each year Babette Donaldson, author of The Emma Lea Books writes a holiday story to celebrate the season. This tea is one that was blended especially for brewing on cold winter days when you want to wrap your hands around a warm mug and let the rich aroma of black tea and spices fill your head and lighten an afternoon repast.


Bursting with juicy, tart cranberries, this tea contains a full bodied black tea and our flavorful blend of cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger, tulsi, cinnamon oil and cranberry flavoring, sure to liven up any season. It will fill your home with the fragrance of spice. Nice over ice as well as piping hot. Contains caffeine.

Each canister contains 4 ounces of loose leaf  tea

Brews 40 – 48 cups

Price: $14.95

Less than 40¢ per cup

Brewing Recommendations:

1½ teaspoons in 8 oz. boiling water; steep 3 minutes then infuse a second cup for 5 minutes. The second infusion will produce a lighter, but very satisfying cup of tea.

Book & Tea Combo Packages

Emma Lea Books & Teas are combined in combo sets for gifts with a bit of savings!

  • The Emma Lea Books

Book Reviews

This story brings to life family traditions and the value of giving 'real' and meaningful gifts from the heart. It also shows the importance of family in creating great moments in a child's life. I read this to my 5 year old niece, and both she and her mother were captivated by the story. ~ ~ ~ Carol Scuderi
This book takes a look at tranquility, purity, harmony, and respect taught through the experiences of the Chanoyu tea ceremony. I know that this book will be infused into the study my students do of the Japanese culture. Once again the author and illustrator together have created a beautiful keepsake book for children. ~ ~ ~ J. Gilmour
I read Emma Lea's Tea Party and was immediately moved to send it to my niece Emma. She is 4 years old. She absolutely loves the book and thinks it is about her. Such a beautiful tale with illustrations to match. A little girl can weave fantasies about this book. I can hardly wait until the next Emma Lea book! ~ ~ ~ Penny Hastings
This is a very special book about family traditions, bonding and growing up. The story of Emma Lea is delightful. If you like Fancy Nancy, you will love Emma Lea. ~ ~ ~ Jill Vanderwood
Babette Donaldson tells this story with a beauty and sparseness that mimics the rituals of the ceremony and Jerianne Van Dijk illustrates the scenes with an impressionistic style, drawing the reader into the folds of Emma Lea's kimono and into the tea house with purity, tranquility, and harmony. ~ ~ ~ Ginger Manley
Both the watercolors and the well thought out story are beautifully done. I liked the fact that Emma Lea's best friend is a boy. I appreciated that logical explanations were given to the little girl for the wishes being "granted" and how she realizes the teapot not actually being "magic" didn't make it any less "special". ~ ~ ~ K. Lio
I really enjoyed this book with my little girl because I felt it introduced children to "helping out" and lets them know just because we have to do chores and make preparations, even for tea parties, that it doesn't mean we can't have fun while doing so and the biggest lesson to be learned from Emma Lea's Tea With Daddy is that spending time together is the most important gift of all!
Oh, I do love these books. They are perfect for an afternoon read with a cuddly grandchild. Lots of information and the art work is enchanting. ~ ~ ~ Judy Wright
This is a wonderful story of a little girl's dream with the magic lamp. To my delight, it combines fantasy with family values and reality. My granddaughter loves it. ~ ~ ~ Marianne Kummell

Author, Babette Donaldson

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