Poll: Tea for Winter Wedding Favors – Love it/Leave it?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Would you be happy to receive tea as a wedding favour at a winter wedding?
    Yes : (58 votes)
    82 %
    No : (10 votes)
    14 %
    other - please explain : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 2
    3757 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Are you giving people a way to steep it or are there directions on the card? I would take “sweet orange ginger tea” but not just a regular black tea blend.

    Post # 3
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would leave it, since I’m not even sure how to use it. Doyou dump the concents in the water?

    I like the idea of hot chocolate instead.

    Post # 4
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I like tea, especially in the winter!  I say go for it!  However, with loose tea, I think it would be best to find a way to put it into a tea bag, or include a tea steamer ball thing somehow.

    My boyfriend does not like tea, so he wouldn’t like it.  I would take his.  I think there’s some people who like tea and some who don’t. 

    Post # 5
    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I love this idea! They look so pretty in the glass containers and it’s perfect for a winter wedding! 

    Post # 6
    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I personally love TEA! I’d love it, but I do have an actual pots that steeps but many people dont so I think they would ultimately trash it 🙁   They have the “Smore Love” idea that I was gonna use as my winter favor with the graham cracker, marshmellow and choclate that i thought was really cute…just an idea…

    Post # 7
    1023 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I think it’s fairly obvious what to do with loose tea but it’s possible a few of your guests will want some directions. So maybe include those on the other side of the craft tag. Besides that, I think it’s a great idea and I would appreciate that favor a lot.

    Post # 8
    3050 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    I love tea!!! I agree that some people might know how how or have the tools available to them for loose leaf tea though. 

    You could include these “loose leaf tea bags”. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BLCIN4/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1535523722&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B004NC7IFQ&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0Y2NEEPX4297VVVD068A  I haven’t personally used them but they have good reviews. 

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  amberback.
    Post # 9
    44802 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think most favours are a waste of time and money. Yes, they are cute. Yes, they are a way of leaving an immediate thank-you to your guests. But most of them are such a token gift that you might as well spend the money on something else.

    If you really want a favour, the tea will be fine. Fortunately we have the internet for anyone who doesn’t know what to do with tea leaves. I really think the majority of your guests would think you are insulting their intelligence if you include instructions on how to brew tea.

    Post # 10
    2855 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love tea!!!!!!

    Post # 11
    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I like tea, but…in a tea bag. Also, I can’t imagine your male guests keeping it. 

    Post # 12
    2970 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    I would love it! It would give me a reason to use my mana-tea infuser!

    Post # 13
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t drink tea personally, but I would take it!  I know a lot of the more frugal Bees think that favors are a good thing to cut for your budget, but not everyone agrees with that.  And I’m not talking about your guests, I’m talking about *YOU*.  Obviously you want to have a favor, I did too.  Yes, I agree that they are not NECESSARY, but you want to have them, and if it’s important to you, go for it. 

    So assuming that you ARE going to have a favor, the biggest rule is EDIBLE! and you’re meeting that! So don’t second guess yourself AT ALL.  Not everyone will like everything, but if you have the jars that’s a sunk cost and the tea in such tiny amounts and tags, will NOT be that expensive, and I think it’s cute and sweet and a nice token.

    That said, my only other concern was that people might not get how to use loose tea.  So I think amberback‘s suggestion was EXCELLENT.  $6.00 for 100, to throw 1 or 2 in with each?  I think that would help alot if you can figure out a creative way to do it! 🙂   

    Post # 14
    3050 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    dojx:  my fiance would! he loves tea!! And so do several guys that I work with so I don’t think that’s completely true.


    I really miss favors at weddings when there arent any. I don’t care if it’s a chocolate or something completely silly/useless. I just like to have something!

    Post # 15
    792 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Love the idea!! But I also like the idea of catering to different people, per VictorianChick. What if you had some tea and some hot chocolate? So people could pick? 

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