There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship, said philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas and there is no better day to remember these words than on Friendship Day. The day is a popular celebration in several South American countries and is often observed on the first Sunday of August. Almost a decade ago, in honour of Friendship Day in 1998, Nane Annan, wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, named Winnie the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations. And ever since,  it has been marked as an important day on the social calendar and has become the day to celebrate your friends and cherish your times together.

If you are planning to give your friend something special this year, why not introduce them to the pleasures of tea? The beautiful gifts that are available from The Sublime House of Tea will become the highlight of the day and will prove to be a gift that will keep your friend healthy and happy all year round.

The first gift you could opt for is the Assorted Gift Box. This lovely box comes in bright red, and as it is a colour that symbolises power and love, it could stand for the endurance of your friendship. The Gift Box would be the perfect present for a good friend as it combines functionality, thoughtfulness and a cocktail of health benefits besides being very pretty too,

The Gift Box contains six varieties of tea, namely Darjeeling, Earl, Moroccan Mint, Assam CTC, English Breakfast and Green Long Ding and four luxury pyramid tea bags of each flavour. Each tea can address various needs of a person. For instance, the Earl Grey tea is known to improve digestion, soothe the nerves if you are feeling anxious about life and help fight heart disease. The Green Long Ding is a whole leaf green tea, which can help you lose weight, improve your immunity especially during the monsoon months and rejuvenate the body when you are feeling tired.

The Moroccan Mint is known to keep the body cool and improve the condition of your skin, by making it smooth and healthy. Assam Tea improves blood circulation while the English Breakfast Tea helps in artery health and prevents kidney stones. In short, this is a box full of healthy offerings that can change your friend’s life. The gorgeous packaging of the product will add to the charm and beauty of your gift.

The other present that you can choose from the Sublime House of Tea is the Wooden Tea chest. This magnificently manufactured wooden tea chest has a lacquered finish and a soft felt layer at the bottom. Its traditional and splendid craftsmanship could signify the timeless goodness of an everlasting friendship. The tea chest contains six varieties of luxury tea bags, making it a dual gift, one as a stunning artefact for your friend’s home and the second as an offering of a variety of teas that can change his or her constitution for good.

Why tea as a gift, you ask? Ask any tea lover and you would know that is a wonderful beverage in countless ways. Besides its delicious aroma and flavour, it has innumerable benefits. It can keep your bones healthy, improve your muscle endurance, fight free radicals and lower the risk of several diseases.

Above all, tea is known as the happiness drink as it keeps your energy levels high and your mood upbeat. What better way to toast your friendship than with a cup of a beautiful beverage like tea that can make the celebrations of this Friendship Day last a lifetime.