Santa's Lap: Treat The London Tea Drinkers

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Santa's Lap: Treat The London Tea Drinkers

Every day until Christmas we will be pointing you in the direction of a London Christmas gift that (with a bit of luck) you won’t already have on your list. Climb up onto our collective lap and we’ll see what we can move from our sack to your stockings…

Claiming the cockney rhyming slang for its own, Rosy Lee Tea comes in smart red tins (putting us in mind of postboxes) and claims to celebrate London in every cup. The 'anytime tea' hopes to become a city staple, with refills to top up the tin, which is 'limited edition' featuring the pearly tea drinker on the side (£6.50 inc 50 tea bags). There's also a bright red tote and a tea towel available if you want to make up a sort of tea goodie bag.

And talking of tea towels, although they're not the most glamorous of gifts, the British Museum offers a set of 2, with a design that features their recognisable front portico, the sculpture of Alfred the lion, and graphic lines of the Great Court roof as well as a bus, phone box and queue of black cabs (£9.99).

Both Rosy Lee Tea and the British Museum tea towels can be bought online at (order by 19 December).

More Londony Christmas gift ideas are compiled here.

Last Updated 15 December 2011