20 Best Gifts for Tea Lovers
Whether they're a fan of oolong or matcha, loose leaf or bagged, the tea lover on your list is sure to be pleased with one of these gifts.
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Mmm, a warm cup of tea
If you know one of the friends or family members on your gift list loves to enjoy tea, pinky-up, consider giving them something that will go along with their tea-drinking hobby. It doesn’t have to be a simple bag of leaves—there are myriad gifts that go along with the theme, from mugs and infusers to kettles and tea chests. Here are some of the best gifts out there for tea lovers.
Classic Bloom Set of 12 Loose Leaf Teas by Vahdam Teas
If your giftee is more a fan of loose leaf tea than pre-packaged tea bags, consider this set of 12 carefully curated varieties—all loose-leaf and contained in small regal tea caddies. Depending on your friend’s taste preference, he can mix and match different flavors to create unique blends of his own. Learn how tea can ease whatever ails you.
WISSOTZKY Mahogany Tea Chest
This tea chest comes with an impressive assortment of 90 teas—10 each of 9 varieties: Green with Jasmine, Green tea with Verbena and Lemongrass teas, Green tea with Ginger and Lemongrass, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Chamomile, Nana Lemon, Mango and Passionfruit, and Peach. This amount of tea is sure to last someone a very long time, but even when she’s finished, she can reuse the mahogany wooden hinged box by refilling it with new tea bags.
Old Dutch DuraCopper Oberon Tea Kettle
To go along with a copper-themed kitchen—or as a stand-alone accent—consider giving this copper tea kettle. It’s made out of DuraCopper, which is titanium dioxide mixed with copper and bonded to food-grade stainless steel. Not only is it gorgeous, but it’s easy to use and clean. Learn about the surprising benefits of black tea you haven’t heard before.
Peggy Sue Tea Bath Brew Pockets
Who knew you could actually bathe in tea? This set comes with three single-use brew pockets that are meant to be used the same way you would a bath bomb. You place one bag into your warm bath, or under the warm running water as you draw your bath, and allow the botanical essences to release.
Pinky Up 9507 Annette Stars Mint Ceramic Tea Mug & Infuser
This decorative and inspiring mug comes clad with a tea infuser and an attached ceramic lid to keep your drink nice and warm. It holds up to 12 ounces of tea—or any other beverage you decide to pour into it.
RSP Matcha Bomb Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder
One of the hottest new tea trends is matcha—a finely ground powder of pure green tea leaves that is rich in antioxidants. Some of its health benefits are science-backed—for example, a recent study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found it may help burn fat. If you have a friend into matcha, gift them this organic powder that can be mixed into smoothies, lattes, and baked goods. The powder is also free from eight major food allergens.
Kannaway Rooibos and Citrus Tea Pods
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Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle
Believe it or not, this electric pour-over tea kettle is every bit as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It’s perfect for the tea lover with a modern yet minimalist style who wants total control over their tea’s temperature, be it green or oolong.
Hiware 1000ml Glass Teapot with Removable Infuser
There’s just something about a glass teapot that feels right, especially when it’s handcrafted and made from heat-resistant glass. This one has a removable stainless steel mesh infuser so you can make your own loose teas easily. You can place the pot atop gas or electric stovetops or directly in the microwave—just be careful never to microwave these 12 things.
Bundle: Celestial Seasonings Holiday Tea Sampler 6-pack
Get your tea-loving friend or family member in the holiday spirit with teas featuring iconic holiday blends. Celestial Seasonings Holiday Sampler comes with 20 tea bags of each flavor—Sugar Plum Spice, Gingerbread Spice, Candy Cane Lane, Nutcracker Sweet, Sweet Harvest Pumpkin, and Cranberry Vanilla Wonderland.
Tea Runners Subscription Box
Subscription boxes are growing in popularity—they are the gift that keeps on giving, of course. For tea lovers, there’s the Tea Runners company: They ship some of the world’s finest loose leaf teas (many of which are top place finishers at the Global Tea Championship Awards) straight to your door each month along with tasting notes and steeping directions.
NEST Fragrances Apricot Tea Reed Diffuser
If you want to be surrounded by the scent of tea, check out these specially crafted reeds crafted from black tea leaves and filled with English apricot. This diffuser set includes a glass vessel designed to hold the reeds, and the scent also features combined notes of bergamot and golden amber. It’s a great alternative to a candle and releases its alcohol-free fragrance for about three months. If you want to stay healthy throughout the festive season, these are the holiday foods that are actually good for you.
The Tea Book by Linda Gaylard
Here’s the answer to all the questions the tea lover in your life didn’t even know to ask: She can learn about the different blends, ceremonies, and rich history of tea. The book also includes a map of the world’s most vital growing regions and recipes.
LILY SADO Green Tea Face Mask
Green tea has some impressive skin benefits, including providing antioxidant protection, fighting acne and helping keep oil at bay, according to Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. That’s why it makes an excellent ingredient in a face mask. This mask is meant to be used once or twice a week to help protect your skin and absorb excess oil.
The Kombucha Shop Kombucha Brewing Kit
Kombucha has been popular for a while not only for its distinctive taste (it takes a bit for some to become acquired to it) but also its potential health benefits. It contains probiotics as well as black or green tea. The only catch is it’s expensive, so for the kombucha lover on your list, why not gift them a DIY kit like this one, which has everything you need to start brewing your own at home. Learn more about the health benefits of kombucha.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent
This green tea-scented fragrance has been around for two decades. Although green tea is in the name, it actually contains a myriad of different notes, including rhubarb, mint, jasmine, oakmoss, white amber, fennel, jasmine, cloves, oakmoss, caraway, amber, musk and celery seeds. If you love exotic scents, you’ll want to read up on essential oils before you splurge.
Yeme Bamboo Gongfu Tea Table Serving Tray
Every tea lover deserves their own authentic Chinese tea serving table made out of genuine Moso bamboo. This one is much more affordable than many on the market, yet it still offers a delicate design, raised edges, and a tray for catching drips and spills.
Matcha Bowl Set
In the DIY theme, here’s a gift that teaches how to make your very own matcha—lump-free. The set includes a ceramic bowl, bamboo whisk, teaspoon, tray, and chashaku (a special matcha scoop). While you’re sipping healthy green tea, here are some more tips on having your healthiest holiday season ever.
The Republic of Tea Downton Abbey Tea, 6 Tea Bag Sampler Pillow
If you’re looking for something simple for a pal who appreciates premium teas and Downton Abbey, gift them this set, which comes with one sample each of Grantham Breakfast Blend, Bates’ Brambleberry Tea, Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Tea, Downton Christmas Tea, English Rose Tea, and Lady Cora’s Evening Tea.
Kedem Tea Biscuits
What’s a spot of tea without some delicious tea biscuits? To complete the true tea experience, include this box of English biscuits, which pair perfectly with cakes, yogurts, or simply tea alone.
- International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism: "Matcha Green Tea Drinks Enhance Fat Oxidation During Brisk Walking in Females"
- Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City