The Coziest Gifts Imaginable for Tea Lovers of All Kinds
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Move over, coffee fans — tea lovers are a way more fun bunch for gift-giving. For lucky gift recipients that have adventurous taste, there's an abundance of teas, tisanes, gadgets, and other goodies to add to their cupboard. But if they're a tea drinker that just likes what they like, getting them more of the same is always a solid option — or you can be daring and open up their palate to a whole new world of flavors with delicious blends and fun steeping tools.
If you're having trouble finding just the right unique gift for your Earl Grey enthusiast or oolong lover, let our guide lead the way.
From gorgeous gift bundles and tea assortments to all of the kettles, infusers, and tools you'd need to create the perfect cup of tea, here are our favorite tea gifts for all budgets.
Temperature Control Smart Mug
Just like with coffee, it's a total bummer to spend all of your efforts preparing the perfect cup of tea, only for it to turn tepid the moment you turn your back. The Ember is a tea gift that makes this a thing of the past!
The Ember is a mug with a built-in warmer that provides 80 minutes of tea toastiness before it shuts off automatically after 2 hours. The included coaster functions as its charger, and it can keep their brew warm for much longer. The Ember is also a smart device, so they can program to the temp they want via smartphone.
More: The Best Mug Warmers for an Always-Warm Cuppa
Organic Tea By Mood Gift Set
No matter what time of day it is, we're always up for a cuppa. Now they can brew the perfect cup according to their mood with this Mood Gift Set from Numi Organic Tea.
With selections like Moroccan Mint for a refreshing pick-me-up and calming Chamomile Lemon for relaxing before bedtime, this 40-bag assorted tea set makes a perfect and thoughtful tea gift for the ritualistic drinker.
Electric Gooseneck Kettle with Temperature Control
As far as we're concerned, this electric kettle is the perfect tea gift. It's powered by five preset temperature settings, so if they like drinking different types of tea, this model makes it easy to choose the best temperature for each kind. (And yes, there's also a preset temp for coffee.)
The kettle will beep three times when it’s ready, and if they’ve hit the “hold temp” button, it’ll stay right at that temperature for up to an hour before shutting off automatically. It’ll supply at least two mugs’ worth of piping-hot water for their daily cups.
Spill the Tea Socks
Their tea cupboards may already be filled to the brim, but perhaps their sock drawer could use a little love.
Decorated with whimsical tea pots, cups, and saucers, these tongue-in-cheek socks are the best gift for tea lovers ... especially for someone who's been known to spill the tea on occasion.
You wouldn't give your best-tea any old card, would you? When you're truly stumped on what gift for tea lovers to get, you really can't go wrong with an adorable, punny greeting card.
This Etsy seller even allows you to choose whether you want it with or without the plastic sleeve!
Tea Snob Mug
For the person with the strict BYO tea policy (and who isn't afraid to tell you all about it), this camping-style mug is simply perfect for them.
This Art of Tea mug has a stainless steel build with a matte, powder-coated exterior and double-wall vacuum insulation. This keeps the tea nice and hot for longer without transferring that heat to their hands. It even comes with a press-on lid for easier transport!
World Of Breakfast Black Tea Gift Pack
There's a wide world of breakfast teas out there that go far beyond Britain! This gift set from T2 includes English, New York, Melbourne, Sydney, and Singapore Breakfast Tea (along with a French Earl Grey).
When they've used up all of their vacation time, these tins of black tea are the next best way to transport themselves somewhere calming and far, far away.
We love gifting Diptyque candles for all occasions, and their Thé candle is obviously a perfect gift for tea lovers.
This 190-gram (or 6.7-ounce) votive candle has notes of black tea leaves, smoke, cumin, and coriander. It basically smells like the most flavorful cup of lapsang souchong they've ever tasted.
Tea Leaf Reading Set
This gift for tea lovers also makes for a fun party trick. Along with a beautifully designed cup-and-saucer set, it contains instruction cards on how to read tea leaves, which is an art form known as tasseography.
After drinking loose-leaf tea, the user is instructed to swirl the tea in a precise way and note where in the cup the leaves gather.
Leiph Teapot Set
If they regularly drink tea by the potful, they’ve probably experienced how annoyingly fast not just one cup but a whole pot can go cold very quickly. Many teapot warmers are raised platforms with a lit tea light underneath that keeps the pot warm, but we like this flameless version a lot for its safety and convenience.
Available in four fun colors, this ceramic tea set comes with a pot, removable strainer, and two cups, and the warming pad keeps the water at a warm 130-degree Fahrenheit temperature. Plus, the pad doubles as a wireless phone charger if you take it out of heating mode!
Relax, Drink Tea, Be Happy T-Shirt
For drinkers of herbal and low-caffeine blends, this lighthearted gift for tea lovers inspires chill vibes wherever the wearer may go.
Available in five soothing colors, this T-shirt is made of light and breezy cotton, so it's the perfect top for anytime, anywhere (just as long as there's tea involved).
Matcha Tea Set
If they don't already own a matcha-making set, now is your chance to change their entire tea-drinking life. This set from Palais des Thés comes with a bamboo scoop, bamboo chasen (the tea whisk), and ceramic chawan (the tea bowl).
The only thing this set doesn't include is matcha powder, so it's up to you on whether you want to go the extra mile with your tea gift.
Japanese Matcha Unsweetened Green Tea Powder
For the cost of two cafe-brewed matcha lattes, they can enjoy up to 15 cups of matcha tea at home or on the go with this genius set of single-serve sticks from Matcha Love.
Each packet contains 1.05 ounces of premium-grade, unsweetened matcha powder, so they can prepare it in the traditional way as tea or use it as a baking ingredient if they so choose.
Beginners Tea Sampler
Tea Drops are one of the coolest tea innovations out there. Each Tea Drop is made up of finely ground caffeinated or herbal tea, and it completely dissolves in hot water without needing a teabag — shedding 15% less waste.
This 20-tea sampler contains flavors like Chai Spice, Rose Earl Grey, and Matcha, all pressed into cute shapes like stars, flowers, and hearts.
This brand has a lot of heart, too. With every box of tea sold, they donate the equivalent of a year's supply of clean water to the Thirst Project.
Carter Everywhere Travel Mug
When it comes to travel mugs, we have yet to find one more chic than Fellow's Carter Everywhere Mug. It's built to be leakproof, sweatproof, heatproof, and insulated to keep drinks hot for 12 hours (or cold for 24 hours).
When the top is unscrewed, it reveals a slim, tapered rim that mimics a wine glass, making for a more comfortable sipping experience than other mugs. It comes in seven colors and a 12- or 16-ounce version.
Some reviewers do say that this mug may be tough for people with smaller hands or arthritis to hold, so keep your recipient in mind before you buy!
Bloom Glass Teapot
Looking for the most interesting-looking glass teapot to gift a blooming-tea lover? You have come to the right place.
The Qi's 6-inch-tall teapot is an absolutely gorgeous tabletop accessory with its wavy handle and nubby feet. It showcases the AAPI-owned brand's flowering lotus, rose, or chrysanthemum teas gorgeously, but it can be used to steep virtually any kind.
Joy of Tea Discovery Gift Card
Sips By is a woman-owned tea subscription service that hooks up tea lovers with four new teas every single month, based on their unique taste preferences. So it’s a surprise mix, but it’ll always be a pleasant one.
As a gift, you can send 3, 6, 12, or 24 months’ worth of tea! That’s about enough to make 16 cups of tea per month (or well beyond that if they re-steep the bags — which they should!).
Bubble Tea Set
Hands up if bubble tea, the delicious Taiwanese beverage, was your first steep into the wide world of tea. This Harney & Sons DIY kit gifts a bubble tea enthusiast the tea, reusable wide straws, tapioca pearls, and all of the instructions they need to make up their own batch at home.
The Couplet Honey Set
If they are on team Sweet Tea, Brightland's new set of honey is the perfect addition to a cup of tea that needs something extra.
This set comprises California Honey and Kauai Honey, which are both raw and unfiltered varieties. California Honey brings the citrus notes, while Kauai Honey adds a bit more molasses-like depth.
Aberdeen Tea Steeper
Make tea straining less of a strain with this reviewer-favorite product. Made of BPA-free, shatterproof, and heatproof Tritan plastic, it allows users to flip open the top, pour in their tea and hot water, and then allow it to steep.
When placed on top of their mug of choice, the strainer will release the tea inside, leaving the leaves behind for the next steep! It's easier to clean and less frustrating to use than leaky strainers, and depending on which model you get, it also makes a generous 17.7 or 34 ounces of tea at a time.
Tea Tumbler with Infuser
If they love to drink your tea on the go, this 13-ounce tea tumbler is the gift for tea lovers that they need.
With a built-in stainless steel infusion basket and dual flat lids both at the top and bottom for easy cleaning, this tea infuser is a practical yet beautifully designed gift that'll be endlessly useful to them.
Porcelain Tea Mug with Infuser and Lid
Any person who loves drinking loose-leaf tea will need the proper mug for the job. This practical gift for tea lovers is a best-selling, 15-ounce, porcelain mug with a removable tea infuser that comes in 13 fun colors.
Bonus: Its matching mug lid can easily double as a tea bag dish!
Lotus Petite Presentation Box
This curated collection of tea satchels from Tea Forté includes 12 organic tea varieties, including Vanilla Pear, Orange Jasmine, Mountain Oolong, Darjeeling Quince, and Lemon Lavender.
If you're looking for a mixture of both herbal and caffeinated teas, this chic variety pack makes a thoughtful gift for tea lovers.
Leave it to the curation pros at MOUTH to deliver the perfect box of coziness to your tea lover. Sourced from small businesses, it includes a mix of caffeinated and herbal tea, along with honey and cute steeping accessories.
We also love that you can denote whether you want to send the bundle as-is or make it birthday- or seasonal-specific with a couple of extra goodies.
Infusion Floating Tea Strainer
Here's a whole new take on the tea ball. While those traditional metal strainers get the job done, they can be the bane of a tea drinker's existence when that little chain falls into the cup, forcing them to fish it out of the hot tea.
That will never be a problem with this minimalist strainer! Its silicone top is filled with air, so once they start pouring tea on it, it'll float to the surface of the cup like a hot air balloon. When their steep is complete, they can grab it by its little tag to remove.
Eco-Fil Disposable Tea Filter Bags
A forever conundrum for tea lovers is wanting to sip their favorite loose-leaf on the go but not wanting to bring a metal strainer everywhere. The solution is simple: Getting them these disposable tea filter bags.
Available in a 100-pack, these affordable, single-use tea bags are made of wood pulp and cotton string, making them biodegradable and compost-friendly. Bundle this pack with one of the other tea sets on this list or with a big bag of their go-to loose leaf — this is the type of gift for tea lovers that they really want but would never get for themselves.
Assorted Green Tea Sampler
Gifting a friend who is green tea-obsessed? Check out this Himalayan green tea set from VADHAM featuring 10 luxurious blends.
From Ayurvedic Rose Herbal Green Tea to Blue Mountain Nilgiri Green Tea, each of these loose-leaf green tea blends is fragrant, delicious, and delicate.
Teapigs Best Sellers Variety Bundle
Is there any better gift for tea lovers than giving them tea? We think not! Teapig's teas are as adorable as they are delicious.
This variety pack of best-selling teas includes Licorice and Peppermint, Chamomile Flowers, and their popular Everyday Brew (which is a tasty riff on English Breakfast tea).
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