19 Best Gifts for Tea Lovers
From mug warmers and crystal infusers to gorgeous kettles and tea chests, any tea lover is sure to be pleased with one of these gifts.
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Mmm, a warm cup of tea
Tea time? For that someone on your gift list who loves tea, the answer just might be: Always. When it comes to daily habits, drinking tea is a good one to have. There are health benefits of tea, and green tea may have even more benefits than other types of tea. (Here’s what happens to your body when you drink tea every day.)
The good news is you don’t have to gift the tea lover in your life a simple box of English Breakfast. There are lots of gifts any tea lover would covet—from mug warmers and crystal infusers to gorgeous kettles and tea chests. Here are some of the best gifts for tea lovers. Pinkies up!
Vahdam Teas Bloom Tea Gift Set
If your giftee prefers loose-leaf tea over pre-packaged tea bags, consider this set of 12 carefully curated varieties—all loose-leaf and contained in small regal tea caddies. Flavors include gourmet options like ginger masala chai and organic Himalayan green tea. Depending on your friend’s taste preference, they can mix and match flavors to create unique blends of their own. Learn how tea can ease whatever ails you.
Pinky Up Annette Lights Ceramic Tea Mug & Infuser
This decorative holiday-inspired mug comes with an attachable tea infuser and a ceramic lid to keep your drink toasty warm. It holds up to 12 ounces of tea—or any other beverage you decide to pour into it.
Old Dutch DuraCopper Oberon Tea Kettle
To go along with a copper-themed kitchen—or as a stand-alone metallic accent—gift 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.
English Tea Shop Advent Calendar
We think tea and whimsy pair perfectly. And you’ll get both in this super cute tea advent calendar. Each little door hides a festive holiday flavor, ranging from White Wonderland and Happy Holiday to Gingerbread Treat. Your giftee will think of you every single day for 24 days.
WISSOTZKY Mahogany Tea Chest
This tea chest comes with an impressive assortment of 90 teas—10 each of nine varieties: Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Chamomile, Nana Lemon, Mango and Passionfruit, Peach, and Green tea with jasmine, verbena and lemongrass, or ginger and lemongrass. After you’ve brewed your last bag, you can refill the mahogany hinged box with new tea bags.
RSP Matcha Bomb Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder
One of the hottest 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 study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism suggests it may help burn fat. If you have a friend who’s into matcha, gift them this organic powder that can be mixed into smoothies, lattes, and baked goods. The powder is also free of eight major food allergens.
VOBAGA Mug Warmer
For the days you want to linger over a hot cup of tea all morning, this VOBAGA tea warmer is life changing. It’s basically a coaster and hot plate combination. Plug it in, choose a low, medium, or high setting and set your mug of jasmine on the heated circle. It’ll keep your tea toasty for hours. Never drink cold tea again! Unless it’s iced, of course.
Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle
Sure, heating a kettle on the stove is a more traditional way to heat water. But it also takes awhile. Believe it or not, this electric pour-over tea kettle is every bit as fast and functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. It’s perfect for the tea lover with a 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 something about a glass teapot that feels special, 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. Place the pot atop a gas or electric stovetop, or directly in the microwave—just be careful never to microwave these 12 things.
The Republic of Tea Holiday Stackable Tin Set
Get your tea-loving friend or family member in the holiday spirit with teas featuring iconic holiday blends. The Republic of Tea Holiday Stackable Tin Set comes with 36 tea bags, including Dream by the Fire, Comfort and Joy, and Peppermint Bark. P.S. These stackable tins fit nicely in a stocking.
Simple Loose Leaf Tea Subscription Box
$11 – $14 a month
Subscription boxes have never been more popular. For tea lovers, there’s the Simple Loose Leaf tea subscription box: They ship your choice of black, green, herbal—or a sampler of each—straight to your door each month along with tasting notes and steeping directions. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
NEST Fragrances Apricot Tea Reed Diffuser
If you want to your home filled with the scent of tea, check out these specially crafted reeds made from black tea leaves and filled with English apricot. This NEST diffuser set includes a glass vessel designed to hold the reeds, and the scent features combined notes of bergamot and golden amber. It’s a safe alternative to candles and releases its alcohol-free fragrance for about three months.
The Tea Book by Linda Gaylard
At last: Answers to all the questions the tea lover in your life didn’t even know to ask—about various blends, ceremonies, and the rich history of tea. The tea book also includes a map of the world’s most vital growing regions and recipes. It makes a perfect coffee tea table book, too.
Innisfree Green Tea Holiday Skincare Set
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 Korean beauty set has a cult following and contains a cream, a serum, and a sleeping mask—all infused with Jeju green tea to hydrate and nourish skin.
The Kombucha Shop Kombucha Brewing Kit
Kombucha has been popular for a while not only for its distinctive taste (a decidedly acquired one for some tea drinkers), but also its potential health benefits. Kombucha contains probiotics as well as black or green tea. The only catch is that buying individual bottles is expensive. So for the kombucha lover on your list, why not gift them a DIY kit like this one? It has everything you need to start brewing your own at home. Learn more about the health benefits of kombucha.
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 and raised edges to catch drips and spills. It works double duty as a lovely piece of art when not in tea use.
BambooMN Matcha Bowl Set
For the DIY-er in your life: Here’s a gift that teaches how to make your very own matcha—lump-free. The matcha 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.
Crescent Moon Crystal Tea Infuser
Crystals are right on trend, so why not add a moon-shaped rose quartz to the end of a tea infuser? It looks cute dangling out of the top of a tea cup, and might just send some loving energy to the tea drinker, since rose quartz is meant to attract love. Even if you don’t believe crystals are anything more than pretty rocks, the loving message is still very nice.
King Arthur Blueberry Sour Cream Scone Mix
What’s a spot of tea without a delicious scone? To complete the true tea party experience, try this box of blueberry sour cream scone mix. It’s a short cut to freshly baked scones. We think the queen herself would approve.
- 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