When searching for a gift to give to someone who loves tea, sometimes it can be overwhelming. Do they normally buy gadgets for themselves? Are they looking to try new flavors? Are they interested in the history of tea? To help you determine what to get your tea-loving friend or family member, here’s our list of the 22 best gifts for tea lovers.
- Best Gifts for Tea Lovers
- Best Kettles for Tea Lovers
- Best Tea Storage
- Best Tea Strainers and Infusers
- Best Teapots
- Best Gaiwans
- Best Teacups and Mugs
- Best Tea on the Go Mugs
- Best Books About Tea
- Best Unique Teas
Best Gifts for Tea Lovers
In order to make this tea gift list as simple as possible, we have separated our recommendations into different categories. From tea kettles to on-the-go mugs to books, here’s our list of the best gifts for tea lovers.
Which Tea Lover Gift to Choose?
There are a lot of different types of tea lovers out there, separating them into categories is difficult but we can try.
- If your tea-loving friend is the kind of person who delights in trying out different teas all the time, consider our list of unique teas. Our selection of books about tea is also a good option, so they can learn more about different tea styles. They will also need storage to organize the different types of teas they will be keeping around the house.
- Someone interested in perfecting their tea brewing style at home would love upgraded gear like a new tea kettle or infuser.
- A commuting tea lover always appreciates a gift that will keep their beverage of choice warm when they’re on the go.
- If entertaining is high on their tea priorities, a new teapot or a teacup serving set would be a great gift.
Best Kettles for Tea Lovers
Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-over Kettle
The beautiful and powerful Fellow Stagg EKG electric tea kettle heats water extremely fast with a 1200 watt quick heating implement. Exact temperature can be set at 1-degree intervals in both Fahrenheit and Celsius, and the “hold” setting can keep your water at the desired temperature for up to sixty minutes. The pour-over gooseneck design helps control the pouring of water over tea leaves or into a teacup.
- SIMPLE AESTHETIC MEETS POWERFUL DESIGN: Finally, an electric pour-over kettle that pours as good as it looks. The Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle marries handsome design with flawless functionality for the ultimate brewing experience. Modern, minimal, and matte black to intimidate your other kitchenware. Proudly designed in California.
- PRECISION ENGINEERING: Stagg EKG's precision pour spout is designed for the optimal pour-over flow rate. With its fluted tip, Stagg EKG has to-the-drop precision with no drip back. Stagg EKG's counterbalanced handle moves the center of mass back towards your hand - encouraging a more comfortable, slower pour. To speed up your brewing process, Stagg EKG has a 1200 watt quick heating element.
- VARIABLE TEMPERATURE CONTROL: Did you know that freshly roasted coffee should be brewed at a higher temperature than an older bag of beans? Bean, roast, grind size, and brew method all factor into your brewing temp, and with Stagg EKG, you have to-the-degree control. By turning the dial, you select your temperature ranging from 135°F to 212°F. When the toggle on the back is switched to HOLD mode, Stagg EKG will maintain your desired temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius for 60 minutes.
- BREW LIKE A PRO: Used in barista competitions across the US, Stagg EKG makes brewing like a pro easy. A sleek LCD screen indicates the desired "Set Temp" and "Real Time Temp" with an illuminating element to show the heating progress. After the water has heated, use Stagg EKG's built-in Brew Stopwatch to time your extraction. Ever wonder about those flavors listed on the bag to describe coffee? Use the right tools like Stagg EKG, and you'll coax out taste notes like cherry and citrus.
- TEA TIME: The Stagg EKG isn't just for coffee lovers. Since different types of tea require different temperatures, Stagg EKG's variable temperature control makes steeping the perfect cup of tea easy. Dial in your degree and the HOLD mode will keep your water waiting and toasty for 30 minutes. No tea cozy required.
Another electric gooseneck tea kettle, this variable temperature kettle from Bonavita has similar features to the Fellow Stagg EKG. They both have a powerful quick heating implement, temperature control, and a hold setting, but very different aesthetic designs. The Fellow kettle also has an all-metal body, whereas the Bonavita body includes plastic.
- Adjustable in one degree increments 140°-212°F
- 1500-watts for quick heating
- Real-time temperature display
- Heat and hold at desired temperature for up to 60 minutes
- Count-up timer makes it easy to keep track of the brewing process
Queen Sense Electric Kettle
The Queen Sense Electric Kettle has six different temperature settings, a fast heating implement, and looks beautiful with its 304 stainless steel and borosilicate glass construction. It also boasts a 12-hour keep warm function and a free replacement policy.
- Features 5-preset temperatures to steep a variety of teas, maintains temperature for 12 hours,Temperature control from 104 degrees F to 195 degrees F
- Extra robust, long-lasting glass. The Queen Sense Glass Kettle combined with stainless steel material gives you extra robust,long-lasting quality and best for high temperature application like boiling
- Multi safety system against boil-dry, with auto switch off for safety when ready or when lifted from the base
- Easy refilling with pop-up lid, cordless 360° pirouette base for easy lifting and placing
- Blue illumination when boiling
Best Tea Storage
Tall Black Ultraviolet Refillable Infinity Jars
For loose-leaf tea, sealed canisters will help keep the leaves fresh for longer than letting them sit in a bag. Infinity Jars are airtight and made of ultraviolet blocking glass to help preserve leaves.
- AIRTIGHT SCENT PROOF ULTRAVIOLET GLASS JAR with BPA FREE PLASTIC LID
- THE PERFECT SIZE AND SHAPE: A Versatile Container, Great for Herbs, Spices, and Cosmetics
- LABORATORY TESTED AND APPROVED, ULTRAVIOLET GLASS: Preserve and rejuvenate freshness of plant-based goods, for over 6 months! Blocks out all damaging visible light rays and only permit beneficial rays to enter. Delivers shockingly powerful and superior protection over other glassware.
- START PRESERVING YOUR GOODS ORGANICALLY: Store goods chemical and preservative FREE- with confidence!
- PRODUCT DIMENSIONS: Height: 3.9"/ Diameter of Jar : 1.8"/ Diameter of Opening: 1.4" DRIED GOODS CAPACITY VARIES / HASSLE-FREE MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE! If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied, within 30 days, please return your Infinity Jars for a no-questions asked, full refund (minus S&H)
YouCopia Tea Bag Organizer
For the tea lover who has an assortment of tea bags, the YouCopia Tea Bag Organizer separates different bags in a handy vertical tea storage solution. It holds over a hundred bags and is made of BPA-free plastic.
- Store and organize 100+ tea bags neatly in your kitchen cabinet (tea not included)
- Compact organizer removes tea box clutter and saves space; fits in standard kitchen cabinets
- Includes 12 clear, removable bins for easy viewing and selection
- Can be moved to stand on any flat surface - countertop or table - for display; Bins are BPA-free and top rack dishwasher safe
- No assembly required; Durable plastic easy to clean with damp cloth; Measures 8-9/16" H x 10-13/16" D x 4-7/8" W
Best Tea Strainers and Infusers
Finum Reusable Stainless Steel Infusing Mesh Brewing Basket
Finum has made a reusable infusing brewing basket made out of stainless-steel micro-mesh. The frame is heat-resistant so it can be removed from the glass or pot without waiting for it to cool down, and the included lid can be used as a drip-catcher. This infuser and mesh brewing basket is dishwasher safe and can be purchased in multiple sizes to fit in either a cup or teapot.
- Permanent filter that is suitable for brewing tea, coffee, and herbs.
- Brewing Basket is made of stainless-steel micro-mesh in a heat-tolerant frame from BPA-free material.
- Lid helps maintain warm temperature for a longer period and can be flipped over and used as a drip-off tray.
- Set contains one permanent tea filter and one hat. Individual packaging in 4 languages (EN, DE, FR, ES)
- These filters are durable and dishwasher-safe.
ForLife Brew-in-Mug Extra-Fine Tea Infuser With Lid
The ForLife Brew-in-Mug tea infuser is made out of a heavier-grade metal than the Finum basket to avoid reduce any dents or warping. The holes are a slight bit larger, which may let a small amount of tea leaves through depending on the size of the leaf and other flavorings.
- Dishwasher safe
- Made from lead-free material
- Do not put on flame or heating element
- Let boiling water settle about 15-20-second before pouring
- Use baking soda dissolved in warm water to clean tea stain as needed
Primula Half-Moon Teapot for Flowering Tea Set
Another one of the best gifts for tea lovers is this modern half-moon glass teapot from Primula. It comes with three flowering green teas as well as an infuser. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe, making it easy to clean.
- TEA BREWING IN GLASS - Crafted from temperature safe borosilicate glass, our Half-Moon Teapot is the perfect choice for tea lovers. The glass in this tea maker does not retain flavors, giving you the option to enjoy a wide range of teas
- TEAPOT WITH INFUSER - Ideal glass teapot set, for brewing your favorite cup of tea, whether it be your breakfast tea, afternoon tea or your bedtime tea. Whether you enjoy green tea, herb tea, detox or medicinal tea, this tea infuser pot is a great choice
- MODERN HALF-MOON DESIGN - Makes this teapot the perfect tea accessory. Great gift idea for teachers, Moms, the tea lover in your life, they are sure to appreciate the unique experience of watching the blooming tea flowers unfold. Great gift basket item
- TEA POT SET - Includes 3 flowering green teas and a stainless steel infuser for loose leaf or tea bag. Infuser tea strainer assists in keeping your tea clear from leaf sediment when using loose leaf tea
- SPECIFICATIONS: Package includes (1) black 40 oz. Primula Half-Moon Teapot with lid, (1) stainless steel infuser, (3) flowering green teas. Use and Care included in the package
Jusalpha Royal Floral Vintage Teapot
A classic floral design made of fine bone china, the Jusalpha Royal Floral Teapot is ideal for any occasion and comes in two different designs.
- Crafted Of Fine Bone China
- Beautiful floral rose design
- Ideal for any occasion
- FDA approved/Hand washing recommended
Hiware Glass Teapot with Removable Infuser
The Hiware Glass Teapot comes with its own stainless steel infuser. It is hand made out of heat resistant borosilicate glass and has a non-dripping spout.
- This teapot is completely hand crafted, made from heat resistant borosilicate glass, specially designed with non dripping spout and perfect ergonomic handle for sturdy grip
- Removable high-grade 18/10 stainless steel mesh infuser filter for loose teas or blooming teas, the lid fits the tea basket both when inserted or removed
- This beautiful teapot can be placed directly in the microwave oven or on either gas or electric stove tops, use a medium level heat source to heat water to brewing, your delicious teas can also be reheated either by microwave, directly on gas or electric stove tops, or kept hot on open flame tea pot warmers, can also be placed in refrigerator or in direct sunlight for cold brewing
- Borosilicate glass body has been optimized to be more thicker, it is stronger for everyday freely use. Dishwasher top rack safe or hand clean
- We are so confident in our premium glass teapot that we offer 2 year guarantee, if you aren't happy with it, tell us and we'll refund your money
Yixing Kungfu Tea Bowl Classic Gaiwan Cup
The outside of the Kungfu Classic Gaiwan Cup is slightly rough in order to keep a good grip on the cup, but the inside is a smooth white ceramic to aid in brewing and cleaning. It is heat resistant, microwave, and dishwasher safe.
- product capacity: 5oz/150ml , This is White Glaze inside cup
- Simple and generous, smooth, easy to clean, no dead angle;
- High temperature burning production, safety and health;
- Holding the cup feeling is strong, and your lips is slippery feel.
- The cup outside rough yixing materials, Internal smooth white glaze
Porcelain Blue & White Tea Set for One from Bamboo Mist Tea
This porcelain blue and white gaiwan is a slightly different design with a pour spout that can help filter the tea leaves. It comes with a matching teacup, but should brew enough for two cups.
- TEA SET FOR ONE: Beautiful Cobalt Blue & White porcelain tea set for one; perfect for loose leaf tea and comes with built-in tea strainer
- EXCLUSIVE: Designed and made for Bamboo Mist Tea in Dehua, Fujian Province China; Lead and Cadmium Free
- GREAT GIFT IDEA: A novel, attractive, and affordable gift for any tea lover, including a perfect self-gift; Can be used as a Gaiwan
- EASY STORAGE: Stackable for convenience at home, at the office, or on the road
- ARTISTIC: A modern twist on an ancient design, which was first used in China's Tang Dynasty (618 - 907)
Best Teacups and Mugs
BTäT Tea Cups and Saucers Set of 6
A set of bone china teacups and saucers makes a lasting impression when entertaining. This lovely six-piece floral designed teacup and saucer set is dishwasher safe, but not recommended for the microwave.
- 8-Ounce Bone China Porcelain Tea Cup and Saucer, Assorted colors, Floral Pattern, Set of 6
- Six Porcelain Coffee/Tea Cups and Six Saucers
- Material: Bone China Porcelain Rose Chintz with 10 Carat Gold Trim
- Dishwasher Safe
- Not Safe in Microwave
Sweese Porcelain Tea Mug with Infuser and Lid
When tea lovers are looking for a quick and easy way to pour a cup, a great idea is a combined tea infuser and tea mug. This Sweese porcelain tea mug includes its own infuser and lid, and also comes in many different designs and colors.
- BREW TEA EASILY - Tea mug with lid and an extra-fine hole infuser helps to brew tea in a simple and quick way. Heat-insulated handle.
- LID CAN BE A COASTER - Lid works as a trivet to hold the infuser.
- PREMIUM MATERIALS - Mug and lid are made of porcelain, resistant of clastic; while tea strainer is 18/8 stainless steel.
- SIMPLE USE AND CLEAN - Dishwasher and microwave safe. 15 ounces of volume.
- GIFT BOX PACKAGE - Tea mug set is wrapped in a gift box, a perfect gift for housewarming, wedding or other holidays.
Best Tea on the Go Mugs
Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug
The Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug has an incredible 6,000+ ratings on Amazon. It is consistently viewed as one of the best insulated containers to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold.
- Stopper disassembles for thorough cleaning
- 20oz. capacity with 1-1/2" opening
- Compact design takes minimal space while maximizing capacity
- New pictograph lock. Stainless steel vacuum insulation keeps beverages hot or cold for hours
- 5 year warranty on heat retention
Willow & Everett 16oz Ceramic Travel Mug with Lid
This ceramic travel mug comes with its own infuser, making tea on the go easier than having to brew it beforehand and pour into a travel mug. It comes in both 12 and 16 ounce sizes.
- GENEROUS SIZE: These 16oz ceramic mugs allow you to enjoy more tea with every brew. Also comes with bonus silicone travel top along with a ceramic top and a rust-free tea infuser basket. Make a perfect companion for home use, at the office, or even when you're on-the-go.
- DEEP TEA INFUSER: Each mug comes with a well designed stainless steel rust-free infuser. The deep basket is wide enough the steep any type of loose tea leaves and brew your tea to your desired strength.
- KEEPS BEVERAGES HOTTER FOR LONGER: The sturdy double-walled insulated mug and ceramic lid keeps your beverages hot for longer so you can sip your tea or coffee at a leisurely pace.
- INCLUDES CERAMIC LID, INFUSER HOLDER + TRAVEL LID: This dishwasher safe ceramic mug also comes with a ceramic lid that doubles as a place to place your tea bag or infuser after steeping and silicone travel lid.
- CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: We're confident you'll love our 16 ounce tea mug. However, if you're not completely satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund within 90 days of purchase--NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Best Books About Tea
Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties
This updated edition of “Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties,” the 2014 World Tea Awards recommended “World’s Best Tea Book” takes the reader through the history of tea, the tea trade, different ways of preparing tea, and 15 gourmet recipes using tea.
- Firefly Books
- Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais
- Publisher: Firefly Books
- Edition no. 0 (12/12/2013)
- Paperback: 272 pages
The Art and Craft of Tea: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Selecting, Brewing, and Serving Exquisite Tea
Author Joseph Wesley Uhl is your guide through the entire world of “The Art and Craft of Tea,” from the way it is produced around the world to simple home preparation. Learn new and old methods of preparing different uses for tea like iced tea and cocktails, as well as blending flavors at home.
- Joseph Wesley Uhl
- Publisher: Quarry Books
- Hardcover: 160 pages
Best Unique Teas
Ippodo Matcha – Rich – Ummon-no-mukashi
Ummon-no-mukashi is claimed as the highest quality of Ippodo matchas. It has a full-bodied, yet mellow sweetness.
- Net weight: 40g
- Per serving: 2g (usucha) / 4g (koicha)
- Shelf life: 180 days
Taiping Houkui Monkey Chief Tea – Tai Ping Hou Kui
Monkey Chief loose-leaf tea has extraordinarily large tea leaves that grow only in the yellow mountains of Taiping and Huang Shang. It is a green tea that has a unique smooth floral scent and flavor.
- Taiping Houkui tea is a true delight for the tea lover. Also known as Monkey Chief, this tea's history only stretches back to the 19th Century, but don't let that fool you! This is a real treat!
- Monkey Chief will surprise you thanks to its sheer size. The leaves used to create Taiping Houkui are much larger than you'd expect, and grow only in yellow mountains of Taiping and Huang Shang.
- This loose leaf tea offers a uniquely smooth floral scent and flavour, quite unlike the vegetal green or rich toasted flavours you'd find in the other teas we sell. This really is one of a kind.
- Of course, Monkey Chief is famous for much more than its large leaves. Taiping Houkui is ranked as one of China's "famous ten" green teas, and has won multiple awards the world over.
- This loose leaf tea has been handled with the utmost care and attention to ensure that it reaches you in perfect condition, ready to be enjoyed.
Kusmi Tea Prince Vladimir Russian Black Tea
The Prince Vladimir Russian Black Tea blends Ceylon and China teas. It has scents of orange, lemon, vanilla, grapefruit, and spices.
- LOOSE LEAF BLACK TEA: One of Kusmi's most memorable Russian teas, Prince Vladimir offers a truly royal blend of seductive aromas and spices.
- CITRUS, VANILLA & SPICES: A Russian blend of Earl Grey black teas with hints of bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, vanilla and spices to arouse your senses.
- THE PERFECT WAKE-UP: Caffeine never tasted so enchanting. Rise from your slumber to the alluring scent of fruit and spices in a classic black tea.
- ADD A SPLASH OF MILK: Enjoy a cup of Prince Vladimir with a side of fresh milk for a rich & delicious pick-me-up any time of day!
- REUSABLE TEA TIN: Kusmi Tea Products are packaged in decorative, reusable tea tins perfect for keeping loose-leaf tea fresh and delicious.
Standard Herbal Sampler Assortment Box by Tea Drops
Tea Drops creates a new tea experience by compressing tea leaves into a small drop that can be used like instant coffee. The flavors are very good, and the process is much easier than using loose-leaf tea in a diffuser.
- A PERFECT GIFT FOR TEA LOVERS Our popular Standard Herbal Tea Sampler makes the perfect gift for avid herbal tea drinkers who have a sweet tooth. Save 10% each on qualifying Tea Drops items when you purchase 2 or more. Enter code TDROPS10.
- LOOSE LEAF TEA WITHOUT THE FUSS These organic morsels of finely-sourced loose leaf organic tea, raw sugar, and aromatic spices meld in perfect harmony to create a blissful organic herbal tea blend that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Our standard tea sampler includes a total of 8 tea drops. Two of each: Energizing Matcha Green Tea (Caffeinated), Calming Rose Earl Grey (Caffeinated), Refreshing Citrus Ginger (Caffeine-Free), Cooling Sweet Peppermint (Caffeine-Free).
- ACTUAL AMAZON REVIEWS "Theses drops save you the time of soaking a teabag by devolving instantly in hot water. I love these little teadrops. I got this as a gift for a health-conscious friend. He absolutely loves it. He drives truck and it is so convenient for him to just get hot water and presto, hot tea. He loves it. No tea bag to deal with.
- TEA SEDIMENT Tea Drops are produced with genuine tea leaves that are delicately ground and pressed together with no additives, just tea, and a little sugar! That's why there will be tea sediment at the bottom of your cup much like when you make french press coffee! This residue is safe to drink, rich in nutrients and antioxidants and a great source of vitamins and immunity aids. You can drink the loose leaf tea residue at the bottom of your cup or if it's not for you, skip the last sip!
- ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY 100% Recyclable, Compostable, & Bio-degradable! Packaging protects each individually wrapped TeaDrops. Our classic wood tea boxes are composed of high-quality Paulownia wood that features a luxe sliding top for easy access to your favorite individually wrapped Tea Drops. We strive to foster community and connection through our tea products. That's why Tea Drops sources our teas from around the world and lovingly craft our USDA Certified organic tea products in the USA.
Whether you’re looking for unique teacups or quality kettles, there are several gifts you can give to someone who loves tea.