It can be hard to find the Best Gifts for Tea Lovers, as tea drinkers tend to be a picky bunch, and there are many things that are not their cup of tea, as it were. Legend has it that the emperor Shen Nung discovered brewed tea in 2700 BC when some tea leaves accidently fell into a pot of water he was boiling. The rest, as they say, is history. The English developed their penchant for tea drinking during the age of exploration, and soon created entire structures of government and trade based around sustaining the tea trade, among other things. It’s safe to say that tea, like coffee, has driven the world into modernity.
28 Awesome Gifts for Tea Lovers & Obsessed Tea Fanatics
Let’s take a look at some great tea gifts and gifts for tea lovers. We’ve split this list into several different sections – gifts for drinking tea, gifts for making tea, and tea related gifts.
Best Gifts for Drinking Tea
These gifts are for drinking tea – think mugs, thermoses, and other tea drinking gadgets.
This tea bag mug is absolutely ingenious. Not only is a beautiful design (which comes in multiple colors of ceramic, by the way, so you can choose the one you like the best) but also it has an integrated chamber for holding the tea. Let me explain that because it might be hard to catch the first time around – the elephants head is where you put a teabag, and it keeps it contained so that you can drink you tea without the bag getting in the way. It’s pretty awesome and you should definitely check it out.
This tea infuser and cup is perfect for a tea drinker who likes to make their own blends. Yes, that’s right – if it didn’t blow your mind right there, it should – you can totally choose your own preferred tea leaves, peels, and spices to make a special blend of tea. Just throw them in the infuser, and let the boiling water do its work. This cherry blossom cup is both beautiful and double walled, so you can be sure that your tea will stay hot the whole time you’re sipping it.
The most unique part of this tea mug is actually invisible to the eye, you’ll never notice it. It’s double walled and made of strengthened glass, so you can see your drink – it definitely has beauty on its side. But also, there’s an air pressure relief hole tucked away in the mug – which means if you want to brew your tea, and then throw the glass into the refrigerator, the double walled construction won’t turn the mug into a ticking time bomb. This is a great feature and avid tea drinkers will appreciate it!
This tea travel mug has a wonderful slim design so it’s absolutely perfect for taking in a travel bag or backpack to class. You’ll find that this infuser also works great when filled with strawberries, mint, or other goodies – not just tea! The double wall helps prevent the glass from “sweating,” you know, when condensation forms around your bottle and gets everything in your bag wet. And to top it all off, this thing just looks super elegant!
This teacup, and the accessories that come with it – a cleaning cloth, coaster, spoon and lid – look as if they should be on the waiting room table of the Tzar Nicholas II, or Queen Victoria. It definitely has an aristocratic, princess feel to it – and is perfect for a lady or girl who needs a little bit more of that royal feel in her life.
Here we have another mug that is made for royalty. This one looks like it should feature in the waiting room of a Bond villain though, or fem fatal. It’s black ceramic with inlaid rind stones that give it an elegant, alluring, and decidedly classy look. And, it comes with a small saucer and spoon to complete the look.
If you’re going to use teaspoons at your next party, whether it be for high tea or just an evening cup after dinner, you absolutely must use these spoons – anything else is a disservice to you and your guests. They look absolutely magnificent and certainly lend an air of the aristocratic to any tea set.
This tea mug has a Virgo constellation on it and comes with a tinsel colored tea infuser and spoon, making it the perfect little gift for a tea lover. It comes in a gift box that looks quality in itself, so if you’re wondering what you should get for that birthday that is quickly approaching, maybe this is it!
Have you ever noticed how your tea bags inevitably fall into the mug? These super cute snails are perfect for solving that problem – they hook onto the side of you mug, and then you can wrap the string of your teabag around them, securing it in place so it doesn’t fall in. It comes in a set of 10 so you can afford to misplace a few.
So, you agreed to have a tea party for your daughter, and you didn’t expect her to take it as seriously as she has. Now you realize that you don’t have any princess approved teacups, let alone saucers, a sugar bowl, creamer pitcher and teaspoons. This porcelain tea set will come to the rescue! And it looks straight out of the year 1790 so you should be good to go in terms of princess teatime authenticity.
These tea infusers are great if you’re having guests – because there’s three of them, and they’re all shaped differently. One is a shell, another a heart, and the third is a strawberry. This means you’ll never get your tea mixed up. And the linked chain means that you can easily pull the tea out of the water when you’re ready.
These tea infusers are super duper cute! They’re in the shape of some fruit, a strawberry and an orange, and are made of silicone. You simply need to pack the fruit with your favorite tea, and then wait for the boiling water to do its work. Need to pull the infuser out? You can just grab the long stem that’s coming from each fruit!
This kettle infuser is perfect – it’s modern and elegant. The glass design means you can see exactly what you’re brewing, and there are four glass cups that match the teapot perfectly, making an all-around beautiful set for tea.
This tea set is probably one of the most thorough that we reviewed. Made of white porcelain, it has a classic tea set design but also comes with adequate cups, teapot, and also a container for dry tea – as well as tongs and a tea plate to make the tea on. All of that is stored in a nice travel friendly bag.
These two otters and other animals from this set love tea! You fill up their bellies with your favorite loose-leaf tea, and then they hug the side of your mug while they help you infuse water with your favorite teas. These animal infusers are made of a silicone that will both hold up against heat and is super-duper otter approved safe.
This is the ultimate infusion device for families. Not only is it constructed of shatter and heat resistant material, but it also has a hermetic seal on the top which makes it resistant to other odors which might seep into it from the refrigerator. Furthermore, it comes with super cool circular ice cube molds—who doesn’t love that!
These tea dinosaurs are possibly the cutest tea infusers on earth. They have very long necks which allow them to be pulled out of the tea when it has finished brewing. The body of the dinosaur is where you can put the loose-leaf tea of choice, and they’re all made from a silicone that is both safe for health and won’t get too hot.
This tea bag gift box is ridiculously thorough. With 48 different bags of tea to choose from, whoever you get this set for (maybe it’s for you!) is unlikely to be stuck with a box of tea they don’t like. The beauty of this set is that it doesn’t overload you with a bunch of teas you may not like – just one bag of each. So, try it, and if it’s absolutely amazing, you can grab a whole box of that tea. This is a great gift for people who are just discovering the wonderful world of tea.
There isn’t an office worker, mother, or artist on earth who doesn’t know the feeling of reaching over to drink their warm, toasty beverage, only to realize that it’s become room temperature, or worse yet – cold. This tea mug warmer is the perfect fix, whether it’s in the studio, on the kitchen counter, or at the desk – it will keep your tea (or coffee) the perfect temperature. With two settings, low and high – you can either keep your tea warm or get it up to snuff quickly.
These socks come in multiple different colors, so you can be sure that the right color is available for the tea drinking fanatic you know and love. While the sides of the sock have pictures of teacups, the bottoms say, “if you can read this, bring me tea.” We may not all be tea lovers, but we definitely all know the feeling of needing our beverage of choice before we do any moving at all.
I can picture this keychain being used by a cigarette smoking, warzone exploring, sassy New York journalist. The keychain has a metal ketal on it, and also a plaque that says, “It’s always teatime.” This is a subtle gift that strangely enough just screams sophistication and class.
While some gifts are sophisticated, others are just straight up silly. This shirt says, “It’s a Tea shirt.” Get it? Tea shirt. Anyway, if the humor is lost on you, don’t worry – it won’t be on your tea loving friend. The shirt comes in multiple colors, from blue to green and purple. Who doesn’t need a little more wordplay in their life, right?
This owl teapot is perfect for someone who wants to add a homely feel to their kitchen or coffee table. It’s a two-part system where the teapot is on top and forms the lid of the teacup to be used. It’s got some super cute owls looking very owlish on the side, making it perfect for a nice winter day and a cup of Earl Gray.
If you’re looking for a tea storage gift but want something with a bit more modern or minimalist appeal than a full-on wooden tea box, this is the perfect gift! It’s a rotating carousel that has six compartments for tea and fits ten tea bags in each compartment. Perfect for someone who needs their tea first thing in the morning and has no time to waste!
This is part of Chinese tea drinking culture. You put the piggy on your tea plate, and you water it with either extra water or the tea to let it “grow.” Over time, the piggy will develop a nice luster or sheen which makes it even more visually appealing. Oh, and they’re super cute.
If you want to add a classy touch to your next tea party, try these goldfish tea bags. When the tea adds color to the boiling water you’ve added, and the tissue paper of the tea bag flutters in the water, it creates the effect of looking like an ornamental goldfish swimming in your cup. Very cool indeed!
This teapot necklace is perfect for a tea lover! It’s cute and subtle, and has a nice enamel teapot at the end, with a 14k real gold finish over the chain. This is a great piece of jewelry for a daughter who really loves the princess aesthetic but is not quite old enough to be trusted with expensive princess jewelry. Or, just for a fully grown up tea lover!
This is like the treasure chest of tea boxes. It has 8 deep compartments which can accommodate both standing tea bags or those laying flat, so you can store over a hundred bags of tea in here if you want. The glass top makes it easy to see your choices, and there’s a side compartment where you can store teaspoons. It’s really the perfect little goodie box for someone who is looking for tea gifts.
There you have it – if you’re looking for the best tea gifts for a tea lover, you’re certain to find something that will put a smile on their face in the list above. If, on the other hand, you’re searching for a tea gift for yourself, well…As you’ve seen there are plenty of choices. There is a final possibility however, which is that you’ve found yourself reading the wrong article and are actually looking for coffee lover gifts – no problem, we all make mistakes and you can find that here. Whatever your beverage of choice might be, we’re sure this list of gifts for tea lovers has got you covered – even if it’s just to add the proper ambiance to your sitting room.
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