Help a loved one indulge their taste for tea with a gift that will make brewing a synch, and improve their whole tea drinking experience.
My Top Gift Choice For Tea Lovers
Help them to make perfect tea every time with the gift of a tea maker like this one, that brews any kind of tea at the right temperature and for the right amount of time perfectly, at the push of a button.
Sometimes you just can't beat a lovely cup of tea.
As it can have the power to help you relax, soothe and heal you, and give you a much-needed time out from the days stresses.
While also having many added health benefits, such as being full of antioxidants and boosting your immune system.
And a pot of tea is also the perfect companion to a good book, movie, or TV show, as well as being great to share with friends when they come over to visit.
So it's no surprise that there are so many avid tea drinkers all over the world.
And if you happen to know one yourself, then buying them a gift that helps them enjoy their cup of tea even more is a great thing to do.
So I've put together the following list of gift ideas for tea lovers, which include gifts that help them to make and brew tea, as well as try out a few different varieties.
1. A Selection Of Organic Tea Bags
The most obvious gift to get for a tea lover is a selection of high quality teas to try out at home.
As this will be a gift they can enjoy over and over again over the coming weeks and months.
And one that makes a great gift is the Tea Forte organic tea sampler box, which contains pyramid tea bags filled with 20 different flavours of tea from one of the best tea makers around.
So their taste buds will be in heaven with this one.
2. A Selection Of Loose Leaf Teas
While drinking herbal teas in pyramid bags is the easiest way to brew and enjoy tea, some tea lovers prefer to do it the traditional way by steeping loose leaf tea.
So if your favourite tea enthusiast is more of a connoisseur, they might prefer to receive a selection of loose leaf teas instead.
And Tea Forte is a good option again here, with their World of Tea loose leaf sampler pack.
As this contains 5 popular tea styles from around the world for them to get stuck into.
3. Somewhere To Store Their Tea And Keep It Fresh
They'll need to store their loose leaf tea in air tight containers to keep it fresh and dry, and to preserve it's lifespan.
So getting them a set of these containers to put their tea into is a useful gift for their kitchen.
And one that does the job well is the Airscape tea storage canister, which has a plunger lid to keep out any air and humidity.
4. A Glass Tea Pot With Strainer
A lover of loose leaf teas will need to use a good infuser to steep and brew their tea.
And one option for this would be to use an a glass teapot with an infuser inside.
As these teapots are shaped so the tea leaves have plenty of room to expand and breath inside the infuser, meaning you get the fullest of flavours.
And as such they are a nice gift idea, with the Hario Cha Kyusu Maru tea pot being an example of a good one.
5. A Tea Maker And Infuser
For a more advanced method of brewing up your tea, you could go for a tea maker instead.
As with one of these you have far more options, such as control of the water temperature, steeping times, and overall strength, all at the push of a button.
So it's a gift that will allow them to make the perfect cup of tea with the minimum of effort.
And a popular choice in the tea world that comes highly recommended is the Breville BTM800XL tea maker.
As this has every tea making function and option they could possibly need.
6. A One Cup Infuser
Another lovely gift idea for a tea lover is to get them a Kati cup.
These are tea cups that come with their own tea infuser, where you simply pour hot water into the cup, lower the infuser, let the tea steep for a bit, then remove it and drink the tea.
So they're a super simple way of making yourself a delicious cup of tea, without having to go to the trouble of brewing up a whole pot.
And Tea Forte have a great range of Kati cups with attractive designs that are ideal as gifts, such as the one above.
7. A Variable Temperature Kettle
To make the perfect cup of tea you need to use a variable temperature kettle.
As each different style of tea needs to be brewed at a slightly different temperature to make sure you don't spoil the flavours or aromas.
So one of these kettles is a really welcome gift for a tea lover that has a wide and varied taste in teas, with my recommendation being the Fellow Stagg EKG electric kettle.
As this one looks great, is super accurate, has a cool design, and an easy to pour spout.
8. A Whistling Stove-Top Kettle
There's no more iconic way to make tea than with a stove-top kettle that whistles when it boils.
As in these modern days of electric and temperature controlled kettles, hearing that kettle whistle can take you right back to another time and place.
So getting a tea lover one of these kettles is a gift that can spark nostalgia and add real character to their kitchen and tea making habits.
And a top quality one to go for is the Le Creuset whistling tea kettle.
As this kettle has an awesome design that comes in a range of colours, a heat resistant handle, and heats water quickly.
9. A Set Of Tea Mugs
Every tea lover has a favourite mug to drink their tea from, as the mug you use definitely seems to make a difference to our enjoyment of it.
So it can be a nice gift idea to get them a new set of tea mugs to drink their tea from.
With the Le Creuset stoneware tea mugs being a great choice, as these are great looking, durable, and hold the temperature of the tea really well.
And they'll make a great matching gift set with the stove-top kettle, if you wanted to put together a little gift package.
10. A Mug That Keeps Their Tea Warm
Forgetting about your tea and having it go lukewarm is a real pain for a tea lover.
But this is easy to do when you are running around the house doing chores, or get lost in a good book or TV show.
So if you know someone who complains about their tea getting cold, how about getting them a tea mug that can keep their tea warm for as long as they want.
Because this is what the Ember smart mug can do, as it will hold the teas temperature and keep it at the perfect level for drinking for hours on end.
11. A China Tea Cup And Saucer Set
Some traditional tea lovers will be appalled at the thought of drinking their tea from a mug, and will only ever use a tea cup and saucer to enjoy their drink.
So getting them a tea cup and saucer set is the perfect gift for someone like this.
And with so many designs and styles out there, you have a wealth a choice.
With an example of a set I like being the Royal Albert tea cup and saucer set above.
12. A 3-Piece China Tea Set
You can expand the gift idea of a tea cup and saucer by also getting a tea lover other pieces that make up a traditional China tea set.
This includes things like plates, teapots, sugar bowls, milk pourers, and cake stands.
As this has an attractive design and includes a teapot, covered sugar bowl, and creamer.
13. A Chinese Gaiwan
Many tea lovers like to infuse their loose tea leaves in a Chinese Gaiwan.
These are Chinese cups with lids that are said to be good for brewing teas such as oolong teas which have delicate flavours and aromas.
Then once brewed you can either drink the tea straight from the Gaiwan itself, or do it the Chinese way and pour it into a separate round cup instead.
And these cups make such good gifts, as they have really decorative and attractive outer designs, such as the Art Of War Gaiwan I've picked out above.
14. A Matcha Tea Kit
Japanese Matcha green tea is a healthy drink loved by many, as it contains powerful antioxidants and is great for giving you a real energy boost.
So if you know a Matcha enthusiast, then why not get them a Matcha tea making kit.
As this way they can make their own Matcha at home, rather than having to buy them on the go from the local tea cafe.
And one set that makes a lovely gift is the Tealrya Matcha tea kit.
As this has a bamboo whisk, scoop, sifter, Matcha bowl, and a pack of good quality Matcha powder.
So it's basically everything they need to get started.
15. A Yerba Mate Starter Kit
Yerba Mate is not just a popular drink in South America, it's pretty much part of the culture there.
And it's popularity is spreading, with many tea lovers in the US enjoying it's bitter flavours.
So a Yerba Mate kit would make for a great gift for an adventurous tea lover who is open to trying new things.
And the Playadito Yerba Mate starter kit has all they need to get going (plus a packet of one of the highest rated mate in Argentina).
16. An Ice Tea Maker
Not everyone likes their tea hot.
So if your loved one prefers a nice glass of ice tea instead, you could get them a cold brew maker for their kitchen.
As this way they can brew up some ice tea and keep it cold and ready to go in their fridge for a refreshing drink on a hot summers day.
And one that I'd recommend is the Ovalware RJ3 cold brew maker.
As this has an infuser to steep loose tea leaves, while the jug is perfect for sealing and putting in the fridge.
And they can use this to make cold brew coffee too, if they fancy a change one day.
17. A Kindle For Some Tea Time Reading
There are not many better combinations than a hot cup of tea and a good book.
In fact, for many tea lovers this is one of life's great pleasures, as it's perfect for times when you want to relax, switch off from the stresses of life, and find some escapism.
So getting them a few books to read while they're enjoying their tea is a great gift idea.
And rather than going down the paperback route, how about upgrading their reading experience by getting them a Kindle Paperwhite instead.
As this way they can store all their favourite books in one place, meaning they can read whichever book they're in the mood for.
18. A Book To Help Them Put On Afternoon Tea
Taking a tea lover out for afternoon tea somewhere fancy is a wonderful gift idea, as you'll both get to enjoy spending time together over delicious tea, cakes, and sandwiches.
Or alternatively you could get them a book that shows them how to create the ultimate afternoon tea spread for themselves.
As this way they can invite their friends over and impress them with a selection of tea time treats and goodies.
So if this sounds like a nice gift to give them, check out the Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook.
As this is full of recipes for everything you'd need for a traditional afternoon tea, and if they're a fan of the TV show then it's even better!
19. A Decorative Vintage Tea Crate
Vintage tea crates look super cool, with their retro design and the whiff of old tea, adventure, and history emanating from them.
And as such they make awesome decorative pieces for someone's home.
So getting a tea lover a vintage tea crate that they can use for storage or whatever in their home is a really nice gift idea.
And there are always a range of these to choose from, such as the one I've picked out above.
20. A Ready Made Tea Gift Set
Putting together a few of the items I've mentioned already and making your own gift package for tea lovers is a wonderful idea.
However, another option would be to buy a ready made tea gift set.
As this involves much less time and effort on your part, yet still has all the goodies they'll enjoy.
And Tea Forte make some good gift sets for tea lovers, such as the warming joy gift set above, which includes a porcelain tea cup and lid, a tea tray, and a selection of organic tea blends to sample.
All packaged together in an attractive presentation box that is definitely gift worthy.
Drinking tea can bring you many health and well being benefits.
So buying a tea lover a gift that helps them indulge in their tea habit is a really nice thing to do.
And I hope you've found something here that will suit them.
As these are all gifts that any tea enthusiast will find useful and appealing.