11 Thoughtful Gifts for Tea Lovers

No matter what kind of blend they're into, we've found a gift to suit every kind of tea drinker.

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November 16, 2021
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If you're totally obsessed with tea, we’re right there with you and we know you have a best friend who feels the same way. Why not gift that special person with a tea-themed gift, whether they love herbal tea, black tea or chai? We've rounded up the best gifts for tea lovers including top-notch tea kettles, tea blends and more. No matter which gift you choose, the tea lover in your life is sure to be happy.

With this unforgettable gift, your friend can skip the line at his or her fave café and make Masala chai at home. This DIY kit comes complete with enough tea and spice mix for 20 cups of chai, one incense stick, a fine mesh strainer and a packet of Spanish saffron, which adds a nice touch of sophistication to this fave beverage.

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Inspired by the Hill Station Shimla in Himachal, India, situated at the foothills of the Himalayas (hill stations are towns located at high elevation), this gift set includes a fragrant chai blend of loose leaf black tea, sweet roses and cardamom and a stainless steel steeper.

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Is it possible to love a gift for how it’s wrapped? Such is the case with this matcha set as it’s wrapped in a handmade satin silk bojagi bag that’s most definitely reusable. Each set comes with ceremonial matcha from Japan as well as a matcha whisk and scoop.

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Variety is most definitely the spice of life with this box that includes three varieties of loose leaf tea, including Darjeeling First Flush (harvested early in the season), Chamomile Flowers, a calming herbal tea, and Darjeeling Green, a light and refreshing brew. Best of all: You can rest assured that all Alaya Teas are organic, biodynamic and responsibly sourced.

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This super-fun Nordic Mug & Holiday Tea Gift Set will appeal to anyone who loves a simple tea prep. Just drop the pre-portioned leaves into the strainer in this 16-ounce double walled glass mug and — done! The set includes some tasty varieties to shake up a daily tea routine, too, such as Alpine Punch, Hazelnut Chocolate and Winter Earl Grey.

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For a kettle to have prime placement on your countertop, it must be as stylish as this Bodum matte black plug-in kettle. Love the cork handle and elongated spout— tres chic for any style kitchen.

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Honey and tea are perennial BFFs and this Stoneware Honey Pot with an acacia wood dipper will accompany any tea tray from now on. We love those iconic plastic bear honey dispensers, too, but this pot lends a certain flair to any afternoon tea break.

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If at this very second you’re picturing yourself in a London tea shop, rain pounding down outside, then the United Kingdom Homesick candle can help set the mood. It features notes of bergamot and earl grey tea as well as quintessential scents of the UK like toffee and rain. Made from a natural soy wax blend, it has a burn time of 60 to 80 hours, too.

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It’s winter, it’s chilly and time to pull out the wool socks. These made in Canada socks will not only keep your tootsies nice and cozy, they’re funny, too. One says 'If you can read this’ and the other? ‘Bring me a cup of tea.' Yes please!

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Bubble tea is all the rage on social media, and now this kit can help you make it at home. This set comes with tapioca pearls from nuts.com (and instructions on how to cook them) and four reusable stainless-steel straws. Just add your choice of milk and get ready to impress your teen.

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This is the cutest mini tea pot/cup combo we’ve ever seen and when you’re tucking in for a cup why not pour it from something pretty, too. Bonus: It’s dishwasher and microwave-safe for easy cleaning and reheating when your cuppa tea gets cold.

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