There are certain gifts for tea lovers that are automatic hits: A ceramic teapot, the latest electric kettle, display-worthy loose-leaf teas, a best-selling chai blend. But more likely than not, these items are already a part of any discerning brewer’s setup. To minimize the risk of adding doubles to your giftee’s cherished tea collection, we’ve assembled a list of unique gift ideas designed to thrill even the most clued-in connoisseur.
This year, rather than default to the tried-and-true, consider giving creatively with a gift set that promises a tea bag for every mood, a soothing set of hand-poured honey spoons, a box of cookies cloaked in matcha, or smokeless incense that recalls the perfect cup of green tea. Inspired yet? Read on for more extra-special tea time finds, below.
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Despite its minimal façade, this cold brew bottle—perfect for iced tea enthusiasts—is a multitasking wonder. With a strainer hidden under its colored silicone spout, it serves as both a refrigerator-ready brewing vessel and a handy infuser for adding fruit or herbal flavors to tea or water.
This gift set of soothing Korean tea includes classic flavors like green, Earl Grey, and oolong, as well as more unique brews, including tangerine and honey pear.
Sara Ekua Todd’s ceramic creations are well loved for their offbeat flourishes, and this sky blue stoneware mug is no exception. Its scalloped handle makes it a standout companion for a morning cup of tea or coffee—and a sculptural piece of art when it’s stationed on a shelf.
This organic tea gift set contains concoctions to support all manner of moods. Always in a rush? Grab a cup of Running Late, an energizing green tea blended with lemongrass and citrus oils. Need to unwind? Try the Too Tired to Fall Asleep, a calming herbal tea made with chamomile, catnip, peppermint, and lavender.
A fun and informative read for tea and coffee lovers alike, this inspiring guidebook teaches caffeine worshippers how to turn a ho-hum habit into a café-worthy treat. Guava-matcha iced tea, anyone?
Give the tea drinker in your life a taste of something truly out of the ordinary with this gift set from The Qi, a brand offering medicinal blends made entirely from hand-picked flowers. Its wellness-themed array includes three single origin varietals, a Sophie Lou Jacobsen–designed glass teapot, and two hand-painted sipping cups. Just add hot water and let the healing begin.
Talk about gilding the lily. This luxurious matcha-infused white chocolate bar from LA-based luxury chocolate brand Compartes is an extra-decadent (and uniquely beautiful) treat.
Pair the ritual of tea drinking with another, equally meditative practice. Made by Toronto-based soapmaker Binu Binu, this giftable set includes a basalt stone burner and 60 smokeless, green tea–scented incense sticks.
Flavored with real honey, these meltable hand-poured “spoons” make delightful stocking stuffers for tea drinkers who like a little sweetness in their morning cuppa. (Bonus points for the pretty packaging, which makes them cute enough to display on the counter too.)
The next items in our tea-centric gift guide are these heat-safe glass tea mugs. Handmade in Mexico and featuring colored handles in four irresistibly playful shapes, they’re just right for lifting spirits on even the darkest of winter mornings.
Gift your favorite bubble tea drinker this reusable plastic-free tumbler, which comes complete with a glass straw sized for tapioca pearls. Choose from tea-inspired colors like lavender, Earl Grey, and mint—or opt for patterned designs featuring daisies, toadstools, or tree frogs.
A thoughtful gift for any curious gourmand, this tea subscription sends giftees two varieties per month, with each box focused on a different tea-growing country (think China, Japan, India, Nepal, and more). Not only that, tea drinkers receive postcards with details about each destination, and tips on how best to experience its distinctive offerings.
It’s hard to improve on the design of this 1950s French-made teapot, which features a removable aluminum tea infuser and a stainless steel cover to retain heat. The cherry on top? A choice of eight vivid colors, including a deep-sea blue and cute-as-a-button pink.
Both design lovers and tea drinkers can appreciate this lovely gift set celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s work. Each box contains 20 pyramid infusers, inspired by the famed architect’s designs—including flavors like Citrus Earl Grey, Oolong Créme, Honey Hojicha, and more.
An arsenal of mugs is one of the most important gifts for tea lovers. We like the subtle colored rim on this pack from Made In that also has a one-year no-chip guarantee and is stain-resistant.
Those with a daily matcha habit will love this cream-of-the-crop powder, singled out by San Francisco–based tea brand Tekuno for making supremely delicious lattes. Sourced from a top-grade producer in the Japanese city of Yame, it boasts mouthwatering notes of dark chocolate and marshmallow.
For the tea drinker who’s seemingly tasted it all, try this organic and caffeine-free Mountain Tea, beloved for its sweet, honey-like flavor and immunity-boosting properties. Plus, packaged as a bouquet, it’s a thing of beauty on its own—no gift wrap needed.
Treat giftees to this sumptuous French-made soap, perfumed with notes of black tea and blackberry. Pair it with the brand’s accompanying white tea hand cream—both in refillable, lacquered glass bottles—for the ultimate (earth-friendly) indulgence.
No proper tea party is complete without a biscuit! These handmade shortbread cookies from Virginia-based Café Warshafsky come in a variety of buttery, tea-friendly flavors, including Earl Grey, matcha, and rosewater.
Bye-bye, tea bags! This groundbreaking line of bagless, dissolvable teas makes sustainable brewing a snap—just add boiling water and stir. Fair-trade certified, USDA organic, and woman-owned, the brand counts Michelle Obama and Chrissy Teigen among its growing fanbase.
Designed for steeping small quantities of tea at a time, this petite glass teapot is an ideal pick for serious sippers looking to perfect their technique. (Though delicate-looking, it’s dishwasher-safe too.)
Make a chai lover’s day with this well-stocked tea box, which features four fragrant, hand-blended brews. Among the selection: All Chai’d Up, inspired by traditional flavors, and the less conventional Sweet Monsoon, with hints of coconut and fresh mango.
With an insulated stainless-steel body, this streamlined travel mug keeps tea or coffee hot for up to 12 hours. Easy cleaning and juicy, candy-like colors are just the icing on the cake.
For the tea-loving sensualist, consider this limited-edition offering from cult-favorite brand Boy Smells. Blended with heady notes of black tea, eucalyptus, palo santo, and papyrus, it’s ripe for an intoxicating 50-hour burn.
Store loose-leaf tea in style with these Japanese-made canisters, featuring hardy steel construction, an airtight seal, and a glorious array of washi paper patterns. Their quality is time-tested too—they’re the product of a company that’s made them by hand for more than a century.
Made to mimic origami paper folds, this Japanese cast-iron trivet is as elegant as it is useful. Available in blue or bright persimmon red, it includes three padded feet for added safety and sturdiness.
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