Giving a gift is the best feeling, and as the world’s second-favorite drink, tea is loved by everyone. Whether it’s get-well wishes, a welcome to the neighborhood, or just because you’re thinking of someone, tea gifts are always a comfort.
While everyone loves a bag of their favorite leaves, there are so many great tea gift ideas out there. So, what do you get a tea lover?
It doesn’t have to start and end with tea itself, the good brew can infuse pretty much anything. We’ve assembled some interesting ideas, many of them Amazon gifts for tea lovers. Read on and we’ll help you choose how to give the gift of tea.
1. Sweet, Sweet Tea
If your friend, partner, loved one, colleague or any tea lover in your life is a fan of our favorite steeped leaves, they obviously love the taste. Tea gift ideas that capture its sweet, complex taste are likely to be a hit.
A natural choice is to make the jump from bag to box in the form of chocolates and candy.
Matcha is so popular at the moment, and apart from the frothy, delicious drink, we’re seeing it in milkshakes, brownies, cookies and more. Chocolate is no different. The sweet taste of matcha goes so well with chocolate. Check out your favorite brands infused with the flavor or perhaps some fancy matcha candies.
If you do want to keep it strictly brewed while still bringing in some sweet gift tastes, check out these truffle tea sachets. They come in tons of flavors including cucumber mojito, coconut chocolate, and Belgian truffle and are presented in a beautiful, sleek tin. Perfect for the stylish tea fan in your life.
To add a bit of beauty to your regular cup, blooming tea balls make the perfect gift. They start out looking like regular round bunches of dried flowers, kind of like a bath bomb. But once you pour the water over, they open up like a flower. Why not combine with a glass teacup so they can really appreciate the bloom as it happens? See below for our favorites.
2. Cups And Saucers
Apart from the bag and water, something to brew tea in and drink it out of is essential. It’s good news then that there are a ton to choose from and something to suit every tea-drinking taster’s style.
For the aspiring lord or lady in your life, these floral teacups will make them feel like they’re serving high tea in an English country garden.
Or how about modern glass cups for a minimalist tea sipper? They give a stylish, clean look, and you can watch the brewing process to get the perfect color.
To give an authentic tea gift which evokes the origins of the sacred leaf itself, how about this Huang Baohua Handmade Yixing Teacup? It comes in a gorgeous earthy red, engraved Chinese characters and a lid to keep your brew warm.
Not forgetting stirring and removing the tea bag, everyone needs a spoon. Add a name or special message with these custom versions and leave no doubt about who it belongs to?
3. Pot Calling The Kettle!
Staying on the theme of making and pouring the perfect brew, there are so many cool ideas – and a lot of technology – behind making a cup of hot tea.
Some of the most dedicated tea lovers are still using a regular kettle or pot, why not upgrade your loved one with one of these kettle tea gift ideas?
We know how important temperature is for making the perfect cup, so this variable temperature teapot will change the life of a regular sipper. Give that retro, old school tea vibe with a traditional whistling kettle; everyone will know when the tea’s ready!
4. On The Go Tea Gifts
Life moves so fast these days, we’re always on the go. But that doesn’t mean the tea lover in your life has to go without. There’s a portable tea mug to suit every taste and lifestyle.
This one has a stylish strap and comes with its own infuser, while this one’s a sweet pink ceramic, just like their favorite cup at home. For those who like to keep it hot (or cool) go for something vacuum-insulated with this stainless steel travel mug.
5. Beautiful Aromas
As any lover of the Camellia sinensis leaf will know, tea isn’t just for drinking. What do you get a tea lover who wants to smell their favorite brew everywhere they go? Here are a few ideas to get you thinking.
These white tea candles are sweet-smelling, clean-burning and come in a simple, modern holder. Or why not give the gift of that sweet and complex aroma for them to carry around all the time with a perfume or soap?
Another lovely idea is to spread the wellbeing effects of green tea all over your body, literally! This green tea body scrub smells fresh, feels great and exfoliates.
6. Tea Brewing Kits
For those that want to take their tea game to the next level, there are a range of tea lovers’ gift sets out there to suit every taste.
Kombucha is growing in popularity for its refreshing, feel-good benefits. We love this bright, modern kombucha brewing kit. It comes with everything you need to get started including a funnel, bottle brush and the swing top bottles to store your precious brew.
Tea alchemists in the making can get brewing with this No Stress Tea set. With eight leaf types, it should allow around 100 servings of creations and experiments. The teas are also 100% organic and come with a gaiwan cup and saucer.
7. Read All About It
With teas thousands of years-long history, there’s a lot to be said and written about it. These book tea gift ideas will give the leaf lover in your life some brew for thought!
Give the gift of knowledge and they’ll be able to tell you all about where it comes from and how it’s grown with these tomes:
Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties – changing tastes over thousands of years of tea drinking
The Art and Craft of Tea – choose, brew and serve the perfect cup
The Tea Book – learn how the world drinks it with these rituals and recipes
8. Tea Lovers’ Gift Sets
As we know, tea comes in so many varieties, with accessories, gadgets and vessels. So it’s no surprise gift sets are a popular way to show a tea fan that you care.
Matcha is best brewed in the traditional way, which requires a few pieces of equipment! A matcha kit like this one will allow your loved one to enjoy the ancient brew instantly.
Gift sets like this pretty garden one and this organic tea lovers’ gift basket are great if you’re thinking of sending a care package, and they’re presented beautifully too. They include things like varieties of tea, cups, pots and even jam.
9. DIY Tea Gift Ideas
There’s nothing better, whether giving or receiving, than something homemade. It shows that you know the person’s tastes and that you’ve spent time thinking about them and making something special.
Even better, with DIY tea gift ideas you can include exactly what you know they’ll like, and customize to your heart’s content!
Get some ideas from sites like these, but to start you off you could think about including many of the items on our main list:
- Tea bags and leaves
- Cups and spoons
- A gift card with a special message
- Cookies or candy
Arrange your gifts in a basket along with their favorite color wrapping and ribbons and a card with a special message. Or perhaps work to a theme for a special occasion. The possibilities are endless!
10. Tea Of The Month Club
Now, what about if you can’t choose a gift, are sending it far away or don’t know what they like? How about a tea of the month club as a gift?
The benefit of these clubs is that the teas and sets are sent right to their door, and they can choose a random selection or go for their favorites. Some even include equipment like cups and diffusers with their first delivery.
Another advantage is that these curated sets will give exact portion sizes and instructions. They’re also practical because these individual amounts mean none is wasted, and the tea lasts longer unopened.
Check out some of our favorite tea of the month clubs here.
Tea Gift Ideas – Done!
We hope you’ve enjoyed looking through our favorite tea gift ideas, and more importantly, we hope the tea lover in your life enjoys what you’ve given them!
The great thing about tea is that there are a ton of ideas out there! One thing’s for sure, everything goes great with tea, especially when it’s wrapped up in a gift.
So, what would you get a tea lover?
Tell us in the comments below!