21 gifts for tea lovers – from loose-leaf teas to fun teapots and more

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There’s nothing better than a steaming cup of hot tea. If you know someone who subscribes to that philosophy and has more teapots and tins of tea than you can count, you probably know a tea lover.

Tea lovers can never have too many kinds of tea on hand, nor yet too many cute teapots and mugs in their collection. Still, you want to surprise them with a mix of old and new favorites. If you’re struggling to figure out where to buy excellent loose-leaf tea, porcelain tea sets, and all the other tea-making tools they use, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.

I’m a self-professed tea lady with several shelves dedicated to my tea collection and everything that goes with it. I’ve personally tasted and used nearly every tea and tea-related gift I’m recommending here, so rest assured – your tea fanatic will enjoy any of these gifts.

The 5 best gifts for tea lovers:

  1. A sampler box of different teas from David’s Tea ($24.50)
  2. A travel mug for their tea ($35)
  3. An electric kettle with adjustable temperature settings ($99.95)
  4. A monthly tea subscription ($45)
  5. A tin of ceremonial-grade matcha ($29.96)
A cute mug with an infuser and some loose leaf tea

T2 mug set

T2 Tea Fine Bone China Mug with Stainless Steel Infuser and English Breakfast Tea, available at Amazon, $34.35

Tea lovers can never have enough cute mugs, and this one is not only made of fine bone china, but it also comes with a stainless steel infuser and a pack of loose-leaf tea. All the sets come with mugs and teas that match a certain theme, including London, Paris, Melbourne, New York, or a good night’s sleep. The English breakfast tea mug set has rain clouds, London Bridge, the crown, and the Queen’s guards on it, for example. No matter which one you get, your giftee is bound to love it. 

A bubble tea set

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Bubble Tea Set, available at Harney & Sons, $39.95

Bubble tea is a delicious treat, and making it at home may seem intimidating, but it’s fun and easy with this gift set. It comes with tapioca pearls, wide-mouthed metal straws, and two of Harney & Sons’ finest tea blends that are just perfect for traditional black milk bubble tea: Paris and Milky Oolong. Harney & Sons even provides instructions on how to make the boba. I recently ordered this cute set, and it came in a beautiful gift box with a ribbon. 

A smart mug that keeps tea hot

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Ember Mug 2, available at Amazon, $99.95

There’s nothing more disappointing than a cup of tea gone cold. With the Ember Mug 2, that will never happen to your loved one again. This smart mug keeps the drink inside nice and hot at temperatures ranging from 120°F to 145°F. The temperature is set in an easy-to-use app. The mug itself can keep drinks hot for about an hour and a half on its own, but with the electric heated coaster that plugs into the wall, the drink will stay hot as long as it’s plugged in. 

Honey that’s made for tea

savannah bee company honey tea set

Tea Lover’s Gift Set, available at Savannah Bee Company, $22.50

There’s nothing quite like really high-quality honey dissolved in a cup of tea. Savannah Bee Company’s tea lover’s gift set is the perfect accompaniment to a nice brew. Not all types of honey are ideal for tea, but this one is specifically crafted to sweeten a variety of brews from chai to green and even Earl Grey. The set also comes with a wooden dipper that’s perfect for stirring honey into tea and two tea-flavored lip balms.

A beautiful handmade Japanese tea tin

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Japanese Tea Tin, available at Etsy, $12.50

Sure, you could buy a set of plain tea tins, but where’s the fun in that? These beautiful handmade Japanese tea tins are made of stainless steel with patterned washi paper on top. There’s also a plastic lid on the inside to keep tea fresh. This tin holds 3.5 ounces of loose-leaf tea and features Japanese cranes, trees, and wisteria flowers. This Etsy seller has many other designs in their shop, so you’re sure to find one your giftee will love.

A tea subscription

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Sips By 3-Month Tea Subscription Gift Card, available at Sips By, $45

Sips By’s tea subscription is one of the most affordable tea subscription services out there, so you can gift your loved one three months of delicious tea for $45. Once the recipient activates the gift card, they’ll take a quiz so Sips By can customize each tea box to their preferences. Then, each month, they’ll get four different teas — good for at least 15 cups of tea — based on their tea profile.

Sips By chooses its teas from more than 100 brands, and you can get tea bags or loose-leaf tea along with reusable, biodegradable filters. The box also comes with steeping guidelines and your giftee can check out recipes and lessons from Sips By’s experts.

High-quality organic loose leaf tea

rishi tea

Loose-Leaf Tea, available at Rishi

Rishi uses organic certified teas and herbs from artisan growers and specialist producers in its blends. The company’s direct relationship not only aims to ensure that farmers are compensated fairly for their crop, but also that the tea and herbs used in its blends are of high quality. I’ve bought lots of tea from Rishi, and it makes a great gift. Whether you want oolong, chai, chamomile, or just about any other kind of tea, Rishi has a brew that’ll make a great gift.

 

A sampler box of different teas

David's Tea Sweet Indulgence Tea Sampler

David’s Tea Sweet Indulgence Tea Sampler, available at David’s Tea, $24.50

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Tea fanatics love nothing more than trying new blends, and David’s Tea Sweet Indulgence Tea Sampler Gift Box contains 12 of the tea shop’s most unique loose-leaf tea blends. The teas are all inspired by famous sweets, from banana nut bread to English toffee. The company has lots of fun gifts, so if this sampler isn’t your giftee’s cup of tea, you can probably find another great option in the gift section.

 

A matcha tea set

tenzo tea

Modern Matcha bundle, available at Tenzo, $80

This bundle comes with everything they need to make delicious matcha drinks at home. The tea is of excellent quality and the electric whisk mixes up the matcha perfectly, and the little scoop ensures each drink has the right amount of matcha in it. I use this set at home to make matcha lattes and other drinks.

 

A tea brewing basket

finum tea basket

Finum Brewing Basket, available at Amazon, $10.99

Finum’s brewing basket is the best tea infuser you can buy to brew loose tea leaves because it is spacious enough to let the tea leaves brew to perfection. It’s also easy to clean and will keep most tea leaf particles out of the brew.

 

A porcelain tea set

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Royal Albert 3-Piece Tea Set, available at Overstock, $165

Nothing says tea time like a porcelain tea set made in the traditional English style. Royal Albert’s bone china is top-notch, so it’s made to last. In this set, you get a teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl. The company also makes matching teacups, saucers, platters, and tiered tea trays.

 

A teaspoon

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Samirah Collections Tea Time Teaspoon, available at Etsy, $16

Even if your tea lover doesn’t put sugar in their tea, they’ll love this silver-plated and hand-stamped teaspoon. Samirah Collection uses vintage silver plated teaspoons to create unique hand-stamped gifts.

 

A zodiac-inspired blend

zodiac tea

Zodiac Sign Tea, available at Uncommon Goods, $17

If they’re as passionate about astrology as they are about tea, they’ll appreciate this clever combination of the two. Each scent is crafted with a particular sign in mind — creating blends like the Aries-inspired lemongrass and sunflower-infused Yerba Mate, and Scorpio-based mango, ginger, and lime. 

 

A travel mug for tea

T2 mug

T2 Stainless Steel Flask with Tea Strainer, available at Amazon, $35

T2 makes the best travel mug for tea lovers hands down. The tea mug is made of stainless steel to keep tea hot for hours and hours. Best of all, it has a long stainless steel brewing basket that reaches deep enough into the travel mug that actually gets submerged in water and gives the tea room to brew properly. Also, if you happen to live near a T2 location, you can stop in every Friday with this mug in hand and get free brewed tea. How’s that for a gift that keeps on giving?

 

An electric kettle with adjustable temperature settings

Gifts for tea lovers OXO kettle

OXO Adjustable Temperature Pour-Over Kettle, available at Amazon, and Bed Bath & Beyond, $99.95

Every self-respecting tea drinker in England and Europe has an electric kettle, and tea lovers on this side of the pond should have one too. OXO’s gooseneck electric kettle has adjustable temperature settings so you can ensure that your tea fanatic’s brew is made at exactly the right temperature — and yes, if you didn’t know already, the water’s temperature matters.

 

A “tea” shirt

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BlockMerch Tea Shirt, available at Etsy, $24

Etsy is full of cute “tea” shirts, and this is one of them. We love the fun font and cute tea cup on the shirt. Plus, it has excellent reviews, and you’ll be supporting a small business.

 

A tin of ceremonial-grade matcha tea

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MatchaBar Premium Ceremonial Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder, available at Amazon, $29.96

Matcha is made from green tea leaves that grow in the shade and have been ground into a perfectly fine powder that dissolves in water when whisked properly. The result is a fresh, energizing, delicious tea. MatchaBar sells excellent matcha that’s ceremonial grade, so you can trust that this matcha will be top-notch.

 

A proper brew

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Yorkshire Tea, available at Amazon, $6.38

If you want to give your loved one a proper brew, you need to get some Yorkshire Tea. This famous British tea is rich and strong. This family-owned business has been producing high-quality tea since 1886 in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The tea itself comes from Rainforest Alliance Certified Growers in Africa and India.

 

A box of high-quality tea bags

numi tea

Numi Tea Bag Gift Set, available at Amazon, $24 

If your tea fanatic prefers tea bags or likes to have them on hand, Numi’s tea bag gift set is a wonderful buy. You get a wide assortment of organic, Fair Trade tea bags in a lovely bamboo tea box that you can use over and over again.

 

A tea party in a box

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GlobeIn Tea Party Box, available at GlobeIn, $60

GlobeIn sells Fair Trade, handmade products that are produced in ethical working conditions by workers who are compensated fairly for their labor. This set includes a handblown Mexican glass pitcher, tea from India, handmade tealight candles, a lovely lantern, and felt pompoms in fun colors.

 

Ethically sourced teas

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TeaPigs Tea Bags, available at Amazon, $8-$25

If the tea lover in your life contemplates the idea of tea bags with dismay, TeaPigs may be able to win them over. The company uses real whole tea leaves, whole flowers, and whole herbs to ensure that the brew’s quality is equal to that of tea brewed from loose leaves. Each biodegradable mesh bag is filled with an ample amount of tea instead of a little bit of dusty tea leaf pieces. TeaPigs also takes care to ensure that its tea comes from sustainable, eco-friendly tea estates.

 

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The 6 best electric and stovetop tea kettles in 2021

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  • The best tea kettles are easy to fill and pour and bring water to a boil quickly and consistently.
  • Our top electric pick has various water temperature settings, a durable design, and an accessible price.
  • While our top stovetop pick features drip-free pouring, large capacity, and other special features.

There’s nothing more comforting than a hot cup of tea, but boiling water and safely pouring it into a mug or teacup is a surprisingly difficult task without a proper kettle. If you want to quickly and easily make boiling water – so you can relax with your tea sooner – you should invest in an electric or stovetop kettle.

Each style has its own merits, and the type you choose comes down to personal preference. Electric kettles are faster and you can heat water to the exact temperature your tea requires. Stovetop kettles have a more classic look and they often whistle loudly to grab your attention.

We’ve included the best of both in our guide, and you can read more about them here.

Here are the best tea kettles

The best electric kettle overall

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The Krups Cool Touch Adjustable Temperature Kettle heats water to the perfect temperature for brewing a variety of teas. It looks sleek and it costs much less than similar kettles.

Pros: Affordable, adjustable temperature settings, easy to use, attractive metal design

Cons: Some users experienced leaking

If you’re serious about your tea and you like to drink all different kinds of tea, you need an adjustable temperature kettle. This 1.7-liter kettle has six preset temperature settings to ensure that you never burn your green tea leaves with scalding hot water ever again.

It’s remarkably easy to select the temperature setting you need with pre-sets for delicate, green, white, oolong, and herbal teas. If you just want black tea, hit “boil” and watch the water go up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit within five minutes or less.  

Believe it or not, using the right temperature is a big deal. Whenever I make green, white, or oolong tea with this kettle, I always set it to the right temperature instead of just hitting the button. The teas’ flavors come out in full force when brewed at the right temperature, and it’s so easy to select the right temperature on the Krups kettle. 

The kettle automatically stops boiling when it hits the temperature you selected or if it runs dry. The kettle will even keep your water warm for a time before automatically shutting off to protect the heating element. 

The kettle is made out of brushed stainless steel, and it looks gorgeous in my kitchen. The kettle jug is unattached, so you can pick it up and pour the water over your tea, oatmeal, or cooking pot without worrying about the length of the cord. The cord is concealed in the base and you can have it as short as you need it to be. 

There’s a big button on the top of the kettle, which pops the lid open when pressed. The handle is big, comfortable, and always stays cool for easy handling and pouring. There is a water window as well, so you can check how much is in there. Krups put the anti-scale filter in the spout of the kettle, and you can remove it if need be.

The best stovetop kettle overall

OXO kettle

If you’re looking for a classic kettle that heats quickly, fills easily, and is simple to pour, the OXO Brew Classic Tea Kettle is an excellent choice.

Pros: Wide bottom for quick heating, easy to fill and pour, large capacity

Cons: Can rust if not properly cleaned

The OXO Brew Classic Tea Kettle has a traditional shape with its wide-bottom body that narrows at the top and a spout that draws from near the bottom of the kettle. More importantly, it has a strong whistle that alerts you when the water is boiling. Once the water boils, you open the spout cover, and the spout offers precise, drip-free pouring.

This kettle is made of high-grade stainless steel that is supposed to be rust-resistant. OXO recommends wiping the kettle down regularly to keep cooking oils from wearing away at the steel. The handle and spout have silicone touch points that resist heat for burn-free use. The handle folds to the side for storage or easy filling. The kettle holds 1.7 quarts, which is a good amount for a big pot of tea.

OXO offers a satisfaction guarantee, so the company will refund or replace your kettle if you are not satisfied for any reason.

The kettle also has a handle that folds out of the way, there’s good interior visibility, and it’s easy to fill thanks to its broad opening.

The best electric kettle on a budget

Secura kettle

The fast-heating Original Secura Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Water Kettle is about the same price as plastic models, but it’s completely BPA-free.

Pros: Made of durable 100% stainless steel, keeps water warm, shuts off automatically, two-year warranty, easy to clean

Cons: No water gauge to see how much is inside, no variable temperature settings

Sometimes you just want a no-frills appliance that works and comes at an affordable price point. The Original Secura Stainless Steel Double Wall Electric Water Kettle fits the bill as a budget-friendly stainless steel electric kettle that boils water quickly.

It may not have fancy features like variable temperature settings or a water gauge, but it does offer a full stainless steel unibody design and 1500 watts of heating power. The kettle turns off automatically so you don’t boil a dry pot and damage the heating element.

Secura’s kettle is about the same price as cheap plastic ones, but it’s completely BPA-free and no plastic ever touches your water. The stainless steel inner wall is easy to clean after each use, so you can avoid mineral buildup over time. It has a double-wall construction, so the outer layer of plastic stays cool to the touch even as the water boils inside.

As long as you don’t need variable temperatures for tea or want to see the water level inside, the Secura kettle is a real winner — especially at this price point.

The best stovetop kettle on a budget

Cuisinart Kettle

Not only is the Cuisinart Aura Steel Stovetop Tea Kettle inexpensive, it also has a large two-quart capacity that is useful for much more than tea making.

Pros: Limited lifetime warranty, inexpensive, large capacity

Cons: Very loud whistle, can rust without proper cleaning

The Cuisinart Aura is a basic stovetop tea kettle, and sometimes that’s all you need. It gets the job done at a great price point, and if it breaks or rusts, it won’t break your heart.

The Cuisinart Aura features a two-quart-capacity solid stainless steel body — enough for eight cups of tea. The large capacity is also handy for boiling water for oatmeal, instant noodles, or anything else you need to quickly boil water for. This kettle notifies you that your water is boiling and ready with a whistle that increases in intensity. Sometimes it’s a bit too intense and you’ll find yourself running over to the stove to make it stop.

To pour the water, there’s a lever on the handle that you push to open the spout cap, ensuring you’ll never have to put your fingers near hot steam or boiling water to remove a cap. The handle is stationary and made of plastic, and the wide lid allows for easy refilling of the kettle.

To top it off, the entire setup is backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

The best high-end electric kettle

smeg electric kettle

The Smeg ’50s Retro-Style Electric Kettle adds style to any kitchen with its fun old school look, and it’ll heat your water quickly, too.

Pros: Fun 1950s-inspired design, stainless steel, automatic shut off, removable stainless steel filter, water level indicator, lots of color options

Cons: You’re paying for form more than function

Smeg’s ’50s Retro-Style Electric Kettle adds much-needed flair to the traditional kettle with its ’50s color palette and fun design aesthetic. You can get it in multiple color options, including cream, blue, green, red, black, chrome, and pink.

The kettle is made of stainless steel that’s powder-coated for added durability and protection from mineral buildup. If anything goes wrong, Smeg offers a one-year warranty.

Inside, there’s a removable, stainless steel limescale filter that you’ll need to clean every now and then to prevent too much of a deposit from building up. If you have hard water, you’ll have to clean the filter more often. It also has a water level window so you can check how much water is inside.

You are paying a premium for the design, but anyone who loves well-designed appliances or has a retro-inspired kitchen will love this kettle.

The best high-end stovetop kettle

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If you are looking for a stylish tea kettle that heats quickly and stores easily, you will be hard-pressed to find a better option than the Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Zen Teakettle.

Pros: Heat-proof handle folds down, loud whistle, can be used with any stove type, including induction

Cons: Expensive, may dribble

The enamel-on-steel body of the Le Creuset Zen Teakettle makes it more resistant to rusting and thus more durable than its counterparts. The kettle holds 1-5/8 quarts of water and has an inverted bowl shape, which helps it heat quickly. The arched handle folds down for storage and filling, and the lid is wide for easy cleaning and filling.

Though the enamel of the kettle is “chip-resistant,” Le Creuset warns that repeated banging may damage the exterior enamel. The Zen Teakettle comes in ten colors, including Marseille, cherry, dune, and palm. Plus, each style comes with a limited five-year warranty.

Additional nice features are its heat-proof handle, loud whistle, and the fact that it can be used on any type of stovetop. However, the price is a bit steep for a kettle.

FAQs

Electric kettles vs. stovetop kettles — which should you buy?

Electric kettles: For real tea fanatics, it can be difficult to get just the right temperature water for your brew, and nuking H2O in the microwave is simply out of the question. That’s where electric kettles come in. They boil water faster than a watched pot on your stove, and the best ones even offer adjustable temperature settings to ensure that the water is just right for your delicate tea leaves.

You can also use electric kettles to boil water quickly for any cause. No matter your needs, it’s good to have a dedicated appliance in your kitchen that boils water quickly.

Stovetop kettles: The hardest part of making tea is remembering that you’re making tea. An electric kettle won’t notify you when the water is ready. Conversely, the whistle of the stovetop kettle demands attention more intensely — you can’t forget you’re making tea with something that whistles

What are kettles made of? 

Most kettles are made of stainless steel, plastic, enamel-on-steel, or some combination of these materials. There are a few glass kettles available, but they receive low marks for performance from both buyers and experts.

Due to research linking bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates to cancer, many people are a little squeamish around kettles made out of plastic, especially since heating plastics can cause chemicals to leach into liquids or foods. However, the plastics that have been shown to cause cancer are used to make clear, hard containers or soft, flexible products. Tea kettles don’t fit into either of these categories.

But, if you are concerned about drinking hot water that has come into contact with plastic, make sure you choose a tea kettle that avoids this problem. Each of the kettles in our guide uses plastic sparingly, but never in the main part of the kettle.

What’s the best way to prevent rust or mineral buildup in your kettle?

Though the name may suggest otherwise, stainless steel tea kettles are susceptible to rusting. The best way to combat this is to regularly wash your kettle and dry it completely. If you do notice rust, fill your kettle with a 1:1 ratio of vinegar and water, boil it for a few minutes, empty it, and then wash your kettle per the manufacturer’s specifications. Rusting is less common with enamel-on-steel kettles.

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20 last-minute gifts for tea lovers – from new brews to fun teapots and more

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numi blooming tea set

There’s nothing better than a steaming cup of hot tea. If you know someone who subscribes to that philosophy and has more teapots and tins of tea than you can count, you probably know a tea lover.

Tea lovers can never have too many kinds of tea on hand, nor yet too many cute teapots and mugs in their collection. Still, you want to surprise them with a mix of old and new favorites. If you’re struggling to figure out where to buy excellent loose-leaf tea, porcelain tea sets, and all the other tea paraphernalia that’s out there, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.

I’m a self-professed tea lady with several shelves dedicated to my tea collection and everything that goes with it. I’ve personally tasted and used nearly every tea and tea-related product I’m recommending here, so rest assured – your tea fanatic will be over the moon with any of these gifts.

Some of these gifts may arrive after Christmas, so keep that in mind when shopping. We doubt your loved ones will mind though since it’s really the thought that counts. 

The 5 best gifts for tea lovers:

  1. A sampler box of different teas from David’s Tea ($24.50)
  2. A travel mug for their tea ($35)
  3. An electric kettle with adjustable temperature settings ($99.95)
  4. A monthly tea subscription ($45)
  5. A tin of ceremonial-grade matcha ($29.96)
A tea subscription

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Sips By 3-Month Tea Subscription Gift Card, available at Sips By, $45

Sips By’s tea subscription is one of the most affordable tea subscription services out there, so you can gift your loved one three months of delicious tea for $45. Once the recipient activates the gift card, they’ll take a quiz so Sips By can customize each tea box to their preferences. Then, each month, they’ll get four different teas — good for at least 15 cups of tea — based on their tea profile.

Sips By chooses its teas from more than 100 brands, and you can get tea bags or loose-leaf tea along with reusable, biodegradable filters. The box also comes with steeping guidelines and your giftee can check out recipes and lessons from Sips By’s experts.

A reusable advent calendar with loose leaf tea

Sips By tea Advent calendar

Holiday Tea Advent Calendar, available at Sips By, $75

What better way to count down the days until Christmas than with a tea advent calendar? It’s too late for this year, but the reusable advent calendar and all the tea inside still make a great gift that the giftee can use next year (though they will probably drink all the tea sooner rather than later).

Sips By’s reusable fabric tea advent calendar comes with either 12 or 24 different teas. The teas vary by type and flavor, making the advent calendar a great way to find a new favorite brew. Every pack of loose leaf tea has four servings in it, so the tea lover in your life can share with their family and friends. They can also reuse the fabric advent calendar and stuff the pockets with anything they’d like after the tea is gone. We got one in to test recently and were impressed by both the quality of the fabric calendar and the variety of the tea.

*Gift may arrive after Christmas.

High-quality organic loose leaf tea

rishi tea

Loose Leaf Tea, available at Rishi

Rishi uses organic certified teas and herbs from artisan growers and specialist producers in its blends. The company’s direct relationship not only aims to ensure that farmers are compensated fairly for their crop, but also that the tea and herbs used in its blends are of high quality. I’ve bought lots of tea from Rishi, and it makes a great gift. Whether you want oolong, chai, chamomile, or just about any other kind of tea, Rishi has a brew that’ll make a great gift.

*Gift may arrive after Christmas.

A sampler box of different teas

David's Tea Sweet Indulgence Tea Sampler

David’s Tea Sweet Indulgence Tea Sampler, available at David’s Tea, $24.50

Shop more tea gifts at David’s Tea

Tea fanatics love nothing more than trying new blends, and David’s Tea Sweet Indulgence Tea Sampler Gift Box contains 12 of the tea shop’s most unique loose-leaf tea blends. The teas are all inspired by famous sweets, from banana nut bread to English toffee. The company has lots of fun gifts, so if this sampler isn’t your giftee’s cup of tea, you can probably find another great option in the gift section.

*Gift may arrive after Christmas.

A Christmas-themed gift box

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Vahdam Tea Christmas Joy Set, available at Nordstrom, $27.99

If they have Christmas on the brain year-round, nothing says “Merry Christmas!” to a tea lover quite like this Christmas Joy gift set from Vahdam Tea. The box is so cute you won’t even need to wrap it. The set comes with two festive tins of loose-leaf tea: Earl Grey Masala Chai Tea and India’s Original Masala Chai Tea.

Vahdam sources all its tea directly from more than 100 tea plantations in India and Nepal. Its teas are packaged within 24 to 48 hours of harvest, so you can rest assured that this is fresh tea that tastes great.

*Gift may arrive after Christmas.

A matcha tea set

tenzo tea

Modern Matcha bundle, available at Tenzo, $80

This bundle comes with everything they need to make delicious matcha drinks at home. The tea is of excellent quality and the electric whisk mixes up the matcha perfectly, and the little scoop ensures each drink has the right amount of matcha in it. I use this set at home to make matcha lattes and other drinks.

*Gift may arrive after Christmas.

A tea brewing basket

finum tea basket

Finum Brewing Basket, available at Amazon, $10.40

Finum’s brewing basket is the best tea infuser you can buy to brew loose tea leaves because it is spacious enough to let the tea leaves brew to perfection. It’s also easy to clean and will keep most tea leaf particles out of the brew.

*Gift may arrive after Christmas.

A porcelain tea set

royal albert

Royal Albert 3-Piece Tea Set, available at Overstock, $165

Nothing says tea time like a porcelain tea set made in the traditional English style. Royal Albert’s bone china is top-notch, so it’s made to last. In this set, you get a teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl. The company also makes matching teacups, saucers, platters, and tiered tea trays.

*Gift may arrive after Christmas.

A teaspoon

tea spoon

Samirah Collections Tea Time Teaspoon, available at Etsy, $16

Even if your tea lover doesn’t put sugar in their tea, they’ll love this silver-plated and hand-stamped teaspoon. Samirah Collection uses vintage silver plated teaspoons to create unique hand-stamped gifts.

*Gift may arrive after Christmas.

A zodiac-inspired blend

zodiac tea

Zodiac Sign Tea, available at Uncommon Goods, $17

If they’re as passionate about astrology as they are about tea, they’ll appreciate this clever combination of the two. Each scent is crafted with a particular sign in mind — creating blends like the Aries-inspired lemongrass and sunflower-infused Yerba Mate, and Scorpio-based mango, ginger, and lime. 

*Gift may arrive after Christmas.

A travel mug for tea

T2 mug

T2 Stainless Steel Flask with Tea Strainer, available at Amazon, $35

T2 makes the best travel mug for tea lovers hands down. The tea mug is made of stainless steel to keep tea hot for hours and hours. Best of all, it has a long stainless steel brewing basket that reaches deep enough into the travel mug that actually gets submerged in water and gives the tea room to brew properly. Also, if you happen to live near a T2 location, you can stop in every Friday with this mug in hand and get free brewed tea. How’s that for a gift that keeps on giving?

*Gift may arrive after Christmas.

An electric kettle with adjustable temperature settings

Gifts for tea lovers OXO kettle

OXO Adjustable Temperature Pour-Over Kettle, available at Amazon, and Bed Bath & Beyond, $99.95

Every self-respecting tea drinker in England and Europe has an electric kettle, and tea lovers on this side of the pond should have one too. OXO’s gooseneck electric kettle has adjustable temperature settings so you can ensure that your tea fanatic’s brew is made at exactly the right temperature — and yes, if you didn’t know already, the water’s temperature matters.

*Gift may arrive after Christmas.

A “tea” shirt

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BlockMerch Tea Shirt, available at Etsy, $24

Etsy is full of cute “tea” shirts, and this is one of them. We love the fun font and cute tea cup on the shirt. Plus, it has excellent reviews, and you’ll be supporting a small business.

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A tin of ceremonial-grade matcha tea

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MatchaBar Premium Ceremonial Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder, available at Amazon, $29.96

Matcha is made from green tea leaves that grow in the shade and have been ground into a perfectly fine powder that dissolves in water when whisked properly. The result is a fresh, energizing, delicious tea. MatchaBar sells excellent matcha that’s ceremonial grade, so you can trust that this matcha will be top-notch.

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A proper brew

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Yorkshire Tea, available at Amazon, $5.75

If you want to give your loved one a proper brew, you need to get some Yorkshire Tea. This famous British tea is rich and strong. This family-owned business has been producing high-quality tea since 1886 in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The tea itself comes from Rainforest Alliance Certified Growers in Africa and India.

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A box of high-quality tea bags

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Numi Tea Bag Gift Set, available at Amazon, $24 

If your tea fanatic prefers tea bags or likes to have them on hand, Numi’s tea bag gift set is a wonderful buy. You get a wide assortment of organic, Fair Trade tea bags in a lovely bamboo tea box that you can use over and over again.

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A blooming tea set

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Numi Blooming Tea Gift Set, available at Amazon, $27.56

Numi’s tea is all organic and farmed ethically, so you can feel good about gifting this blooming tea gift set. It comes with a classy glass teapot and blooming tea that unfurls like a flower when doused in boiling water. The gift set is enclosed in a classy bamboo box as well for easy gifting.

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A tea party in a box

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GlobeIn Tea Party Box, available at GlobeIn, $60

GlobeIn sells Fair Trade, handmade products that are produced in ethical working conditions by workers who are compensated fairly for their labor. This set includes a handblown Mexican glass pitcher, tea from India, handmade tealight candles, a lovely lantern, and felt pompoms in fun colors.

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Ethically sourced teas

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TeaPigs Tea Bags, available at Amazon, $8-$25

If the tea lover in your life contemplates the idea of tea bags with dismay, TeaPigs may be able to win them over. The company uses real whole tea leaves, whole flowers, and whole herbs to ensure that the brew’s quality is equal to that of tea brewed from loose leaves. Each biodegradable mesh bag is filled with an ample amount of tea instead of a little bit of dusty tea leaf pieces. TeaPigs also takes care to ensure that its tea comes from sustainable, eco-friendly tea estates.

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A personalized tea-for-one set

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Peony Design Etsy Personalized Tea Pot, Cup, and Saucer, available at Etsy, $35.39

Even if your tea lover has a massive teapot collection already, they probably don’t have a personalized teapot, cup, and saucer. Peony Design will personalize this tea-for-one set any way you want.

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