There has been a recent boom in the tea industry as people are becoming aware of the many beneficial properties of good quality loose leaf teas. It has significantly stirred the consumer goods market and now you can find anything from tea accessories to unique services such as tea subscriptions. So, if you are looking for gift ideas for tea lovers, here are some of our favorites to consider (click the photos, or links, to learn more).
1. Tea Forté Loose Leaf Tea Chest
People who are devoted to tea, or even new to tea, can enjoy the great tastes of Tea Forte loose leaf tea. The Tea Forte Single Steeps loose leaf tea chest is super easy to use, and the pouches of the teas are already portioned for a single serving. It has never been easier or more convenient to make your perfect cup of loose-leaf tea.
The set is equipped with a tasting menu that highlights the different types of black, green, white and herbal teas. There is no compromise on the quality of these teas, and the collection is diverse. Tea Forte works directly with the growers of these teas, which shows their dedication and determination to provide only the best.
The Tea Chest contains 20 packets of tea of the following blends: African Solstice, Apricot Ameretto, Blood Orange, Bluberry Merlot, Bombay Chai, Caramel Nougat, Chamomile Citron, Cherry Marzipan, Coconut Chocolate Truffle, Coconut Mango Colada, Cucumber Mint, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Ginger Lemongrass, Green Mango Peach, Honey Yuzu, Jasmine Green, Lychee Coconut, Mojito Marmalade, Peach Brûlée, Peach Rhubarb Preserve, Sencha, Swiss Apple, Tangerine Rosemary, Tupelo Honey Fig, White Ginger Pear, White Cinnamon Sage, Wild Apple Ginger.
2. UEndure Tea Infuser Travel Mug, Glass Tumbler with Loose Leaf tea Strainer
This premium product takes luxurious tea drinking to another level. This mug not only allows you to enjoy tea on the go but also is made from natural and eco-friendly materials. The UEndure Tea Infuser is made of a high quality borosilicate quartz compound. To maintain the temperature of your beverage, the bottle is insulated with double walled glass. However, do not worry about the bottle being too big because this unique design fits snugly in your hand.
Not only is this bottle eco-friendly, but it also makes cleaning super easy with its two metal lids located on either end of the bottle. It gives the bottle a modern feel and of course, it will dry in less than a few seconds. The bottle is also equipped with a stainless steel tea infuser that can be found on the bottom of the bottle. You can choose to leave the tea in if you prefer the strong taste, or remove it if you do not like your tea over-steeped. The last thing that impresses us about the UEndure tea Infuser Travel Mug is it’s packaging. The product’s packaging is of such high quality that you may mistake it for a quality scotch or bourbon. 😉
To use the bottle, simply remove the bottom lid and push the stainless steel tea infuser in place until it snaps. You can fill the infuser with whatever loose tea you life. Then place the bottom lid back on the bottle and remove the top lid. Fill the bottle with hot water and close the lid. Then let your tea steep to perfection.
3. Fred & Friends Slow Brew Sloth Tea Infuser
This Slow Brew Sloth Tea Infuser by Fred & Friends makes for a super fun gift. If you know someone who enjoys novelty items and loves tea, then you do not need to look any further for a perfect gift idea. This fun tea infuser allows you to brew your slowly. So take a break from your frantic life and enjoy a delicious cup of your favorite loose tea blend. The sloth infuser is resistant against heat and the silicon is BPA- and phthalate- free. The infuser is designed as such that the sloth hangs from the rim of your cup and slowly infuses with the hot water.
4. Matcha Tea Ceremony Connoisseur Set
This product makes an excellent gift for tea aficionados. This Matcha Tea Ceremony Connoisseur Set comes with 25g of Imperial Ceremony Grade Matcha, a high quality Matcha Bowl that is made in Japan, a bamboo whisk, a bamboo scoop, a ceramic whisk holder, a sifter and a bamboo-serving tray. It does not matter if you are new to Matcha or already a connoisseur, this gift set is perfect for everyone. It has all the tools you need to whip up a delicious cup of Matcha tea and the best part is you can do it at the comfort of your home.
All the products in the set are handmade in Japan and they represent the perfect size and style of a traditional set. The bamboo used for the products is sustainably grown and it makes the cleaning part easy.
5. Cuisinart Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle
Cuisinart’s Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle is perfect for making tea in shortest span of time possible. The kettle is equipped with 1500 watts of power that allows it to heat quickly. It can hold up to 1½ liters of water, which starts to boil within a few minutes. The user can choose to set the kettle for various temperatures, which makes it perfect for steeping different varieties of tea.
The electric kettle is easy to use. Temperature setting is done with simple one-touch controls. The recommended temperatures are avaialable at the push of a button for; delicate teas, green tea, white tea, oolong, French press coffee and the “boil” option for black tea, instant cocoa, oatmeal, noodles and much more.
There are LED indicators on the control panel of the Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle. There is a start button and keep warm button. The keep warm button will keep your beverage hot for 30 minutes. The base of the kettle can turn 360 degrees for your extra convenience. This allows you to pour your hot beverage into your cup without having to struggle with a power cord. The kettle also has a memory function that means when you remove your kettle from the base, the kettle does not shut down or lose its spot in the heating process.
Apart from the above features, the kettle also has a handle that stays cool to the touch and allows for a strong grip. The kettle also has an open button for lifting the lid to pour in water for heating. For your convenience, the kettle has measurement marks on a blue backlit water window that makes it easy to know how many cups of water are in the kettle. The kettle is also equipped with a concealed heating element that keeps mineral buildup to a minimum. The spout of the kettle is designed as such that it creates no drips when pouring. In addition, to keep things safe the kettle shuts off on its own if there is no water in the kettle.
If you are interested in learning more about electric tea kettles, check out our detailed guide.
6. Book – Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties
This book makes an excellent gift for someone who loves tea and wants to learn more about it. Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties is a complete guide to all varieties of tea. With tea being the second most consumed beverage in the world, after water, it only makes sense to learn more about it and the different beneficial properties that can be taken advantage of.
The book is full of colored photographs and authoritative texts that literally take the reader to another place, a place full of the finest growing-tea in countries like China, Japan, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa. Featured are the various regions where the terroir gives tea its unique characteristics.
Numerous varieties of tea, including black, green, white, yellow, oolong, pu’er, perfumed, aromatic and smoked are covered in the book. It starts by giving an overview of the history of tea, followed by tea varieties, places where tea is sourced form, how it’s processed and cultivated, and the art of making, serving and tasting tea, along with tea ceremonies. There is also a great collection of tea recipes provided by gourmet chefs.
Apart from amazing pictures, the book also has detailed charts, tables and graphs that show the contents of each tea, such as caffeine, antioxidants and other biochemical properties. People who are enthusiastic about teas actually participate in organized tours for places were tea is grown. There are also plenty of tasting seminars held and you can even earn professional certificates. If you know someone who enjoys tea, then this book makes an excellent gift.
You can also read our review of this book HERE.
7. Teavana Perfectea Maker
The Perfectea Maker by Teavana provides an efficient, easy and clean way to make loose leaf tea. All you need to do is add water with the correct temperature along with your desired tea. Then place the Perfectea maker on top of your favorite cup. The product has a patented drain mechanism that strains your tea into the cup. The leaves stay behind in a strainer in the tea maker. The Perfectea Maker comprises of four pieces that are assembled together for the purposes of steeping tea. These pieces can be dissembled for easy cleaning and then reassembled again for next time.
The product is perfect for straining loose-leaf tea. The product is sturdy and the plastic it is made of is BPA free. The tea maker requires a cup of 3.5 inches in diameter and can brew about 16 ounces of tea. It is also equipped with a drip tray and the entire ensemble is dishwasher safe, though it is recommended to wash it by hand. The product is not safe to be used in the microwave.
8. “Art of Tea” Subscription Service
The Art of Tea subscription service is great and unique gift for those who wish to get regular deliveries of their favorite teas. The Art of Tea offers a monthly, semi-annual and annual subscription for the most favored blends. You will have your teas right on your doorstep and you can choose to end your subscription whenever you wish.
This tea subscription gives you access to an amazing selection. The selections change every month and Art of Tea makes it their mission to only get the finest of teas from reputed sources. The selection of teas is customized to your choices and you choose from loose-leaf teas, iced teas, sachet teabags, wellness, signature teas and caffeine free teas. Every delivery comes with a collection of tea recipes, benefits, fun facts and much more. The shipping is free within the United States.
You can learn more about Art of Tea via our detailed review.
9. Iced Matcha Tea Set With Martini Shaker
This Iced Matcha Tea Set is great for those who enjoy iced tea. With the help of this Iced Matcha Tea Set and Martini shaker, you can now make iced matcha tea in the comfort of your home. The product comes with a recipe that will help you get the perfect matcha iced tea every time. All you need to do take 1 teaspoon of matcha powder and a full scoop of ice. Then add about 8 to 12 ounces of water and shake well. Strain the contents of the shaker over a nice tall glass and enjoy the refreshing drink. You can also add more flavors to your drink, such as lemon, lime, ginger, mint or coconut.
10. TeaPrints Hoodies
Here is something really fun and unique for the tea lover in your life — a TeaPrints hoodie! TeaPrints hoodies are made of 100% California cotton fleece and have a kangaroo pocket at the front. The hoodies have various tea related prints, such as “Brew, Drink, Repeat,” “Crazy Tea Lady,” and “Tea Rex.”
Whether the recipient is a casual tea drinker or a tea devotee, this thoughtful gift will definitely make their day. Check out our Q&A with the founder of TeaPrints to learn more about this great company.
We hope that this list of tea related gifts will inspire your shopping, and spark some ideas!