Last Updated on September 30, 2021
Does someone on your list love tea? Check out these 30 fantastic ideas for gifts for tea lovers, sure to please the tea drinkers on your list this year. Whether they love black, green, or herbal tea, these tea gift ideas for tea drinkers will help them take their tea habit up a notch!
GIFTS FOR TEA LOVERS
If you’re in need of great gift ideas for the tea drinkers in your life, this list of gifts for tea lovers has you covered.
I’m a fan of most types of tea, and enjoy green, black, and a zillion types of herbal teas. Like most tea aficionados, I have a handful of favorites I brew on a daily basis, but I always love trying out new types of tea.
I love a quality Earl Grey and subtly flavored greens (this one is my favorite). Most days I brew a relaxing blend of lemon balm and chamomile with other herbs for sleep to help me wind down at night. When I want something fruity, I reach for hibiscus tea, and I have elderberry tea and pine needle tea often during cold and flu season.
I also love making tea with easily foraged plants, like spruce tea, elderflower tea, dandelion tea, mulberry tree leaf tea, goldenrod tea, and even the occasional cup of tea made with creeping charlie. (It’s an acquired taste.)
Needless to say, my tea cabinet is rather full!
Most of us tea lovers drink tea because we enjoy the flavors of our favorite teas, but knowing there are so many health benefits of tea makes tea drinking a delightfully healthy indulgence. Here are other healthy gift ideas if you’re looking for more.
Over decades of tea-drinking, I’ve sampled A LOT of tasty tea and tried a good deal of tea-related gear. Below are some top recommendations for gifts for tea lovers of all stripes, with options to fit every budget.
BEST TEA GIFTS FOR TEA DRINKERS
Another great thing about gifting tea? For those folks on your list who really don’t want or need much, since tea is consumable, you know it’s something they’ll actually use.
Tea gifts can also be very inexpensive. Of course if you want to, you can go for a splurgier item, but you can also give some lovely gifts for tea lovers that cost surprisingly little. You can get a pound of organic hibiscus flowers, chamomile, and elderberries, (or a selection of bulk black teas) for example, and some inexpensive jars, and you have thoughtful presents for multiple people.
–> If you’re looking to save a little on tea ingredients, check the options at Vitacost, one of my absolute favorite places to save on healthy ingredients. Especially when combined with the browser extension Honey or Rakuten, I’ve found some deals on things like the bulk tea ingredients mentioned above that save me a big chunk of change, even over the pretty reasonable prices you can find on these things on Amazon.
Some tea gift ideas to consider:
♦ For someone who has never gotten into herbal tea, a selection of different herbal teas to try is a must. You can find teas with a wide variety of flavors, from grassy to fruity, or go for some of the many medicinal teas with stress-relieving herbs, immune-boosting herbs, or herbs that support sleep.
♦ Does your tea lover only go for a quick cuppa? Some specialty bagged teas may be in order. Scroll down to find some unusual options.
♦ If they’re up for steeping loose tea, your tea gift options just got a whole lot wider. Consider an easy infuser cup or a beautiful teapot with a built-in infuser, together with some fancy loose teas. Bonus: You’re helping make their tea habit zero waste. Here are loads more eco-friendly gift ideas.
♦ There is also no end of tea gear to choose from, including teapots, cups, kettles, strainers, and accessories. You’ll find some top suggestions listed below.
WHERE TO GET GIFTS FOR TEA LOVERS
You can find many of the tea gifts below on Amazon, but check out some of the funky options you can get from independent sellers as well. Etsy has loads of fun gifts for tea lovers made by independent artisans and growers.
I especially love the tea gifts at Uncommon Goods, a cool B-corp, which as their name proclaims, offers lots of uncommon gift ideas for tea lovers on your list. In addition to delicious teas from around the world, they have some really fun gift ideas for tea drinkers.
You can also buy small amounts of loose teas at most natural food stores, so you could get your tea lover a wide selection of many types of tea to try and not have to worry about shipping. Put them in some pretty jars or tins they can refill when they’re ready for more.
BEST GIFTS FOR TEA LOVERS: SPECIALTY TEAS
For a truly chic tea gift, try these teas from around the world from Palais de Thés of Paris. I happened upon this amazing company when I was going for a stroll in Le Marais a couple of years ago, and I’ve become a devoted fan. It’s so wonderful to be able to get their teas outside Europe! The flavor combinations are unusual, and their tea brews up smooth flavors you just can’t find in everyday teas.
For someone interested in all the different ways tea may be enjoyed around the world, try these intriguing teas made with yaupon holly, the only plant containing caffeine indigenous to North America.
If you have a tea lover who’s also a fan of literature and puns, check out these fun tins shaped like books full of specialty teas. I think War and Peach and Matcha Do About Nothing are the cleverest titles, but pick the ones you think will be your tea drinkers cup of tea.
If your tea lover is a fan of chai, check out this fantastic chai tea kit.
Or you could pick up some loose chai and give it an attractive storage container. A pound of tea is a lot, so you could get a number of affordable loose teas and divide them among the containers and give it to multiple people. You can also whip up homemade herbal tea blends.
For the tea lover who also loves books, try these literary-inspired blends.
Or get this stunning set with a beautiful wooden box and two infusers with your tea lover’s initial on them.
If your tea lover favors black teas, some of the beautiful tins from Mariage Freres feel extra-special. For something more affordable, get some quality bagged tea from Taylor’s of Harrowgate or a wonderful organic brand called Clipper. Perfect for the Anglophile who wants a good British cuppa! Taylors has a fun gift sampler worth checking out also.
Pukka is another excellent choice for high-quality bagged tea, especially green and herbal. This Pukka gift box comes with five sachets of nine of their amazing flavors. Here are additional Pukka teas to consider.
This Numi gift set of organic, fair trade teas lets your tea drinker choose their brew based on their mood.
BEST GIFTS FOR TEA LOVERS: GEAR
If the tea drinker on your list only dunks bags in mugs, a stylish teapot is the perfect gift. There’s no shortage of beautiful and affordable options, from a heavy cast iron pot to an elegant glass one. They can use them for brewing bagged or loose teas.
This glass tea pot with flowering tea makes a stunning gift and will elevate your tea lover’s tea ritual.
Here are other glass teapots, which you could pair with a selection of loose teas.
I use a large ceramic teapot like this one to brew big batches of my favorite loose teas. It’s going strong after 25 years of regular use! You can add a pretty tea strainer as well. Here are other tea strainers to consider.
I also love this inexpensive stainless steel teapot, which reminds me of the ones they use in tea shops in England. It’s unbreakable, nice when you’re making tea in the morning and aren’t fully awake yet!
Or for something with a little more aesthetic appeal, get a traditional Japanese cast iron teapot, which will last a lifetime (or several).
Cups with built-in infusers make brewing up a single cup of loose tea a snap. I love this one, with a beautiful floral pattern. I use mine nearly every day, when I want a single cup of my favorite Earl Grey or hibiscus.
Infuser cups also work perfectly for brewing a single serving of Four Sigmatic’s delicious mushroom-infused coffee, which you should totally get the coffee drinker on your list!
Or if you think they’d rather stick with tea bags, the perfect size mug is another option. I have one I reach for every day, that feels good to hold and is just the right size. Glass mugs add some additional sensory enjoyment by letting you admire the color of the tea you’re drinking. These are double-walled to keep tea warm longer.
Do they love green tea but drink it in a run-of-the-mill coffee mug? These beautiful handcrafted Japanese cups will take their tea time up a notch.
This adorable elephant mug has a built-in holder for steeped tea bags.
Expand your tea lover’s horizones with kombucha, a popular fermented tea. This kombucha starter kit has everything they need to make their own kombucha at home.
Need an unusual gift for tea lovers? The tea drinkers on your list will love this grow-your-own-tea set. I love this beautiful herbal tea garden, which has seeds for lavender, chamomile, lemon balm, and mint together with grow bags, soil disks, plant markers, shears, and a tea strainer. If your tea lover likes to garden as well, check out these other great gifts for gardeners.
A variable-temperature electric kettle can let your tea drinker select water at just the right temperature for perfectly-brewed green, black, or herbal tea. Electric kettles also use less energy than boiling water on the stove, and they add less heat to the house in summer. A perfect gift for tea lovers who drink tea all year round!
What about a book about tea to help your tea lover learn more about this delightful beverage? The Tea Book, The Art and Craft of Tea, or Tea: History, Terroir, Varieties are all great gifts for tea lovers.
What gifts are you giving the tea drinkers in your life? Leave your best suggestions for gifts for tea lovers in the comments.
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Susannah is a proud garden geek and energy nerd who loves healthy food and natural remedies. Her work has appeared in Mother Earth Living, Ensia, Northern Gardener, Sierra, and on numerous websites. Her first book, Everything Elderberry, released in September 2020 and has been a #1 new release in holistic medicine, naturopathy, herb gardening, and other categories. Find out more and grab your copy here.