Gift Edit 2023

The 12 Best Gifts for Tea Lovers

published Sep 29, 2023
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This feature is part of The Kitchn’s Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

Though we certainly won’t miss sweaty commutes to the office and sunburns, it’s an unfortunate truth that summer has come to an end in the Northern Hemisphere. However, it’s not all bad: A rainy day or crisp morning is as great an invite as any to sit down and relax with a good cup of tea. However, low-quality materials and brewing gear can ruin your cup — but the perfect tea-making gadgets make the experience even more of a delight. If a friend, family member, or even yourself is an avid tea drinker, then you’re in luck, since we’ve put together the ultimate gift-giving guide for the tea-lover in your life. Whether it’s the need for a new gooseneck kettle, a go-to travel mug, or a quality infuser to house loose tea leaves, we’ve got it all listed below. Read on to find the next best gift for a loved one — or yourself!

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For the avid traveler that can’t go anywhere without their tea, this gift practically screams their name. Whether it’s a journey to your local beach or a vacation to Europe, you can easily pack this iced tea travel kit with you. The kit includes a single serving iced tea press so you can make your tea on the go. Not only that, but it also comes with three loose-leafed ice tea packets to help you jumpstart your travels.

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Meet the new modern kettle that will have your tea-brewing routine down to a science. This kettle is designed with fully customizable brew settings as well as precision pouring for each cup. This includes a guide mode, brew stopwatch, and quick heat time. It even has WiFi compatibility and can update its firmware after each time the system releases an update. This gift is perfect for the tech-savvy individual who wants to take the guesswork out of each brewed pour. It’s also available in two colorways!

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Get the maximum flavor and benefits with your favorite loose-leaf teas by adding this tea infuser basket to your brewing routine. The large stainless-steel basket was made to extract as much flavor as possible, and it was designed to comfortably fit into the mug of your choosing. The top lid was made with silicone to ensure the tool can be handled without fear of burning yourself in the process.

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Take the guesswork out of which tea they’ll enjoy with this sweet gifting choice. Start by sending any size tea package you would like, which can include a different number of tea selections and optional mug. Once selected, then the recipient can choose which teas they like and the choices get sent right to their door in an adorable gift box. This is especially great for gift givers who have a budget range, because there are several types with various price tags.

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Every tea lover needs a good teacup and saucer set for their daily tea time. This lilypad teacup and saucer set is perfect for all year use and adds a touch of charm to any kitchen or current dishware set. It’s handcrafted and glazed, so it adds a personal touch as well. Plus, it’s also dishwasher-safe!

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Williams Sonoma

Give the gift of fine tea with this assortment of 60 tea bags that will last for months. Packaged with several different types including Royal Blend, Breakfast Blend, Afternoon Blend, Queen Anne Blend, Earl Grey Classic, and Smoky Earl Grey, you’ll surely find a favorite as well as experience new flavors you may not have shopped before. Best of all, they’re all neatly arranged and packaged in a gift box ready for giving to your loved one immediately.

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Sur La Table

Perfect for the cat lover and tea drinker in your life, fill up this infuser with your favorite loose-leaf teas and set it in your mug of choice. The infuser will release the tea flavor in the hot water with no mess or loose tea debris floating in the mug — all while the cat is cheekily peering over the rim. Reusable and dishwasher-safe, you’ll be reaching for it over and over again.

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Uncommon Goods

This tea kit comes with nine herbs and three varieties of green tea, so you can mix and match to find the perfect hot beverage for you. Plus, the kit comes with reusable tea bags made of biodegradable corn silk, you won’t have to worry about how you’ll be steeping your next mixture.

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Le Creuset

If you take your tea (or coffee) with cream or sugar, then this adorable set will sit perfectly with the rest of the tools in charge of making your daily brew. With hot and cold temperature retention, you don’t have to worry about milk or cream spoiling with use. Crafted with a contemporary design made from premium stoneware, the set shines in a colored glaze and is dishwasher-, freezer-, and microwave-safe. The set is available in seven colors, too!

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Rifle Paper Co.

Add some vibrancy to your kitchen with a colorful tea towel. Available in eight different prints, each recipient is able to showcase their personal style in a fun and unique way. The towel has a loop to use for hanging and is made of cotton, so it’s also machine-washable.

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Instant Home

Not only can you make iced tea in minutes using this truly instant brewer, but you can also brew a 32-ounce batch of cold brew in just 20 minutes. This is a great gift if there are multiple tea or coffee drinkers in the household.

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East Fork

Every tea or coffee drinker needs a go-to mug in the morning. Each mug is handmade and glazed, giving it a personal touch. It’s also available in eight colorways, so you can stock up on a few for all your friends or family members. Best of all, it holds 12 ounces to the brim and is microwave- and dishwasher-safe, so it’s low maintenance for daily use.