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22 best gifts for tea lovers 2021: Unique tea gift ideas

You simply can't go wrong with these gift ideas.
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Warm up your loved ones with these gifts for tea lovers.TODAY illustration / Getty Images

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No, you don’t have to be a proper Brit to enjoy a nice cup of tea every day. As a tea lover myself, I down close to six cups of it a day, whether it be my morning dandelion tea, midmorning Irish breakfast tea, spearmint tea with lunch or sleep-inducing tea before bed. I simply cannot get enough of it.

The beauty of tea is that there are so many flavors and combinations, making gifting for tea lovers truly endless. Below, we’ve rounded up the best options to bring some extra warmth to any tea lover’s day.

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Best gifts for tea lovers

1. Heart-Shaped Tea Bags

Dress up any cup of tea with these adorable heart-shaped tea bags. This cute set includes five English Breakfast teas, five Earl Grey teas and five White Berry teas — all of which contain caffeine to help you get through the work day.

2. Bubble Tea Kit

The bubble tea craze has blown up in the past few years, so gift your closest bubble tea fanatic this at-home kit to make their own. This DIY set includes two different teas — classic black and rooibos chai — tapioca pearls and two reusable stainless straws so users can enjoy bubble tea in the comfort of their own home.

3. Sweetened Loose Leaf Tea Drops Standard Sampler

Avoid the hassle of loose-leaf tea or tea bags with these fun Tea Drops. Created with raw sugar and aromatic spices, this set includes eight Tea Drops — including caffeinated Matcha Green Tea and Rose Earl Grey — as well as caffeine-free Citrus Ginger and Sweet Peppermint.

4.Joya Tea Starter Bundle

Add some joy into any tea lover’s life with this set from JOYA. Featuring high-quality teas, this set includes their Zing blend (ideal for upset tummies) and their Elevate blend (great for focus and more energy), plus a two-sided handmade wooden spoon for easy scooping.

5. David's Tea Cold Survival Kit

Fight against a crummy cold with this kit from David’s Tea. Not only does this Cold Comfort Kit include four caffeine-free teas, but it also comes with drawstring filters, honey sticks and a lip balm.

6. Original Olyxir Instant Tea Strips

Make tea-sipping simple with these convenient tea strips from Olyxir. Featuring ten olive leaf tea strips per packet, this gift is perfect for those who are always on the go but constantly craving some tea. This blend is jam-packed with antioxidants and will help boost your body’s defenses this holiday season.

7I . Numi Organic Tea Petite Bouquet

Yes, the taste is important when it comes to tea, but why not add a whole visual experience to your tea lover’s ritual, too. This tea set from Numi Organic includes four assorted flowering teas, which bloom as they steep.

8. Pukka Herbs Tea Selection Box

For the tea aficionado who doesn’t want to deal with the loose leaves, gift this awesome tea selection box from Pukka Herbs Tea. The set includes 45 sachets with nine different organic herbal tea blends including Supreme Matcha Green, Turmeric Gold, Peppermint and Licorice and many more.

9. Crabtree & Evelyn Star Showers Tea

For the tea lover who can never get enough sleep, gift them this gorgeous blend from Crabtree & Evelyn. Featuring notes of Silver Linden Blossom, Lemon Myrtle and Lavender, this heavenly blend will put all those sleepless nights way in the past.

10. Vahdam Chai Tea Private Reserve Trio

This three-tea set includes popular Vandam chai teas, mixing gorgeous spices and black tea. The flavors include Ginger Masala Chai, Maharani Oolong Masala Chai and Sweet Cinnamon Masala Chai.

11. Tea Forte Classic Herbal Tea Gift Set

Know a tea lover who also needs a little bit of relaxation? Consider gifting these herbal pyramid tea sachets from Tea Forte, which includes five caffeine-free blends like chamomile citron, harvest apple spice and ginger lemongrass.

12. Harry Potter Butterbeer Inspired Tea

This loose leaf is perfect for the "Harry Potter" and tea lover. This butterbeer-inspired caramel and butterscotch tea id great for a cozy night in — or movie marathon.

Best tea accessory gifts

1. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

There’s nothing more frustrating than pouring a cup of tea, letting the tea bag steep and then realizing too late that your cup is now cold. This won’t be the case with the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 — this incredibly sleek-looking mug can keep your desired drinking temperature up to 1.5 hours, or set it on the charger for all-day tea-heating.

2. Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

For a less expensive way to keep your cup of tea hot, try this electric mug warmer. Simply place your cup of tea on the plate and it'll stay hot for hours on end.

3. Porcelain Tea Set with Warmer

Elevate their tea party with this porcelain set, which includes two, four or six cups with a matching glass teapot and stylish warmer. You can choose to add the golden rack to display and transport the cups with ease.

4. Brentwood Iced Tea and Coffee Maker

For those who still love to have their sweet iced tea in the wintertime — this one’s for you. This fun iced tea and coffee maker from Brentwood can make up to eight servings of iced tea and the pitcher can be easily stored in the fridge if you end up having any leftovers.

5.Natural Flavored Honey Spoons

Aren’t these honey spoons just the sweetest thing? Gift this set for the tea lover who needs a little extra sugar in their cup (and their life).

6. Zens Travel Tea Set

For the busy tea-lover on-the-go, this cute little travel tea set is a super-smart solution. Just fill the top half with hot water and your favorite loose-leaf tea, let it steep, then press the little button to release the water, where it will strain the tea through a super-fine mesh strainer and release into the removable tea cup on the bottom half.

7. Fred and Friends Slow Brew Sloth Tea Infuser

I mean...would you look at him? I’m not sure if there is a cuter tea infuser out there, to be honest.

8. Smeg Variable Electric Kettle

Add a bit of flare to any tea lover’s kitchen with this retro-looking electric kettle from Smeg. Not only does this upgraded kettle look lovely, but it also can hold up to seven cups of tea and has seven different water temperature settings, too.

9. Bambusi Natural Bamboo Tea Storage Box

I don’t know about you, but my multiple boxes and sachets of tea are currently shoved into a kitchen cabinet and aren’t particularly pleasant to look at. If anyone would like to gift me this lovely bamboo tea storage box to keep things a bit more organized, I would be eternally grateful (as would any tea lover!).

10. Qualitas Earl Grey Scented Beeswax Candle

If you’ve had enough black tea for the day but are still craving that smell, light up this earl grey-scented candle from Qualitas. The hand-poured beeswax has a burn time of up to 50 hours.

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