According to statistics, 25 percent of Americans drink 2 cups of tea a day. Most people would probably assume that a cup of tea is the old-fashioned way - black tea with milk or lemon, maybe in a mug or maybe in a china cup and saucer. In reality, tea drinking has become a hugely diverse experience.
Tea is a massive industry ... shops dedicated to serving tea, a vast number of different types of teas from all around the world available in abundance on supermarket shelves, specialty stores, and online, subscription boxes for teas, a mind-boggling range of receptacles to drink them from and a fantastic array of tools, gadgets, and equipment with which to make and serve tea.
This means that buying gifts for tea lovers is a bit of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, there is an incredible choice but on the other, this can be overwhelming. The best gifts are those that truly fit the person’s needs and wants, that pamper their tea drinker personalities and tastes, and enhance their daily cuppa.
Check out our gift guide for the tea connoisseur in your life.
A great gift for anyone who is tea-adventurous, consider introducing them to Greek mountain tea or more commonly known as ‘shepherd’s tea’ or ‘ironwort’. The award-winning tea contains multiple antioxidant properties similar to those of green tea, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, cardiovascular and interstitial benefits, helping lower blood pressure & reducing inflammation. Naturally caffeine-free, Loose Mountain Tea is a perfect gift on its own or as part of a gift box to aid in health and well-being.
Treat a loved one to a warm cup of Par Avion Tea after a hard day’s work. The perfect brew for tea lovers that enjoy a subtle flavor to unwind for the night, guaranteed to induce some sweet melatonin for a perfect rest. Relax your body and empty your mind from unwanted stress, Par Avion Nightcap Tea is the perfect addition to one’s nightly routine. Packed in a facility with nuts and dairy.
As equally visually appealing as the Paris collection, the London Travel Collection is more suited as a tea sampler for those who prefer traditional rather than herbal teas. the nine caddies hold varieties including Earl Grey and heritage picks from Assam, Darjeeling, and the Himalayas. An added attraction of both the Collection gift box sets is the company is a Climate Neutral & Plastic Neutral certified brand and they donate 1% of its revenue to the education of tea growers' children in India. These are cups of tea that taste good and do good.
Rose gold is certainly having its moment. It even makes its way into the world of tea with this gorgeous infuser. Fun and functional, This heart-shaped infuser is the perfect gift for any woman who loves loose-leaf tea. It’s much more convenient than a teapot ‘cos you can make a single cuppa. What’s more, this little gadget makes tea time fun because it can also be used as a stir-stick.
If the heart-shaped infuser is the Venus of tea infusers, this is the Mars. It may not have the aesthetic sympathies of the rose gold-colored gadget but its form and function are not only masculine but in perfect symmetry. Simplicity is the name of the game here and any tea enthusiast will appreciate the perfect cup of tea whether it’s a single cup or a whole tea kettle. Made from premium food-grade stainless steel, you sit it in your cup/pot of boiling water and allow the flavor to infuse from your favorite loose tea until it’s as strong as you like it.
These golden spoons may have been designed with Middle Eastern spices in mind but we think they are great for other purposes too. Use them as a caddy spoon to fill your infuser or teapot with loose-leaf tea and use them as a stirrer to finish off your cuppa to perfection. They’re the opulent touch a delicious cup of tea demands.
Can you think of anything that adds that extra little touch of refinement to your tea drinking experiences than a perfect coaster on which to put your perfect cup of tea? This coaster (available as a set of two) is a lovely 4 x 4-inch slice of rose pink agate set in a golden rim. it’s a chic touch to match most types of decor but if pink is not your tea-loving friend’s thing then how about the brown agate version.
How do you turn making tea into an elegant art form? Forget the one-serve tea bags and use a beautiful tea maker instead. This glass teapot is the infuser style. You fill the canister with the loose-leaf tea of your choice and add hot water. When brewed to the strength you like, you can remove the canister, leaving you with a sophisticated see-through teapot with stainless steel lid that holds a generous 33 oz. It’s lovely enough to grace any table. Matcha and green tea look particularly pretty!
Why would you ever leave your bed again when you have your mug and saucer set cheering you on? This mug is a perfect reminder that taking a little beauty nap is possible whenever and wherever you feel like it. Warning: this mug may make you never want to leave your bed again.
They say that good tea is like a hug in a mug, and add a smile with this lighthearted and eye-catching mug. A fun take on the evil eye trend, this mug is covered in adorable little heart-filled eyes, complete with eyelashes. It coordinates nicely with our Maroc gold spoons and the pink agate coasters. Dishwasher and microwave safe, but washing by hand will extend the life of the mug.
The ultimate gift for a tea aficionado is a gift box of our favorite tea products. Every tea drinker can appreciate this tea set that contains a Radiance Glass Teapot, square tea infuser, Capucci tea cup, Maroc teaspoons, and a choice of Paris Collection tea or Grek Loose Mountain Tea. Take the tea-making experience to a whole new level when you have an exquisite collection to prepare and serve the tea and drink. Gone are the days of the stovetop kettle and teabag on a string in a chipped motif mug. This tea gift is the height of sophistication.
We think that any of these gifts are perfect for anyone who loves nothing more than a good cup of tea. From cheap and cheerful to expensive elegance, any tea lover can enjoy an enhanced experience with their cuppa however many times of day they choose to drink it and can think of you every time they take a sip.