14 Best Gifts for Tea Lovers 2020

Last Updated:  September 13, 2020

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Finding the best gifts for tea lovers is hard because when someone loves something, they tend to have all their bases covered already. They probably already have a favorite tea kettle, a tried and true ceramic cup, and plenty of actual tea!

You’ve got to dig a bit deeper if you really want to dazzle and surprise the tea drinker in your life. So, here are our 14 favorite and absolute best gifts for tea lovers, at price points from $8 to $80.

Best Gifts for Tea Lovers: The List!

1. Tea Drops: Just Drop, Stir, and Drink ($36)

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Genuine tea leaves + organic cane sugar + cool gift box.

Put one of these amazing Tea Drops in a cup, add boiling water and then stir for a few seconds. Voila, your new flavorful tea blend is ready to drink!

Sashee Chandran created these ingenious little spiced tea morsels in Los Angeles. They come 25 to a box in 5 different teas: Citrus Ginger, Blueberry Acai, Rose Earl Grey, Sweet Peppermint, and Matcha Green Tea. Explore new flavors without the hassle and expense of stocking the actual spices. Impress your guests with a calming cup of tea at the drop of a drop!

2. Herbal Bath Tea Kits: Add Plenty of Hot Water ($13)

Toss one of these floral tea blends into your hot bath water for a refreshing soak.

What better way to test the depths of your love of tea than to bathe in it? These organic herbal tea soaking kits are made in Illinois and come in batches of 12 sacks. Relax and let little waves of aroma wash your stresses away while you inhale subtle scents of roses, chamomile, calendula, and lavender.

3. Simple Ceramic Tea Cups: Keep a Grip on Things ($30)

Like most people, these simple tumblers sport a smooth side and a rough side.

Exquisite ceramic tea cups from Avesha Michael are crafted by hand, sanded, glazed, and twice fired. Each one is made to order so you’ll need about two weeks lead time. It’s absolutely worth the wait!

4. The Tea Towel: Everything You Need to Know ($14)

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The perfect gift for a tea lover with a mind like a sponge.

This smart infographic tea towel is bursting with facts, snippets, and musings on the second most popular drink in the world: tea! Designed by Stuart Gardiner and printed in the UK on 100% organic cotton, it’s equally at home framed on the wall or soaking up spills in the kitchen.

5. Whole-Leaf Sampler Set: A Whiff of Luxury ($20)

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This just might be the most gift-able tea sampler set around.

Design matters when it comes to gifts, and this Tea Forte Tasting Assortment makes the cut. Each individually wrapped pyramid-shaped infusion of premium whole leaf tea is perfectly cradled inside a beautiful gift box. No gift wrap required! If you want to go bigger, there’s also a Tea Forte mega-sampler with 40 infusers.

6. Tea Infuser Travel Mug: Stay Loose! ($35)

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Infuse your outings with a handy supply of home-brewed tea.

The Pure Zen Tea Tumbler is one of the best and most stylish travel tea systems available. The glass is double walled to keep your tea hot (or cold if you prefer) for an hour or more and the screw on lid absolutely does not leak. We’ll say that again, it does not leak!

You can use pretty much any loose leaf tea with this nifty design. You do have to screw the lid off to take a sip, but we actually prefer it this way because those easy-sip holes always leak in the end.

There’s no better way to take your favorite brew on the road, around the office, or out on the town!

7. Tea of the Month Subscription: Keep it Fresh ($10)

Variety is the spice of life. Try something new!

This budget-friendly one-tea-per-month subscription includes one specially selected seasonal tea, an extra tea sample, brewing instructions, and pairing suggestions. Each month’s tea delivery is enough to make around 15-20 cups, which means the pricing works out to only about 50 cents per cup. You can send a three, six, or twelve-month subscription.

Folks seem to love their monthly tea newsletter too!

Also check out Simple Loose Leaf’s awesome $9/mo subscription box, which includes four different teas every month.

8. NovelTea Tins: War & Peach, and More ($25)

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These NovelTea Tins are more than meets the eye. Each beautifully designed tin book hides an equally delicious tea inside. Once your recipient is done with the tea they can use the tin to store keepsakes, or more tea!

The teas are paired with punny plays on classic book titles. For example, Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Earl Grey” contains Wilde’s Rosy Earl Grey Tea Blend. Each custom tea comes in a 3 oz. resealable bag complete with proper brewing instructions.

Pair this gift with the actual novel for a complete experience.

9. The Perfect Tea Strainer: For “Extra-Fine” People ($8)

Simple, sleek, and effective.

Every aficionado of loose leaf tea has a strainer. But they don’t all have the perfect tea strainer. This is it!

The super fine mesh keeps even the smallest particles from escaping into your brew. It’s also large enough for tea leaves to expand to their full flavor potential and slides easily over the top of most standard sized cups and teapots. The included coaster doubles as a lid.

This the last infuser your tea lover will ever own!

10. Herbal Tea Plant Kit: Grow Your Own Flavors ($25)

Neither drought nor deer will stop these hearty souls.

There’s nothing quite like the slightly earthy taste of a truly homegrown herbal tea. Get your new garden to a quick start with this nicely designed herbal tea garden kit.

The included soil pellets help even the clumsiest of gardeners get their seeds fired up and heading for the sky. Planting instructions are included and the stamped bag is like a little treasure chest to open and explore.

11. Green Herbal Tea Kit: Make Your Own Custom Blends ($40)

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Our favorite gift for tea lovers who like to experiment with new flavors.

Julie Pedersen created this aromatic herbal green tea kit to guide tea drinkers on a path of exploration. Combine the nine spices and herbs with included green teas from Japan, Sri Lanka, and India to discover your own special mix.

What happens when you combine peppermint, hibiscus, and jasmine? Do childhood memories come flooding back? Does it remind you of that relaxing trip to Hawaii last year?

12. Go Tea Tasting: It’s Social, Tasty, and Usually Free

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Unlike a trip to Napa, tea tasting is cheap and you can drive yourself home afterwards.

Tasting isn’t only for oenophiles, you know. Tea lovers can usually snag a few sips on the house too. You just have to ask.

Most tea shops will steep a few different teas and blends for you to try on the spot. So maybe do a Google search for tea shops near you, make a note of two or three promising options, and then set aside an afternoon to go tea tasting together.

Hit a few different places if you can as each experience will be a bit different. Buy your tea lover a few ounces of whatever their favorite is at each shop. Be sure to sample something unusual. You just might surprise yourself!

13. Engraved Tea Storage Box: Make It Personal ($24)

Always have your top teas at the ready.

This lightweight birch tea storage box can be personalized with a name on the outside and a custom message on the inside lid. With six compartments, you can keep your favorite teas organized for easy access. It’s also a great way to display tea options to guests, just like a high-end restaurant.

For a premium gift, go ahead and fill the custom box with even more creative little gifts for tea lovers.

14. Bubble Tea Kit: Make Your Own Chewy Tea ($38)

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Taiwanese-inspired, but handmade in Georgia.

Get your boba fix in the comfort of your own home with this DIY bubble tea kit. The fancy metal straws are reusable and it includes both black and rooibos tea, along with plenty of boba tapioca pearls.

Do you know anyone who’s ever had boba tea served to them at someone’s house? Impress your friends or keep it a tasty secret for yourself. You win either way.

15. Grosche 34 oz Tea Maker: For That Perfect Loose Leaf Brew ($30)

This tea maker gets rave reviews for simplicity and easy clean up!

It’s no secret that there are a lot of different ways to make tea. But when it comes to loose leaf teas, you want a process that’s simple, easily repeatable, and comes with minimal clean up. The Grosche tea maker delivers on all three demands. In fact, it sports an 87% 5-star rating on Amazon with nearly 2,000 reviews. At least a few hundred of them must be real!

Bonus Gift Idea: “You’re Just My Cup of Tea” Art Print ($50)

Only give this one if it’s true!

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