Gift Guide for Tea Lovers


Last week, I compiled a list of gifts for the cook in your life. Today, I’ve put together a gift guide for tea drinkers. I’ve always been into coffee, but within the last few years, I’ve started appreciating the delicacy of loose leaf tea. It’s healthy and some even have just as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, but without the rough edges. Plus, there are just so many types of teas  to choose from. I’m always trying new things, so it’s exciting for me to try different varieties of tea. I also adore teapots. If I had more storage in my house, I’d probably consider collecting them. Enough about me. Let’s move on to the list of gift ideas I curated for tea lovers.


Tom Dixon Etch the Clipper Tea Strainer, $14

Steep an individual cup of tea using this modern tea strainer by Tom Dixon. Made from stainless steel, the Tom Dixon Etch the Clipper Tea Strainer has been minutely and digitally etched and into a neat cone shape.


Stelton Emma Blue Thermo Cups (Set of 2), $29.95

The shades of blue vary slightly between the two cups in this Stelton Thermo Cup Set and that’s what I love about it. It’s minimal in design and made of durable, double-walled porcelain that’s microwave and dishwasher safe.


Jonathan Adler Earl Grey Pop Candle, $38

The relaxing scent of Earl Grey tea will come to life through this Jonathan Adler candle. It’s a soy blend of black tea leaves, citrus, yuzu, jasmine, Earl Grey, and sandalwood that has about 40 hours of burn time. When it’s out, resuse the beautiful grey glass vessel as a bud vase, catch all or drinking cup.


Marimekko Rasymatto Teapot, $98

See my note about teapots again. How can you not adore this teapot? It’s simple and sleek, and features an endearing Marimekko pattern. There’s a removable tea strainer so you can steep any loose leaf tea for the appropriate amount of time before serving.


Alessi Cha Creamer, $100

Some people like cream or milk with their tea and if that’s the case, this is the creamer to get. Made of 18/10 stainless steel, its sleek design feels comfortable in hand. The slightly accentuated spout ensures a clean pour without disrupting the simple shape.


Alessi Michael Graves 30th Anniversary Tea Rex Kettle, $200

If you’r shopping for a true tea lover, this Alessi Tea Rex Kettle is a must. This is one of the most iconic tea kettles in design history and it’s a 30th anniversary edition. The classic bird has been redesigned by Michael Graves into a more prehistoric winged creature that whistles when the water boils.






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