Tea has a long history. It's one of the oldest beverages around, dating back to references made in 2737 BCE. According to a Chinese legend, Emperor Shen Nong accidentally discovered it when boiling water in the garden. A leaf fell in the pot from a wild tree and infused the water. He enjoyed drinking it so much, he continued to research it, eventually discovering its medicinal properties. But it wasn't until during the Tang Dynasty a few thousand years later that the drink became popular.
Now, just about every culture on earth drinks tea (except maybe Ted Lasso. IYKYK). There's nothing quite like cozying up with a warm mug in hand, whether it's filled with a calming chamomile, caffeinated English breakfast, or flavorful matcha. But we all have that one friend or relative in our life who doesn't just love tea—tea is their entire personality. They drink multiple cups a day, have tea-themed clothing, and try out every new tea product.
This list of gift ideas is for them, but also the mild tea lovers looking to explore the tea world a little more.. You can't go wrong with anything on this list. From the basics (tea, kettles, mugs, infusers) to products to outfit their lifestyle (tea warmers, tea-infused skincare) and merch that shows the world just how much they love the drink (a tea-shirt, enamel pins, boba tea plushies) these fun gifts match any budget.
And if you're looking to add a little booze to your tea, check out these recipes.
Boba tea lovers can rep their favorite sweet drink in this machine-washable, unisex sweatshirt.
Little cosmic crystals hang on the end of this very aesthetically pleasing tea strainer.
This tea kettle is the best of both worlds: vintage design with modern technology.
But if your friend's tastes are more modern, they may prefer this minimalist ceramic set.
Did you know every birth month has its own flower? Find out what your month's flower is with these handmade mugs.
Throw these coasters in the microwave for a few seconds, and they'll keep your coffee warm until you're ready to drink it.
This ceramic cup will infuse you tea on the go.
Green tea has anti-inflammatory factors, and you can use 'em for an ultra refreshing facial.
Get them into the matcha game with this set that has everything you need to make the tea.
Remember those anti-inflammatory properties we were talking about earlier? They can also be used for anti-aging!
This is the least expensive way to give someone a trip around the world.
This warm and inviting blend is the perfect way to make any tea lover happy.
This cute set comes with five different kinds of teas: Citrus Ginger, Blueberry Acai, Matcha Green Tea, Rose Earl Grey, and Sweet Peppermint.
Okay, fine: They're technically drinking coffee but your fave tea lover can just pretend there's some chai in there!
A little old-world sophistication will make any tea taste better...
Any bubble tea fans in the house? Give 'em tapioca pearls to stock up on at home!
Buy this tea tray as a way to encourage them to bring you a cuppa the next time you come around.
Health nuts will love this gift box—it comes with six in-house blends they can drink from morning till night.
Infusing your own tea is easier than it looks with this beginner-friendly infuser.
This tea blend mixes black tea, orange, cardamom, peppercorn, and cinnamon for those looking for a morning pick-me-up!
This electric kettle allows you to heat up water to the exact temperature you like. And if you happen to live with a coffee lover, they'll get good use out of this when making pour-over.
Encourage good hand hygiene with this soap that smells like their favorite drink.
We all know someone who would freak out over this cute unicorn mug.
This set will get you started if you're interested in learning to read tea leaves.
We wouldn't recommend a tea cup made of leather, but a purse on the other hand...
How chic will this strainer with extra large leaves look in your cup??
Stir up your tea with a little Nessie peaking out from the top. Could anything be cuter??
This tea set is perfect for anyone missing London...and anyone who has just always loved an English breakfast.
Watch as these colorful sugar balls dissolve into a pretty pink, blue, orange, or green tea beverage.
Recreate those classic coffeehouse tea lattes at home with this gift set.