If you know someone who is an avid tea lover and you want to get them the perfect gift but you’re not sure what, then you’ve come to the right place.
Whether you’re looking for a holiday or birthday gift, we’ve compiled a long list of the best gift ideas for tea lovers.
Between tea accessories, premium loose leaf, teapots, or novelty infusers, you’re bound to find at least one item on this list that will make a perfect gift for that special someone (or yourself – there’s no judgment here).
The below gift guide for tea lovers has links to Amazon for more information.
Electric Kettles with Temperature Control
In order to brew a great cup of tea, an electric kettle will really help to accomplish the job. The kettles where you can set the temperature are the best kind; you have the ability to adjust the temperature based on the type of tea you’re brewing, such as the Cuisinart Electric Kettle. It has six preset temperatures which allow for brewing tea at the right temperatures: delicate, green, white, oolong, French press coffee, or black/boil.
Some of the best electric kettles with temperature control are:
You can view a list of all electric kettles with temperature control here.
If you’re new to the wonderful world of loose leaf tea, you may be wondering how to get started.
Loose tea leaves?
All of these things may seem a bit daunting to a beginner, but it’s really quite simple. Once you make the switch from bagged tea to loose leaf tea, you’ll wish you had done so sooner. Plus our loose leaf tea starter kit will help you brew tea like a pro.
Don’t you just hate when you buy too much tea and you have a bunch of shopping bags everywhere? Neither do I!
Instead of tossing out your tea bags you can now repurpose them. Not only is this good for the environment, but it also makes for a crafty way to build something unique and creative. Plus bonus points if you love tea, or know someone who does, and also love artsy crafty fun!
Below are two unique ways that show you how to make a tea holder and wrap presents, all by using tea shopping bags.
For some of us rooibos tea is still fairly unheard of. I’ll be the first to admit I recently came across rooibos tea several months ago, and have been fascinated by it ever since. It made me want to dig deeper and research all I could about the different health benefits of rooibos tea.
If you’re unfamiliar with this type of tea, rooibos is a type of herbal tea. It comes from a plant called Aspalathus linearis, which is a shrub found in South Africa. Rooibos is commonly referred to as red bush, due to the way it looks. It’s usually reddish-brown in color, and has long, thin, leaves that closely resemble small pine needles.
You can find rooibos tea in two types of colors. The most common is reddish-brown rooibos, with the second being green rooibos. The colors vary due to how the leaves are produced for tea consumption, a process called oxidation. Green rooibos has a similar process as green tea. I find the taste of red rooibos tea to be smooth, rich, and sweet, whereas the taste of green rooibos tea reminds me of green tea.
Tea and coffee lovers rejoice!
There is a common household item that is used to make coffee that can also be used to make tea. This handy tool is the French Press.
Although I am a daily tea drinker, I do enjoy a good cup of coffee every now and then, which is why I own a French Press (two actually – a large one and a small one). I was recently reorganizing my tea/coffee cupboard, which is about 95% tea stuff and 5% coffee, when I dug out my large French Press from the very back. I had to dig through a lot of tea infusers and loose tea packages in order to find this gem. That’s when I got the idea of combining my loose tea with my good ol’ Bodum French Press, which is a handy tool that can be found on Amazon.
A French Press is a great multipurpose item and is perfect if you want something that can be used for making both tea and coffee. Below is a guide on how to make tea using a french press in just a few simple steps.
If you’re like I was a couple of months ago, then your knowledge of tea may be fairly limited. Up until recently, I grew up drinking tea straight from tea bags. I never heard of loose leaf tea, and when I saw images of it, I cringed. That’s tea? I thought to myself. That doesn’t look very appetizing. Is that even good for you? These were some of the many questions that ran through my head.
In case you haven’t heard, we don’t drink bagged tea ‘round here.
If you’re new to the world of loose leaf tea, unsure of how to brew it, what tools to use, or how to become better at brewing tea, then you’ve come to the right place!
This beginner’s brewing guide will show you everything you need to know in order to make a perfect cup of tea using loose leaf.
For some time now I’ve been asked by friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances a bunch of questions related to brewing loose tea.
Is it better than bagged tea? How do you brew? Is it hard? How do you know how much leaves to use and for how long? Does it taste better than bagged tea?
These were just some of the questions I was asked all the time. I decided to create a beginner’s guide to loose leaf tea to help show and answer some of the commonly asked questions.
In this guide we’ll go over:
- How to brew loose leaf
- What to brew it in
- What tools to use
- The different types of teas
- Proper temperatures and steep times
- Tips and tricks to make your tea taste better
- Caffeine levels
Let’s get started!
If you are new to the wonderful world of loose leaf tea, you may be wondering what a tea infuser is.
Many tea enthusiasts and health conscious individuals prefer using loose leaf tea as opposed to standard tea bags. Loose leaf provides a better quality tea, tastes richer, and usually comes in more variety and flavors. Loose leaf is also not steeped inside a paper bag, or composed of leftover tea crumbs or “tea dust”, both of which is commonly found in bagged tea. By using a tea infuser to brew loose leaf, it allows you to brew a cup of tea that tastes more delicious and is much better for you.