Best Gift Ideas for Your Tea Loving Friend and Easy Tips to Enhance Yo


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Best Gift Ideas for Your Tea Loving Friend and Easy Tips to Enhance Your Tea

Know someone that can’t live without having their tea? Here are some great gift ideas to make their day.

Green, black, ginger, lemon, chamomile… There are so many ways you can make, drink, and enjoy your tea! We all know someone who loves their tea, so we’ve compiled a list of neat items and gift ideas you can give them.

Whether it’s for a birthday, holiday, or just because, these items will bring their tea making experience to a new level. 

Best Gift Ideas for Tea Lovers

Electric kettle

Don’t let them spend all of their time waiting for water to boil, and instead get them an electric kettle! An electric kettle will boil your water much faster than any stove could, plus it’s easy for anyone to use and store. All it requires is water, a place to plug it in, and your favorite tea! 

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Ceramic Mug 

What you drink your tea out of can make a big difference. Everyone has a favorite mug they use. Gift them a quality ceramic mug to keep their tea hot and amp their tea drinking experience. If you really love them, you can get a customized mug too.

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Mug Warmer 

Warm or room temperature tea just isn’t the same. You’ll never have another lukewarm drink again! A mug warmer is small and portable, so it’s great to have with you either at home or in the office. You’re guaranteed to always have a hot cup of tea (or coffee) no matter what. 

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Quality Honey 

Honey and tea were a match made in heaven. If you want a great sweetener, raw quality honey is the way to go. Raw honey can have its health benefits if consumed in moderation too compared to using artificial sugars. 

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DIY boba milk tea kit

If they love everything boba milk tea, but don’t want to spend money buying a drink every time, have them make it at home. All they need is tea, tapioca pearls (or boba), and milk. If you think they want to get fancy with their boba, they can use brown sugar to sweeten the tapioca pearls, or make their own coffee jelly topping as well. You can also check out a Hong Kong style instant milk tea recipe here

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Sugar Bowl

Most people like sugar in their tea, so make it a little easier on them by getting them a sugar bowl. This is a great addition to the kitchen regardless of your tea preferences. It’s simple, modern, and super convenient! 

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If they’re always on the go, they’ll probably need a tumbler to bring their tea with them. A tumbler is a practical gift that anyone would be grateful to have because it’s portable, vacuum sealed, and still stylish. The air tight seal will avoid and prevent any spills, stains, or wasted precious tea.

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Quality Instant Tea


We don’t always have time to wait for our tea to steep, and if you’re on the go you don’t have access to hot water either. Instant tea is great because it requires no steeping and you can use cold or hot water. It’s ready, well, instantaneously, and still has the same quality taste of tea. It’s a great gift for camping, the office, or in the comfort of their own home. 

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5 Things You Can Add to Improve Your Tea

You can easily amp up your tea by adding ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Whether you’re looking for a sweetener or just a new layer of flavor, here are common and easy additions you can include the next time you make tea. 


As we already mentioned, honey can be a great sweetener for your tea whether it’s hot or cold. Honey is a much healthier alternative to coffee or tea sweeteners. Apart from tasting great, tea with honey is known for being great for sore throats and colds. Some of its health benefits include: 

  1. Works as an antioxidant 
  2. Contains antibacterial and antifungal properties
  3. Aids your digestive system
  4. Improves cholesterol 

Lemon and Citrus  

Lemon, limes, oranges, and other citruses are a great addition of flavor and aroma to your iced tea. Lemon provides many health benefit including: 

  1. Flushes out toxins
  2. Helps digestive system 
  3. Aids in weight loss 
  4. Great source of vitamin C

Citruses in general have their obvious and natural health benefits as well. Not only are they a great source of fiber and vitamin C, but they’re also low in calories. Even eating just one orange gives you the necessary daily amount of vitamin C you need.

You can add in slices, pulp, zests, or even squeeze your citruses into your tea. If you want a really great combo, combine tea, lemon, and honey together. You can try our lemon iced tea recipe here.


Simple, easy, but still effective. No matter the weather or season, a nice iced tea can really do the trick if you’re looking for a refreshing drink. You can premake a batch of your favorite tea and store it in your fridge for the rest of the week!


This is another great way to completely change your tea drinking experience.  Milk is not only just for coffee, but for tea as well. Milk tea is not a new concept, either. In the UK, people often pour milk into their tea. Milk tea is popular in Asia and all over the world, as well. It works with practically any tea, especially green and black tea. Other milk options include condensed milk and milk alternatives (oat, almond, etc.). 


Adding mint to your ice tea gives it both a great taste and aroma. It’s a great addition when you’re looking for a refreshing iced tea. It doesn’t require much effort or skill either. You can either steep it with your tea or muddle it with a little sugar. You’ll instantly notice a difference once you try it, and it goes great with a slice of lemon as well! 

It’s a great holiday drink as well, you can check out a peppermint instant tea here.


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