With the rising tea culture here in the Philippines, tea lovers are finally getting more and more options when it comes to their favorite drink. While tea can be pretty intimidating, especially if you’re a coffee lover, you don’t have to be at loss when you’re thinking about gift ideas for your favorite tea lovers!
If coffee isn’t your friend’s cup of tea, then your first instinct might be to just get them tea or tea leaves. While more tea is never a bad idea, your gift giving options aren’t limited to just their favorite drink! From interesting tea flavors to staple tea brewing equipment, we list down awesome suggestions on what you can get your special tea loving friend!
Awesome Gift Ideas For Tea Lovers
Finding the perfect gift for a tea lover can be difficult–especially when you’re a coffee person. After all, tea lovers are quite particular about their favorite brew. Fortunately, there’s a rise of tea selections and products in the Philippines that make your gift search easier.
Here’s a selection of cute, dainty, and interesting tea items that your favorite tea loving friends–whether they’re new to the world of tea or seasoned tea veterans–will appreciate:
Hario Cold Brew
The cold brew connoisseurs aren’t just present in the coffee community–they’re also alive and well in the tea lovers’ society. So, let’s start off with something that coffee lovers might be familiar with: the Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew!
The Hario 600 mL Hario Cold Brew pot is one of the most versatile coffee and tea brewing equipment out there.Not only can it be used for both coffee and tea, it’s also sturdy enough to withstand heat and cold brewing processes. You don’t even have to overcomplicate steeping as the brewer’s design allows you to simply put in your loose leaf tea, pour over the proper dose of water, and leave it in the fridge for the appropriate time.
If your tea drinking friends love cold brew tea, this is one of the best gifts to show them your love and appreciation! The Hario Mizudashi also comes in a 1000mL variant for those times you or your friends just can’t get enough of your favorite tea.
When you think of tea time and tea parties, you might picture an elegant tea set that includes porcelain or ceramic mugs, saucers, and of course the ever iconic teapot. If your friends love a large serving of tea, it might be tempting to just give them a pretty teapot but, as you’ll soon learn, not all teapots are made equal.
Designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and functional, the right teapots can give any tea lover’s pantry an instant boost. There’s a ton of teapots to choose from, so you might want to take note of the type of tea and how much tea your special tea lover consumes. These can greatly help your search for the proper teapot.
For tea lovers who prefer a simple, traditional, and charming tea time accoutrement, you might want to pick out a porcelain or ceramic teapot. Ceramic teapots originated over 11,000 years ago and often features an elegant yet functional design. If you’re planning on giving a porcelain teapot to your tea loving friends, just keep in mind that ceramic teapots retain heat quite well and work best with black tea.
If your friends prefer a more modern and chic teapot for their tea time, a glass teapot with an infuser is a great addition to their pantry. A glass teapot is excellent for brewing loose leaf teas because you can watch the leaves brew. It’s also a great way to enhance your morning tea ritual as you can see the brewing process.
For tea lovers who enjoy a single cup of tea, infusers are an indispensable tea brewing equipment as they simplify steeping for the most part. Tea infusers are made from different materials and come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so there’s bound to be one perfect for your needs.
The most common material for tea infusers are stainless steel, followed by silicon, then plastic, and glass. Tea infusers commonly have a handle or mechanism that allows you to easily hang them on the mug. While they are often shaped similarly to teabags, there are tea infusers that are uniquely made!
Tea infusers are available wherever you can find tea accessories for sale and they come in a variety of designs that will fit any tea lover’s aesthetic.
Ceramic Tea Sets
A classic ceramic tea set is a wonderful addition to any tea lover’s collection. They’re also a great way to elevate the ambiance whenever you drink tea. After all, with the right tea set you can feel like you’re having tea with the queen or in a relaxing tea ceremony in Japan.
If you’re looking for a less expensive but equally satisfying present for your tea-loving friend, you can also give them this elegant porcelain tea cup and saucer set as a starter gift for their future tea sets. The cup can hold up to 160mL worth of tea, making it the perfect addition to your morning cups of coffee.
Honey (or honey related products!)
For those who prefer their teas sweet, honey is a great gift. After all, there’s no better addition to tea than honey! Not only does it perfectly complement most teas, it’s also a healthy ingredient that will definitely boost a tea lover’s health.
There are a lot of sources of raw and organic honey in the Philippines, so you can check out which variant you like best. There are also other honey-based products that eliminate the messiness and hassle of adding honey to your tea, like honey spoons and honey drops!
Electric kettles might not seem much, but a quality electric kettles is actually an awesome gift idea for tea lovers who like their drink warm. After all, part of the brewing process is boiling water! Make every tea lover’s morning ritual of brewing a hot cup of tea easier with a lovely electric kettle.
Perhaps one of the similarities between coffee and tea is that you can crave it anytime, anywhere. Keep your tea cravings satiated with an insulated tumbler that you can take with you while you’re on the go. Whether you prefer your tea warm or cold, an insulated tumbler will keep your drink in whatever temperature you want it.
Random Special Tea Brews
There’s a variety of tea flavors sprouting out there, thanks to the flourishing tea scene here in the Philippines! If your tea loving friends always take their tea a certain way or are craving a new flavor, then perhaps a new tea flavor could be something you give them. It’s an excellent way to expand their tea collection and further enrich the tea culture here in the country.
If you and your tea loving friends are feeling particularly adventurous, there are even specialty tea brews that come as a calendar. Each day lets you try out a new flavor or brew, which you can follow…or simply drink in a day or so! If you or your friends are the type who enjoy discovering new and interesting flavors, then a boxed brew set or a random specialty brew sampler is an excellent gift idea.
Their favorite tea brews!
Of course, more tea is never a bad thing. If you’re really at a loss what to get your favorite tea loving friend, then a fail proof gift idea is their favorite tea brew. Whether they love loose leaf tea or something else entirely, simply find their comfort tea and see their faces light up when you give them your present.
Elevate this awesome gift idea for tea lovers by putting their tea in a special container that prevents their tea from losing its aroma or going bad. After all, every tea lover wants their tea to have a long shelf life.
The Perfect Gift for Tea Lovers
Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for your special tea lovers or a tea aficionado looking for the perfect “treat yourself” present, it can be hard to find that special item that will put a smile on your face. After all, despite the simplicity of brewing tea, there’s a certain complexity in the process that makes it relaxing.
From tea brewing equipment, special-tea (get it?) brews, and aromatic coffee brews, tea lovers have a lot of options to choose from. All you really have to find is the right present that elevates their tea brewing experience and their appreciation for tea. Whether that’s something entirely new or something small and simple varies greatly, but the perfect gift for tea lovers will truly vary from person to person.
The tea gift sets and suggestions above are simply suggestions, but there’s still a variety of options that you can choose from. If you want to explore more suggestions, then you’re definitely free to do so–after all, drinking tea is an adventure in itself!