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Fortnum & Mason tea gift box

Best tea gifts

Published: January 11, 2022 at 9:49 am

Find a perfect gift for the tea lover in your life, from beautiful kitchenware to sweet treats and unique new teas to try

Looking for tea gifts? Searching for a gift for someone whose kettle is always on or can't start the day until they've had their morning cup of tea? We've chosen our favourite gifts for tea lovers, from beautiful versions of kettles, tea sets and teapots, to hampers, chocolate, fun flavours of tea and even tea-infused booze.


To keep the tea theme going, why not treat a loved one to one of our favourite afternoon tea deliveries? Or, check out our best afternoon tea recipes, including Victoria sponge and sausage rolls, to throw the ultimate birthday party.

Once your tea lover is sorted, check out our best gifts for coffee lovers, best beer gifts or gin gifts for more drinks gifting inspiration, no matter what their favourite drink is. Looking for a birthday gift? We've rounded up the best foodie birthday gifts.

Best tea gifts

Browse our selection of artisan whisky gifts on the new olive shop. From a Good & Proper glass teapot to a range of herbal teas in colourful tins and a stunning matcha set complete with whisk and bowl.

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A selection of bags of coffee and a cafetiere against a pink background

Rare Tea Company glass teapot

Make a tea break chic with this stylish glass teapot. The perfect size for a single cup, it has been cleverly designed throughout: from the heat-resistant glass to non-drip spout and a spiral in the spout to hold back tea leaves when drinking loose leaf tea.

Available from:
olive shop, £24.99

Good & Proper Tea teabag selection

Make sure the tea-lover in your life is never short of a cuppa with this generous teabag selection from Good & Proper tea. There’s a blend for every part of the day: from golden English Breakfast in the morning to calming caffeine-free rooibos, chamomile or peppermint tea in the evening.

Available from:
olive shop, £24

The Taste of Tea gift box, £40, Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason has created this Taste of Tea gift box for the ultimate tea lover’s gift. With three miniature tins of its bestselling teas, clotted cream digestives for dunking and a tea strainer in its signature blue, this is everything a tea lover needs for the ultimate tea break. Go for the earl grey version for a tin of the classic plus earl grey shortbreads.

Fortnum & Mason tea gift box

Sol Ceramic teapot, £38, Oliver Bonas

Brighten up their next cuppa with this ceramic teapot – it's sure to cheer up their morning tea even when the weather doesn't match up. With its sunset colours, bold palm print and shiny gold hardware, this teapot looks good enough to display all day long.

Sol ceramic teapot

Chai gift set, £26, Dishoom

Treat your favourite tea lover to the aromas of fragrant, freshly brewed masala chai infusing through their kitchen. Dishoom’s chai gift set comes with a colourful tin of loose leaf spiced tea, strainer and two glasses to recreate the restaurant experience at home. With recipe cards for Chef Naved’s Indian biscuits and bespoke packaging, this makes a perfect gift.

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A tin of chai tea with a strainer and two tea glasses

Dandelion half pint jug, £19.95, Emma Bridgewater

If you’re serving tea from a teapot, it’s only right that the milk be poured elegantly from a jug. This cheery dandelion print from Emma Bridgewater is a colourful addition to an afternoon tea set, or choose from a range of patterns including classic polka dot, stars or bumblebees.

Emma Bridgewater dandelion jug

'The Tale of Earl Grey' earl grey tea with gin, £24.95, NOVELTEA

Tea by day, G&T by night? This alcoholic tea combines the best of both worlds, infusing London dry gin with cold-brewed earl grey for a truly unique drink. With citrus notes from the bergamot, along with a floral edge and spiced gin background, this charming bottle makes a memorable gift. Serve chilled over ice for a refreshing summer tipple.

NOVELTEA Tale of Earl Grey

Caddy quad set, £40, Tea & Me

For the tea lover who isn’t fussy, this caddy set has a little bit of everything, with four tins for different times of day. From refreshing Mint Melody to the cinnamon-scented rooibos, these simple tins will keep someone well-stocked.

Paeonia blush teacup and saucer set, £200, Wedgwood

For a timeless tea set worth the investment, you can’t beat Wedgwood. Perfect for a luxurious wedding gift, this bone china set of four tea cups and saucers has a peony print and delicate gold banding.

Earl grey tea chocolate, £5, Coco Chocolatier

Buying a present for a tea lover with a sweet tooth? This earl grey tea dark chocolate with beautifully illustrated packaging and citrus notes from the bergamot is an irresistible sweet treat, perfect for a snapping off a square after dinner.

Earl Grey chocolate Coco Chocolatier

Fortnum & Mason x Conker Distillery cold brew tea liqueur, £40, Fortnum & Mason

You might be familiar with coffee liqueur, but that’s not the only hot beverage that can be transformed into something a little stronger. Conker Distillery and Fortnum & Mason have joined together to make the world’s first tea liqueur, combining cold-brewed black tea, spring water and liqueur distilled in Dorset, for a truly unique gift.

Conker x Fortnums tea liqueur

Matcha tea starter kit, £23.75, Bird & Blend Tea Co.

If you know someone branching into matcha, this matcha tea starter kit is the perfect gift for opening up a whole new style of tea making. Containing a tin of pure-grade matcha, distinctive matcha brush and spoon and matcha recipe plus tips, this has everything you need for a striking, Instagram-ready cup.

Matcha Starter Kit open

KitchenAid Artisan 1.5-litre kettle, £149, John Lewis

A cup of tea starts with boiling the kettle. For a housewarming gift they’ll use every day, this classic KitchenAid kettle has adjustable temperature control, so they can get bespoke with each brew. If they have a KitchenAid mixer, pick the colour to match!

KitchenAid Artisan Variable Temperature 1.5L Kettle, Medallion Silver, £149

Sundae tea bags, £6.95, Fortnum & Mason

Switch up their standard mug of English breakfast with Fortnum & Mason’s range of flavoured teas. We love the cheery packaging of the sundae tea – a green tea blend with strawberry, pineapple and mango. Alternatively, try zesty lemon curd tea or unique mint humbug tea.

Sundae teabags Fortnum & Mason

Tea for two gift set, £62, Comins Tea

Experience a luxurious tea ritual with this delicate set. A packet of loose darjeeling tea comes with two tea bowls, two organic cotton napkins (hand-printed in Sri Lanka), filters and a tea caddy spoon to make enjoying a cup of tea a truly relaxing moment.

Two tea cups with a tea caddy and a wooden scoop

Rose plant, gold tea and shortbread gift set, £25, Marks & Spencer

If you can’t be there to celebrate in person, why not send something special in the post? This mini M&S afternoon tea set combines a pretty rose plant with a tin of luxury gold tea and buttery Scottish shortbread.

Rose Plant with Luxury Gold Tea & All Butter Shortbread Biscuits Gift

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