5 of the best gifts for tea lovers
1. Degrenne Salam Insulated Teapot ($149)
Designed in 1953 by French tableware maker Guy Degrenne, this iconic teapot has a removable strainer and a felt-lined stainless-steel cover that insulates the ceramic pot beneath. Available in five finishes. Buy it at Food52.
2. Finum Mesh Brewing Basket ($11)
Finum’s “super-efficient” stainless-steel steeper “may not look like much,” but its micro-mesh filter catches even the tiniest loose-leaf tea debris. A plastic lid helps retain heat and aromas, and it doubles as a drip tray. Buy it at Amazon.
3. BambooMN Matcha Bowl Set ($30)
New to the matcha craze? This traditional set includes all of the tools you’ll need to brew the finely ground Japanese green tea: a bamboo whisk, scoop, teaspoon, tray, and a ceramic bowl and spoon rest. Buy it at Amazon.
4. Cuisinart PerfecTemp ($70)
The best electric kettle around, this cordless, 1.7-liter Cuisinart heats water “quickly and accurately” to any of six preset temperatures: one for coffee and five optimized for various types of tea. It also has a handy “keep warm” button. Buy it at Amazon.
5. Steepware Everest Tea Tumbler ($33)
This vacuum-insulated tumbler keeps tea warm for hours and has a clever screw-top that stays attached when you open it to drink or to remove the steeper basket. Whatever color you choose, you’ll love the “rugged adventure meets urban chic” look, writes Mindy Fox at Epicurious. Buy it at The Tea Spot.
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