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Gift Guide for Oolong Tea Lovers

Sipping a cup of tea is a cherished ritual (or addiction) for many people around the world. With countless tea gifts, flavorful snacks, and tea accessories to choose from, finding the perfect tea gift can be complicated.

Whether you're seeking a laid-back or serious tea experience, our tea lovers guide has got you covered. From light to dark or grassy to roasted, we've got tea recommendations that will delight any palate. So, grab your tea kettles and let's dive in!

Gifting loose leaf teas by personality

To make it even easier, we decided to recommend teas that are tailored to every personality. Whether is a free spirit person or a deep thinker.

For the free-spirited white lily flower lover who enjoys a light-bodied tea

  • Mount Pyrus: An elegant, aromatic high-altitude oolong with notes of sugar snap peas and a long finish. A great choice for those who appreciate lighter oolongs or white teas.
  • Baozhong: Perfect for the person who loves everything floral.

For the stern and firm one with a sense of humor and a sweet tooth

  • Royal Courtesan: This underrated oolong is subtle and medium-bodied, featuring notes of rose, muscat grape, and artichoke. Consider it a more restrained version of the extremely popular Oriental Beauty.
  • Ruby Brew: Can't decide between sweet and toasty? Ruby Brew is the answer. With caramel-sweetness reminiscent of stroopwafel and notes of chestnut that develop into a roasty flavor. It's the perfect choice for your indecisive friends or those who just love roasted teas.

For the deep thinker who exclusively reads non-fiction

  • Frozen Summit Grand: A competition-grade oolong that demands appreciation, this medium-roasted tea boasts notes of hazelnut and camphor with a cedar wood aroma and chewy mouthfeel.
  • Crimson Grace: With notes of grapefruit rind, burnt sugar, and evergreen, this lovely black tea is among our favorites. It's the perfect choice for those who enjoy curling up on the sofa with a good black tea.

For the adventurous kind always looking for surprises in life

  • White Peony: Not your average white tea. This one is perfect for those who crave something eccentric and unexpected. Think Willy Wonka.
  • Green Sanctuary GABA: Ideal for experimenters or wellness fanatics, this mushroomy, nearly brothy oolong is enriched with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) to promote relaxation for the mind and blood pressure.

If Taiwanese teas aren't what you're looking for, don't fret! We have a few suggestions. For Japanese teas, check out Kettl's selection. For Chinese teas, we recommend San Francisco-based Song Tea & Ceramics, and In Pursuit of Tea for their variety!

Tea Brewing Gifts

  • Terracotta or Mahogany Teapot: Ideal for the regular tea drinker who still wants something special.
  • Porcelain Gaiwan: Slightly smaller than teapots and easy to clean, this gaiwan is perfect for all-day, everyday brewing.
  • Hario Tea Simply Server: A versatile choice for those who enjoy everything from oolong to sencha to chai.
  • Hario Cold Brew: Ideal for the serious cold brew enthusiast, this brewing vessel will carry them from the chilly months to peak cold brew season.

Tea Drinking Gifts

  • Starter Teaware Brewing Set: A clean and classic serving set that's perfect for upgrading a friend's tea ritual.
  • Kyoyaki teacup: An elegant teacup from our friends at Kettl that we simply adore.
  • Miro Made This Mugs: For those who love the stoneware, these refined mugs are a perfect alternative.
  • Hakudo x Hasami limited edition candle: While you can't drink a candle, this exquisite hand-poured candle in limited edition porcelain transforms into a beautiful yunomi cup with a matching lid once the wax melts away. 

Favorite Snack Gifts

You can't enjoy tea without snacks! Here are some of our favorite tea-time treats:

  • Pineapple Linzers: We couldn't resist including these delightful cookies. We love them, and so will your friends!
  • Bateel dates: Dried fruit and tea are a match made in heaven, and dates are the fruit of the moment. We're particularly fond of the Ajwa variety. 


This tea lovers gift guide is packed with options to please any tea enthusiast, from tea boxes filled with unique blends to essential tea kettles and accessories. By following our recommendations, you'll be sure to find the perfect gifts for tea lovers in your life, making their tea experiences enjoyable and memorable.

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