Skip To Content

    18 Things You Need If You're A Die-Hard Tea Drinker

    Tea > coffee.

    Zoe Burnett / BuzzFeed

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A loose-leaf teamaker that's sleek, durable, and dishwasher-safe.

    Melissa Harrison / BuzzFeed

    Just scoop in your favorite tea, let it steep, stack the teamaker over a cup or mug, and press down to dispense. (This version is best for loose-leaf varieties because the mesh strainer at the bottom catches the leaves, but you can use regular teabags, too.) It works for hot or iced tea, is dishwasher-safe, and is surprisingly durable β€” mine's several years old and going strong.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    2. A set of reusable K-Cup filters that work for both tea and coffee.


    Just fill the reusable container with your favorite loose leaf tea or ground coffee, and pop it into your Keurig brewer. Super easy, and way less wasteful than the single-use cups.

    Get a set of four reusable K-Cups from Amazon for $8.45.

    3. A bag of organic matcha β€” for at-home lattes, smoothies, and desserts whenever you want them.


    Need more inspiration? Find 18 matcha dessert recipes here. 🍡

    Get organic matcha from Amazon for $9.45.

    4. A favorite mug so you can drink in style.


    (And so you can remind the world that tea rexs rule.)

    Get the tea fox mug from $15.99; the floral mug from Anthropologie for $16; or the tea rex mug from A Little Leafy on Society6 for $15.99.

    5. A set of reusable silicone tea bags β€” perfect for your favorite loose-leaf teas.


    They're BPA-free, made of food-grade silicone, and easy to clean.

    Get a set of 6 reusable bags from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. A clock that knows that it's (always) tea time.

    It's available in three different frames: black, white, or natural wood.

    Get it from Matthew Taylor Wilson on Society6 for $30.99.

    7. A super functional teacup-and-brewer combo β€” with a stainless steel infuser that lifts right out when your tea is done steeping.

    La Colombe

    The infuser is roomy enough for both sachets or loose-leaf teas. It also comes with a fitted lid so you can keep your cup perfectly hot until you're ready to drink.

    Get it from La Colombe for $24.

    8. An iPhone case so you can always keep your drink of choice within reach.


    Get them all on Society6: the tea bag case from Kim Vervuurt for $35.99; the tea time case from Chanel3444 for $35.99; or the teacup case from Nic Squirrell for $35.99.

    9. For my fellow bubble tea fanatics: A bag of the good stuff.


    It's actually easier to prepare than you think: You boil a pot of water, add the tapioca pearls, and let them cook for about 5 minutes. Let sit β€” then rinse, and add to your favorite tea.

    Get an 8 oz. pack of tapioca pearls from Amazon for $4.50.

    10. Plus powder so you can make milk tea or slushies...


    Taro or bust, my friends. (But you can also find Thai tea, coconut, or honeydew varieties.)

    Get a 2 lb. bag of taro powder from Amazon for $19.38.

    11. And straws!


    There's a lot going on in the world these days, but I think we can all agree that milk tea straws are better than regular straws, yes? 😎

    Get a pack of 100 straws from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. A sleek art print.

    It's available in five different sizes, depending on your setup.

    Get it from Elizabeth Fredriksson on Society6; find the print starting at $20.99, or the framed version starting at $40.99.

    13. A build-your-own tea sampler pack where you can customize your favorite lineup.

    You can choose from 30 different flavors β€” from classics like Earl Grey or peppermint, to newer faves like rooibos creme caramel or chili chai.

    Get a sampler pack of 12 teas from TeaPigs for $24.99.

    14. A freakin' adorable whale infuser.


    Made of silicone so it's easy to clean, and the handlebar spout means easy removal. (Plus, it makes it more fun to play with. LOL.)

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    15. An electric kettle that can heat water in a flash β€” and automatically shuts off once its boiling.

    You guys: I recently switched from a stovetop kettle to an electric one, and I can't recommend it enough.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    16. A bubble tea tote to show off all your favorite sips.


    This one's double-sided, double-stitched, and available in three different sizes.

    Get it from peppermintpopuk on Society6 starting at $20.99.

    17. A kid-friendly wooden playset for the best tea party ever.


    Gotta start 'em young!

    Get the 22-piece set from Amazon for $19.98.

    18. And finally: this Mr. T teapot.


    The worthiest centerpiece of any tea spread, clearly. Cheers!

    Get it from LennyMud on Etsy for $40.

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form