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

Tea > coffee.

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

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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 — 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.

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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 — for at-home lattes, smoothies, and desserts whenever you want them.

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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.

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(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 — perfect for your favorite loose-leaf teas.

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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.

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7. A super functional teacup-and-brewer combo — 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.

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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.

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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 — 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...

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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.

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

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You can choose from 30 different flavors — 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.

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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.

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