2011 Holiday Tea Gift Guide
Tea Wares for your Christmas List
Libre Tea Tea Glass
The Libretea glass is a perfect, on-the-go solution for loose leaf tea, it’s the best glass tumbler I’ve found so far. I bought a bunch in China a few years back and tested them, but this one is pretty amazing. The middle section seen above is the strainer, you can remove the strainer and the leaves and screw the lid back on after steeping. This is awesome. This was $26 at time of writing. Check it out here.
400ML Glass Tea-iere
This is my solution for tea at work. I don’t have the time or space for a full-blown gongfu set at work, this has been my alternative. It’s small enough that I can get all of the nuances out of my tea and control the brew, it pours out completely into a standard coffee mug, so it’s perfect for multiple steeps. I use this every single day of my life. This is the only piece of tea-ware I can say that about. At time of writing, this piece was $27.80. Check it out here.
This 40 oz tea steeping device is brought to us by Takeya, the reason I like it so much is that it has a HUGE infuser taking up nearly 1/3 of the volume inside the base. It can easily be removed after steeping too making it perfect for multiple infusions. I use this when I’m on a writing binge and I need 40 oz of tea by my side, or when I make large amounts of chamomile for sleepovers. At time of writing it was $26.99. Check it here.
Hand-Painted Glaze on Clay Gaiwan “Awash” 150ml
This hand painted gaiwan is a beautiful and affordable addition to any tea ware collection, whether you are a collector of gaiwans, or if you are a newbie and want to try out a tea steeping method that has been in use for a thousand years, check this out here. At time of writing, this gaiwan was $11.60.
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