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Holiday Gift Guide: 7 Presents for Tea Snobs

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Beneath the frenetic cult of coffee addicts sits a quieter community of tea drinkers, those who know to use steaming, not boiling water, and will always choose free-swirling leaves if they can help it. Here are some gifts to make them happy sippers. 

1. Tea Bag-Squeezing Spoon  
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​A tool to truly make each cup "good to the last drop," this sleek spoon lets you squeeze out the remaining flavor after seeping. I always just sucked on the bags when no one was looking. I mean, nothing. Tèo, Alessi, $25. 


2. Collapsible Kettle 
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For those with tiny kitchens or who like to take their tea-making on the go, this collapsible silicone kettle is a must-have. Genius!  Cuissential SlickBoil, Amazon, $35.

3. Jme English Honey
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Save the honey that comes in those bear-shaped contraptions for the kids. Jamie Oliver's artisinal honey is produced by bees that "roam the flowering fields and hedgerows of Worcestershire." Fancy. WIlliams-Sonoma, $14.95. 

4. Tea Mug
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At last, a solution to the greatest first-world problem: sinking tea bag strings. MoMa, $20.

5. Submarine Tea Infuser
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​ For the tea drinker with a sense of humor. Tea Sub, Amazon, $13. 

6. Keep Calm and Drink Tea Poster
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​To be attempted just before "Freak Out and Shut Down." Etsy, $15.95. 

7. Tea of the Month Club Membership 
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​A gift that keeps on giving, tea-of-the-month-club memberships are for die-hard sippers. Teavanna offers several themed packages, starting at $110. Teavanna.  

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Nul
Nul

Tea snobs use loose tea, not bags.

JB
JB

I definitely got on the wrong line when they were passing out the ability to ensure your tea bag string doesn't sink into the cup.  It happens to me just about every time.   Luckily, my coffee consumption exceeds my tea consumption by a 2:1 margin. 

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

The submarine tea infuser made me LOL. 

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