Gadgets and gifts! We love gadgets and gifts. And Japanese green tea lovers are no exception. Many of my readers have asked for thoughtful ideas for gift-giving.
So, if you are a green tea and matcha lover, what could be better than some hand-picked tea-loving items from Amazon? Graduation, birthdays, holidays (Father’s Day is right around the corner), college care packages, and "just because" gifts are great reasons to stock up on some of my favorite gifting ideas.
Read on to find my top 10 best tea lover items that I have found—and all under $50 on Amazon! (Item #1-#10) Items #11-#20 are over $50.
What I like about this product: This simple set is perfect for the matcha powdered green tea lover. This set is a great full matcha tea set and is appropriate for an authentic Japanese tea ceremony, including the all handmade ceramic bowl. It includes the following:
- Ceramic Matcha Bowl
- Ceramic Rest
- Bamboo Whisk
- Bamboo Chasaku
- Bamboo Tea Spoon
- Bamboo Tray
What I like about this product is The outside is 100% organic bamboo. This traveling tea infuser tumbler will maintain your beverage temperature for up to 12 hours through a special temperature-holding technology. It holds a full 17 ounces in the stainless steel interior with a leak-proof lid. Its infuser is great for the perfect loose-leaf tea beverage. The stainless steel mesh infuser is included. And what an attractive traveler for anyone on the go! Organic. BPA-Free.
What I like about this product: This lovely glass tea kettle is the perfect gift set for someone you love. Perfect for brewing hot and cold loose leaf green tea, and even perfect to watch blooming teas for a twist. The glass borosilicate pot holds 32 ounces (950 ml) and can be placed directly on a stovetop. The handle and lid are heat-resistant. The tea pot comes with a removable steel infuser. This set includes a cozy to maintain heat, a bamboo coaster rest, and a how-to e-book.
What I like about this product: This is a simple, classic Japanese drinking bowl for a very traditional experience. It is perfect for an authentic Japanese tea ceremony as well as a daily cup of your favorite Japanese green tea or matcha. It is made from quality ceramic that is stain- and odor-resistant.
What I like about this product: This is a set of authentic Japanese tenugui hand towels made in Japan. Traditionally, tenugui cloths were a fashion item made from woven cotton used as a dishcloth or to wrap items such as food. The towel is left unhemmed at the edges to allow quick drying and to keep dirt from collecting at the hem. For a full Japanese experience, these Japanese designs are the perfect gift. I wrap my green tea with these to give to my loved ones. You know the Japanese are crazy about wrapping gifts; this way, it will always amaze the recipient no matter what you have inside! (Well, hopefully, you have a nice cup of green tea inside!)
Manufacturer: WDG – NikoNiko
Customer Rating: 5/5
What I like about this product: I personally love doing puzzles with a cup of tea. My personal favorite puzzle brand is Cloudberry, from the UK. I just love the design of it, and they keep coming up with cool designs all the time. They do have some puzzles available in the USA on Amazon as well.
What I like about this product: I have a sweet tooth, don’t you? When I reach for a special sweet experience, I like to reach for a little healthy dark chocolate. This chocolate has many health benefits despite the delicious combination of ingredients. 72%-quality cacao chocolate with beneficial antioxidants is great for the heart, brain, and stress relief. Matcha green tea has the benefits of antioxidants and an energy boost. Spirulina algae provides the highest protein level. Together with its wonderful flavor, this bar is well worth the money.
What I like about this product: This clever beverage warmer is perfect to keep your tea cup warm at home, dorm, or office. The large-diameter heating platform is perfect for your flat matcha cup. Comes with a convenient USB cord. The silicone surface wedge and automatic shut-off feature provide added safety.
What I like about this product: What goes better with a green tea lover’s pot of Japanese green tea or matcha than a lovely sweet dessert delicacy? Sourced matcha from Kyoto, Japan; inspired by Portugal; hand made in New York. This beautiful Castella loaf is all organic and hand-made to order. What a beautiful gift for matcha and green tea lovers!
What I like about this product: To complement the lovely selection of matcha and Japanese green tea products, I humbly recommend my book Cook with Matcha and Green Tea. It’s in paperback and is filled with some of my personal favorite homemade recipes to enjoy the wonderful flavors of matcha and green tea: As the primary ingredients. You know the many health benefits of green tea. Now, when you gift this book, you will impart knowledge on the importance of green tea for overall wellness. Includes tips on brewing teas, beverages, and sweets as well as basic knowledge, with beautifully detailed photos and step-by-step guidelines for all recipes.
What I like about this product: Share your quiet matcha moments by de-stressing with 80 pages of Japanese art. Japanese artist and illustrator Kayomi Harai has created 32 expressive original cat designs to express your artistic child inside. We used to think that coloring was just for children, but science has revealed that coloring is a beneficial art form for de-stressing. For ages 10 and up. With quality perforated, thick art paper, you can enjoy your peaceful green tea moments alone or with the next generation of green tea and matcha lovers.
Well, you asked for them, and I want to deliver: more gift ideas for the Japanese matcha and green tea lover! Below are examples of some of my favorite green tea gift-giving products at their finest. The gift ideas below are intended to be a bit more premium-priced than my last installment, but all are items available on Amazon today.
What I like about this product: This beautifully designed cast iron tea pot meets the artistry of both form and function. The large 48-ounce (1400-ml) teapot is perfect for traditional brewing. The iron used in its creation helps to improve the water quality for a softer and more optimal flavor of your tea. Perfect all teas. Easy to clean with just water and little to no oxidation or rust buildup. If oxidation occurs, simply rinse with green tea. The specially designed handle is made for easy grip and to protect against surface burns. Safe for stovetop heating.
What I like about this product: An electric kettle with a sleek and modern look. It has variable temperature control to allow for quick heating, the perfect temperature (135°F to 212°F) for optimal flavoring for different types of teas, and temperature lock for up to 60 minutes. A handy LCD display shows temperature and a stopwatch to time steeping. The ergonomic handle and fluted spout make pouring so easy without drips. All-steel interior with no plastic parts touching the water. Great for coffee brewing, too. This takes tea-brewing technology to the next level.
What I like about this product: For larger volume convenience, this Zojirushi is perfect for heavy use or parties. It has a 101 oz (3 L) capacity Teflon over steel holding pot to reduce scaling for extended heating periods. There are many nice features to this product, such as quick heating and four preferred heat hold settings for every type of tea (variable from 6 to 10 hours). If you don’t use the quick heat settings, the boiler will heat water to boiling for dechlorination. It has a one-dial easy drip dispenser for cup brewing. A fold-down handle and swivel base clinch the convenience of transport and dispensing.
What I like about this product: The philosophy of the Japanese tea ceremony is centered on simplicity and inner peace. This timeless tea pot set embodies the idea of inner peace while at the same time sharing the moment of the tea ceremony with each other. The teapot does a good job of retaining heat. This set includes 7 pieces: a ceramic tea pot with 32 oz. capacity; 4-5 oz. tea cups; a stainless steel infuser; and a very solid bamboo tray that matches the tea pot’s bamboo handle. A simple white porcelain finish is easy to clean and dishwasher-safe. I also like the price point of this full tea set, which makes it affordable as a lovely gift.
What I like about this product: I like to call this set "Matcha for Two". Unlike other products in my line-up, this set is specifically designed for matcha lovers and includes two bowls for sharing our favorite beverage with that special someone. The handmade ceramic bowls are sturdy. All utensils are made of natural bamboo, including the ladle and scoop. Well-priced set to make the perfect beverage with your Japanese green tea and world-winning matcha!
What I like about this product: For someone with everything to create the perfect tea ceremony infusion, what could be a better gift idea than an essential prop to make the Way of Tea ceremony a comfortable success? A traditional tea ceremony is performed while kneeling, which can be difficult for someone not trained. This lovely meditation bench set can be used to help support the position on a mat cushion or bench support for the greatest comfort. It can also be used as a yoga or Zen meditation bench or mat. Natural organic cotton and maple wood maintain the element of oneness with nature.
Manufacturer: Samadhi Cushions
Customer Rating: TBR
Price: $150.00 to $162.00
What I like about this product: This lovely kimono is a perfect option for casual and more formal events (depending on the Obi belt chosen). It is made from Komaro fabric, so it is light and perfect for the summer months. The color options for this kimono are soft and subtle, so this item is the perfect choice to enhance the Japanese tea ceremony.
What I like about this product: For a gentleman’s or father’s gift, a good consideration is the Men’s Haori Kimono Jacket. The most formal men’s kimono is the two-piece Haori (jacket) and Hakama (pants). The construction of this simple and subtle men’s kimono jacket makes it appropriate for an informal tea ceremony. Both functional and comfortable, this is a perfect gift idea for the traditional green tea lover.
Manufacturer: Kyoetsu Honten
Customer Rating: TBR
What I like about this product: Not to forget some of our youth green tea lovers, we offer up a lovely puzzle choice as a gift idea. This stunning 1000-piece puzzle keeps environmental ideals in mind by using recycled materials and soy-based inks in the design. Designed by Asian artist T.C. Chiu.
What I like about this product: Did I say 20? Oh well, this is 21! Here is a really unique gift idea for the most passionate Japanese green tea lover. These simple art panels are perfect to set the mood for the most discriminating tearoom. Designed with a high-definition image on canvas and stretched over a natural wood frame, it is ready to frame.