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Thursday, January 24, 2019

12 Items Every Hot Tea Lover Needs

12 Items Every Hot Tea Lover Needs

This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Tea or Coffee? It's often a hot topic to debate! As for me, I'm firmly on Team Tea. Considering most Americans are absolutely obsessed with coffee (just look at all the memes, slogans, and coffee shops), I feel like I'm in the minority. I've tried coffee often, but I just can't see what the fuss is all about! I'm all about tea!

I've been a tea drinker since I was a teenager, but it's more of a lifestyle now that I'm older, and part of my daily self-care and wellness routine. Research shows that there are many health benefits of tea, so drinking it is also good for me! I always start my day with a cup of hot tea, sometimes have a second cup after lunch, and wind down with a cup of decaffeinated tea before bed. For me, sipping a hot cup of tea is very comforting!

We are a tea AND coffee household, but I'm the tea lover, and I'm passing my love for hot tea on to my daughters! It's definitely the healthiest choice of many drink options, and will help lead to lifelong wellness habits. Sipping hot tea is also a great, soothing option for self-care and relaxation!

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Here are the 12 items every hot tea lover needs...

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Tea Pot

Please, please, please don't use a microwave to heat water for your tea! It just doesn't taste as good! Every tea lover needs a pretty tea pot. Not only does it look better when you offer hot tea to house guests, but it just adds to the tea drinking experience, and it holds so much more water so you can have multiple cups of tea if you want!

Electric Kettle

Sometimes my entire family wants hot tea at the same time. My tea pot simply doesn't hold enough water for all of us. We invested in a large electric kettle last year, and it is one of the most used items in our home! Because it only heats up water, it doesn't change the flavor of the tea in any way. The best part? It heats up the water in just a few minutes!

Storage Canisters

If you're a true tea lover, you will have a wide variety of tea bags, loose leaf teas, sugar, and honey, and you're going to need a place to store it all! I purchased a few small glass storage canisters for my kitchen counter to hold all of my teas, honey sticks, and sugar cubes. Not only do they look pretty, but I can see exactly what's inside. (The excess gets stored in my tea and coffee supplies kitchen drawer!)

Tea Scoop

If you have loose leaf tea, it helps to keep a tea scoop in the bag or canister. They are very inexpensive on Amazon!

Tea Strainer or Infuser

This is another item you will need for loose leaf tea. I have a silicone and stainless steel loose leaf tea infuser with a floating handle and drip tray. (Also can be found on Amazon.) I absolutely love it!

Tea Bag Squeezer

This may seem pointless to some, but I love this little gadget! It looks like a tiny pair of tongs, and is perfect for fishing out tea bags that don't have strings and squeezing out the excess tea from the bag. It really is the perfect little extra for tea lovers!

Tea Spoons

What goes perfectly with a cute tea cup? A cute decorative tea spoon made specifically for stirring hot tea and coffee! They are perfectly sized for tea cups and mugs!

Cute Tea Cups or Mugs

Perhaps it's just me, but I love collecting cute mugs and tea cups! I love choosing a different one each morning!

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The best items for hot tea lovers

Tea Bag Coaster

When you're surrounded by a bunch of kids, sometimes it just isn't feasible to carry around a fancy tea cup and saucer. Sitting a cute tea bag coaster on the kitchen counter is the perfect alternative! (Confession: Sometimes I use tea bags TWICE!)

Mug Warmer

If you're anything like me, you are always busy, and your tea (or coffee) cools down before you have the chance to finish it. You will end up warming up your mug in the microwave multiple times before it's all gone! A mug warmer will keep that from happening! They are so inexpensive, and they make a great gift for anyone who loves hot drinks!

Honey Sticks and Sugar Cubes

Some tea lovers don't like to add anything to their hot tea, but I like to mix things up a bit. I love to add a little bit of sugar, and it's just easier to use sugar cubes. When I'm sick, I drink tea with honey, and honey sticks are a convenient option! There's no messy honey pots or honey drippers to deal with!

Variety of Tea

I love having choices, so I can drink different flavored teas throughout the day. I love all the healthy and flavorful options from Celestial Seasonings! Celestial Seasonings has a large selection of flavorful teas and wellness teas at a VERY reasonable cost. They are much less expensive than their competitors, and there truly is a flavor or variety for everyone!

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You can feel good about purchasing Celestial Seasonings, because they care about the Earth. They focus on sustainablility by selling stringless tea bags, and packaging the tea bags in recycled boxes! My family tries to focus on green living, so I love the fact that this is a brand that cares about the world around them.

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Drinking tea from Celestial Seasonings is a much healthier alternative to other drinks! The teas easily fit into all kinds of diets, including gluten-free, low calorie, Keto, and Paleo.

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Celestial Seasonings is well known for their Sleepytime teas, including Sleepytime Extra with calming valerian, Sleepytime Detox, and Sleepytime Sinus Soother with a menthol flavor and aroma. We love their Sleepytime collection, but I love their flavorful 0 calorie teas, too.

Gifts for Tea Lovers

Celestial Seasonings offers delicious flavors such as Country Peach Passion (my favorite), Peppermint, and the soothing Honey Vanilla Chamomile! These three flavorful herbal teas are both Caffeine Free and Gluten Free. The Peppermint Tea and Country Peach Passion Tea can also be used to make iced tea!

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Celestial Seasonings can be found at your local Walmart, and is also available for online grocery pick-up!

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12 Items EVERY hot tea lover needs! The perfect gift guide for the tea lover in your life! #hottea #tea #giftguide #selfcare #wellness {Sponsored by Celestial Seasonings}

Are you a tea drinker or a coffee drinker? If you love hot tea, what is your favorite flavor, and what would you add to my list?

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  1. I'm a coffee drinker though I do like some tea from time to time. My in-laws drink tea non stop! I really like Celestial Seasonings tea types.

  2. I love those tea cups. So pretty. I also love tea soooo much.

  3. I never used to like tea, but since coffee has made me sick this whole pregnancy, tea has become my jam! I love Celestial Seasonings, too! Their lemon zinger is the one I've used to combat nausea throughout!

  4. Yes yes yes Stefanie - you had me at 'hot tea.' And you are doing a great service to mankind educating your daughters in the art of tea ;) I love celestial tea too. There is definitely a place for loose leaf when more time and bags for convenience - and so much choice these days. Love the fact you refer to it as a 'lifestyle' - you are right! Beautiful photos too x

  5. I'm a coffee drinker, but there are definitely times when I want tea. My husband enjoys tea and my mother-in-law drinks tea every single day. I'll definitely be purchasing some of these for her!


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