I’ve been asked a lot about what tea tools and accessories do I use to make tea. I only make tea from loose leaves so I need several accessories to make it. Considering this, I have a few basics (B) and a few ‘nice to have’ (N) ones that I’ll share with you (click on the images in each description to buy the items).
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2. Tea maker (B)
This is one of my favorite ways to prepare tea. It’s very straightforward and easy to use. The leaves run absolutely free within this tea maker. You can use ANY mug to drink it since you just place the tea maker on top of it and the tea will pour from the bottom. There’s also a 28oz size which I use when I have people over and want to make larger quantities.
3. Tea Infuser (B)
This is another great option for making loose leaf tea. I like that the leaves can flow more freely than other smaller infusers. I’ve had mine for years! I love that it comes with a lid because you can also use it as a plate to hold your infuser while drinking if you want to re-steep. For those who are just starting to get into loose leaf tea, this is the first item I usually recommend and gift!
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4. Cold Brewing Glass Bottle (N)
Having recently discovered cold brewing I found this bottle on instagram and HAD to have it. It makes cold brewing it more fun and it looks beautiful. It has a hidden strainer in the pour spout and a wide mouth so you can add fruits to your teas and create your own blends. Just make it ahead and leave it in the fridge overnight for a ready to drink tea the next morning!
5. Milk Frother (B)
This is a basic if you love Matcha lattes. Not much explanation needed, but if you like a nice frothy Matcha Latte, Golden Milk, etc. you need one of these. Nothing fancy really, just a basic one will do the job! (I was using my baby’s formula mixer to make my Matcha lattes before getting one and it worked perfectly well).
6. Matcha Whisk & Scoop (B)
Matcha is traditionally prepared in a bowl using a whisk, but you can also get away without it. The whisk helps create the froth when mixing the Matcha with the water (to read more about Matcha and how to prepare it, check out my post here). The scoop will help you measure the right amount of Matcha powder to make a perfect cup. I recommend getting a set with a whisk holder because it helps it preserve its shape. I recently bought a set that comes with a bowl too which I loved.
7. Tea Tins (N)
If you like to make your own blends or buy large amounts of tea, I recommend you get some good tins with an extra airtight lid. I love to blend teas and try different things but I almost always make only one cup to try, so when I hit the mark I like to make larger quantities to store and these tins are perfect for it.
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These items are the exact same ones I use so I’m recommending them based on my positive experience. There are tons of other options out there, so feel free to choose whatever you are comfortable with. Write a comment below if you need advice, have any questions or if you want to share one of your personal basic tea accessories!