Wired - Tea Guide: The Best Tea Accessories

by Scott Gilbertson

Making tea can be as simple as dropping a bag in a cup. But if you want to elevate your tea experience, try a few of our favorite handy gadgets. 

TEA IS THE world's most popular beverage. Well, after water. Whether you like to brew from a bag or only sip rare yellow tea smuggled out of China by yak, there's something for everyone. However, if you're new to drinking tea, the different gadgets and styles can be overwhelming at times. To get you started, we put together a roundup of some of the tools and teas you might want to try on your journey to finding the perfect cup.


A Tea Subscription

The Tea Spot Sampler

If you're new to the world of tea, there's no better way to find your favorite than to try out a wide variety. If you don't live near a good tea shop, fear not! There are plenty of online subscription services. The Tea Spot is one of our favorites. The monthly box subscription features three different seasonally-appropriate samples (with roughly 5 servings per sample), plus one single-serving sample. There are also educational postcards with information about where the tea is from, along with the occasional bit of bonus swag.

$15 at The Tea Spot (monthly)

monthly tea sub box

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