Tea isn't just a beverage, it is something akin to medicine Curling up with a mug warms not just my hands but my entire soul. Staring into the cup of translucent liquid is a meditative experience that can relax me more quickly than the best massage. The right accessories further help make tea an experience and not just a drink. I have a few favorites that I use regularly.
Many a tea connoisseur brews tea the wrong way. I, too, used to make the same mistakes I now see over and over within the tea-loving community. Water that's too hot or too cold is the most common mistake. Overly hot water results in a bitter tea and ruins the fine nuance of the flavor, while cool water fails to steep the tea leaves fully. The proper brewing method depends in part on the type of tea you are making.
Most of us have enough socks, bath bubbles and weird gadgets to last us a lifetime, but it's difficult to get out of a gift-buying rut and select something our recipient will really enjoy. I've taken the liberty to gather up a few ideas for tea lovers so you can give the special tea drinker in your life something they will really enjoy this holiday season.