If you're going to strain your tea leaves out of your brew, you might as well just go in for one of these combo infuser/strainers. I like this one because it has a nice deep infuser basket. It also comes with a lid that also acts as a saucer so you don't get drippy tea all over your counter.
This super cute infuser is a favorite of my daughter. His little manatee flippers hanging over the rim of my mug always make me smile. Our underwater friend is made from food-safe, BPA free silicone. He's equally happy in a hot cup of tea or in the dishwasher.
This is one of my first iced tea pitchers and it's still going strong. It's really pretty to set out if you have guests. I use it for both iced tea as well as infused waters since it has a built-in strainer.
I love this pitcher because you can brew your tea right inside. It's made of heatproof glass so you can pour boiling water in right over your loose tea or tea bags.
When they're done steeping, remove them, let cool for a bit and put the whole thing into your refrigerator to chill. Then you have tea whenever you want it without having to wait for it to cool down.
4. Electric Water Kettles
Electric water kettles are good for so much more than just tea. I also use mine to make pour-over coffee and any time I need to boil water for a recipe.
For my top picks along with important features to look for in a water kettle, head over to this post on how to choose the best electric kettle.
5. Handheld Milk Frother
You don’t have to froth your milk in your milk teas, but it sure makes drinking tea more fun!
While you can use a hand blender or an immersion blender, I like to use this little workhorse. It’s the same frother I use to break up the lumps in my matcha.
Besides frothing milk for all my hot milk tea drinks, this milk frother works great to break up the lumps in my matcha. It's easy to clean and I love it when items in my kitchen can do double duty for more than one purpose!
8. My Favorite Teas for Copycat Tea Recipes
I love a good copycat tea recipe that I can make at home instead of having to trek on over to my local Starbucks or tea shop.
These teas are my secret ingredients to the best copycat drink recipes I’ve found.