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15+ Cute Animal Tea Infusers To Gift

These cute animal tea infusers are the perfect gift for a tea drinker. There are ones shaped like a hippo, sloth, flamingo, and more.

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I need to start drinking more tea. See, when we were in Fayetteville a while back, there was a piece of art that caught my dad’s eye. It was made from upcycled paper labels from tea bags. So I want to start collecting the paper labels and recreate the artwork for him.

The trouble is, when we have tea time, we usually drink loose tea around here … mostly because tea infusers are adorable.

And also because tea infusers are an eco-friendly alternative to tea bags. You can constantly reuse this, which is better for the earth than tossing away tea bags. Which, I know, a tea bag doesn’t produce tons of waste, but every little bit of consciousness helps.

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15+ Cute Animal Tea Infusers To Gift

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This list is just for tea infusers. But, if you’re giving one of these as a gift, you might want to pair it with some loose tea leaves too. Your recipient will need those in order to use the infusers.

Platypus Tea Infuser.

Platypus Tea Infuser

First of all, the best thing about this Platypus Tea Infuser is its name. It comes in a set of two and is officially called: Mr. & Mrs. PlaTEApus. I can’t you guys. I just can’t.

Just on that alone how could you not buy this ASAP for your next engagement or wedding gift idea?

T-Rex Tea Infuser.

T-Rex Tea Infuser

Dinosaurs are animals. Just because they weren’t around when you and I showed up doesn’t mean they’re not real.

They’re animals, they count, and this T-Rex Tea Infuser would be so cute in your tea cup.

Turtle Tea Infuser.

Turtle Tea Infuser

Turtles are my favorite animal. I had one when I was young, named Terrance … until my aunt’s cat ate it. Ugh.

I’m pretty sure this Turtle Tea Infuser would fare better than Terrance did.

Unicorn Tea Infuser.

Unicorn Tea Infuser

Fine. FINE. Unicorns are not real animals. But, I mean … I saw Legend in the ’80s. I know the truth. They’re out there.

And they can be in your tea cup if you pick up this Unicorn Tea Infuser.

Cat Tea Infuser.

Cat Tea Infuser

Cats are adorable. For the most part, though, they won’t do a single thing you ask. Sit? Nope. Stay? Nah. Stop climbing on my face when I’m trying to sleep? Not a chance.

Make your tea? Well, a cat will do that as long as you have a Cat Tea Infuser at home. You probably will still need to pet it and feed it treats though.

Elephant Tea Infuser.

Elephant Tea Infuser

I should start this by saying I do that thing where I associate real feelings with inanimate objects.

You know those people who bump into chairs and then apologize to the chair? Right. I’m like that, but with these tea infusers, I really need their noses to be above the tea so they don’t drown.

So my favorite thing about this Elephant Tea Infuser is his trunk holds on to the rim of the glass. He can breathe. He’s fine; I’m fine.

Flamingo Tea Infuser.

Flamingo Tea Infuser

My grandma treated me to a trip to Vegas for my college graduation/21st birthday and we stayed at the Flamingo Las Vegas. Ever since, they’ve become so special to me. So I love this Flamingo Tea Infuser.

Manatee Tea Infuser.

Manatee Tea Infuser

Side note about manatees: Sailors were so hungry, tired, hot, bothered, sex-deprived when they saw manatees for the first time, they thought they were mermaids. I guess I can see it. They’re very body-positive, I don’t need to dress up for anybody … no. Okay. It was the long trek at sea playing with the sailors’ eyes and brain.

Manatees may not be cute enough to pass as mermaids, but this Manatee Tea Infuser is cute enough to sit in your tea cup.

Dog Tea Infuser.

Dog Tea Infuser

Quick. Who do you think is happier: dog people or cat people? That was a question at trivia lately and turns out, it’s dog people. That’s what we guessed, but I prefer cats and I’m pretty much the happiest ray of sunshine you’ll meet, so there are exceptions.

But if you’re one of those happy dog people, you’ll love this Dog Tea Infuser. The dog sits on the rim and his bone is in your cup. That’s adorable.

Narwhall Tea Infuser.

Narwhal Tea Infuser

If you’re a fan of Elf, you’ve heard of narwhals (also known as the unicorn of the sea). And if your friend has seen Elf, there’s a good chance she’ll love this tea narwhal infuser.

It hangs off the side of the cup, looking like it’s about to wave goodbye to Buddy.

Looking for a different sea dweller? Check out this Arctic Tea Walrus infuser instead.

Shark Tea Infuser.

Shark Tea Infuser

Shark Week starts on Sunday, and you need to be prepared with this Shark Tea Infuser.

Pick it up, make some tea, and sip on it as you calmly watch people getting attacked by sharks. Sounds a lot better than being attacked by sharks, amiright?

A sloth tea infuser box.

Sloth Tea Infuser

Sloths are the new unicorns. Or maybe unicorns are the new sloths, but the sloth just took a while getting here because … it’s a sloth. It’s slow. That was funny.

But, since they’re the new “It Animal”, you definitely want to grab a couple of these Slow Brew Sloth Infusers and be ahead of the curve.

Hippo Tea Infuser.

Hippo Tea Infuser

I’ll be honest. I’ve never met a single person in my life who claimed a hippo as their favorite animal. But this Hippo Tea Infuser is my favorite on this list. I mean, just look how adorable he is? This is the one I’m ordering for sure.

An owl tea infuser in a package.

Owl Tea Infuser

In real life, owls are kind of haunting to look at, but animated owls are absolutely adorable, so I have a boatload of owl items all over our house.

If you’re shopping for an owl fan, this Owl Tea Infuser is great. Actually, it’s infusers. The pack features two owls, one pink and one blue, so it’s a great gift for a couple.

Brew Bunny Tea Infuser.

Brew Bunny Tea Infuser

Look how adorably peaceful that bunny tea infuser is, sitting in the cup, minding its own business.

Maybe a nice cup of tea will have your gift recipient feeling the same way.

Llama Tea Infuser.

Como Tea Llama Tea Infuser

Last, but certainly not least because this is adorable, the Llama Tea Infuser. It’s so super cute. And llamas are trying to take over sloths for total “It” domination, so you have a hard choice right now my friends.

Baby Nessie Tea Infuser.

Purchase Animal Tea Infusers Online:

These are our favorite animal tea infusers, but they’re not the only ones online. There are others, like the Baby Nessie Tea Infuser above.

You can check out some more at the stores where you can buy an animal tea infuser below:

Don’t forget to be mindful of a store’s minimum free shipping total when you’re ordering online. Also consider instore or curbside pick up to save on shipping costs.

Tea Infusers: Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference in a tea infuser vs. steeper?

Nothing. They’re the same thing. A tea infuser steeps tea, so some people refer to it as a steeper.

There is a difference, though, between tea infusers and tea strainers.

A tea strainer sits in a teapot or on the rim of your tea cup and hot water is poured over it. It’s best for multiple cups of tea.

A tea infuser sits in your water and infuses that water with tea. It’s good for single servings of tea.

Can you use a tea infuser for coffee?

Yes, it’s possible to use a tea infuser to make coffee. So, in a pinch, if you’re without a coffee pot, your tea infuser can step up to do the job. This post gives you tips on how to do just that.

How do you use a tea infuser?

Using a tea infuser is very simple.

Take your favorite loose leaf tea, place 1 to 2 tablespoons of it in your tea infuser (the amount of tea used will vary based on your taste), then place it in or on the side of your cup. Fill your cup with 8 oz. of water and keep the tea infuser in place for about five minutes. Remove it and enjoy a perfect cup of tea.

Small tip, though, the tea infuser will displace the water. So you want to make sure you’re using it in a mug that has enough room for a full cup of water plus the tea infuser.

Who makes the most popular tea infusers?

The most popular, as far as novelty goes, are Genuine Fred silicone tea infusers. So many of the ones on our list are that brand.

You can see more here.

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More Tea Gift Ideas:

If you’re shopping for a tea fan, be sure to check out our list of The 10+ Best Gifts For Tea Lovers. It features tea accessories, mugs, and more.

Which of these 15 Cute Animal Tea Infusers is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Binge on Basics

Monday 22nd of July 2019

These are some totally adorable tea infusers. I loved the shark one the most. Its amazing

Katie Walsh Beck

Monday 22nd of July 2019

One is cuter than the next! What a great idea for any tea lover.

Georgina Nderitu

Monday 22nd of July 2019

They are all so cute. My favorite are the platypus, owl, and turtle infusers. Their cuteness will definitely make me drink more green tea.

Lavanda Michelle

Saturday 20th of July 2019

This is a great post. The dinosaur infused looks so adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Steph Social

Saturday 20th of July 2019

These are so cute and fun! I love tea :)