Taiwanese designer Lee Weilang’s Zipper Cups are so charming that they make having tea quite a titillating, bonding experience. The white ceramic mugs feature a zipper with a slit down one side. The cute design reflects two people coming together for conversation and also, conveniently, holds their tea bags in place. Who says fashion can’t be functional?
Lipton asked six artists to design labels for its new flavors of Brisk Iced Tea, and our jaw dropped when we noticed Tristan Eaton’s, which illustrates the sweet tea experience. “The inspiration for my design was capturing a moment of absolute happiness and satisfaction,” he said. “Hopefully my Sweet Tea flavor can give us all that taste of absolute satisfaction!” We can only hope sipping a bottle of the stuff will give us as much pleasure as the woman on the bottle clearly feels. [Lipton Brisk via NOTCOT] Keep reading »
Steaming cups of tea are one of the only things getting us through this cold spell, and as a result, we’ve become expert sippers. Regular ole filter bags are fine in a pinch, but we’ve become a little snooty and like the dynamic flavors loose teas create. The funny-looking Luci Loose Tea Infuser will turn dried, crushed leaves into a delicious drink, and the matching mini tea tray means you won’t create a tea puddle while looking for a place to set it after you’ve steeped a cup. [$12, Tea Forté] Keep reading »
We’ve heard about some weird natural hair treatments that involve everything and anything in your kitchen—eggs, avocado, honey, olive oil, beer even. For model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, the secret ingredient is tea. She says, “To brighten and add a burst of shine to your hair, soak it in tea. The tea lowers the hair’s pH, neutralizes the color, and closes the cuticle for tons of shine and softness. Chamomile for blondes, regular tea for darker hair.”
What do you think? Would you give this quick beauty trick a try? We’re intrigued. [Modelinia]
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Remember our old friend Este Lewis, the 25-year-old artist who makes ultra cute wallpaper out of images of everyday objects like candy dots and pencils? That little busy bee is at it again with one of the most interesting and easy — albeit time-consuming — projects ever: She’s made a scented curtain out of tea bags! (Insert dirty jokes here.) We actually think this is a great idea for when you’re sitting around bored during the holidays. Plus, it’s better for you than chain smoking, so much more modern than making a quilt and it delivers aromatherapy benefits while you work, which you’ll need after you’ve been bickering with mom/dad/Uncle Nick, etc., all day long. All you need are 200 tea bags and some glue and/or needle and thread. Click the link for the full instructions. [Time Out New York] Keep reading »
This Hot-T Wand almost seems like something that could be an iPhone attachment and application; it’s so techy and compact. Insert the heatable stick (with safety sensors) into a cup of water, wait for the water to get hot, then dip in your tea of choice. When done, there’s a heat-protective capsule to insert the Hot-T into. So small you can carry it around in your purse and have a spot whenever you feel like it. [Cool Buzz] Keep reading »