Otters and Other Critters Take Over Tea Bag Designs

Design & Designers, Food & Drink

The Japanese tea company Ocean Tea Bag has taken tea bag design to a whole new level. Their models include intricate animal shapes from hammerheads, giant squids and cephalopods to turtles, kitties and red pandas. My favorite is this cute otter…

Ocean Tea Bag Otter in Cup

Ocean Tea Bag

…although the frogs are a close second:

Ocean Tea Bag Frogs

Ocean Tea Bag

But here’s the question: would you want to use up such gorgeous tea bags?

Found via Colossal.

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How Do You Like Your Coffee Chart a la Pride and Prejudice

Bits in Spaaace!, Books & Mags

Since I seem to be in a Jane Austen mood this month, here’s an older but still brilliant “How do you like your coffee” chart:

JA Is My Spirit Animal How Do You Like Your Coffee

By Jane Austen Is My Spirit Animal on Facebook.

“I prefer tea” for me. Obviously. 🙂

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Tea and Cakes

Food & Drink

Here in the northern hemisphere, July may perhaps not be the perfect time for afternoon tea. That doesn’t stop me from browsing for ideas, though – nor mixing up my genres with abandon. 🙂

A round of afternoon sweets could include, for example, clever mini Moomin cheesecakes by Eimear…

Eimear Mini Moomin Cheesecakes

Eimear at Sparkle Side Up.

…to go with a robust cup of Miss Lucy Steele from the Jane Austen Tea Series by Bingley’s Teas Limited…

Bingleys Teas Miss Lucy Steele

Miss Lucy Steele. Bingley’s Teas Limited.

…and, for an after-treat treat, perhaps also The Catwoman drink:

BuzzFeed Lauren Zazer Catwoman Drink

Lauren Zaser / BuzzFeed Life.

Yum! I really love creme de cassis, but I’d skip the bitters. (The Catwoman comes from a list of Batman-themed drinks for a Gotham-inspired bro-dal shower thrown by BuzzFeed staff. The rest of them sound pretty good, too!)

Any fun, geeky foods or drinks like to share? Go ahead!

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