tea

For the most part, tea is associated with wellness and peace, which is why it’s the perfect way to relax after a stressful day. But for high octane lifestyles, only one tea will do.

See Also: The Assassin’s Teapot: Tea Served Hot And Revenge Served Cold

Enter these amusing tea bags from Yamasu, which feature tags shaped like Samurai, Ninjas, Sumo and Geisha.

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Britain has created a handmade dark chocolate teapot that can be used to create fondue or “a thick hot chocolate drink when filled with hot water and cocoa powder”.

Weighing in at 600g (empty) and sporting a gloss finish, the chocolate teapot is currently available for pre-order with an expected release later this month. However, since it’s only available in the UK, we’ll have to hope that someone in the states draws some inspiration and creates a chocolate coffeepot.

Product Page: (£24.99 or about $35.38 via Mashable)

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This teapot has one thing that distinguishes it from other teapots. Or rather, two things if you count that, uh, rather phallic-looking gentleman incorporated into its design. No, the thing that really separates this teapot from other of its ilk is that it has one clear purpose: It’s designed to kill.

Yes, alright, almost any teapot can be used to kill if you swing it hard enough. But not all teapots have separate chambers inside for different contents. In this video by Grand Illusions, you’ll see that the contents of this teapot are tea and milk. Which of the two liquids gets poured depends upon which one of two holes on the handle is being covered.

But the name suggests that teapots like these were designed so that would-be assassins could brew two lots of tea – one for regular, delicious tea, and the other for something a little more deadly.

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A new addition has been added to the Nessie family. Say hello to the Baby Nessie Tea Infuser (available in three different colors).

Apparently, your kitchen is the best place to spot the Loch Ness Monster.

Product Page ($13.90)

(via Gizmodo)

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We’ve seen some unique tea infusers in recent years, but the cuteness level of the Tea Otter is unmatched (with the possible exception of the sloth tea infuser).

Clearly, our future would be in tatters without this product. So, the key to our continued survival as a species is funding the Gama-Go Tea Otter Kickstarter.

Still not convinced? Remember that it does TWO things well:

-Looks cute
-Makes tea

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Photographer Michael H. Davies decided to take advantage of the -40°C weather at Pangnirtung, near the Arctic Circle, by having his friend Markus heave hot tea into the air from a thermos.

The amazing photo that resulted gives new meaning to the term “iced tea”.

The shoot wasn’t spur of the moment either, and with only two hours of light during the day, a great deal of planning was needed for a favorable result. He told Colossal:

Nothing of this shot was to chance, I followed the temperature, watched for calm wind, and planned the shot and set it up. Even the sun in the middle of the spray was something I was hoping for, even though it’s impossible to control.

(via Laughing Squid)

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Last we saw Geeky Hostess Tara Theoharis on the blog, we were talking about her Geeky Sprinkles.

Now that she’s conquered sprinkles, she’s taking on tea. She’s starting with three new blends: Doctor’s Blend, Lion’s Blend, and Mechanic’s Blend based on Doctor Who, Game Of Thrones and Firefly respectively.

You can get them individually or in a set. If they taste as good as they look, you should be very happy indeed. Oh, and each blend includes those sprinkles for an added hit of “sweetness and geekness”.

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We all know Jean-Luc Picard is very particular about his beverage choices. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. However, it wasn’t until I saw this episode of Jan Van Den Hemel’s TNG Edit series titled Tea with Jean-Luc that I wondered what people did with the dishes the replicator…replicated.

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You know what goes great with a little Companion Cube tea? Cake.

Duh.

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If you’re a diehard tea-drinker, then a “tea dragon” would probably be your patronus. Created by Strangely Katie, an illustrator from New Zealand, tea dragons embody the particular characteristics of specific tea blends (e.g., the “Chamomile” dragon is always pretty sleepy).

Strangely Katie notes on her Tumblr that tea dragons are friendly critters, and have tea leaves actually sprout from their bodies (don’t worry, plucking the leaves doesn’t hurt them). However she does point out that the dragons “have been bred to the point that they rely completely on humans to survive. Seen as luxury pets, the number of humans willing to spend the time and effort to keep a spoiled, demanding and somewhat fragile creature alive in order to make a good cup of tea has dwindled…”

Well, drat. It looks like we’re going to have to start a tea dragon sanctuary. My, God, it’s going to be adorable! On that note, The tea dragons originally started as doodles, but Katie’s illustrations have proved popular so she decided to create a short, tea dragon-themed comic so fans can explore her caffeinated fictional world.

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