tea with jean luc

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.


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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.

Check out some examples of her work after the break…

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Take you favorite loose-leaf tea where no tea has gone before with this Space Capsule Infuser. You simply it fill it with loose-leaf tea, drop it into some warm water, and you’ve got tasty tea in no time. The little astronaut also acts as a counterweight, safely securing your space capsule from drifting off and into the uncharted realms of your mug.

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sherlocked mug

This heat changing Sherlock mug is a great way to enjoy Sherlock and a nice cup of tea at the same time. Plus, let’s face it, we all love Sherlock a little more when it heats up. Even Irene Adler’s secrets come out eventually.

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Those little paper bits attached to your tea bag are generally pretty boring. Etsy seller BigNerdWolf has designed some wonderfully nerdy variants that are sure to make your tea tastier. There are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Adventure Time, sci-fi characters, and more. You can either download the files to print or order your teabags premade with the hangers attached.

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These bizarre teacups are the work of Etsy seller VoodooDelicious. Unfortunately, the handmade items cannot be used for drinking and exist merely to enhance your decor and allow you to start uncomfortable conversations by introducing your pet octopus/Kraken/Cthulhu that can only survive in tea.

Numerous colors and poses are available, from a simple tentacle wave to the bashful peek-a-boo seen above. Check out some additional pics after the jump.

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My belief that TeeFury is looking to take over the world is slowly coming to fruition. First t-shirts, then shoes, and now? Coffee mugs.

And not just any old mugs –– but mugs about our incessant need/craving/desire for all things hot and caffeinated.

The mugs are part of their “Caff-Fiends Collection” and, so far, the designs are pretty awesome. The mugs also include matching shirts.

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nerdalicious gifts

We’ve compiled a whole bunch of nerdy gift ideas for beer, whiskey, coffee and tea lovers (with a little wine thrown in). So head after the break and prepare to toast to a nerdy new year.

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Until today I’ve only seen tea bags in two shapes: circles and squares. Charm Villa is making the product kitschy with their goldfish-shaped tea bags. The bags go through a 16 step manufacturing process and when they’re dunked in your mug of hot water, they actually look like swimming fish. The tea bags are beautiful and just a tiny bit weird.

Watch the tea bags swim around in a cuppa after the break.

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