Geeks are wonderful for many reasons, one of which is that they come up with wicked cool stuff like these Haunted Mansion-inspired teas.

This collection is called “A Swinging Wake” and features 11 signature blends by Emma Mosier including “In Sickness and in…Wealth” (Summer Rose for a decaying bouquet, Passionfruit for lost love, marigolds for avarice), “Delightfully Unlivable” (blended with white peony, chamomile, lapsang souchong), and “Cadaverous Pallor” (blended with black tea, lapsang souchong, lavender flowers, orange peels, blue cornflowers, natural vanilla flavor, natural bergamot flavor, natural creme flavor).

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Make tea time more Tim Burton-y with these awesome Nightmare Before Christmas teapots. I love that there is a Zero version.

NBX Teapots ($37-$39)

shark tea bag

Daisho Fishery Company came up with the brilliant idea to reshape tea bags into mini sharks that “bleed” when steeped in hot water.

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The red color is provided by the bag’s blend of rosehip and hibiscus, and the product is currently the focus of a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising 1,000,000 yen.

If they make it into production, these will no doubt be the perfect way to compliment a Jaws marathon or Shark Week.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion fans with a taste for the finer things in life might enjoy these classy Evangelion-themed tea cup and saucer sets by Noritake.

The company has been manufacturing high-quality ceramic and glass vessels for over 100 years, and these bone china pieces look pretty stellar. They’re based on the color schemes of Unit 01 and Unit 02 and include a pattern of leaves and flowers with gold trim accents. They even subtly placed the NERV logo in the center of the saucer.

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Since isopods are a thing that’s popular in Japan, we now have an isopod tea infuser. It was only a matter of time I suppose.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to travel to the Numazu Deepblue Aquarium in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture to get one. One user commented that tea kept gushing out of the crustacean’s bottom holes, making it “grosser than expected”… We imagine that its weird looking smile didn’t help.

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This Star Wars BB-8 teapot is certainly cute, but it appears to be pretty clever too. The teapot can be nested inside a cup to create a vaguely roundish shape.

Still, rolling will prove problematic—and 3rd degree burny.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 Teapot ($39.99)


The latest additions to Bandai’s character-shaped sweet line feature two Doraemon-inspired treats based on Japanese confections commonly eaten during tea ceremonies.

The treats cost about 280 yen (US$2.50) each and can be found at Aeon Super Centers and Max Valu, Daei, and Aeon stores around Japan (excluding Okinawa) starting this week.

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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.

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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.

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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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