It is always a good time to enjoy a decent cup of tea. However, it never has to be summer to be reminded of the sea and to learn about marine biology, you needn’t go to school! A Japanese company has made tea time into a time to have a sea adventure. Anyone can order these marine animal teabags online which come alive in a steaming pot of water.
Ocean-Teabag, is a tea bag manufacturer from Japan, who has created these little parcels of fragrance, which are available online at Village Vanguard, an online Japanese oddity shop and a bookstore. This costs only 1,820 yen, which converts to around $16.
You just need to add these tea bags into a cup of boiling water, and the turn into a variety of sea animals ranging from isopods to whales, penguins to jellyfish, and even octopus are swimming in your tea. After beginning this journey 3 years ago, the first creation was a dolphin tea bag, which was filled with blue mallow tea leaves, which when steeped, made the tea look like a deep dark blue ocean.
As more and more tea fans loved the idea of sea creatures swimming in their tea, Ocean-Teabag just had to expand their repertoire and went on to feature frogs, panda bears, cats, raccoons and dogs. As their online store has 50 unique teabags already, the company might possibly even expand and include glowing as well as moving teabags, and depending on the animal you get, the tea bag differs as well.
There are various different sea creatures for you to choose from, including the following:
- The sea turtle (butterfly pea jasmine tea)
- Distinctive ocean sunfish (Japanese hojicha — roasted green tea)
- Graceful manta ray (tropical mango tea)
- A blood-thirsty shark (blended herb tea)
- A harmless sea cucumber (jasmine tea and a smidgen of sea cucumber powder)
They haven’t forgotten the more adventurous tea drinkers either, as the can now try the Ocean-Teabag deep-sea series:
- The anglerfish (earl grey tea)
- The creepy giant isopod (Eastern Beauty oolong tea)
- The horseshoe crab (white apricot tea)
- The enormous giant oarfish
- Tasty and huge Assam tea
So, how do YOU feel about the idea of calming your senses by having a cup of your favourite tea, and just hearing the calming sound of the ocean waves in your mind?