Forget about orange juice and sunshine – a day without tea gadgets is like a day without…well, tea, and it’s hard to even imagine such a horror. But, as I’ve said before in these occasional tea gadget reports, it seems that barely a day goes by without at least one new tea gadget calling itself to my attention.

Magisso Teacup (Photo source: screen capture from site)

Magisso Teacup (Photo source: screen capture from site)

One of the most tried and true of all of the tea gadget categories has to be the novelty tea infuser. These clever little items are churned out at a prodigious rate and you can check out one of the latest right here. It’s the Dunkfish, which bills itself as a coffee and tea infuser and which, not surprisingly, is in the form of a very colorful fish.

Novelty tea mugs are another gadget category that seem to be very popular. Quite a few of these address that age-old problem of how to keep your tea bag string and tag from taking a swim in your tea. I looked at one such solution in an article on novelty tea bags that ran not so long ago. Here’s a more recent attempt to surmount the problem in a way that’s all the more clever for being so deceptively simple. But that’s not all. Here’s a solution that combines clever, arty and a little bit silly but which ensures that you’ll never have to go fishing for that string again.

Speaking of clever tea cups, here’s one with a pleasing design that doubles as a teapot and a tea cup. It’s called the Magisso Teacup, it’s brought to us by a pair of Swedish designers and it’s available in any color you want – as long as it’s black or white. Last up on the tea cup front, a mug that’s color coded apparently to help users figure out how much milk to add to their tea. I’ll stick with the “Just Tea” setting, thanks.

For the person who really, really likes tea and who’s not afraid to be a little bit out there when it comes to fashion, how about a coat made of green tea? No, it’s not a gag. British designer Georgie-May Tearle made the coat out of a whole bunch of green tea bags and has dubbed it the Pret-tea Coat. I think it’s safe to assume that it wasn’t designed as a raincoat.

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