Tea Cup Slingshot Drains and Stores Your Used Bags

The Tea Cup SlingsHOT is a new innovation in beverage consumption, combining a mechanism for draining a tea bag with a bespoke onboard used bag storage facility, allowing users to wander away from the kitchen and get back to their busy lives with the tea bag still in the cup. Read More >>

An Axe-Shaped Tea Strainer, Because Even Lumberjacks Need a Break

Despite Monty Python's efforts to the contrary, lumberjacks are still stereotyped as the roughest, toughest folks you'll ever find in the forest. But who's to say they don't enjoy a spot of mid-afternoon tea? And what could be better suited to the task than this axe-shaped tea infuser? Read More >>

A Cup of Earl Grey Tea Might Save Your Life

You may sing from the hilltops the virtues of a good mug of PG Tips or Tetley's, but if you consider a cuppa a lifesaver in the mornings, you might want to posh up your brew with a few Earl Grey teabags instead. Researchers now believe that the beverage could help massively in the fight against heart disease. Read More >>

Add Camel Milk to Your Coffee for a Healthier, Mildly-Unsettling Drink

A coffee chain has come up with a novel way of raising money to help charities in Africa, with select branches of Taylor St Baristas now offering the option of camel milk in your coffee or tea in return for a £1 donation. Try it, it's good for you, they say. Just don't think about camels and their loose, slobbery, hairy mouths while drinking it. Read More >>

The World's Biggest Tea Drinkers, Visualised

In news that may make you spit your Earl Grey over the screen: The UK does not top the list of worldwide tea-drinkers. That accolade falls to the Turkish, and the UK comes in at third after after the Ireland in second, as shown by this infographic. Read More >>

Thermos Has Designed a Mug For the Slowest Sipping Tea Drinkers

It's supposed to be a beverage that you slowly slip and savour, but once you've brewed a cup of tea it's a race against the clock, and thermodynamics, to enjoy it while it's hot. A thick ceramic mug helps with that problem, but even better is the double walled insulated engineering that went into Thermos' new tea tumblers. Read More >>

This Solar Kettle Will Make You a Cup of Tea Using Nothing But the Sun

Us Brits crave tea like no other country on Earth, but boiling all that water isn't exactly environmentally or wallet friendly. What if you could make a fresh brew anywhere with just the power of the Sun, no electricity required? Well, now you can with the go-anywhere Solar Kettle. Read More >>

Drinking Away the Day Is Acceptable With a Calendar Made of Tea

What has your calendar done for you lately? Just reminding you of the day isn't going to cut it any more—that's why god gave us smartphones. So if traditional calendars want any hope of staying relevant, it's time to start pulling double-duty. Which is exactly why we love this ingenious—if perhaps mildly unsanitary—drinkable tea calendar from Hälssen & Lyon. Read More >>

BA Develops New Mile-High Tea Bag for Ultimate In-Air Refreshment

The amazing innovations in complex modern tea-baggery continue, with airline BA teaming up with tea specialist Twinings to develop a special blend that takes into account the variations in taste and temperatures experienced while scooting about 30,000 feet up in the sky. Read More >>

£150 Rotating Podule Tea Machine Promises Perfect Cuppa in Two Minutes

The Beverage Lab (!) at idea specialist Cambridge Consultants has come up with a machine it claims can automate the tea making process, using small tea capsules to deliver tea at an unprecedented level of quality. Read More >>

Add a Brain Cell Boost To the Long List of Ways Green Tea Is Good for You

Great news for those of you who opt for tea in the morning instead of coffee. In a study published in the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research journal, researchers have found that a key antioxidant chemical in green tea, epigallocatechin-3 gallate (or EGCG for short), boosts the production of neural progenitor cells which develop into various types of brain cells. Read More >>

This Tea Infuser Loves its Job

It's no mystery why the Mr. Tea Infuser looks so happy. You would too if your job was soaking in decadent herbal baths all day. Around £7 this October. [Perpetual Kid via Like Cool] Read More >>

Why You're Biologically Inclined to Spill Your Coffee

Sometimes it feels like spilling coffee from your mug is inevitable. In fact, it turns out that hunch might be correct: scientists have shown that humans are biologically built to spill. Read More >>

They Foolishly Claimed This Titanic Tea Bag Holder Was Unsinkable

Even though its design was on the cutting-edge of tea leaf infusion technology, when the Teatanic struck an ice cube on that cold April morning it was forever doomed to cling to the side of a mug lest it sink to the bottom forever. Read More >>


Simple, healthy, delicious tea steeped with the help of a robot hanging onto the edge of your cup like a little artificial companion? No wonder it's sold out. [Uncrate via Uber Rreview] Read More >>


Don't have a Gizmodo UK account?