By Sarah Spigelman Richter | December 8, 2015
You can relax — that’s not a fish swimming in your teacup. It’s just a tea bag designed to look like one.
The newest craze to hit the tea world is goldfish tea bags. The bags are shaped like fish, and when you pull the string that is attached, it looks like the fish is swimming.
Charm Villa, a Taipei-based creative agency, started the production of these fish-shaped tea bags in 2013. The bags are now available to enjoy in America. Customers can purchase themonline for as much as $20 per bag, though they reportedly sell $35 per pack of 12 in Taiwan.
The tea, which is sourced from Taiwan, comes in four flavors including three varieties of oolong tea and a black tea.
A Charm Villa representative tells Eater the teabags, designed by 28 university students, are made from Japanese fabric. Of the 16 steps that go into making a single bag, “Nine of those require manual, handicraft skill.”
The bag itself won the iF Design Award 2015 for Discipline Packaging and the Red Dot Communication Design Award in 2014 for its ingenious design.
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