After remaining virtually unchanged in the last several decades, a Japanese company has given modern tea bag packaging a refreshing update.
Ocean Teabag recently unveiled its package redesign with a series of animal-themed tea bags that seem to “come alive” when immersed in a cup of hot water.The brand worked with oddity shop Village Vanguard to create original tea bags that resemble sea animals such as jellyfish, octopus, and isopods which appear to be swimming in your tea.
Tea bags cost 1,820 yen which is around $16. In an interview with Bored Panda, creators of the company told us that the company started 3 years ago and their first design was a dolphin tea bag that later grew into more unique designs. Currently, the team consists of 10 people, but it seems with the popularity they are gaining, they might need to grow soon.
When it comes to the tea tradition, the records state that tea was first served in Japan by Emperor Shomu in the year 729 during a very special Buddhist ceremony.
Ocean Teabag is reportedly looking into creating designs that can move and glow in the future.