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Tie Tea Mug

All Tied Up



Le Mouton Noir & Co.'s Tie Tea

Designed by George Lee, founder of Le Mouton Noir & Co., this ingenious product makes tea drinking feel cutting edge. By the introduction of two small cuts into the rim of a simple white tea mug, your favorite tea bag can be tied around the resulting cleat. Never again will you have to worry about losing the string. We only wonder why no one thought of this before! While it might have been easier to tie the string around a protruding cleat, this far more subtle one has the advantage of safety and durability. But be careful how you hold it! If you're left-handed and grab the mug by its handle, you might get hot tea dribbling through the cuts in the rim and down your chin or onto your shirt. That said, we still like the novelty of Lee's design. Yet, at this price, we won't be buying any tie teas for the home, although we'd happily give and accept them as gifts.

Price: $21

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by Barnaby Hughes

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