I’m a big tea drinker and use both loose leaf and teabags. While a kawaii mug does a lot to cheer up teatime, I’ve found some tea accessories that are both useful and cute.
This little cookie is the cutest and will hold on to your tea bag while it steeps. You can buy one from ThisCharmingStuff on Etsy or they’ve also put together a tutorial video so you can make one yourself!
These Shirokuma tea bag holders have a polar bear ice fishing with your tea bag and are handmade in Japan. If you want one, there’s a new batch being released today but you’ll have to be quick. If you miss out, follow their Facebook page for updates.
For loose tea, an infuser is a great option when you just want one cup. My absolute favourite is this whale, which is available in four colours from YesStyle.
You can also get mugs with a strainer included. Decole make some of the cutest ones, like this Red Riding Hood design.
Well, time for a cup of tea, I think.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.