It’s called the Terrorist Tea Pot

19 07 2009

If not the characteristic tea cosy, this would be a regular tea pot with eyes painted on. This tea pot designed by Jackie Piper for SuckUK comes with a balaclava cosy, which insulates the tea and keeps it warm. The set consists of a pot made of earthenware ceramic which holds 1,5 litres (50 Oz) and a cosy. For 20£ (23 EUR) this tea pot can be yours.

Tea drinking is known as a relaxing and peaceful ritual and I question just how appropriate this design is, as it gives a threatening and evil impression. At the same time the idea is brilliant and creative, but requires understanding a certain kind of humor. Terrorism is not good, but keeping your tea warm is, so it’s easy to get mixed feelings about this product.

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19 07 2009
Jason Witt

This makes me think the Irish can be rather good blokes when they get together over a pot of tea.

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