BeauTea by Martin Xiaonan Reflects on Tradition of Tea Drinking

By: Meghan Young - Mar 17, 2014
References: martindesign.us & yankodesign
Drinking a cup of tea is a ritual in many parts of the world and BeauTea by Martin Xiaonan, a UX designer and a MFA student at the College for Creative Studies based in Detroit, Michigan, hopes to bring a bit of that element to Westerners. It is a beautiful design made up of two cups, one of which appears to have been cracked. The smaller, cracked cup acts as the loose leaf diffuser while the outer cup is what people ultimately drink out of.

Providing a clear view of the loose leaves as they work their magic, BeauTea by Martin Xiaonan is a gorgeous design that embodies the purifying qualities of such a drink. The inner cup remains stable while drinking thanks to the use of magnets.