Japanese tea bag maker Ocean-Teabag has released a variety of novelty tea bags that take after the shape of many sea creatures, including everything from sharks and manta rays to ocean sunfish.
One of the newest releases from Ocean-Teabag is the Sea Cucumber Tea Bag, which boasts more than just a fun shape. Inside the sea cucumber-shaped tea bag is a blend of jasmine tea and a small amount of dried sea cucumber powder. With this ingredient inclusion, Ocean-Teabag notes that the unique tea product does have an authentic, slightly fishy taste.
As an ingredient, sea cucumbers are said to contain high amounts of anti-inflammatory and antitumoral compounds, which are beneficial for supporting healthy cells in the body, as well as tissue regeneration for healing wounds.