The Shirokuma Tea Bag Holder Looks Like a Baby Bear Gone Fishing

This tea bag holder makes tea steeping a more playful experience. From Japanese design office NECKTIE, Shirokuma consists of a polar bear with a fishing rod on top of a lid. The lid is placed over your cup while the cute cub 'fishes' and holds your tea bag in place. It also functions to keep your beverage warm.

The porcelain polar bear tea bag holder sits on top of a white plate with his rod, through which a tea bag string can be inserted. The cover can hold snacks, tea biscuits, sugar cubes and similar items. Intended for both children and adults, the product makes waiting for tea more fun and also encourages discussion and play.