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These Tea Sachets Feature Paper Characters in Dark Silhouettes

 - Apr 20, 2016
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Asian beverage brand Yamasu Sugimoto Shoten is expanding the artistry behind hot beverage packaging with tea sachets that feature paper cutouts of various characters popular in Japanese culture. The loose leaf tea is wrapped in silk bags and attached via string to cutouts of ninjas, samurais and wrestlers. The paper characters sit on top of the mug allowing the bag of tea to steep while adding an element of whimsy to the drink's presentation.

Tea is a popular beverage item in Japan making these teabags an artistic nod to the nation's traditions and food culture. The designs feature thick cutouts of ninjas, geishas, wrestlers and more depicted on thick black paper. Due to the thickness of the paper, the characters can stand upright as they hang off of the edges of the teacups.