That’s One Fancy Teacup

I love me some tea but sometimes I’m just too lazy to properly steep lose leaf teas in a separate pot. I just want the whole shabang done in a nicely designed cup, not just some cheap mesh screen. Enter the LOTUS Gaibei. Beautiful double-walled porcelain cup with a sliding lid/strainer. I’m sure you could deduce how it works from the pictures. I especially love the ridges meant to look like the veins of lotus leaves. DO WANT!

Designer: Woody Hsieh


  • 123 says:

    reminds me of traditional chinese tea cups with the cover on top

  • Kelvin says:

    I think, a tea ball is more easy to use and fit any size cup.

  • That´s a very functional design!! Excelent!!!

  • Tiffany says:

    Excellent idea! Solves the leaves issue and looks great… Where do i buy it? 😀

  • yokie says:

    how can I order this product??

  • ToriLia says:

    Hope this isn’t against site rules, but I was able to purchase the cup from Loft29 Collection which was listed in the designer’s official site.

    It’s a Chinese-language site, but they ship overseas if you contact them via the customer service email ([email protected]). They have reps that speak English and respond quickly.

  • eeedel says:

    Being a huge fan of my loose tea(mmmmm herba mate) I dig this a lot. I’d maybe do it up with two handles and in a less sterile color, but the product itself.. i cant imagine why this doesn’t already exist. Really nice!

  • eeedel says:

    “did’t” already exist *facepalm*

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