A Blooming Cuppa Tea

Cuptea is a delightful integration of a disposable cup and teabag packaging. Basically the cover of the teabag blooms into a beautiful disposable cup for tea. No doubt the packaging is a bit elaborate for a simple cup of chai, but I see this more from the ‘love of design’ point of view. I recently witnessed a marketing strategy for an eminent coffee brand, where they went door to door with a hot cuppa brew for select few winners. Place that kind of strategy versus this teacup kind of thoughtful brand integration. Hands down the latter makes a lasting impression.

Designer: Lee Seo-jin

22 Comments

  • Charlie says:

    Good idea, it’s very portable but do you realise people who like drinking tea, also enjoy the feeling of touch and hold the cup.

  • littelbear says:

    (1) What’s the temperature limit ?

    (2) It said it could reduce the tea package but I wonder if this disposal tea cup would cut off more trees to make one. If it could recycle, how much does it cost to recycle?

  • jn says:

    Hopefully the public is more aware than the designer. How does making the cup disposable in addition to the tea bag sachet help the environment?

    Why are designers designing MORE disposable things? It’s like they don’t get what’s going on in the environment…

  • Ugo says:

    tired of everyone misusing and abusing the green theme. As if everything made of recycled this and that is better. Because the packadge is brown does not make it ok.

    Design is about function, process and final result. Sadly most will focus on the last part. Making beautiful objects with functions that are already well served and waste less.
    Design is about process : how is this built, what kind of energy is required to give life to this, is the energy required worth the life of the object? In this case : Printing, diecutting, inserting tea bags, folding, packadge the packages; this seems like a lot for a cup that will serve only once and be wasted in a matter of minutes.

    Because designing for the environment is not making waste friendly, it making durable items that wont go to waste at all.

  • Gabrielle says:

    Pretty, but impractical. Those would collapse when you tried to pick them up, resulting in a lapful of hot tea.

  • seungho says:

    So simple idea. But awesome!

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