The Tea Cup SlingsHOT

I never realized that dealing with a tea bag was so frustrating! Admittedly, I’m also more of a coffee drinker… but I can still see why the SlingsHOT Tea Cup is appealing. The slit in the handle keeps the tag from falling in and allows the user to squeeze the liquid out of the soaked bag simply by pulling back as you would a slingshot. Just be careful not to pop yourself in the eye!

Designer: Samir Sufi


  • I can see where they are going with this design and it is a clever solution to an age old problem, but cleaning this would be quite a nightmare don’t you agree?

  • Quintin Smits says:

    Interesting idea!

    Until the string comes loose from the teabag and it falls back into your tea…

    I’ll keep making pots of loose leaf tea 🙂

  • tristan says:

    cool! i hope the design prevents dripping on the other side

  • K Denny says:

    A very clever solution and an attractive mug. Unfortunately it’s missing the mark on a few points. First, the previously mentioned problem of strings detaching from bags. Second, when making tea, you should not squeeze the bag – that makes for bitter tea. Finally, simply looping the string around the mug’s handle keeps it from falling in, so was there ever an actual problem to solve here? Perhaps a cup with a tiny cleat, hook or knob to wrap the string around would do it.

  • Julien says:

    Hi, how much is it? is this real or only a concept? thank you

  • L-J says:

    This might be a dumb question, but what stops the tea from being channeled down the outside of the handle?

  • L-J says:

    This might be a dumb question, but what stops the tea from being channeled down the outside of the handle, as the tea is squeezed from the teabag?

  • Bill Koppe says:

    All the tea snobs will stick their noses high in the air and pooh pooh this clever cup as they steep their loose leaf teas. They would never use a tea bag. For the rest of us without educated palates that just want a cup of tea now and then this would be great. I know squeezing the bag causes a slightly more bitter tea but have you had tea in England? Bitter tea is why they add milk.

  • Markaj says:

    It looks like a toilet pan I’m afraid!

  • 3eko says:

    I have to say that this is great design!
    I believe that this designer have much more to show.

  • edostruja says:

    Reduced to a simple but upgradable design! Congratulations! all the best

  • erica says:

    Shut up and take my money!!!!

  • alen says:

    I am no exper but I think this could be solved with some specific material. I will buy one definitely!

  • alen says:

    @Hermit Homewares

  • Sludge says:

    Bottle brush and/or pipe cleaner should do the trick.

    • KeraDawn says:

      That would require people to know what those are. Unfortunately anyone much under 40 hasent a clue.

  • Helen says:

    I just shared this on Pinterest. It’s a brilliant design – but I wonder whether you’d want to take the teabag out of the mug (completely) before you use it?

  • Nadya says:

    No you dont, Helen, you simply tug at it. When and where can I get one?

  • Nadya says:

    No you dont, Helen, you simply tug at it. When and where can I get one? I love it!

  • Jill says:

    Great idea fedup of tag falling in cup x

  • Ohai says:

    I’m 19 and I know what both of those are.

  • Rachel says:

    Bottle brushes could easily clean the compartment should it get overly stained.

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  • liz says:

    Where i can buy this?

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  • JANNA says:

    I too would like to know how to get one of these. Please advise website.

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