Tea stains wanted
Tea cup that patterns from tea stains
Leave it to the Brits to make tea stains fashionable.
British designer Laura Bethan Wood has designed a tea cup that patterns over time from tea stains. The bone china cups with saucer are about $69 and can be ordered directly from the designer on her Web site.
Cool Hunting says that the tea cup is meant to challenge the assumption that old is bad, as the pattern reveals itself only over prolonged use as the porous areas absorb tea.