Plunge head first into the day with this playful tea strainer! We spotted this at Designboom in New York, the stateside debut for upstarts AbelPartners Design Studio out of Seoul. Designer Sung-Mun Yoon and brand manager Jung-Joo Kwon met as students as IDAS (International Design Advanced School) in their native Korea, and teamed up post grad to bring to market their whimsical yet functional ideas.
The Tea Diver is based on the traditional Korean suit for diving known as the Meoguri, they tell us, which banks on a single string from its oxygen tank to explore the deep blue sea. Made of 100% LSR Platinum Silicone (the same safe stuff used for baby bottles). Can be disinfected in boiling water. Because tea strainers use loose tea, they are the eco-minded way to brew since they do away with wasteful individual tea bags. Divers brew it deeper!