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Tea Cup

A cup made of tea flavored material
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Considering the lack of time to do many necessary things due to today's fast paced working environment any time and effort saving device is very useful. For busy persons lacking time to brew tea with a tea bag my invention comprises a tea-flavored cup whereby all that is needed is hot water to dissolve the tea flavored inner layer of the "Tea- Cup. Because busy tea drinkers don't have time to add sugar or milk to their cup of tea, once the hot water is poured into the "Tea-Cup" the tea becomes available to consume.
el dueno, Apr 12 2012

portable charcoal stove http://tea-obsessio...with-olive-pit.html
[pocmloc, Apr 13 2012]

Wikipedia: Compressed Tea http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Compressed_tea
[rcarty, Apr 16 2012]

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       Instant tea = ewww.
mitxela, Apr 12 2012

       [+] tentatively but do you mean a disposable cup ? in which case you'd probably want to save boiling time by incorporating something that heats up in contact with tap water.
FlyingToaster, Apr 12 2012

       You use purist and teabags in the same paragraph? Better prepare for a purist to come along and challenge you. Not me, of course, I'm a tea slut - I swallow the grounds.
normzone, Apr 12 2012

       Honey in tea? Pah!   

       Also, if you are filling your Thermos with tea, then don't you find that also carrying teabags is redundant?   

       A true purist will have a little wicker carrying case containing a charcoal stove, ceramic kettle, YiXing teapot and a sealed container of the finest leaves. He will ensure that his day is spent within easy reach of pure mountain streams where he or his servant can draw the water.
pocmloc, Apr 13 2012

       I'll be the one to say it: teabags are less of an inconvenience than carrying around a tea flavored cup, and does the world need more disposable crap lying around?
DIYMatt, Apr 13 2012

       Suggested idea name; The teatotaler   

       I think I might have inadvertently baked the coffee version of this idea, as I haven't washed my coffee mug once, since the beginning of this deployment.   

MikeD, Apr 15 2012

       //teabags, a bottle of honey, and a teaspoon.//
So you have a thermos with tea in it. What in God's name is the honey for and why do you need extra tea bags?
gnomethang, Apr 15 2012

       Maybe there could be two of them.
csea, Apr 15 2012

       God, that's what gets me about you bakers. You get one little tea cup, and sure enough some greedy son of a bitch wants another one. One is never enough around here. Two of this, and two of that...jeesh...when will it end??? (Sorry csea, just thought I'd tease you a bit.)
blissmiss, Apr 15 2012

       // when will it end??? //   

       When your Main Sequence Primary consumes all of its lighter elements and slowly expands into a classic Red Giant, absorbing the inner planets one by one, then slowly cooling over aeons into a cold. dead dwarf star orbited by a few frozen, lifeless lumps of iron-silicate rock.   

       Does that answer your question ?
8th of 7, Apr 15 2012

       Might have been true, once, before wireless internet access, but it'll take a lot longer, now. For better or for worse, the halfbakery is traveling at lightspeed into the cosmos.
mouseposture, Apr 15 2012

       // the halfbakery is traveling at lightspeed into the cosmos //   

       Cheapskates ... stuck in the slow lane.
8th of 7, Apr 15 2012

       I'm sorry, but adding honey to tea is simply disgusting. It's BEE VOMIT, people!   

       Tea is best enjoyed on its own, unadulterated... unsweetened... unmilked... unsullied. I can understand why people add these things to cheap tea, especially teabag tea, which tastes like paper.
UnaBubba, Apr 16 2012

       It is my understanding that tea was consumed a little differently in the US, prior to 1776, than we might imagine. I believe it was steeped in water for some time then the water drained and the leaves pressed into cakes, with honey, then eaten.
UnaBubba, Apr 16 2012

       link, shows a possibility for this idea.
rcarty, Apr 16 2012

       The tea-purist's tea-purist, Nobel "Toby was legendary; he held one of the most powerful positions in the industry" Fleming, chief tea taster for the Thomas J. Lipton Company, added milk. Still reeling from that revelation.
mouseposture, Apr 17 2012

       Tea bricks have been around forever. Genghis Khan and his men used them, as they allow a long-term tea ration to be carried as an item, rather than in a container.
UnaBubba, Apr 17 2012

       The longer a meal or drink takes to prepare, the more time we have to think. Whilst many would scoff or outright deny the fact, arguably the success of the British empire perched on the act of, and meditation associated with, drinking tea.   

       The inventors of methods to hasten the ritual -- even if it delivers chemically an identical product -- seem to have missed the point.   

mitxela, Apr 17 2012

       That's one theory. Having the original tea drinking competition on opium probably didn't hurt either. Although you might be correct that the contemplation brought only by the consumption of tea could have concocted a plan so devious.
rcarty, Apr 17 2012

       Tea is associated with ritual in many cultures, most notably Japanese, where tea preparation and consumption was raised to an artform in the 1600s.
UnaBubba, Apr 17 2012

       //(Sorry csea, just thought I'd tease you a bit.)//   

       Love you too, [blissmiss]! Let's have a cup (or 2!?) next time you're on the West Coast.
csea, Apr 18 2012


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