Imagine being able to light up your room with only a cup of tea? Sounds daft, doesn’t it? But designer Wonsik Chae has created the ultimate teabag – one that glows as it is put into water.
Wonsik Chae, from South Korea, explains how the ‘Lighting Bag’ works:
Consisting of a cup filled with a chemical intermediate, and a bag containing fluorescent molecules the light works through a catalyst of this chemical reaction.
From the pictures I found online it seems the tea brewed from these teabags is safe to drink. I love these!
Watch the video to see the teabags in action:
Thanks to @IHeartKenyanTea for alerting me to this amazing use of teabags, after tweeting about it:
Let tea light up your life – literally! This amazing teabag lights up when you put in hot water ow.ly/bs07I
— I ♥ Kenyan Tea (@IHeartKenyanTea) June 12, 2012
Check out more unique teabag designs on Tea and Cake. What do you think about the Lighting Bag? A mad idea or better than the average teabag?! Leave a comment