Goldfish Tea is Not What You Think it is

What exactly is goldfish tea? Here’s a hint, there is absolutely no goldfish in this hot drink. The tea bag is skillfully fashioned from Japanese fabric and infused with Taiwanese tea leaves. The bags that were designed to look like goldfish were conceptualized by 28 university students from St. Johns University in Taipei.

“There are 16 steps that go into making the teabag. Nine of those require manual, handicraft skill… As for the details of the production, those are trade secrets.”

Charm Villa is a creative agency based in Taipei, they launched a limited short run teabag two years ago and they’re now for sale in the U.S.. You can find these online via third party stores on Amazon, one can purchase a box of 12 teabags for $80 .

This creative tea bag design has won various awards: the iF Design Award 2015 for Discipline Packaging and the Red Dot Communication Design Award.

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Next time you have a dinner party, I’m sure your guests will be impressed when bring goldfish tea out. Do you know someone who may find this tea bag design amazing? Share is post using the buttons below. (via

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Written by Adrian Martinez

I'm an Art Director based in Toronto, Canada with over 10 years of industry experience. This is both my design blog and my digital playground. Head on over to  to view my work or connect with me on Linkedin. 

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