We’re Going to Need a Bigger Cup – Shark Fin Tea Infuser

Most likely I’m stuck at work at the moment lamenting not being able to cook and eat as I’d like to.  Damn.  In the mean time here’s some silliness to make us both smile.  Enter the shark fin tea infuser.  Jaws is also a fairly spectacular movie so please excuse the rest of this post…..please.  If you’re lost as to all the quotes – you’ll just have to watch the movie.  “That’s some bad hat, Harry.”  Coincidentally my other half is not amused by Jaws.  His youth, I suppose, has more to do with this than anything.  That’s what I keep telling myself at least.  It pains me to think he actually just doesn’t like it.  *Shiver*

“Farewell and adieu, to you fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain.”

We're Going to Need a Bigger Cup - Shark Fin Tea Infuser

“Yes, real fine expensive gear you brought out here Mr. Hooper. But I don’t know what that bastard shark’s gunna do with it. Might eat it I s’pose. Saw one eat a rocking chair once…”

We're Going to Need a Bigger Cup - Shark Fin Tea InfuserIf you’re like the Mayor of Amity Island you too, may want those paint happy bastards caught and hung up by their buster browns.  Bad movie puns aside this thing is mighty cool.  It’s a tea infuser.  But much cooler than just doing that, it’s a shark fin that floats on the surface of your tea cup.  Pointy.  Problem is I’ve done all sorts of research and I can’t find a place to buy one.  BOO!!  Every link is dead.  It clearly was a concept, and a good one at that, but hasn’t seemed to have transferred to actual unit production.  A damn shame, that.  Check out some pics of the fin in action below.We're Going to Need a Bigger Cup - Shark Fin Tea Infuser

In the words of the Argentinian designer Pablo Matteodo:

INFUSION means to extract certain properties from an soluble ingredient such as tea leaves , herbs or fruit by soaking in liquid (water) until it gets saturated. So we can say that a infuser is the in charged of make this happen. This is a ludic point of view about the color given off from the phenomenon, which makes more interesting the waiting of the whole process.

Indeed.  Design of much awesomeness? – yes!  Command of the English language? – no!  I’ll forgive him almost anything given the epic nature of his infuser, though.

We're Going to Need a Bigger Cup - Shark Fin Tea Infuser“Fellas, let’s be reasonable, huh? This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half-assed autopsy on a fish… And I’m not going to stand here and see that thing cut open and see that little Kintner boy spill out all over the dock!”

Sorry….couldn’t resist.  Here’s to swimming with bow-legged woman!

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