Welcome to Tea Dreams! For all tea aficionados and enthusiasts, we write and expound on the love of tea. We explore the different styles, tastes and traditions. We check out locations to enjoy tea wherever we can in the world, but particularly within the U.S. via our west coast and east coast correspondents. Feel free to share with us your love of tea; send us your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
teacup is a small aquarium. These days
that wouldn’t be hard to do thanks to the help of Taiwanese company Charm Villa. They sell a tea bag that,
when in hot water, swells into a real looking goldfish.Consisting of Japanese
fabric and Taiwanese tea leaves, the goldfish tea bags take 16 steps to produce. It
took a group of 28 students from St. John's University in Taipei to come up with the design.This
award winning tea bag won the international Red Dot Communication Design Award
in 2014  and the 2015 iF Product Design Award for Discipline Packaging. 
Charm Villa Oolong Goldfish - wet
Pretty popular in Taiwan, maybe because it’s not only
adorable but because for many people in Asia the goldfish symbolizes prosperity and good fortune.The Charm Villa's novelty goldfish tea bags only recently became available in
the Western world, too. The joy of seeing a gold fish
splashing about your tea cup will cost you. I purchased a single tea bag of Charm Villa's Oolong on Amazon.com for $20.My kids thought the tea bag was cute when it was dry and also
when it was wet and steeping.I found that hot water made it look
eerily a bit too real.