Clever Tea Packaging Comes in Book-Shaped Tins Inspired by Classic Novels

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We all know that you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but what about loose leaf tea? Inspired by the decorative jackets of iconic novels, pun-loving tea shop NovelTeas has brewed a collection of book-shaped tea tins that cleverly reference well-known literature and “reflect and arouse interest in certain classic masterpieces.”

Each colorful canister is cunningly disguised as a beautifully decorated hardback book. When opened, however, you won't find any pages to flip through; instead, you'll be treated to a bag of tasty tea. Every “book” features a different type of tea—including black, green, and herbal. To label each package, NovelTeas has come up with a series of punny takes on popular titles, like War and Peach (War and Peace), The Picture of Earl Grey (The Picture of Dorian Grey), Matcha Do About Nothing (Much Ado About Nothing), Oliver Lemon Twist (Oliver Twist), and Pride and Peppermint (Pride and Prejudice). The tins also feature original illustrations by independent artists that humorously infuse conventional cover art with a teatime twist. 

With NovelTeas, you don't need to read between the lines to recognize this inherent relationship between a nice cup of tea and a good read. “Our product inspires readers – young and old – to indulge their imaginations and expand their world perspectives by means of the plots, themes, character portraits, ethics and values of timeless novels,” the quirky company explains. “In tandem, our organic teas and vintage works of art reflect the essential flavors and social implications of great literature. Collect, display, share, learn from, and teach by something delicious.” Drink—and read—up!

See the clever collection of book-shaped tea tins by NovelTeas below.

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h/t: [Mental Floss]

All images via NovelTeas.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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