not something you can buy but it made me giggle
I’d consider this more than just a novelty, but it’s also literary (which I thought this thread was about when I first saw it) so I’m putting it here.
I just learned from Stash Tea’s twitter (www.twitter.com/StashTea) about Hobbit Tea (I don’t think they are affiliated in any way.)
Here’s the article about the Mennonite and Amish farmers who created this product http://www.cleveland.com/taste/index.ssf/2010/02/mennonite_farmer_gets_ok_to_ma.html
and here’s their website: http://hobbittea.com/
The first two blends are not exactly what I expected based on the names. The artwork looks very nice, and I like that the packaging is somewhat eco-friendly (or middle-earth friendly, as they say). This would make a nice gift for a Tolkien lover, or something to share with a book club.
I’ve added the company and their 3 bagged teas to the Steepster database. :-)
Some of these were already in here but here is a list of novelty teas: http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2010/01/27/clever-and-creative-tea-packaging/