Friday, January 6, 2012

The Tiniest Tea Books

A few friends and I have created a new tradition, where we exchange holiday gifts that must be purchased at Housing Works, a wonderful organization that runs a chain of local thrift stores where  the proceeds help the homeless and those living with HIV/AIDS.

For this year's exchange, one of the gifts I received was a set of tea bags...or what I thought were tea bags...

...until I opened one...

and found a little book!!

A bizarre set of books...

Strange but adorable. Has anyone encountered these tiny little tea books masquerading as teabags? I've never seen these anywhere before. They all say 'The Fairies Rest' on the back and also appear to be in an Asian language (Japanese?).  I love the silhouette illustrations. What a fun gift!


  1. Wow...that's unexpected, and really adorable!

  2. I've never seen anything like this before. What a lovely treasure.