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HERMIGAWD! It’s an actual wonderful Wonderful Treasure Find! We tend to focus on a lot of odd and quirky things that we find in Korea, but there are also lots of cool things you can find too! We did a few WTFs like that before, such as the circle contact lenses, the build a paper robot, and the fuzzy hat scarf with built in mittens. I’d love to do more of these wonderful cool finds because there are so many cool things in Korea but sometimes I’m worried they’ll seem boring and more like product review? What do you think if we do WTFs on cool things and just play with them? Like vending machine capsules or Korean candy or Korean drinks? Let us know what you think!

So onto this tea diver. Both Leigh and I are big big tea fans so Leigh actually found this little tea diving guy and we thought it was so cute we had to do it! I know that outside of Korea they tend to have lots of different kinds of tea bag holder too, but this one is sincerely made and designed in Korea so I thought it was at least unique to Korea in that way! It was actually a really clever design because it cleaned up really easily (by pooping out the tea, haha) and the little oxygen tank on the side is actually weighted so that it doesn’t fall into the tea pot. It also came with that little tea bag drippy thingy holder so that when you remove it from the cup it doesn’t juice everywhere. Simon, however, really hates tea. He thinks it tastes like wet paper or slightly wet grass. SIMON DOESN’T UNDERSTAND GREAT TEA!!! Some of you Nasties have sent us some wicked awesome tea in fan mail that I’ve never even heard of before! Some of it was loose leaf tea and we’ve been using a little mini metal tea ball thingy but it kind of sucks. SO now we’ll be switching to this awesome little diver guy!

So that’s about it, don’t know what else to say except that Simon is wrong. Haha can’t fight back against what you don’t know is in a blog post, can you Simon? And don’t forget to please let us know what you think about adding wonderful WTF items!

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  1. XD “How do you kill someone with water?”
    1. Hold them under and force them to inhale the water.
    2. Use superpowers to make a water rope and strangle them.

  2. !! Free with the LCBO magazine (remember those?) was a copy of the ‘Selections from Museums of Canada’ with those knick knacks and random ‘fancy’ things that are meant to be Canadian and WHAT DO I FIND ON PAGE 23??!!

  3. Switch off between cool stuff and funny stuff.

  4. Aw, it’s so cute! I love tea. My favorite tea strainer is one shaped like a submarine. I want it! And Christmas is coming up…..

  5. awwwwe he’s so cute!! I wish I drank more loose leaf teas just so I could use all the cute little tea accessories!
    I liked this WTF! I would’nt mind seeing more like these every now and then!! ^.^

  6. I must add this to my dinosaur collection!

  7. This WTF is so cute! Might have to add the the xmas wish list.

  8. Go to teavana.com and be prepared to spends lots of money. I haven’t ordered from them in a while but they used to have a rooibos blend with little baby marshmallows in it. So good. Also they sell these cups that you brew loose leaf in then set on top of a mug and the tea strains and flows into the mug. Very cool

  9. Omg I’m tea drinker too! Martina, there may be a way to convince or to at least make Simon appreciate tea…

    Simon, I was like you before, too. I, too, had thought tea is the yucky bland dried grass juice mess that you drink when coffee and hot chocolate and even hot milk isn’t around…

    But my eyes have been opened! There are so many tea types out there that would taste completely different from my earliest taste of tea, coz really it was just because the tea I had wasn’t brewed properly ~.~’ that’s why it would taste yucky…

    Best example is green tea… A lot of people would brew it on boiling hot water, which would then result in a yucky bitter aftertaste… I did not, could not touch tea for a long time, until I had to sit through a Japanese tea ceremony… Dun dun dun…

    Safe to say I had gotten over the alternating pain/needles/numbness of my legs by being partly mesmerised by the whole ritual and partly looking forward to gobbling up the pretty & cute little sweets you get with the tea…

    Anyways, point was the tea was freaking delicious ^=^ and that’s when I realise, then later found out (after discovering more through wonderful internet) that your suppose to brew green tea on slightly cooler water than boiling (80•C is ideal according to wikihow) since this tea has more delicate leaves…

    Fast forward, I now have a shelf in our pantry dedicated to the different types of teas I have, and depending on my mood I brew teas great with milk hot, then I also have teas great by itself cold, but to make it things interesting I mix some of them in one brew to have an ultimate hot tea or an ultimate ice tea ^=^ now the whole family doesn’t poo poo on me drinking tea ^v^

    I’m a Sydney-sider so maybe you guise may have seen the T2 tea shops when you were here in Sydney or Melbourne? But I think Melbourne also has Tea Leaves (only know there website, never been to there actual shop myself! but they may be a slightly cheaper alternative)… in danger of sounding like an ad, T2 is the shop easily accessible to me since I can taste test any new teas they may have and they have heaps of tea types, that I can happily be in there shop for ages… whats also cool is that they also have funky tea nick-nacks like, but not as cool as, the tea diver, and little strainer thingies and tea cups and pots… ‘Kay I rarely post but I think I went over board on this one… Anyways TEA Is Good!

    Here’s there websites if ur keen ^=^
    http://www.t2tea.com
    http://www.tealeaves.com.au

  10. Ermahgawd, it’s so cute! I don’t drink tea, but if i had one, i would want to~ :P

  11. martina i just found out what that disk is used for

  12. seeing the weird things is fun, but seeing cool things is fun too! you don’t have to worry, you guise!

    i often see cute tea-dunkers (is that even a real word??) in shops here and it makes me want to buy them and drink tea… and then i remember that i CANT drink tea because it makes me pee all the time. seriously, am i the only one?? i have serious envy of people who can drink tea and then not spend the next 4 hours going to the bathroom every 10 minutes…. *sigh*

  13. Guy this Diver tea infuser is available on AMAZON. c:

  14. I love tea! I was drinking Cardamon Pu*erh tea today. so yummy. I wonder if I can find something similar for sale in the US. I would totally buy a diver tea ball.

  15. OMG You killed me. YOU *******.

    But its pretty cool :D

  16. Ok, I think you guys need to help me buy all the stuffs that are on the WTF’s so I can WOW my friends with all my friends with these wontabulous Korean stuff!!!

  17. If I (when I) buy that, I will make some tea, dip Kenny in hot water and scream: “OMG! YOU KILLED KENNY! YOU BASTARD!”
    p.s.
    that is a REALLY cute hat, Martina.

  18. Simon just can’t appreciate tea, NECTAR OF THE GODS!!! It’s delicious ^_^

  19. I only drink chai and variants of but this would be super cute to use when making it! :3

  20. Ouuuuuuuu. I’m also a tea fanatic and I just came back from a long need tea shopping trip. Usually I get my tea by the kg in China, but I haven’t been back in a few years.

    Something you should try: A blend of rose tea (which is just dried rose buds) and oolong.
    My absolute favourite is Jasmine tea. I’m a really big traditional Chinese tea junkie to be honest > . <
    *Edit: CHRYSANTHEMUM TEA IS SO GOOD TOO
    Cold fruity teas are freaking amazing during the summer though.
    Peppermint teas are good for cramps and soreness all around.
    I tend to shy away from "flavour infused teas" because I'm a big hippie about keeping my food as natural as possible…
    During the winter, sweetened peppermint tea and ginger tea w/ spices is awesome.
    TEA IS JUST FREAKING AWESOME OKAY. And I'm going through black coffee withdrawal because I keep getting the crazies since I drink too much of it …

  21. watching as I drink a cup of tea (but it’s Lipton tea bags which admittedly are not as good as loose leaf tea). I want that little diver! It’s so cute! But since it’s just me, I usually drink by the mug so not sure if it will fit there.

    I love tea! Hot tea, Iced tea, flavored tear, spice tea, fruit tea, all kinds of tea!!!!

  22. I have this diver! Ugh, I love it to pieces. I got it through an American shopping site, though, so when it arrived and I noticed that it was originally Korean made, I was too happy :D

  23. How lovely is that! I want one for myself. (^_^)
    Nice video.

  24. OH GOD THEY KILLED KENNY!

    And HEY! South Park is still on with new episodes…or so I hear. Haven’t seen it since it’s third season.
    LOL and Simon you seemed genuinely confused how ones dies by water.

    Martina, I love tea as well. I need one of those, but my tea pot already has a built in loose leaf tea holder. I’m assuming the diver is too big for a single mug.

  25. awww that is co cute and cool!!!
    too bad i don’t drink tea!! (or coffee)
    cos CHOCOLATE MILK RULES!!!!

    poor diver though….he has such a sad life!
    drowning for humans tea drinking needs!!!

  26. Simon – “We’re gonna dunk him and suffocate him and not suffocate him. How do you kill people with water? Drown! We’re gonna dunk him and drown him and then you’ll be like ‘oh my god I killed Kenny.'”
    I found that more funny than I should have.
    On another note: I WANT A TEA DIVER!!! So cool. And I can make my tea with it and think of Korea while I make my tea and drink my tea and OH MY GOSH I WANT TO GO TO KOREA! Amanda (best friend) when are we going?! Christmas break get here faster so we have time to plan!

  27. !!! Did you get that from the huge design shop/performance arts building in Hongdae? Also, if you know where I’m talking about, get those MAUM tea bags with the funky dudes/dudettes hanging on top :D The tea isn’t bad!

  28. Simon- Tea is usually brewed 1-3 minutes, depending on the type of tea (black, green, white, red, etc.). That’s my fun fact for the day!

  29. I love peppermint, green tea, lavender and fruit teas, but I’m allergic to black tea! (Seriously, I’m not a tea racist, it gives me tummy ache :( )
    The one I commonly see here in the UK is the TeaSub, it’s like a little yellow submarine for your tea leaves, so cute!
    Though I find it hard to find loose teas here in the UK that don’t have black tea as a base, so I often resort to coffees and chocolatey drinks instead.

  30. Definitely keep doing WTFs. I love seeing all of the neat things you find, and it was because of a WTF video that I discovered you guys!

  31. I’m not really a tea or coffee fan so this kind of thing is a little beyond me. (hot chocolate on the other hand Yummy!) But the diver guy was indeed very cute. ^-^

  32. I. Need. That.
    I’m also a tea junkie!!
    I drink tea! I also use the remaining tea thingies as exfoliator! And I also use tea to wash my face sometimes! Aaaand I think drinking tea is classy ;)

    • Yay…someone else knows the benefits of green tea. Green tea is an awesome anti-inflammatory agent to get rid of redness in your face, has anti-cancer properties, and assists with DNA repair. I’m in process of switching careers and I’m working for a skin care company/dermatologist and green tea is our magic weapon for skin care. Chamomile also makes for a great toner as well to help tighten pores.

      • Thank you! It’s always great to find others who know the health benefits from natural sources and share it!!!…knowledge is power!

      • Green tea helps get rid of redness in the face? I have tons of redness! *goes out to buy lots* :)

        • Yep…read up on the power of the polyphenols in green tea…seriously one of the few scientifically proven results when it comes to tea health benefits…and its even has more conclusive results than vitamin c serums for anti-cancer properties. I’ll admit though I do also use a facial cream heavily concentrated with green tea in addition to drinking copious amounts (benefits of working for a skin care/dermatologist = awesome discounts on pricey but quality skin care products), and making my own green tea facial masks similar to Chillers.

        • how do you make your facial masks?

        • I use the leaves of brewed green tea and mix it with honey, rice flour, and lemon juice. All are great for exfoliation, the flour is good for acne prone skin application and gives it smoother mask application (which i have adult onset acne, what a win for me). I also mix macha green tea powder with a clay I purchase at local health foods store (Whole Foods) for a simpler mask when I’m lazy.

    • WHHAT!??? All this tea info I’m learning. You can use tea as an exfoliator? What do you do?

      • what could you use instead of honey? my sensitive skin always reacts to it. it’s really hard for me to do DIY skincare since most of them have honey in them.

        • Hi! I’m sorry if this is late ^^ You could try using Cetaphil, the gentle skin cleanser, to make a sort of paste/mixture with the remaining tea leaves/residue. Thats what I was using before I used honey.

      • I’ve seen on lots of fancy make-up shows that using brown sugar for an exfoliator works well (especially for men who are shy about such things) but I can totally see using tea because I love a good tea tree oil soap. Maybe instead of honey I should mix brown sugar with the tea…hmmm……
        Also putting (real) mayonnaise on your face at night will take off about 10-20 years if you’re consistent with it. My Mom has done this all her life and it totally works but it’s turned me off of mayonnaise myself, so I don’t know if I’m ready to try it, it’s dermatologically tested though.

        • Using Mayo? I’ve heard of that before… Hmm I wouldn’t try that out :/ Sometimes seeing so much mayo makes me cringe. I dunno why :(
          Have you heard about putting snail essence? I’d like to see someone who’d actually put real and raw snail essence on their face (-o-) Or probably place a snail on their face and then let it crawl over. lol

          [Edit: Me talking about snail essence was really random. I’m sorry >.<]

        • Ugh. Ewwwww… O_O

        • using mayonnaise? O_O I never heard of it… I kind of want to try it but… it’s mayonnaise… Did I even make sense? LOL

        • It’s partially the egg whites, apparently that’s what’s going into fancy “youth” serums these days. Why buy expensive when you can get something cheap at the grocery store?

        • ah, so it’s because the egg whites… I can do that if it’s egg whites. I mean, using the real egg whites, not in the shape of mayonnaise. LOL.

        • You can, but pure egg whites won’t last as long, will dry hard on your face, and start to smell bad faster because they won’t be absorbed by your skin. Really, when I think about it, mayonnaise is a very convenient vehicle to get the stuff on your face and over all, cheaper by volume than fresh eggs.

        • Hmmm, sounds convincing. Maybe I just need to try it. I have mayonnaise. LOL.Thank you for the advice. XD

      • You can even dump your remaining tea leaves (after you drink the tea) into a pot of plant. It would make them greener. Tested. LOL.

      • I’ve never used tea but I’ve been using coffee for quite some time ^^

        • Coffee mixed with lotion is great for reducing the appearance of cellulite temporarily.
          Before I go to the beach i mix some fast absorbing cream with ground coffee and rub it well on my thighs with some plastic gloves, making sure that the entire area that I’m trying to smooth is covered with a good thickness of the mixture (so you can’t see the skin underneath anymore) and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Then shower or wash off and you’ll have cellulite free thighs for beach day!
          It works really well for me but the effects only last a week max.

        • will have to try this out^^

        • yeah~ coffee is what I know, it suppose to has more effect then the tea~^^

        • I’m using coffee too :)

        • Yeah, I’ve heard about using coffee as an exfoliator, but it seems so gross, and I wouldn’t want my face to smell like that.

  33. Sooo cool that you did something with tea :) nowww…. * insert stuck-up girl teenage voice* So like i totally had a conversation with my friend about tea recently, *end voice (it was getting annoying in my head)* and apparently when she was younger she actually got lessons on the actual Korean tea process… (i think you could call it that)… and i learnt that most American and Canadian peoples actually brew tea wrong… yeah… we actually burn our leaves rather than properly brew(??idk) it…….. NOW YOU KNOW…. (bill nye the science guy…*starts singing the theme song in head, and dances*) sorry for my randomness…lol.

  34. That’s adorable and all but stuffing the diver’s butt with tea sure takes time~ LOL

    • lol it’s ok with me but my mom and grams who rip off every package that CLEARLY HAS THE THING to open it neatly would NEVER do that! XD

      [edit] that the first time you replied to me guise! Mwah~

  35. 12 minutes?? Oh, Simon… Anyway, that’s adorable! If I had a tea strainer that adorable, maybe I’d drink more loose-leaf tea.

  36. omg awesome, I love TEA!!!! My favorite is green tea flavored with coconut and passionfruit!!!!

  37. I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE! Where can one find this in Tea mad Britain!?

  38. LOL. I love tea. Indonesian tea though… Not any other tea… We love tea in a different way from English. We drink tea anywhere, anytime… It should be hot, sweet, and thick. :D

    • Thick in color and taste. That’s the meaning of thick. We use black tea. But there are many brand of black tea and they had different flavor. In our culture tradition, we would mix some good brand of teas to make our own brand of tea (you know, “like our family special flavor”…). The mixed tea would make a thick tea (means it was dark in color and has a very strong flavor of tea), we just need to add sugar (as much as we like) and serve it hot (preferably in a cold weather) or pour it in a glass full of ice when it’s summer time.
      The pic would help you imagine it, but I usually put the tea into handkerchief so it won’t spread out anywhere… My family usually make it darker in color though… It was sold and serve everywhere, I think our people is like “tea junkies” or something… XD

      • Indian tea? Like, mmmm, Assam? I would like to taste any other tea too. But I have tasted Earl Grey before and I thought it was pretty… Mmmm, how should I said it, bland. :|

        • Yessss, it’s not my cup of tea too… I think Assam is Indian tea but I don’t know if it’s black, or white, or red. Maybe it’s black. LOL.
          I don’t really know the name of our country’s tea too… We called it by their brand. Usually I would remember the taste when somebody talk about one brand of tea. All that brands have different flavor, and we have like hundreds it. It’s hard to take a favorite. :|

        • LOL. I can imagine that! Tea isn’t deemed classy here unless it came from another country. LOL. But I can pretend that they are classy… XD

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