by Jenni Chasteen
Despite its awesome, yet misleading name, the Tea Cup SlingsHOT, is not about turning your tea into a projectile weapon. Designed by Samir Sufi, the cup offers an elegant solution to a the second biggest problem tea drinkers face: the tea bag string falling in the cup. (The first biggest problem is obviously that everyone thinks they’re pretentious for being tea drinkers.) The mug has a groove built into the handle that prevents the teabag from falling into the cup. You can also pull back the string like a slingshot in order to
fling tea at your enemies squeeze all of the liquid out of the bag.