Paris designer Lee West has designed an extra-tall teapot that has no handle but instead has a removable cork sleeve to stop you burning your hands.
The pot, and the accompanying ceramic cups, are called Nomu, meaning "to drink" in Japanese.
Here's a little more information from West:
Nomu (to drink in Japanese)
NOMU a Cork and ceramic tea pot with ceramic cups produced by eno
Nomu is the fruit of a materials orientated project where turned corked has been used to create a heatproof sleeve for the teapot. The user can serve tea free from heat issues and appreciate the tactile qualities of the material.
The homage to Japanese craft mixed with a compact design result in a functional object that recreates an everyday tea ceremony.
The lid has a lock in system and will not fall out whilst pouring and the cork cover can easily be removed for cleaning. Nomu has a 75cl Tea capacity equal to 3 mugs or 4 cups of Tea.
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