It’s not a secret that many people like tea. Some of them even have certain traditions concerning tea drinking process. Yet, it doesn’t mean that no innovations are needed in this domain. People try to change everything in order to simplify their life. And that’s not an exception. A Chinese inventor Lee Yuen Qin designed tea “stick” – a new type of disposable tea bags. The production of this item is almost the same as that of usual tea bags, because materials used are similar. The only difference is its design. The main idea of Chinese designer consists in a will to combine two processes: brewing and stirring. But at the very beginning there was a serious problem – Lee Yuen Qin didn’t know what material this “stick” should be made of. In case it was soft, the stick wouldn’t be able to keep its shape. If it was too dense, no brewing would be possible. The solution for this problem was found unexpectedly – while designer was drinking coffee. He suddenly understood that a small plastic stick can be put inside the bag in order to prevent changes in its shape. After that Lee Yuen Qin patented his new invention. Now it’s prepared for the commercialization. It’s quite an interesting innovation, isn’t it? I think a lot of people will find it funny to use tea “sticks” instead of tea bags. Moreover, it seems that they are easier-to-use.