Finally, An Authentic 'Tea-Shirt'

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Photo Credit: Imperial College

Coming soon to a store near you - A t-shirt made from 'tea' - And we are not talking something simply dyed with the leaves, but an entirely new material made from the world's favorite drink!

Photo Credit: Imperial College

The amazing cloth is the result of a collaboration between Professor Freemont at London's Imperial College and fashion designer Suzanne Lee, who wished to invent a new green fabric for the fashion industry.

Image Credit: Imperial College

To manufacture the material, green tea, sugar and a number of nutrients are first mixed together to make a soup-like concoction. Bacteria are slowly added to this mixture over the course of few days. As it blends in, it helps create clumps of cellulose that rise to the surface. These are removed and spun into a fabric that is extremely lightweight but has a texture that resembles leather.

Photo Credit: Imperial College

Suzanne who has used the fabric to make a range of clothes ranging from shirts to dresses and even shoes, is tweaking the manufacturing process a little more, after which she hopes to introduce it to the mainstream market.

Sources: telegraph.co.uk,vouchercodes.co.uk, mircrobeworld.org, inewide.com

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  • niomiTuesday, May 8, 2018 at 12:09 pm
    i did not know there was such thing as the teashirt.
    • chickennugget56Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm
      So do you eat it and it melts in your mouth, or is it just hard? How do you wear it without it melting? I think this is awesome, but pretty confusing.
      • kayalWednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:45 am
        i love this
        • anonTuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:04 am
          lol can i drink it
          • smartfox
            smartfoxSaturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:43 am
            Tea shirts...
            • rc99130
              rc99130Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 8:03 am
              cool
              • dabqueen
                dabqueenTuesday, September 6, 2016 at 3:01 pm
                Looks Yummy
                • fatcat9921
                  fatcat9921Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 4:53 pm
                  Sounds great!
                  • Winter AceTuesday, May 26, 2015 at 5:50 pm
                    Yum, wonder if it comes with a cup.
                    • eggsta
                      eggstaThursday, May 14, 2015 at 1:24 am
                      Crazy

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