Did you realize that the popular Hello Kitty character has been around since 1974? I didn't realize that until I was looking for a little background info on the Japanese company Sanrio's popular kitten character. She can be spotted everywhere from children's stationery and lunch boxes to rather extravagant wedding dresses!
I recently found her perched atop this 10-color pen. (I love pens almost as much as I love tea!)
Is this a teacup, perhaps?
This is definitely a tea tin, confirming that Hello Kitty is a tea lover just as I'd long suspected!