Well, no, I didn't exactly *need* a new oversized tea mug, but this one caught my eye at T.J. Maxx the other day and I realized that for $3.99, this would make a dandy pen and pencil holder!
This is, I believe, the first tea mug I've ever come across that featured a paper band around the middle telling me it's a Giant Retro Tea Mug. The bottom of the mug is marked Retro Tea, Creative Tops Ltd. The band indicates it was made in China but designed/marketed in Great Britain.
I just love the cheery graphics on this mug, and I truly am going to use this as an office supply. Teawares: they're not just for breakfast anymore!