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Earl Grey Matter CreativiTea for Creative Brains!

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By Chris Dunmire, Tea Con-noisseur | Updated March 11, 2019


CreativiTea for Creative Brains!

Chris Dunmire's Mirecle CreativiTea

THE INTERNET (April Fools' Day, 2019) — Promising news has come to light for many citizens of the world seeking to increase creativity. After working closely with the product development team at a major U.S. beverage company, Creativity Portal is pleased to offer this new line of creativity-enhancing herbal teas under the Mirecle CreativiTea™ brand name.

After extensive clinical testing and three double-blind studies, CreativiTea™ brand tea has proven that certain blends of herbs positively affect creative performance in artists, writers, engineers, scientists, and other creators. Chris Dunmire's proprietary recipe is now available to you exclusively through

How to Play the CreativiTea Joke

Of course you don't need to drink any special kind of tea to be more creative. What you need is already inside of you! Everyone has the innate ability to be creative and engaging in some expressive activity like art, writing, cooking, or inventing a new way to do something (like scheming up new April Fool's Day pranks) is a sure path to steeping in your own creative talents!

Mirecle CreativiTea is pretty convincing, though isn't it? In this world of quick fixes, some might be open to embracing the thought that creative aptitude could be enhanced by a special herbal brew. If you have a tea-loving friend seeking deeper creative connection of the synapse and neuron kind, have a little fun this April Fools' Day by printing and assembling my fake-fun Earl Grey Matter tea packet, dipping in your own tea bag, and stirring up a little fun!

Wrap and tuck.Play my slick CreativiTea joke on others this April Fools' Day! All you need is a printer, scissors, glue, and an adventurous sense of humor. I've made it simple for you: Download and print my CreativiTea Packet cut-out design, do some simple crafty cut-and-pasting, insert your own tea bag, and you're good to go.

What You'll Need

  • scissors, X-acto (craft knife), or paper cutter
  • craft glue (white or clear) or double-sided tape
  • a stapler
  • a convincing set-up story

Earl Grey Matter CreativiTea

Joke Tea Bag Assembly Instructions

  1. Download & Print 'Earl Grey Matter' CreativiTea Wrappers
    (Printable PDF file containing two tea wrappers and tags)

  2. Cut out the double-sided tea bag wrapper and tag.

  3. Fold the wrapper and tag in half.

  4. Carefully unwrap and de-tag an ordinary tea bag, and replace tag and wrapper with the new Mirecle CreativiTea wrapper and tag.

    Note: The final design of the tea bag is a self-contained square with no overlapping flaps. See assembly illustrations below:

Attach tag to string.

a) Attach folded tag to string. Staple or glue string into tag. Adding a small knot at the end of the string is helpful before stapling.

Glue or tape inside wrapper.

b) Apply a thin bead of glue or tape to three edges inside the wrapper and fold closed. The top remains open. Be sure to stay as close to the edges as possible to leave enough room for the tea bag. For best results, allow bag to dry before moving onto the next step.

Wrap and tuck.

c) Wrap string around bag and tuck into wrapper. Optional: Seal closed. Now go practice your joke set-up story, and when you're ready, creatively execute this practical joke on your favorite tea-loving friend.

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CreativiTea for Creative Brains!

The Steep History Behind CreativiTea

The fictitious brain-juicing blends of creativity-enhancing teas were introduced to the world in 2006 as an online April Fool's Day prank. The selection included Earl Grey Matter, Mornin' Stormin', and later, Minty Mental CreativiTeas, convincing flavors of 'a new line of teas being test-marketed in the Northeast' as a creativity-enhancing pre-brainstorming beverage.

Netizens worldwide can enjoy brewing up their own fun April Fool's stories around CreativiTea by using their own creativity and imagination with a tea-loving target and my printable Earl Grey Matter Tea bag wrapper to the left.