This ornate teapot holds a dark secret—using it, you can either amaze your guests with excellent service, or murder them. Whichever floats your boat.

Called the “Assassin’s Teapot,” it was featured on Grand Illusions, a weekly YouTube series featuring novelty items around the world. As the host, Tim, demonstrates, this Chinese invention is capable of pouring out both tea and milk with apparent seamlessness.

However, as we later learn, the liquid being poured is dependent on a pair of holes around the handle. When Tim covers the hole on top and releases the hole on the bottom, the tea that is stored in the bottom comes out.

However, when the bottom hole is covered and the top is released, the milk which is stored in the upper chamber comes out.

Although milk in tea was used in the demonstration, the name would suggest would-be assassins could put poison in one half and tea in the other so they could serve it. and drink a cup themselves, without raising any suspicions.

However, aside from tea and murder, the Assassin’s Teapot could have a multitude of uses depending on your drinking preferences like adding a splash of lemon juice to your mineral water or a shot of Jack Daniel’s with your beer.

Viewers had this to say:

“Seems like a nightmare to clean.”
I want one!!!!”
But what if you don’t cover any holes?”
Bill Cosby’s teapot
How do you fill it?
Ingenious and evil, perfect.”
I was hoping to see this teapot have some sort of a knife hidden inside that you can pull it off (referring to the dragon head staff), oh well anyway it is an interesting teapot.”
Do the Brits really put that much milk in their tea?
You could put tea in one and urine in the other, then serve your guests accordingly. It would be a tea pee.”

If you’d like to see more interesting items like the Assassin’s Teapot, then be sure to check out the Grand Illusions YouTube channel. And, if you’re hopelessly paranoid like myself, enjoy the rest of your life never accepting a cup of tea from anyone ever again, lest you get poisoned, or worse…tea-peed.

Source: YouTube/Grand Illusions (English) via Kotaro Blog (Japanese)
Video & Images: YouTube/Grand Illusions