Have you seen the gingko leaf sugar tongs on Ito En's website - under tea accessories?!!!!!!
They are exquisite. I love gingko tree leaves, they are one of nature's true masterpieces, each one perfect in itself. If I had $100 to spend on anything I wanted, I would be soooooooooooo tempted to get these. Just to look at - maybe I'd even have a lump of sugar in my tea to celebrate.
I have a friend, Lee, who is a rosarian [see Der Rosenmeister] who has at least 11 varieties of gingko. They are truly amazing. It is always so refreshing to be around him, he has so many enthusiasms.
So, this has little to do with tea, but surely sugar tongs count?