Sunday, May 19, 2013

Planetary Design Tea Tumbler

I won this tea tumbler at the Tea Magazine tweetup at the New York Coffee and Tea Festival. Unlike most travel mugs I've used, it combines both an infuser basket and French press. I had my doubts about the design because I was concerned about oversteeping. That had always been a problem for me with press style tea makers in the past. However, the press compressed the leaves into the solid part of the chamber which removed them from the water. I really enjoyed that both the interior of the mug and the infuser are stainless steel. There is nothing worse than having a plastic taste in my tea. The lid locks into place and appears to be fairly airtight. It stayed warm for several hours, so much so that it was almost too hot at first. This tumbler will definitely make it easier to take tea with me when I'm running out the door in the morning. I won't have to worry about removing leaves or figuring out what to do with them anymore. It was also very easy to clean, which is always important.

You can find out more about this tea tumbler here.