One of the ever going battles with loose leaf tea drinkers is how to drink their tea on the go. There are so many options out there now that it is sometimes hard to pick just one. I have a few in my collection and I love them all for different reasons.
This particular tea steeper from Dave and Solomons Tea is unique. Here is why. Most of the steepers that are portable that I own are glass. This particular one is plastic. I’m not going to lie, I really like that. I know. I know. Glass is how tea should technically be drank but there is something comforting to the fact that one slight move won’t break my steeper and I’m left with a mess on my hands.
So this tea steeper works similar to a lot of the different options. Scoop your tea into the bottle, fill with water, screw on the lid and you are good to go. This steeper works great for both cold brewed and hot brewed tea. The bottle does get a bit hot so if you have a cozy for the bottle, I’d recommend it. I have a few I picked up on Etsy and I’ve even made myself a few (with my mom’s guidance of course!)
I have found that even though this tea steeper has a lovely fine mesh strainer at the top that you screw on, fine pieces of tea and inclusions do find there way out. Not a huge deal. Something that is totally normal for most steepers. I have yet to find one that strains every single stray tea out. Nothing that I would say would detour me from continuing to use this steeper at all.
All in all, a great alternative to the steepers out there. I do find that I love this one for cold brewing more than hot brewing but I’ve used the tea ware for both. Easy to clean, easy to use, just an all around easy option. I find myself reaching for this one and another steeper more than the others I’ve had in my collection for years. But really, you can never have too many pieces of tea ware in your collection!
Here’s the scoop!
Tea Ware: Tea Steeper
Where to Buy: Dave and Solomons Tea
100% BPA Free Tea Traveler 13 oz
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
I love Amazon. I buy groceries and household staples all the time. But I rarely check out their tea offerings until the other day when I stumbled upon Thea’s English Standard Tea.
Thea’s English Standard Tea offers a few different varieties of bottled tea-all natural with zero calories. I love the idea of having a crisp iced tea at my disposable. I’ve never been a fan of other bottle iced teas you can get at the store so I was hoping this would be something special.
Red Mango is a vibrant brew with purified water, brewed rooibos and black tea, mango flavor, hibiscus, and other natural flavors and citric acid. Yes. This has red rooibos in it and I tried it. And what was my verdict?
This tea is delicious! Crisp clean with just a little bit of that red rooibos aftertaste. I am not a fan of red rooibos and have gone so far as calling the herb my arch enemy. But in this tea you really don’t notice it very much. What you really notice are the rich mango and black tea flavors with a tartness hint here and there. There is a definite tropical vibe coming from this bottle. Not overpowering but the perfect amount of flavor.
Tastes freshly brewed and there are no hints of any diet like flavors or sweeteners. A perfect iced tea that is perfectly portable. I enjoyed mine with my lunch of fruit and veggies and loved how the flavors all coordinated. From the logo to the packaging, I just adore this iced tea and can’t wait to check out their other flavors. I’m looking at you White Blueberry!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black/Rooibos
Where to Buy: Thea’s English Standard Tea
We explored a garden of tropical tastes to create an adventurous and abundantly fruity brew. Mango, Hibiscus and Orange Blossoms are layered with Herbal Rooibos and Select Black Tea
All Natural | Zero Calorie | Sugar Free | Diet Sweetener Free
Ingredients: A tastefully ripened blend of Purified water, Brewed Black and Rooibos, Natural Mango Flavor, Extractives of Hibiscus, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid.