Both coffee and tea are staples in my diet, with breakfast, with baked goods and with dessert. I also often take an insulated mug or thermos out with me when I’m on the go, especially on chilly mornings. This works best with coffee, as tea bags left in thermoses will easily oversteep, and loose leaf teas take extra time in their preparation. When I saw this Loose Leaf Tea Tumbler, I immediately was drawn to it. The thermos’s lid has a specially designed tea steeper built into it for loose leaf teas! Simply fill the wire mesh basket with the tea of your choice, fill the thermos with hot water, screw the lid on and flip the whole thing upside down. With this design, the tea can steep in the water as long as you’d like and when it’s done, simply flip the thermos back over. This stops the steeping and you can drink your hot, perfectly-brewed tea as you might from any other thermos or teapot.
I also think that this, along with a couple of loose leaf teas, would make a fantastic gift for someone who likes tea, whether they already drink a lot of loose-leaf or want to venture out from pre-bagged teas into more exciting options.