One of the signature items I carry in my purse is my David’s Tea teal Timolino and I’ve been using that since 2013. Last Christmas my friend’s and I were trying to use a timer to take a group photo and my thermos was left on the table and appeared in the photos. #whitneysthermos became a hashtag. So when I received David’s Tea new Tea Press, which launched on August 15th, I was so stoked to have an upgrade!!
The Tea Press ($35 CAD) is a double walled stainless steel mug. There are two components to this; you have the mug with the stainless steel, and then the BPA-free Tritan press to put inside the mug. You first take out the inner compartment out. Then add some loose leaf tea and hot water to the outer sleeve/mug. There are two lines in the mug; if you want to make iced tea, you fill water up to the bottom, first line. If you want to make hot tea, then you add water up to the top line (which is what I do. I don’t even have ice at home unfortunately LOL. I live the hot water grandma life.)
After the water is added into the mug, slide the inner plastic component into the mug, up to the line. Keep it at that level for a few minutes to steep the tea. If you plan to make iced tea, you would fill this inner compartment with ice. When you are done steeping, press the inner compartment all the way down to secure the mug. Then you’re good to bring this new best friend everywhere!! Just like the Timolino, the Tea Press kept my hot tea at a good temperature for 5+ hours!
Since the Tea Press has a capacity of 16oz, it can get pretty heavy once you fill with water. This isn’t small-purse friendly, but excellent for road trips or just keeping it at your office. This actually encourages me to drink more water, something I need to work on real bad. Probably why my skin is so much bleh.
Keep in mind, there are more components to wash when using the Tea Press, so one can’t be lazy in maintaining it clean!! It’s a first world problem – but yes I found this a bit more difficult to clean compared to my Timolino. The best thing is that you don’t have to deal with loose leaf floating around your tea.
There are four colours of David’s Tea Tea Press to chose from- white, beetroot, silver, and teal. I received the shade beetroot along with a matching beetroot perfect spoon ($7CAD- and yes it’s actually pretty perfect in scooping tea! I tried with a regular spoon and my tea leaves would just spill over.) I also got two teas to make iced or hot – the ME to WE Tea and Honeycrisp Apple.
So far I’ve only tried hot Honeycrisp Apple and I forsee this to be my favourite fall tea. It’s a green tea with apple, sweet blackberry leaf, hibiscus, apple pom ace (pomace, citric acid), pear (pear, rice flour), natural pear and apple flavouring. David’s Tea partnered with ME to WE to create the ME to WE Tea, which is also a fruity tea with pineapple notes. Every 50g purchase gives two weeks of clean water to a developing community in Kenya!
I’m not much of an iced tea person, but I plan to drink a lot of hot tea out of this when winter is coming. 🙂
Just like Newt Scamander has his magical essentials in his trunk to bring to America, the Tea Press is going to be one of my essentials too. Do you have a go to water bottle/travel mug that must stick by your side forever?!
You can purchase the Tea Press at David’s Tea stores or online.
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Disclaimer: Press Sample provided, all opinions are my own.