9 replies, 4 voices Last updated by Warren Peltier 8 years, 10 months ago
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    • #10206

      Xavier
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      @xavier

      What would be the “perfect” container for tea to go?

    • #10207

      bram
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      @bram

      Me 😉

    • #10208

      bram
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      @bram
      1. Big enough to contain enough tea for the trip or till a refill station.
      2. Keeping the temp constant for a long time. Even after some tea has been removed from the container. (=drink, once you do the rest of the tea cools faster)
      3. Light The weight should not burden you down
      4. Airplane proof. I.e. you can take it with you on a plane. Filled of course, without the guys at the airport freaking out.
      5. Easy to use for steeping on the road/refill station
      6. Comes with a pleasant cup of the right size and with the right feel
      7. No influence on taste
      8. No loosing hair
      9. A form that makes it easy to transport and handle
    • #10209

      Xavier
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      @xavier

      Thanks @bram and the answer is? 😛

    • #10210

      Robert Godden
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      @thedevotea

      The answer is “Stay Home”

    • #10211

      Xavier
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      @xavier

      It seems you are all so tea funny these days 😉

    • #10212

      bram
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      @bram

      Must be the heat wave…

    • #10270

      Warren Peltier
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      @tea-author

      I think the perfect container still has yet to be developed. What is available on the market now hasn’t really solved 2 problems: leaf size/particle variability, stewed leaves.

      Just about every day, I use a stainless steel insulated tea travel cup. Leaves are placed at the bottom, the filter (with large holes) does not filter out fine tea leaves (such as from black tea). The fact that leaves stay in the cup all day means that the infusion can get very bitter; excluding certain tea types: green tea, new white tea. In my experience, oolong and black teas worked the best. Puer or other types of dark teas would also work, but contain too many tea fines fit for an enjoyable infusion.

      There are many imperfect containers for tea, but the perfect container perhaps has yet to be designed.

    • #10272

      Xavier
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      @xavier

      Thanks for your input. I have seen such containers but never thought about using one.

    • #10274

      Warren Peltier
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      @tea-author

      You might try something like the Teavana Contour Tumbler (see under Most Popular tab). The exact same cup is available at other retailers. That one works pretty well. Don’t worry about the plastic parts – they don’t impart any odor to the tea.

      As I said above, they’re not the ideal solution for every tea type, but they work; and they’re convenient.

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