The Tea Spot was founded by cancer survivor Maria Uspenski, who credits loose leaf tea as a major therapeutic part of her recovery. Uspenski set out to make loose leaf tea easy to enjoy by everyone — not just those who have tea down to a science.
The portable tea tumbler is one of our favorite products from Tea spot. The tea tumbler keeps your drink at just the right temperature, and actually keeps your tea steaming hot (or nice and cold). No more drinking sad lukewarm (or watered down) tea when you’re on the go.
Don’t have a teapot, but love tea? Us too. Fortunately, you can steep those loose leaf tea leaves right inside the canister, so you don’t have to brew anything separately before you pour. It’s a fabulous introduction to loose leaf tea for those who want something fresher than tea bags, but don’t know how to get started.
To begin brewing, simply unscrew the bottom of the tumbler to access the mesh infuser. Place loose tea leaves inside, screw the bottom back in, and fill the container with hot water to enjoy immediately, or iced water to steep into a cold brew overnight. The top also completely screws on and off to prevent leaks and spillage.
Use a sponge brush to wash the inside of the cannister thoroughly between uses. The cork sleeve is not removable, so gently hand wash the outside and let it dry completely before storing it.
Do not use it in the dishwasher or microwave.
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Unlike many other reusable drink containers, the Urban Tea Tumbler skips the plastic coating in favor of durable borosilicate glass and stainless steel. This is important because plastic containers can leech bisphenol A (BPA) into food or drinks, especially when heated in the microwave or run through the dishwasher.
BPA is harmful to hormonal health because it mimics estrogen in the body. Over time, high levels of exposure to this chemical can lead to problems like breast cancer, obesity, diabetes, and low sperm count.
Fortunately, glass and stainless steel containers don’t contain any BPA, making it a safe, hormone-friendly alternative to regular plastic containers.