Why a Coffee Mug Will Not Do
I love tea because it is classy, and I love the culture it produces. Many of these mugs are not just functional, they are purely artistic and is the type of accessories to make your office mates jealous.
I know. I’m so vain.
Coffee mugs are entirely different from tea mugs. You see, coffee is poured into its travel mug after it has already been made.
Tea, however, needs a longer steeping process that, well, takes time. In an age of 1 -minute meals, a nice cup of tea can be hard to create for the busy, on-the-go lifestyle.
That’s why these tea mugs are so excellent. All of them have some type of tea filter or infuser basket incorporated into the mug to let you create the tea as you go.
Just add hot water and some loose tea leaves and enjoy!
Here are some quick reviews on some of the hottest travel tea mugs. Scroll down until one catches your eye.
Although, first, a quick note on BPA-free Travel Mugs (and why they matter)
BPA-Free Tea Travel Mug
This. Is. Critical.
BPA or Bisphenol-A is a chemical that our body interprets as a an estrogen. When it enters our bodies it actually disrupts our body’s hormone function.
Since the 1930’s scientists have been concerned about what it was doing to our health. But, well, its cheaper to not have to change.
You want to make sure that your travel mug is not steeping anything but your tea into the water. Choosing a BPA – free mug will protect you from these harmful chemicals.
There’s enough harmful drinks out there, why should your tea kill you?
Copco Tea Travel Mug
Copco – one of the most well-known and most economical brands out there – is leading the way in creating BPA-free travel mugs that are both stylish and healthy.
Their primary design is a slick plastic number that comes in a couple of primary colors. It also has a clear portion for you to show off your “brew of the day” (after all, tea is a creation — not just a drink)
And, of course this Copco has a BPA – free insert to make sure that your hot tea water is not exposed to harmful chemicals.
JOEmo Tea Travel Mugs
Joemo has a whole industry around building the best travel tea mugs in this industry. These travel mugs are stainless steel and have a fine mesh strainer to help make sure that you don’t end up with “chunkies” floating in your tea. (Ok, so a few might get by, but this mug is better than most)
The Highwave Element and Highwave original mug are 13 ounce numbers that are designed to fit all car coffee holders. Definitely the one to go with if you tend to have smaller cup holders
They also have the TC tea mug which holds 14 ounces, and has a more contoured grip for easy handling.
One of the biggest advantages of the JOEmo mugs is that they are virtually leak-proof. Always an advantage in crazy, rush hour traffic.
Those are the two top brands mugs I’ve found that are definitely BPA- free AND have a an infuser basket. There are a few other mugs whose manufactures I have contacted to see if their products are BPA-free.
Hopefully, we will have more to add to this list soon!