drank Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea by Teavivre
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I had this for my morning cup. I did not have time to sit at home and sip. So I brewed a cup, poured it in a travel mug, grabbed my guitar and went out the door. This smells so cocoa and malt when it is brewing. I was so looking forward to it as I normally really enjoy this one. I was majorly disappointed to see how bad a travel mug sucks the life out of a cup of joy. I mean its not as bad as having it in a paper or styrofoam cup but sure isn’t the same as my ceramic mug. I did not realize what an important part of the flavor came from the sipping vessel used. I know a lot of you use travel mugs. Do you not notice the same thing? Maybe I am oversensitive, or maybe the convenience is just more important?

Mercuryhime

I stopped using travel mugs for this very reason.

K S

Thanks. I was afraid I was crazy… well I may be, but not about this :)

Ysaurella

sure vessel counts, same for colas when you get a plastic bottle vs a glass bottle…so different, more gas with the glass bottle.
In France travel mugs are now more and more popular but it remains rare. I always fear one user of these mug would accidentally pour down some burning coffee or tea on me in the train or bus !

ashmanra

I refuse to drink my favorite teas from a travel mug. I think the aroma is such a major part of the experience, and the travel mug reduces my enjoyment. It is just for delivering caffeine or for desperate times when I can’t have my cups.

Terri HarpLady

I have a ceramic travel mug that I use the most. I also have a stainless steel one. I have a few plastic ones, but i don’t use them.

K S

Once I got to set down before warm up at church I took the lid off so I could smell the tea because I totally agree about the experience. It still tasted flat in this plastic lined mug. I would rather have my Diet Dew than a flat tea.

K S

Terri – a ceramic travel mug??? I must look for one of these.

Terri HarpLady

A few years ago Office Depo had them. They have a rubbery sippy lid & sleeve so you don’t burn your hand. I bought a couple of them. I’ve broken more than one, & had to buy more. I think Starbucks has something similar.

ashmanra

I think Teavana has a Yixing or clay travel mug. I would still want the lid off for the aroma.

TheTeaFairy

KS, I totally agree! Here’s the ceramic one I own, it’s not spill proof of course, but it’s good enough if you don’t go for a jog of course! Here the link, but maybe you can find a less girly style I’m sure :-)
http://www.amazon.com/Spoontiques-Friend-Ceramic-Travel-Mug/dp/B000NDQOFE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1365987589&sr=8-3&keywords=ceramic+travel+mug

K S

Wow thanks all. I did a quick search and came up with this one
http://www.starbucksstore.com/starbucks-double-wall-ceramic-traveler-12-fl-oz/011014551,default,pd.html?navid=PDP#
I am pretty careful and wouldn’t be using it a lot anyway so the completely ceramic doesn’t scare me. I will be stopping in Starbucks in the morning to check this out.

Rachel J

There is one that is glass on the inside that I’ve noticed several people here like. I have one that is stainless steel inside which I don’t think changes the flavor of the tea at all, but I HATE drinking through the plastic mouthpiece thing. I use it to keep my tea hot, but pour it from there into a double walled glass to drink it.

ashmanra

They have this one at Tin Roof Teas as well as Teavana. It is tempting me…
http://www.teavana.com/tea-products/tea-cups-mugs/travel-tea-tumblers/p/teafish-glass-tea-tumbler

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Mercuryhime

I stopped using travel mugs for this very reason.

K S

Thanks. I was afraid I was crazy… well I may be, but not about this :)

Ysaurella

sure vessel counts, same for colas when you get a plastic bottle vs a glass bottle…so different, more gas with the glass bottle.
In France travel mugs are now more and more popular but it remains rare. I always fear one user of these mug would accidentally pour down some burning coffee or tea on me in the train or bus !

ashmanra

I refuse to drink my favorite teas from a travel mug. I think the aroma is such a major part of the experience, and the travel mug reduces my enjoyment. It is just for delivering caffeine or for desperate times when I can’t have my cups.

Terri HarpLady

I have a ceramic travel mug that I use the most. I also have a stainless steel one. I have a few plastic ones, but i don’t use them.

K S

Once I got to set down before warm up at church I took the lid off so I could smell the tea because I totally agree about the experience. It still tasted flat in this plastic lined mug. I would rather have my Diet Dew than a flat tea.

K S

Terri – a ceramic travel mug??? I must look for one of these.

Terri HarpLady

A few years ago Office Depo had them. They have a rubbery sippy lid & sleeve so you don’t burn your hand. I bought a couple of them. I’ve broken more than one, & had to buy more. I think Starbucks has something similar.

ashmanra

I think Teavana has a Yixing or clay travel mug. I would still want the lid off for the aroma.

TheTeaFairy

KS, I totally agree! Here’s the ceramic one I own, it’s not spill proof of course, but it’s good enough if you don’t go for a jog of course! Here the link, but maybe you can find a less girly style I’m sure :-)
http://www.amazon.com/Spoontiques-Friend-Ceramic-Travel-Mug/dp/B000NDQOFE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1365987589&sr=8-3&keywords=ceramic+travel+mug

K S

Wow thanks all. I did a quick search and came up with this one
http://www.starbucksstore.com/starbucks-double-wall-ceramic-traveler-12-fl-oz/011014551,default,pd.html?navid=PDP#
I am pretty careful and wouldn’t be using it a lot anyway so the completely ceramic doesn’t scare me. I will be stopping in Starbucks in the morning to check this out.

Rachel J

There is one that is glass on the inside that I’ve noticed several people here like. I have one that is stainless steel inside which I don’t think changes the flavor of the tea at all, but I HATE drinking through the plastic mouthpiece thing. I use it to keep my tea hot, but pour it from there into a double walled glass to drink it.

ashmanra

They have this one at Tin Roof Teas as well as Teavana. It is tempting me…
http://www.teavana.com/tea-products/tea-cups-mugs/travel-tea-tumblers/p/teafish-glass-tea-tumbler

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