The Nordic Mug from DAVIDsTEA

The Nordic Mug

We think good design is a big part of great taste. Our favorite teas taste even better out of a good looking cup. Which is why we created this elegantly simple everyday mug. We wanted it to be clean, modern and sturdy. To hold a lot of tea without feeling clunky or oversized.

And we like to think we nailed it. With a stainless steel infused and a lid that doubles as a saucer, this one is all in good taste.

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  • “I have three of these now, and I don't know when I'll stop! I got two of the Breton Octopus motif from the 2014 Spring Collection (thanks to a friend who found them when they were on sale and had...” Read full review
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    manjari 40 tasting notes
  • “New Teaware! That now makes for eight non-tea things here in my Steepster cupboard. Honestly, I'm getting a little sick of doing the split numbers for sipdowns (tea without teaware/tea with...” Read full review
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    roswellstrange 2037 tasting notes
  • “BIG MUG! 16oz / 463ml! I got the spiffy Brenton Navy Octopus design (spring 2014 design) which is very attractive and tentacled. The mug is taller than I thought it was, from pictures online....” Read full review
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    awkwardsoul 1055 tasting notes
  • “I walked into Davids Tea. I was going to buy a perfect glass mug, until I took a closer look and realized it seemed a bit... Delicate(I don't want to say cheap). So I took a look at the other mugs....” Read full review
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    oskarw 4 tasting notes

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40 tasting notes

I have three of these now, and I don’t know when I’ll stop! I got two of the Breton Octopus motif from the 2014 Spring Collection (thanks to a friend who found them when they were on sale and had vanished from almost all stores and I suddenly decided I couldn’t live without them – oops!), and one of the Multi Raccoon from the Fall 2014 Collection. I’m about to swap out the Octopus at work for the Raccoon, since autumn is nearly upon us, so I imagine I’ll likely have one for each season. I wasn’t taken with any of the Summer 2014 Nordics, so perhaps next year. Eager to see what comes out for winter/Christmas!

Tea-wise, this is a giant mug of tea! It’s thick-walled, so it keeps a nice temperature for a decent amount of time (I’m kind of a delicate flower (hah!), so I don’t drink mine while it’s scalding hot…ymmv). I love having the infuser nestled in under the lid, and having a resting spot for it on the lid after steeping is great when you’re at work and not keen on making constant trips back and forth to the kitchen.

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New Teaware!

That now makes for eight non-tea things here in my Steepster cupboard. Honestly, I’m getting a little sick of doing the split numbers for sipdowns (tea without teaware/tea with teaware) so I might just take all the teaware out of my cupboard.

It just bugs “my OCD” to have teaware accounted for in my cupboard and not separate it from the tea blends (ex. my cupboard reads 149 at this moment, but eight of those things aren’t tea so the number isn’t true) but I like having that represented when you browse my cupboard. Just reviewing the stuff I own seems like not enough. Oh well, regardless I’ve over complicating something that doesn’t need to be made difficult.

But anyway, this is my first Nordic Mug. I haven’t gotten one previously because, while I typically really like the designs, I don’t so much like the size. 12 oz. is sort of the perfect size for me; it lets me drink something and really drink it, but it also allows me to have several cups in a day or even at the same time. But I guess what is good about this size of mug is that it’ll be better for sipdowns.

I got the Raccoon one, and I’ve decided to name my raccoon Randall. It was a toss up between that and Resteep, but Resteep felt disingenuous given that’s something I’m not in the practice of doing. Rooibos was also under consideration – but I think Randall is maybe cuter?

The design on this one is really cute; I especially like the inside of it. That burgundy colour is beautiful! And it’ll be nice because it wont show the staining as much like my white teaware often does since I drink so much black tea. It’s also a lot sturdier than my perfect mugs seem to feel (especially my glass one). Not sure why that is, especially given that the perfect mugs have a flat bottom. But this one just feels more secure. Sadly the lid doesn’t fit quite right, so I’ll be mostly using it as a saucer I suppose.

But overall I’ve really enjoyed using this one since getting it, even if there are a few cons.

keychange

Randall fits perfectly! and I think these mugs feel particularly awesome because of the fat handle that just curves so perfectly away from the body of the mug. Something about it makes it fit so nicely in your hand.

OMGsrsly

Love the name. :)

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BIG MUG! 16oz / 463ml! I got the spiffy Brenton Navy Octopus design (spring 2014 design) which is very attractive and tentacled.

The mug is taller than I thought it was, from pictures online. Handle is big and easy to hold, the mug isn’t thick so is easy to sip from.

What I didn’t like is now I have 3 perfect tea infusers. I don’t think I really need anymore and wish I could just buy the mug on its own. The nordic mug came with a bigger infuser than the Perfect Tea Mug’s infuser, and I’m probably going to use this new tea infuser more.

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/nordic-mug-davidstea-oolong-owl-teaware-review/

Anna

“Very attractive and tentacled”! I’m in love!

Marzipan

Did you see those awesome tentacle mugs that someone linked on Reddit? It was a guy who linked his tea set up.

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

This one? http://i.imgur.com/AJ7OpfB.jpg swooon! Hopefully the potter will have some up for sale soon.

Anna

Those are SO PRETTY.

Marzipan

Yes they are so neat!

Suziqzer

Oh.. I could always use more infusers, but then again, I’m still pretty much a newbie and only have a couple. Hopefully one day I’ll feel like you about it. Maybe they should offer them at a small discount w/o the infuser.

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I walked into Davids Tea. I was going to buy a perfect glass mug, until I took a closer look and realized it seemed a bit… Delicate(I don’t want to say cheap). So I took a look at the other mugs. “I’ll just get a normal perfect mug”. Then, at the end of the display I see this beauty – something I haven’t seen on the Davids Tea site. White is my favorite color, so seeing this variation of the perfect mug in white was awesome. (Not to mention, I’m Nordic).

When I got home, I brewed a cup of my new Kokomo green. I over brewed it a bit, so it was a tad bitter. The strainer breaks into two pieces, as with any perfect mug, so you have to pour the water slowly over the tea leaves. Other than that however, this rare perfect mug variation really is perfect.

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