The Perfect Tea Mug from DAVIDsTEA

The Perfect Tea Mug

So what makes this mug so perfect? Well, aside from being the perfect size and shape, it comes with a fine, stainless steel infuser that fits right into it. Plus it has a lid, the ultimate tea-steeping accessory. Lids keep all the aroma and heat in the cup, for an even better tea experience. And when you’re done steeping, just use the lid as a little plate for the infuser – how perfect is that? Dishwasher safe. Microwave safe, except for metal infuser.

355ml/12oz

1)Spoon tea into stainless steel infuser
2)Place infuser in perfect mug
3)Add hot water over tea leaves , cover cup with lid, and steep as usual
4)Remove infuser and empty contents after infusion, or use lid as a coaster
http://www.davidstea.com/teal-perfect-mug?&TF=69F219E5A1A1&DEID=

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  • “This was a present. It’s a pretty decent mug for general teas. I do not like using this for green teas (as the shape is not ideal for good infusion) but for herbal teas it is pretty decent...” Read full review
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    dri5hti 8 tasting notes
  • “I’m reviewing this again, not because I got another one (which I did a while ago, but that’s neither here nor there heh), but because I bought a cardigan that matches my whales perfect...” Read full review
    94
    mj1851 268 tasting notes
  • “I love these mugs! I received one as a gift (the paisley spring print) and it’s always the one I go for if it’s not in the dishwasher. They come in great patterns and I love the size.” Read full review
    96
    megannorm 77 tasting notes
  • “I love this mug! I have it in the colour changing lobster and its adorable!! Perfect size for a cup of tea, very stable and I love the infuser. I also like that the cover it comes with also changes...” Read full review
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    kailaq 7 tasting notes

8 Reviews

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8 tasting notes

This was a present. It’s a pretty decent mug for general teas. I do not like using this for green teas (as the shape is not ideal for good infusion) but for herbal teas it is pretty decent imo. Especially if you’re looking for something quick and convenient.

Today I had a terrible cold and felt generally sick and grumpy. I certainly didn’t want to go through the whole deal of brewing tea in a pot with a proper and careful method. I just wanted to drink my ginger tea and go to bed. So I broke out the cup. It took 5 mins (all of which was steeping time), my tea stayed hot for about a good 15 mins and the ginger-green rooibos blend made me feel a thousand times better.

This teacup’s good to have around for times like this. But if you are looking for great infusion results this is not the cup for you.

looseTman

“(as the shape is not ideal for good infusion)”
Please elaborate. What shape would you prefer? Thanks!

tealover50000000000000001

I’m not a connoisseur by any means so feel free to correct me. I’m going by personal experience and I really do think tall cups are inconvenient for green or oolong teas. Like I said it worked really well with the ginger-rooibos blend. I think it’s something to do with the shape – that because it’s such a big, wide-mouthed mug, it cools down my greens (which I brew at about 70-80°C or 160-180°F) really quickly and not very gradually. I think this really affects the texture of the tea or at least that’s how it tastes to me. I drink mostly green tea but I think this would be a problem for most oolongs, whites and maybe even some blacks. I really do taste a huge difference in small, porcelain cups and I believe every sip is always consistently good in those – consistent in warmth and texture.

looseTman

Reviews written from first-hand experience are what make Steepster so valuable.

A wide-mouthed mug definitely has more surface area and thus will cause the tea to cool faster than one with a smaller diameter. You’re correct that heat-retention is very important to maintain proper brewing temperature. Did you use the lid during brewing?

DAVIDsTEA also offers a “Nordic Mug” with what appears to be a smaller-diameter mouth compared with their “Perfect Tea Mug”. However, the Nordic is 16 oz.: http://www.davidstea.com/citrus-grove-nordic-mug?&TF=69F219E5A1A1&DEID=. Whereas, their “Perfect” model has been offered in both 12 and 16 oz. sizes.

You’re also correct that porcelain is preferred by many tea lovers and is the typical material in Chinese gaiwans for its thermal properties. The DAVIDsTEA description doesn’t mention the material used: http://www.davidstea.com/teal-perfect-mug?&TF=69F219E5A1A1&DEID=. l assume it’s ceramic since that’s what’s used for the similar ForLife mugs: http://www.forlifedesign.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index.php&main_page=product_info&cPath=49_57&products_id=38&do=check&zenid=gfgnnngse2eai03kii62s50jq5.

I agree, it would be great if someone offered a similar covered-mug w/infuser made from porcelain with a narrow mouth.

looseTman

Another option is to use a German-made Finum Brewing Basket in your choice of porcelain mug: http://steepster.com/teaware/finum/29177-brewing-basket.

tealover50000000000000001

Thank you! The brewing basket looks really convenient. My current infuser is not the best and I didn’t know what I could get and this sounds like it’s just what I need.

I do always use the lid on the perfect mug which works decently well on teas with a higher brewing temperature. But it still completely wrecks my green teas.

looseTman

You’re welcome! A Finum BB is very convenient. Now if it only came supplied with a porcelain lid!

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268 tasting notes

I’m reviewing this again, not because I got another one (which I did a while ago, but that’s neither here nor there heh), but because I bought a cardigan that matches my whales perfect mug!! This pleases me :)
http://instagram.com/p/rS4lOlKm7F/

boychik

how is it possible??? the same colors. I would grab it. I have this whale mug

caile

A perfect match! :-)

mj

boychik, you can grab it! It’s at Target right now :)

Lariel of Lórien

You can get a whale mug at target?

mj

LOL no, you can get that cardigan at Target

Lariel of Lórien

Ohh! That makes more sense. I was going to go out and get a mug if that were true.

boychik

not online. sad face ;(

Cavocorax

That’s a total win.

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77 tasting notes

I love these mugs! I received one as a gift (the paisley spring print) and it’s always the one I go for if it’s not in the dishwasher. They come in great patterns and I love the size.

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100
7 tasting notes

I love this mug! I have it in the colour changing lobster and its adorable!! Perfect size for a cup of tea, very stable and I love the infuser. I also like that the cover it comes with also changes colour. I’m a huge sucker for cute things and this one is most definitely cute.

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6 tasting notes

What an accurate name. This mug really is perfect. The right size, the infuser is amazing, having a lid makes the tea taste even better, and the designs are so nice. I have the elephant one and it’s my favourite mug.

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11 tasting notes

The strainer on these is fantastic – sturdy, big enough to give any tea enough room to expand, and fine enough that even little rooibos bits don’t go through. The lids fit tightly, double as coasters for the strainers, and if you break one you can get a spare for only a couple dollars. The mugs are nice and thick, so if you preheat them they really hold the heat well.

In all honesty I have four of these – a regular size at my office job, a large perfect mug (16oz) at my uni job, and two at home (3/4 were gifts). I also have a Brewt, a whole pile of teapots and other brewing devices (hehe), and I don’t use them nearly as much as I use the perfect mugs.

A cautionary note: these last and wash quite well except for the matte finish ones, which scratch, stain, and absorb tastes super easily. Double check each design, too, as lots of the special ones (metallic or colour-changing) can’t be microwaved and shouldn’t be put in the dishwasher. Other than that they’re excellent.

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8 tasting notes

I have a white Perfect Tea Mug from 2010 that I absolutely adore and that is in perfect condition. It is a wonderful tea mug and perfect for brewing just one cup of tea or for doing multiple infusions with. I love the lid that comes with it, it’s perfect for holding the strainer when your tea has finished brewing. Great product, especially for newcomers to loose leaf tea!

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