Keeps tea warm for hours. Love the handle for easy travel. I clean mine with Smart Soak from Mandala Tea and any tea stains are gone. It looks brand new! I don’t use the hidden tea pouch because moisture gets in and ruins the stored tea.
“Keeps tea warm for hours. Love the handle for easy travel. I clean mine with Smart Soak from Mandala Tea and any tea stains are gone. It looks brand new! I don’t use the hidden tea pouch because...” Read full review
“Just bought my first Carry Mugs to replace some severely used and abused timolinos. Personally, I got the “mango” one because orange is the best colour and the new Me to We one which supports Kenya...” Read full review
“I was looking for a new travel mug to purchase and decided to give the carry travel mug by DAVIDsTEA a try. I have yet to own one of their travel tumblers and was pretty curious to test it...” Read full review
“This is the best travel mug I have ever used. I mostly left it uncapped (mostly) but it kept my tea HOT for a long time. I underestimated it and burned the crap out of my tongue when taking a...” Read full review
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Just bought my first Carry Mugs to replace some severely used and abused timolinos.
Personally, I got the “mango” one because orange is the best colour and the new Me to We one which supports Kenya by giving six months of clear water to a child in a developing community. Honestly, that was one of the most guilt free purchases I’ve made as of late.
So far I’ve only used the Me to We one, but I definitely think it’s an improvement upon the timolinos. For starters, a larger brew basked it ALWAYS a good thing, and the ‘handle’ on the top is really, really convenient. Plus, it seems to retain heat just as well as my timolinos do/did. And the cherry on top, the design is much cuter. I’m honestly kind of slapping myself from waiting so long…
I was looking for a new travel mug to purchase and decided to give the carry travel mug by DAVIDsTEA a try. I have yet to own one of their travel tumblers and was pretty curious to test it out.
I’ll admit the first thing that got my attention was the colour. I purchased the carry travel mug in mint, and I’m a huge fan of all things mint (as in the colour and the tea).
The second thing I also really like was that it has a handle. This is a huge plus for me, since I often commute using public transit in busy downtown traffic, and my hands are usually tied up with other bags and my purse. Having that extra handle makes life easier (as sometimes I hang onto it by my pinky if I need to).
Overall I’m fairly impressed with my carry travel mug. It has a stainless steel inner wall that keeps my tea piping hot for hours. It has a removable mesh infuser basket that is a fairly decent size that allows for good leaf expansion. However you aren’t able to control the steep times, so if you’re on the go, trying to discard the tea leaves may be a pain.
It also has a secret tea compartment to store extra tea, although I tend to find if the travel mug is not staying in a constant upright position, the leaves tend to get wet and damp. It is a neat idea though.
You can also read an in-depth review of the carry travel mug on my blog:
This is the best travel mug I have ever used. I mostly left it uncapped (mostly) but it kept my tea HOT for a long time. I underestimated it and burned the crap out of my tongue when taking a sip. Towards the end it was warm but still a good drinking temperature. That was over a period of 6-7 hours. The design includes an infuser basket that attaches to a strainer. The infuser basket is detachable. Underneath the lid is an extra compartment where you can store extra loose tea. I didn’t have any issues with the those tea leaves getting moist or anything for the time I had the cap on (close to an hour).
About my three 12 ounce Timolinos and my two 16 ounce travel carry mugs from David’s tea.
I. adore. my. three. 12 ounce Timolinos. Adore them and use them daily. They are light, leakproof, and feel ever so good in my hands. They keep my teas hot forever.
And yes, I also have two David’s 16 ounce travel carry mugs. Which I also use regularly. I prefer the look and feel of the Timolinos, but I like the 16 oz size of the carry mugs.
I find that the travel carry mugs retain the scent and flavour of highly flavoured teas, so I am careful to not use them with highly perfumed teas, such as Elderflower Spritz for example. Because of this, I am also careful not to use the carry mugs with delicately flavoured teas as well.
I bought all three on different sales as David’s in discontinuing them due to now having their own design of the same product. However, the quality is such that I would still buy them at regular price without regrets.
I do not use the steeping baskets of either the Timolinos or the carry mugs. I prefer to steep in my Steeper and pour the ready tea into the containers. The openings are too narrow to use with David’s stainless steel steeper baskets.
I love this travel tea mug!! but I just took it out of the cupboard to use it today and it fell apart on me :(( I am so sad because it was great. I can’t even return it now because I bought it a few months back and don’t have the receipt. Clearly i need something sturdier. the netting in the top of the basket fell off because the seal broke. I didnt even drop it, i just took it out of the cupboard and opened it
I love this mug. The double mesh (a top over a basket) keeps every kind of tea I’ve thrown at it in the basket and not in my mouth. This keeps tea/water hot for 5+ hours. It keeps the water so hot that I often need to add cold water or else I burn my mouth with boiling water. The extra storage spot is okay. My tea usually gets a little bit damp but it’s a good as long as I don’t toss the container around. It hasn’t leaked on me yet. I’ve been very happy with this purchase.
My mug keeps getting worse. The glossy base under the matte finish is making a slow creep up from the bottom of the mug which makes it look like crap. There are now several scratches down to the metal and I have no idea how they got there. I have been traveling with it and keeping it in my backpack most of the time, which is fairly protected. It’s not like I have thrown it in the back of truck with a bunch of tools and scraps of engine and gone off roading. The secret compartment lid doesn’t want to stay on when I open the lid and there is any pressure built up. The last time I used it there was hot water spurting out the side and when I looked closely, I noticed that the edge of the metal rim now has a subtle flat spot in it totally ruining it. It must have tipped over or taken a tumble that I wasn’t aware of and now I have to see if I can bend the metal back and get it to non thermal geyser spraying mode. In the mean time I just take the top off and use the steeper in a regular mug since it is the only steeping device I am traveling with.
I’m not sure if I mentioned it before, but I bought the 16oz capacity and it has been throwing me off a little when it comes to how much tea to add. It isn’t something that can’t be overcome, but it takes a little more thought and adjustment to get the right ratio for the amount of water this mug holds and I’m finding myself overleafing when I’m steeping in a mug recently.
So if I were to redesign this with the knowledge I have know, I’d do a smaller size (none of the teas I have steeped have filled the entire basket of the larger version so I think the smaller basket would be fine), I’d like to see it in a brushed steel maybe with a silicone sleeve to protect the outside, I’d eliminate the secret compartment because it is more hassle than it is a good feature (or put it on the outside of the mug and not in the chamber that holds the water) and I wouldn’t have such high expectations of it possibly being the perfect travel mug.
The search for the perfect travel mug continues….
I needed a tea travelling mug that could hold in heat (or cold) well – so i decided to get DT’s new exclusive carry travel mug.
It indeed holds temperature very well for hours and hours, no matter what temperature it is outside. The strainer part is very cool – there is a basket as well as a filter under the lip – so you can drink using either or both. It is also leak proof!
The lip is on the fat side to drink from, so not that comfortable to drink especially if the tea was steeped with boiling water. I do have a small mouth, so maybe others will have a different experience.
The secret compartment to stash tea does not keep my tea dry. It does okay if the travelling mug is stationary, but if its rolling around in your bag the leaves will get wet.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/carry-travel-mug-davidstea-oolong-owl-teawave-review/