Mixed feelings on this travel mug so far. I haven’t had it for long, so my feelings may change come summertime when I’m drinking more iced teas. This is the same design as the David’s Iced Tea Press, but it has a steel exterior chamber instead of plastic. The inner chamber is plastic on both models. This version is advertised more for hot tea enjoyment from what I’m gathering. I like the idea that I can steep and ice in the same thermos. If you aren’t familiar, put your hot water and tea in the outer chamber and let it steep while you fill the inner chamber with ice, submerging once the tea has properly steeped. With hot tea you are pressing the tea to the bottom of the outer chamber, but it doesn’t seem like it’s enough to compress the tea and stop it from over steeping, so I’m kind of meh on it for hot tea.
The biggest thing I don’t like about it is the lid. This is a HUGE flaw in my book and one that I’ve seen David’s get wrong on several different designs. On this one, the lid does flip back enough for you to comfortably get your mouth on the thing (unlike other designs) and it has a big enough opening that the tea has room to come out in proper sips not trickles (again, unlike other designs), but the lid is SO easy to flip up and open that I can’t fathom how this could be a travel anything. I wouldn’t dare put this in a bag or anywhere it is going to get bumped for fear of bathing all my belongings in tea that has instantly transformed into sadness. I can safely carry it in my hand and that is it. Another thing I find irritating about David’s travel mugs in general is that the lids aren’t interchangeable. I can’t take the lid off any other David’s travel mug and put it on this one to fix the issue. It would be AMAZING if they were interchangeable and you could mix and match lids and bases to get your perfect tea traveling companion. They need a frankenmug line!