This travel mug has a beautiful design and is great for carrying loose tea with you on the go. The only downside is there isn't a mechanism that lets you drink the tea while in the compartment like other travel mugs. You have to be sitting and open it in order to drink the tea.
I read a few reviews that didn't like the fact that you have to take the lid off to drink. I decided to try it anyway. The cup is absolutely awesome. It keeps your tea hot all morning. The tea basket is easy to clean and I put it in a snack bag with a paper towel to get my second cup of tea brewed. The lid holds fresh loose tea. Considering that tea brewing is completely different than coffee, the cup is brilliant.
This really has been the best travel mug I’ve owned. It keeps the drink hot as long if not longer than a yeti. I love the strainer and how it can easily be detached for cleaning or if you just don’t need it. The compartment in the top for storing the tea leaves is very convenient as well. Definitely would recommend this for anyone that wants a good quality travel mug.