If you love loose tea. This will become your best friend. The ability to actually have a cup of tea and store your next cup is pretty awesome. I know that some people were disappointed that it's a screw on top yet I understand the concept behind the innovation. As I would likely be trying to open to drink and opening the loose tea container space which could be frustrating. This container is very thermal, so if you're brewing for herbal tea, and you add very hot water, please be careful. So if you're making for herbal or black tea please follow the directions and likely leave the lid off for a minute or two to let the tea cool off, because this container really holds its temperature. In the past I would use the small plastic bag generic pill containers from Walmart to place my loose tea in to accommodate my desires. I still do that for long travels, but this new mug accommodates everything I need for a regular outing.
The concept of this is great, which is why I bought it and the reviews were good for it as well. However, every time I use this travel mug to work it falls apart. When I go to open it, the part holding the loose leaf tea falls off either during transportation or when I open it having the tea leaves fall into the tea. It your be beneficial if this mug had a way for you to drink out of this having another filter between the contents and where you pour it out to elevate this issue but that is also not an option. The locking mechanism is shoddy since you can click it into place but it also pulls apart. Poor design.
Needs a remake. A little disappointed that the first screw top lid was just a storage compartment. The flip lid should be for sipping through and anti-spill protection. I really don’t think that compartment needs to be for extra tea or pills. The flip lid is perfect, just can’t drink from it. Just my thoughts. Great mug other than that.
This mug is easily the best travel mug HANDS DOWN. I work in pharmacy so I don’t get time to enjoy my tea in the morning. I usually get to it around 2 or 3 in the afternoon. So when I open this a good 7 hours after I poured it and I still have to leave it open because it’s piping hot, you know it’s a good mug. 100% will recommend to everyone and have already recommended it to my fellow pharm techs.
This is one of the better to go cups I have found for loose tea. However, the basket that holds the tea can easily come loose, dumping the loose tea into the cup if you are not careful when opening the lid. Also the top opens to a small storage space for storing tea leaves etc. Too small to really be useful. Nevertheless I bought this mug a second time because I have not found much out there better and it fits our needs.