I've been waiting for this product to go with my Steep & Go! I love the smoky grey color of the bottle - even more in person. It's my new companion for running errands, and my BFF for the summer heat!—Kat B.
It's a great idea, but it really falls short if you want a great tumbler of tea. You have to use so much tea to get a good strength infusion, and you can't just wait 10 minutes for it to brew. This is an overnight steep to get a good strength.
Cleaning the tumbler after a brew is problematic... I don't have a garbage disposal, so I can't just rinse the leaves out into the sink. I have to bang the bottle over the trash can to try to get the leaves out, and that doesn't really work. Half the leaves don't come out. I've started filling the tumbler with water and emptying the contents into a coffee filter over the sink to get the leaves out, then I can throw them away and wash the bottle.
The only thing that differentiates this from your standard sports bottle is the filter cap. It keeps you from drinking your leaves for the most part. I've never been able to pull the cap and filter apart, though, and I know there are tea leaves up there...I can see them. Can't get them out.
I feel like I wasted my money with this product. —Deb
I was really excited to get this, but I do not like getting a mouthful of tea in my mouth when drinking. The leaves go right though the tiny holes of the filter. Hate this product for this reason. The cap leaked all over me no matter how hard I tried to tighten it. I also have one for a regular water bottle and the fit is awful with leaking and getting mouthfuls of tea. —buddy
I really liked this at first and then one day I was in a hurry and forgot to put the filter basket in before screwing the lid on and now I cannot get the lid unscrewed! My husband tried everything. I do not understand why this was designed like this! Always put your basket in before screwing the lid on or you will be buying another filter top!! The only tea I drink in this bottle now is the matcha powder.—Wendy
I really loved this bottle. But after a short while it started to get dents, and after a few months the dents turned into cracks which leaked... I've bought two bottles, because I liked it so much, and had the same problem with both. If you don't mind buying a new one every few months, this is great (definitely outlasts regular water bottles), but I ended up getting the Urban Tea Tumbler, which has proved much more durable.—Jason
I love this product. It makes great cold tea, and filters the leaves out fairly well.
There is one MAJOR flaw with the filter/cap. If the adapter ring is screwed on to the bottle, then followed by the cap, without the filter basket being inserted, you can't separate the cap and the adapter ring ever again in order to properly reassemble the filter cap. I did this after washing the cap, filter and bottle after the first use. So now I can't put the filter back in the cap and it is basically useless. While it was my mistake when reassembling, it shouldn't be possible to assemble the cap and adapter without the filter, or there should be a way to detach them again.
I'll buy another one, and be more careful, but this is a serious design flaw.—Jes
I own two of these and for the most part I am satisfied with my purchase. The only drawback is it is hard to clean out the tea leaves after use.—B. Rob
My bottle arrived within 48 hours. It was securely but not excessively packaged, and came with a small printed card providing clear user directions. The first thing I noticed was that the bottle is easy to grip & squeeze. The second thing I noticed was the simple and elegant design, consisting of just two parts: a filter connected to a sports cap & the bottle itself. Simple designs are a relief to me: I have the mechanical IQ of a sweet potato, and dislike having to think about assembling or disassembling anything. I took the bottle along when I went for a spin to run errands, and I didn’t have to worry about where to put the thing – it fits comfortably into my car’s cup holder. It also should fit easily into most any backpack bottle pocket. Within less than a week, the bottle pays for itself. You don’t need Starbucks etc. anymore for your tea, and you also can brew your own energy drinks. Being able to control your energy drink like this is a splendid thing: aside from the cost benefits, you know exactly what you’re putting into these drinks.—Ray Cavanaugh
I love this thing! I'm not always a fan of hot tea, and this has opened up my eyes to a world of possibili-teas. Sorry :) I had to. But really--it's easy to clean, effortless to use and I'm smitten. You can't go wrong. So far, I especially like it with the Keep Fit organic tea. —HikePNW
I've had this bottle for almost a year now and I adore it. While the bottle is easily dented (or maybe I'm just too rough with it), it's great for quickly putting together a cold brew to take on the go. Now that I have it, 90% of my tea is cold brewed in it. Especially in the summer. I've never had any issues with drinking the leaves or leaking that wasn't user error.—Katrina
My inner hipster really wants to love this. It looks pretty amazing, but I have a hard time sucking the tea up through the top. It does not come out easily unless I unscrew the top a little, and then it leaks. I have three of them, and one is a little easier to use, so maybe I just got two bad ones? —Misty R
This bottle is relatively easy to use and clean. Bottle brushes do have a bit of a hard time getting in there. I have had to get a Silicone funnel to help with putting the tea in the bottle because I want to use more than the fit tea. It is durable :) I plan on getting more :) —D McCraw
I was super excited to receive this bottle. Since it has arrived in the mail, I have carried out on every errand and used it around the house. It's a great way to have a cold tea while on the go with three little ones. —Julia
I love this thing. Toss some tea leaves in, add water, shake it, wait a bit – and then spend the rest of the day explaining to co-workers just what the heck it is you’re drinking! The confusion of bystanders aside, it’s convenient, easy, and I haven't had problems with tea leaves coming through the filter or leaking. Glad they got an option with a reusable bottle!—T.
The bottle works well and the leaves look cool through the smooth clear bottle. —Kat
When I first got the cold brew lid I searched high and low for a reusable bottle to affix it too, but with no success. I hate disposable plastic bottles, so the lid sat unused and forgotten. I was THRILLED when this bottle came out. I use mine everyday. I bought a second one for my girlfriend to use as well. It's the easiest way to drink looseleaf in a tea-bag world. It is easy to clean, and the material is high quality.It can be a bit difficult to get tea leave into the bottle, but not enough to be a problem.—Kyra
I am so glad this bottle became available! I love how well it works with the Steep & Go. I brought it camping and it worked so perfectly. It cleans easily and works like a charm. I might order one to keep at work!—Brianna Liestman
as soon as I received this, I was excited to use it. so, I made my first bottle of cold tea and was not impressed. with every sip I took I also got a mouthful of bits of tea. I can't see myself using this again and would not recommend this to a friend.—Bobbie Opay
This product includes a reusable cold brew bottle & cold brew tea filter. Dishwasher-safe. BPA-free. Travel-friendly.