I've been using a Bodum stainless tumbler for years now and this new tumbler is a welcome addition to my tea habit. It keeps the tea very hot, it has a narrower circumference so it's easy to hold, also has a bit of a matte finish which helps with the grip, and the spout can be easily moved back to allow for pouring a bit at a time into a cup without plopping down in the middle of the streaming hot liquid. It's also a higher quality stainless steel and I'm very happy with it! —RG
I love this tumbler. It keeps my tea cold for a long time. Haven't tried it out in the winter yet. I love the durability and that the color doesn't flake off like on some other bottles. —Shannon
This is a terrific Steepware bottle, and it does a good job of keeping cold tea cool. Gone are those worries of banging or dropping a glass bottle! And the carrying loop can be clipped to a carabiner. I'm always afraid the Urban's cork loop will be fragile, so I've never used it for carrying that tumbler.
There are a couple of differences from the Urban borosilicate Steepware bottle to keep in mind: 1. It's harder to fill because you can't see when you're getting near the top. Solution: fill it before you put the infuser in place, then top it off (just 'til the water shows above the screen). 2. The double-walled construction means it's not hot to the touch when filled with hot water. I always knew when my hot tea was cool enough to drink, when the glass bottle no longer burned me. This is insulated, so impatience is rewarded with a burned tongue! 3. The infuser is not in the bottom of the water, so infusion really only continues until you drink half the tea. If you're not used to sipping for hours, and expecting infusion to continue for all that time, then no worries. (Make cold infusions and let them steep overnight, then drink up!)
I've found that I prefer the Mountain Tea Tumbler for cold teas, and the Urban Tea Tumbler for hot teas, for these reasons.—Chris
I absolutely LOVE this tumbler. I am very picky about the mouth piece and this has my favorite style. Great handle for carrying. Keeps hot for a long time. Filter is large for fruit infusions yet the mesh is small enough that the loose tea doesn't slip through. This has become my very favorite!!!—Chrystal
This is a super-rugged tumbler you can take anywhere without worrying about it. Nice large tea filter, which you can also fill with lemon pieces to make infused water, or a lemony iced tea. Good product.—Sal