It may be hard to face but it can sometimes be difficult to find great tasting, high quality tea when you’re on the go. In addition, grabbing a tea to go can be a lot more expensive. I have never been the type of person to go out for a tea run at a Starbucks, Tim Hortons or other fast service cafe chains. My initial reaction would be “why would I get a tea there when I have so many at home?” But as life is, we are often pulled into different directions that doesn’t allow us to be home all the time where we know the best tea is. As a solution, I first started by bringing around some of my favourite teas that were in tea bag form so I could enjoy a cup I know that would be to my liking wherever I am.
As my palate changed and my want for higher quality tea leaves grew, I knew there was something else that had to be done. Of course, there is the usual thermos that is great for preparing tea prior to leaving for your day but I wanted more. I needed more. Something that would eliminate the extra few minutes to wait for my tea to be perfectly made before I leave the house.
After countless products testing and many cups of teas later, I have narrowed my list of tea on the go products down to three items. I’m rating them similar to how I do for my tea reviews, out of 5 tea leaves (1 being the lowest rank, 5 being the highest). Continue reading to learn more and enter the giveaway at the end for your chance to win one of these three products!
Rating 3 Items for Tea on the Go
1. Tovolo TeaGo Tea Infuser
Suitable for this post, this product was made with the idea that no one makes tea as well as you do for yourself at home. The TeaGo is designed as a small tea press that you are able to carry around with you as it can easily fit a bag or purse. There is even a clip on the top side that allows you to clip it on to something and not lose it. The inside doubles as an airtight container that you can fill with your tea leaves for the day and it can keep your leaves fresh until you decide when to pour the leaves into the bottom half and steep your tea in a cup. The bottom has fine mesh holes to prevent leaves running away into your cup. It is also recommended to press the top half into the bottom to release all the liquid into the cup. Beside not wanting to actually squeeze my delicate tea leaves, the other con I found with this instruction was that it makes it difficult to clean out your tea leaves afterwards. The creator came up with an excellent design and certainly thought of almost everything, but I still think there is room for improvement for this product. Visit Tovolo’s website to learn more about their TeaGo product.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 tea leaves
2. On-the-Go Tea Powder
I don’t have a specific product when it comes to this item but I first found an on-the-go tea convenience with tea powders. However, I’m not talking about instant tea extracts. I’m talking about tea powder that come in little sachets that are actually filled with 100% pure tea leaves that are cold milled into a fine powder and nothing else added. There are many out there that are not necessarily real tea so be cautious before you make a purchase. One I can recommend is the one pictured above, Rishi Tea’s Sencha On-the-Go tea powder. Real tea powder for on the go is something that is often helpful if I’m craving an iced tea that is unsweetened. I can just add one sachet to a bottle of water on hand, shake and enjoy. Since this product isn’t instant some tea leaves may be present at the bottom. Always be sure to shake well before drinking. With no wait time at all, you can take this anywhere.
Rating: 4 out of 5 tea leaves
3. Libre Tea Glass
This is a tea tumbler that exceeds all of my expectations. 100% BPA-free, it is everything I want all in one and it’s perfect for hot or cold beverages. I especially like that it keeps the tea hot or cold for a reasonable amount of time. The aesthetics is just a major plus but as tea is such a beautiful beverage it deserves to be shown and a clear Libre Tea Glass does just that. With a glass interior comes a durable poly exterior so that the tumbler is protected and shouldn’t break. To prepare your favourite tea on the go, there is a removable stainless-steel filter that keeps the tea leaves in the glass, away from your mouth. There are 2 easy ways to enjoy your tea with a Libre Tea Glass. Watch their how-to video here to find out.
Rating: 5 out of 5 tea leaves
Based on the ratings, it is no surprise that the Libre Tea Glass is one of my favourites for tea on the go. I would love to gift a Libre Tea Large Black Brush glass to one of my readers so you may experience your own the go tea moments with it (a $26.95 value). To enter, simply follow the instructions on the widget below. We have made it so that there are many ways for you to enter, increasing your ballots and chances to win!
Please note that this giveaway is open to residents of the United States, Canada and the UK. Winners will be selected at random and announced on April 10, 2015 by email, social media & on our site. Feel free to enter as much as you can each day, and best of luck!