How to Use a Tea Tumbler

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How to Use a Tea Tumbler
Use any loose teas you like in a tea tumbler. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Until recently, tea drinkers were forced to brew their tea ahead of time, then pour it into insulated coffee mugs for tea drinking on the go. With insulated tea tumblers, you can brew fresh cups of tea right in your travel mug, eliminating the need for a separate tea pot to wash at the end of the day. Use your tea tumbler as you go out the door in the morning or as an alternate to tea bags in any work or school environment.

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Things you need

  • Loose tea
  • Measuring spoon
  • Pot

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  1. 1

    Open the top of the tea tumbler. Remove the top and the mesh insert. Rinse the tumbler out with hot water to warm up the interior of the cup.

  2. 2

    Measure the desired amount of loose tea leaves into the mesh cup. Most tea blends and herbal teas require 1 tsp of leaves per cup of tea. If you have an oversized tea tumbler, use 2 tsp in your mesh cup.

  3. 3

    Place water into a pot and place it on the stove. Heat the water until it boils. Remove the pot from the stove and let it sit for about 15 seconds to cool slightly.

  4. 4

    Pour the hot water into your tea tumbler cup until it reaches 1 inch below the rim. Insert the mesh basket and screw or snap the lid onto the tumbler. Allow the tea to steep for the desired length of time, depending on what kind of tea you're brewing.

  5. 5

    Turn the tea tumbler upside down once, then back right side up after the brewing time has passed. This will mix the tea inside the tumbler. Open the lid over the drinking spout and enjoy your tea.

Tips and warnings

  • If you will be sipping your tea for a long period of time, open the top and remove the mesh basket so it won't continue to steep, making your tea too strong.

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