Made Greener Anniversary Tumbler, 16 fl oz
Large, Pretty, Doesn't Leak
I have a lot of travel tumblers for cold drinks, but had none suitable for hot. I didn't think this was the cutest/prettiest thing at first (though not too plain or ugly) but it was plastic, fairly large for hot drinks, "green," and on sale for a good price ($7.99 at the time).
I love stainless steel and ceramic. But SS is a bit expensive and makes hot tea taste funny to me (maybe Starbucks' SS doesn't react with it that way, but I bought a SS one for my bf so I will try his and maybe buy one for me if I like it). Ceramic/ceramic+SS is expensive, small, and their lids are open. PLEASE make larger ceramic (double-walled) tumblers with leak proof lids!
Anyway, this tumbler is nice to hold and drink from, the lid leak proof, doesn't leave a funny taste, is easy to wash, and keeps drinks hot but not too hot. Those were/are my #1 concerns. Also, once I got it in person my opinion about the appearance changed immediately. It really is pretty cute! Definitely not boring!
To clarify on "hot but not too hot": It kept my tea HOT until I opened it and within 5-10 minutes of leaving it open it was "drinkably" cooled. It was not boiling when I put it into the tumbler, but about 5 minutes post-boil. If I wanted to ensure longest possible heat retention, I would fill it with not-quite-boiling water (hottest tap water would suffice as well) before or while I brewed my tea or coffee in another container--at least a couple minutes--then replace it with my beverage.
But most of all I love the lid. It goes on TIGHT and doesn't leak from the side or the top. The rubber-like gasket for the drinking and vent holes is effective and the overflow well is nicely designed. It dispenses the beverage well on top of catching any potential light spills (say from jerking it or hitting a bump on the road while driving).
I definitely want more like this, with the same kind of lid or very similar. :)
December 7, 2013
Holds a lot and keeps it hot longer
The size is perfect, and it keeps my coffee or tea hotter than the old container I was using.
I also love the hand crafted design - so me.
Can't forget that it is a 'green' product as well.
December 2, 2013
I buy one of these every year. This year's is quite different from the past two years.
December 2, 2013
Arrived with cracks in the side
I was very excited to receive this tumbler. I received it in the mail, put cider in it and then realized it was cracked on the side already. I was very disappointed, as I always get good products from Starbucks. I realize I bought it on sale, but that doesn't mean it should have a crack in it.
November 26, 2013
LOVE the look! Size is great. Like the way it works. Keeps my coffee warm, just wish it'd keep it hotter.
November 18, 2013