Thermos Quest 2010
November 23, 2010 12:02 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to drink tea all day at work. What's the best big, BPA-free thermos?

In my quest to stay hydrated all day long, I'd like to brew tea in the morning and then tote it around all day in a delightful and BPA-free thermos. Any suggestions?
posted by enzymatic to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
i love my contigo coffee mugs - they're not huge, but they keep hot drinks hot for a long time.
posted by sabh at 12:06 PM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

I also love the metal double-walled mugs from Starbucks. Hours of hot tea!
posted by jlunar at 12:17 PM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

I've never used it myself, but intend to buy in the near future a <>Kleen Kanteen.
posted by gd779 at 12:23 PM on November 23, 2010

I second the Starbucks metal mug rec. That thing is amazing at retaining heat.
posted by DrGirlfriend at 12:33 PM on November 23, 2010

I second contigo. The thing seriously does not leak no matter how you hold it, and it keeps drinks piping hot for hours. Unfortunately, the top is difficult to clean due to the leakproof mechanisms, but for tea, this shouldn't be as big of a problem as it would be for coffee.
posted by lacedcoffee at 12:37 PM on November 23, 2010

Go old school and hardcore: Thermos Vacuum Insulated Beverage Bottle. Absolutely leak-proof, big, BPA free, and it keeps my coffee hot all day. Overnight, even. Easy to clean if you have a bottle brush. You can't go wrong.
posted by bluejayway at 12:40 PM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

I love my Teavana tea tumbler. Bonus points if you're a looseleaf tea fan. Keeps mine hot for a few hours, and it's very pretty.
posted by olinerd at 12:50 PM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

Go even older school and shop vintage. My mum in law gave me one of these and it's fantastic. I too, prefer my tea steeping in a glass liner, rather than stainless steel.
posted by bonobothegreat at 12:53 PM on November 23, 2010

I love Stanley vacuum bottles. My entire family has them and they are amazing at keeping drinks hot or cold. I don't have this one, but it should meet your needs.
posted by DJWeezy at 12:54 PM on November 23, 2010

Seconding vacuum insulated bottles. I use a 16oz Stanley/Aladdin and it's the best thing ever -- small enough to carry easily, and bullet-proof. It gets compliments.
posted by cl at 1:08 PM on November 23, 2010

I'd highly recommend one of these infuser mugs from REI. It's not huge, but I use mine without the filter for coffee and it keeps it piping for hours and hours. The 6 hour estimation in the description is not an exaggeration (i've had things stay warm for even longer). As a bonus, if you're a fan of loose tea, you can just drop the leaves in and let it steep on the go.
posted by ghostiger at 1:44 PM on November 23, 2010

nth the classic Stanley.
posted by advicepig at 1:51 PM on November 23, 2010

I'm with bluejayway. Thermos makes great...thermoses... This is the one I use. It looks great, takes a beating, and keeps my tea so very very hot.
posted by ilikecookies at 3:22 PM on November 23, 2010

Thermos Stainless Steel Tea Tumbler with Infuser ($19 on Amazon). 12 ounces is probably a little small for you, but the product is fantastic.
posted by christopherious at 12:12 AM on November 24, 2010

Forgot the link.
posted by christopherious at 12:14 AM on November 24, 2010

Thanks for all the responses. Has anyone had luck with this glass-lined thermos?
posted by enzymatic at 4:05 PM on November 28, 2010

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