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Enjoying A Cup of Tea-Infused Milk In An Indestructable Tervis Tumbler

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Looking into my kitchen cabinet, I realized that I have accumulated lots of cups and travel mugs over the years. There’s pretty much one for every purpose – from microwaveable mugs to spill proof thermoses, with handles or without, wide mouth or standard size, and capacities ranging from 12 oz all the way up to about 22 oz. Some show more wear since I travel with them, while some others are only used at home. But an indestructible one? Mm… now I have one!

As part of a Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with Tervis, I received a Tervis tumbler. So word has it that Tervis tumblers are virtually indestructible – won’t crack, melt, shatter, or chip. They even come with a lifetime guarantee. So, if the tumbler somehow breaks, Tervis will happiily replace it for you.

The Tervis tumbler features a double-wall insulation, great for holding both hot and cold beverages. It’s also designed to reduce condensation, so there’s no sweaty mugs and no need for coasters. The tumblers are dishwasher safe and some are also microwaveable. The tumblers come in many designs and you can even personalize your own. This tumbler I received was customized with the Foodbuzz Tastermaker logo. Neat!

Instead of challenging the durability of the tumbler with rigorous tests, I decided to put together a nice, warm, comforting beverage – Tea-infused milk. I guess technically the milk can be infused with any tea – from simple tea leaves to an elaborate tea blend. I think it works best with something very aromatic or something containing a spicy kick. The tea blend I used contained lavender blossoms, green tea, rooibos, dried orange peel, cinnamon, pepper flakes, and pink peppercorn. I really like this tea blend for several reasons and it can be enjoyed any time of day. There’s a light citrus and spiciness to the tea, and the lavender makes it super soothing and so fragrant. There’s a bit of caffeine from the green tea. There’s not much need for sweeteners. Easy to drink and also tastes great with milk.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 tbsp tea leaves blend
  • 1 1/2 cup milk (I used soy milk)

Directions:

  1. Place tea leaves into a tea filter bag.
  2. Heat the milk in a small pot along with the tea bag.
  3. Let it warm up and simmer for about 5 minutes, but don’t let it boil.
  4. Remove from heat and whisk to give it a little froth around the edge.
  5. Pour into cup and enjoy!

The Tervis tumbler kept my drink nice and warm, and the smell of lavender filled up the room. Then I realized… the only thing it was missing was a lid of some kind. I revisited the Tervis website and found out that there’s a handful of accessories that are available separately, including travel lids, handles, and shaker tops. I think my tumbler deserves a travel lid. The shaker top looks very useful too. It would be handy for mixing drinks and protein and powder shakes.

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