The Primula Tea Bag Buddy is a generous (16 oz.) sized double wall glass mug that retains the heat or cold of its contents very effectively. Too effectively perhaps. When swapping out my usual coffee mug for the Primula model, the water stays almost too hot to sip for a much longer period of time. This heat retention is great for brewing, but it makes it difficult to enjoy the tea right after seeping. For ice tea it is great since it keeps the content as cold as it keep brewed tea hot. The mug looks elegant and feels like quality construction, so I'm hoping it will hold up for quite a while.
The primary appeal of this tea mug after its temperature retention capabilities is it's nifty silicone tea bag holding lid. The tea bag cord slides into a slit in the flexible lid and is held in place during seeping. When done, one just lifts the flexible lid and can squeeze out the last drops from the tea bag into the mug. This isn't a perfect process however and I find myself scorching my fingertips and dripping tea outside the glass when I do it. Perhaps practice will make perfect.
I like the look and capabilities of this lid/mug combo, and plan on using it for quite some time. This is really geared at tea bag drinkers though, so if you prefer loose tea, then it may not be the idea cup/mug for you. If you want a large capacity mug that retains the contents temperature, then it is wonderful. The unique lid aid in this respect and helps with squeezing out the tea bags. Overall, I'd say this product is a win!
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