New and innovative: the iced tea press

Remember when making iced tea required you to wait? Not to mention you had to clean up before heading out the door.  But with this all-in-one travel mug in your arsenal, making the perfect iced tea when you’re out and about has never been easier. Now you can steep, ice AND sip your tea anywhere, anytime. How cool is that? Plus it makes iced tea prep quick, not to mention ridiculously fun. Just add your tea and hot water, and scoop your ice into the inner compartment. And when you’re ready to sip, press it together to instantly ice your tea. No fuss, no muss. Just pure convenience.

It’s also the perfect travel companion, especially during those hot summer months. Stay hydrated on your morning commute to work, at your next soccer practice or family picnic. Our favourite part? It fits perfectly in your bike drink holder so you can stay extra cool while riding under the sun.

Meet the man who revolutionized iced tea

So who exactly designed this beauty? We sat down with our innovation manager and the man behind the invention, Dave, to get the scoop about this one-of-a-kind travel mug.

The Iced Tea Press | Steep Thoughts

DT: How did you come up with this ingenious little gadget?

Dave: We wanted to eliminate some of the less exciting parts of making iced tea like cleanup and waiting time. The concept went through a few versions, but it really all came together in one day.  The best balance for a new product is something simple that solves issues, but doesn’t compromise on the end quality. And I think this checks all the boxes.

DT: What makes the Iced Tea Press different from other travel mugs?

Dave: I think one of the really exciting features is that it actually completely shuts off the tea infusion. That’s big! Once the press is down, you can leave it there for ages and your tea won’t oversteep.

DT: Where would the Iced Tea Press fit into your daily life?

Dave: As a non-coffee drinker, I’ve started relying on it in the morning to jump start things with an iced maté or Japanese green tea. Before, I would have never taken the time. But because it’s portable, I can stay refreshed beyond my desk and take it with me wherever I want. Steeping on the go has never been easier!

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10 Responses to New and innovative: the iced tea press

  1. Amanda April 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

    This is awesome!! I have actually used a French press for my tea before, so I immediately saw the genius in this design – it’s perfect! Your travel mugs are all incredibly well designed: leakproof, great temperature maintenance etc, and this baby is no different – I just picked mine up yesterday and am already LOVING it <3 Beautiful job as always!!

  2. Tamara May 6, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    I sure wish this press went a little bit farther down, there is always so much wasted tea at the bottom of the outer cylinder that I can never enjoy 🙁

    • DAVIDsTEA May 17, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

      Thanks so much for you feedback!

  3. Sarah May 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

    I do love the overall design, but I have to agree with Tamara. There is still an amount of delicious tea infusion left at the bottom. If the press could lightly press the leaves, and get all the liquid to the main cup , it would be perfect.

  4. MJ June 8, 2016 at 12:50 am #

    How do I know how much tea to use in this and do I brew it for the same amount of time as making hot tea?

    • DAVIDsTEA June 23, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

      Hey MJ! It’s up to your personal preference; lots of people like a stronger tasting iced tea so they’ll add double the amount of tea (two Perfect Spoonfuls, instead of one for example). And you’ll brew it for the same amount of time. We’ve recently redone our steeping instructions, so any tea page you visit on davidstea.com will have the instructions for making iced tea. Hope that helps!

  5. Myrna July 20, 2016 at 2:10 am #

    I like the design, but I agree with a couple of ladies comments that there is a lot of wasted tea on the bottom after you consume all, and another thing I noticed is that your logo and the line are coming of (peeling off) after 2-3 washes, I hand wash it according to the instruction. I just bought it not even a month. And lastly, you have to struggle to take it apart.

  6. Amy July 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

    I love this iced tea press! However, I’ve only ha it for about a week and the lettering and line on the cup seems to be wearing off already :(. And I have been hand washing per the instructions. Other that that small complaint, this is amazing!

    • DAVIDsTEA July 21, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

      Sorry to hear that, Amy! Don’t hesitate to bring it back to your local store for an exchange.

  7. Alyssa Zimmerman October 19, 2016 at 1:43 am #

    This is by far my most used cup in my tea collection. I prefer iced tea (even in the winter) and it makes it as fast and mess free as I could ever hope for.

    I look forward to this product every morning 🙂

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