No regrets about paying for this mug. While I'm driving down the road my tea will stay hot for up to 6 hrs.
This product is wonderful. I've been able to keep my coffee and tea super hot for 8 hours with the Joe XL and it also stays true to being leak proof. I work the graveyard shift with the minimal means to getting a good cup of Joe. So to be able to brew a 12oz cup before going to work and putting it in the Joe XL has really saved me. It is a little pricy, but you get what you pay for. I look forward to using this thermos for many years to come.
Bought this travel cup a couple of years ago. Still have it and I am amazed at how well it keeps things hot or cold. Love, Love, Love this cup. Have already bought 2 for family members, who also love it. About to buy a third for another family member. What better way to say how great the cup is than to give on to your loved ones!!
I had a number of teas that I was going to review but these were pre-empted in order to cover the JOEmo XL Tea Travel Mug. I have been on the lookout for a good travel mug for loose leaf tea for a long time now, and when I found this one I was so pleased I just couldn't wait to get the word out.
There are a number of tea travel mugs out there, from the Teas Etc. mug, to the Mighty Leaf Travel Mug, but nothing has seemed just right. Most travel mugs just have a filter to keep the leaves from getting into your mouth. That is fine, as long as you are going to leave them in there to steep the whole time. Personally, I like to steep my leaves for a certain amount of time, and then remove them, especially when it comes to greens and blacks. Inside the JOEmo, the key to the whole thing is a removable stainless steel mesh basket. It locks in place to either:
A) Keep the tea in the water and out of your mouth - if you are leaving the leaves in.
B) Keep the leaves out of the water, once you remove the basket.
The mesh filter is super fine, and even with Rooibos teas, which are notoriously slippery when it comes to getting through mesh filters, it kept all the leaf right out of the water once the basket came out!
The JOEmo body is double walled stainless steel and very rugged (perfect for banging around during those canoe trips). Being double walled, no matter how hot or cold the liquid is inside, you do not feel it on the outside. No condensation from very cold, and no heat from very hot tea. This makes it pretty comfortable to hold!
The vacuume sealed lid keeps your liquid hot or cold, whatever it went in as. This leads me to one warning - it works almost too well! After steeping a black tea with boiling water, and removing the basket, I sealed it up, and promptly forgot about it as I went about my day. 3 hours later it occured to me that I had some tea to drink, and without thinking, sipped away and came close to scalding my mouth! 3 hours later, and the water was almost as hot as it went in as! So be careful....
The mug is very easy to drink from; you simply push a button on the lid and it opens for drinking, another push of the button closes the lid when you are done. You can sip from anywhere around the rim - no single spout to find while driving in the car! Even with the lid "popped" the heat does not escape the mug.
Hands down, I recommend this to every single loose leaf tea drinker out there. The ONLY downfall that this has is that removing the basket can be messy if you are on the go and have nowhere to put it. However, the length of time that the water keeps warm, and the ease of drinking out of the mug more than makes up for this minor inconvienience. I have already placed my order for 4 more for my family members, and as a bonus, they are on sale at TeaFrog right now!
In conclusion, I love it, I use it, and in my opinion, to date, this is the best travel mug for loose leaf tea that is out there today!
(via Tea Reviews - Its All About The Leaf)
We all have a ton of different travel coffee mugs in our cupboards, each bought with certain standard expectations. Short ones, fat ones, tall ones, double walled, you name it. They usually work ok. Good for the commute to work, keeping your morning coffee warm for an hour or so. They aren't truly meant for sitting for longer periods or for really cold activities.
I have spent a lot of money on travel mugs that make big promises and rarely deliver, until now. My wonderful husband (actually my 2 little boys who know my love of all things tea) bought me 2 of these for Christmas this year and they are by far my favorite useful gift.
I decided to do a little experiment to see just how long the liquid stays warm for. I boiled water, put in white tea, positioned the strainer and placed both tops on it. I used the bag it comes in as well. That was 4:10 in the afternoon. I tested the tea at 11pm and it was still 120 degree's, more then warm enough, I left it in the tea in the cup for the night and tested it again in the morning and to my complete surprise, it was still 95 degrees. That was 16 hours and it was still warm, seriously! I've never come across any other travel mug that has come close to this.
It is now a staple for my daily tea enjoyment, regardless if I am home all day or out and about traveling. When I know I am going out all day, I will make both travel mug's and simply tighten the lid on the 2nd to enjoy it much later in the day, tasting as if I had just made it. I now get to savor my tea, all warm and comforting all day long!
(via Tea Reviews - Its All About The Leaf)