I got this about 5-6 weeks ago from David’s Tea, and have used it almost non-stop since. It turns out the hubby likes iced tea! This works well both for flash chilling with hot water and ice, and also for cold brewing. However, I do have a few caveats:

- When pouring, the spout is a bit splashy, especially if the pitcher is nearly empty.
- The plastic retains smells very easily. This doesn’t affect the taste of the tea any, but when the pitcher and filter are washed out and drying, you can definitely smell a lingering smell of previous iced teas.
- The pitcher is VERY tall. There is only about one space in my fridge where I can have it stand upright, which is on the fridge door next to the milk.

Cavocorax

I think it seals tight enough that you can lay it on the side! I had it for a few months before I dropped it on my floor and cracked it. :|

Christina / BooksandTea

Ooh, that reminds me, if I screw the lid on and hold it real tight, I can actually hold the pitcher upside down to shake the contents and get them mixed more thoroughly.

Aww, that’s too bad, Cavo. David’s is still selling them, though now the pitcher accents are an electric blue to match the new Carnival theme.

Sil

OH cavo…. i meant to tell you…i think these might be at costco..in a 2 pack. if they are, we could split one….

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Cavocorax

I think it seals tight enough that you can lay it on the side! I had it for a few months before I dropped it on my floor and cracked it. :|

Christina / BooksandTea

Ooh, that reminds me, if I screw the lid on and hold it real tight, I can actually hold the pitcher upside down to shake the contents and get them mixed more thoroughly.

Aww, that’s too bad, Cavo. David’s is still selling them, though now the pitcher accents are an electric blue to match the new Carnival theme.

Sil

OH cavo…. i meant to tell you…i think these might be at costco..in a 2 pack. if they are, we could split one….

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Updated March 2016:

I’m a writer and editor who’s fallen in love with loose-leaf tea. I’ve also set up a site for tea reviews at http://www.booksandtea.ca – an excellent excuse to keep on buying and trying new blends. There will always be more to discover!

In the meantime, since joining Steepster in January 2014, I’ve gotten a pretty good handle on my likes and dislikes

Likes: Raw/Sheng pu’erh, sobacha, fruit flavours, masala chais, jasmine, mint, citrus, ginger, Ceylons, Chinese blacks, rooibos.

Dislikes (or at least generally disinclined towards): Hibiscus, rosehip, chamomile, licorice, lavender, really vegetal green teas, shu/ripe pu’erh.

Things I generally decide on a case-by-case basis: Oolong, white teas.

Still need to do my research on: matcha

I rarely score teas anymore, but if I do, here’s the system I follow:

100-85: A winner!
84-70: Pretty good. This is a nice, everyday kind of tea.
69-60: Decent, but not up to snuff.
59-50: Not great. Better treated as an experiment.
49-0: I didn’t like this, and I’m going to avoid it in the future. Blech.

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