This TDW Favourite is all about the Hario Filter-in Bottle Cold Brew Tea Bottle! I recently picked ours up from Crate and Barrel, and it has been a complete life-saver throughout the humidity that was this past week. It comes in four pieces: a removable filter cone, a removable silicone spout, a silicone stopper, and a glass bottle.
There are three measurement markers up the side of the bottle: 400mL, 600 mL, and 750 mL. To make a full bottle’s worth, scoop 5 teaspoons of loose tea into the glass bottle, add cold filtered water up to the top measurement, then put the filter, spout, and stopper in place. Leave the tea mixture to “brew” in the refrigerator for 3-6 hours, or even overnight.
Why use the cold brewed tea method you might ask?
- Cold brewed tea does not cloud
- Tea made with cold water has no bitterness
- Cold brewing saves energy and reduces your tea’s footprint
- Cold brewed tea has a lovely, mild, undiluted flavour
For more information about cold brewing tea, check out this video by Jeremy Lopatin, owner of Arbor Teas.
First Impression: Enjoyed the sturdy packaging and the simplicity of the bottle’s design. Pours really well.
In Three Words: Sleek, Minimalist, Functional.
Cost: $30 to $45 (Canadian), depending on where you order/purchase it from.
Best Feature: Its slim design doesn’t take up much room in the refrigerator.
Excited About: Testing all of our loose teas in it.
Something Unexpected: Beautiful to serve from, with built-in, table-ready functionality.
Value for Money: There may be less expensive versions on the market, but Sam and I are sold on Hario’s quality.