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Thermos?

Postby deadfingers » Dec 7th, '06, 01:20

Alright well I had this discussion with a few members on this board so I figured I would post it here and see what everyone thinks. I've been thinking of getting a thermos to take to work. I would fill it with either cold or hot tea. I would probably get a glass lined one but I know they have Stainless Steel ones as well. Which is better for tea? I would assume the glass ones are. I am thinking of getting one for regular tea drinking at work (mind you this is tea that is already brewed and poured into the thermos) and getting one for storage of iced tea in my fridge. Right now I am leaning towards the ones on the Thermos website, I like their style of thermos and they seem to be pretty good.
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Postby TeaFanatic » Dec 7th, '06, 02:31

The thermos that I have, and really like alot is this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Maxam-Stainless-S ... B0001ZNSY4

It's a maxam thermos with a 1 liter capacity, and it has a nice circular top to it so that you can pour from any side of the thermos. It is stainless steel, and is vacuum sealed to prevent the loss of heat.

I like this thermos a lot, and it has worked well for me, but the ones on the thermos site also looked very good.
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Postby deadfingers » Dec 7th, '06, 04:31

This is what I'm thinking:

http://thermos.com/Product_detail.aspx? ... ductID=274

This is what I want for iced tea in the fridge:

http://thermos.com/Product_detail.aspx? ... ductID=346

Any problem with either of those?
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Postby Samovar » Dec 7th, '06, 08:43

I use the Nissan Thermos.

http://www.coffee-makers-espresso-machi ... leakb.html

It also comes with an infuser for loose tea.

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Postby Chip » Dec 7th, '06, 08:53

deadfingers wrote:This is what I'm thinking:

http://thermos.com/Product_detail.aspx? ... ductID=274

This is what I want for iced tea in the fridge:

http://thermos.com/Product_detail.aspx? ... ductID=346

Any problem with either of those?


Just a question, why would you use a thermos for cold tea in the fridge? You want your tea to get cold and stay cold. It seems that a thermos would be counterproductive for this use.

I would think that a pitcher or used gallon water jug would work better, or am I missing something?
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Postby deadfingers » Dec 7th, '06, 09:11

chip wrote:
deadfingers wrote:This is what I'm thinking:

http://thermos.com/Product_detail.aspx? ... ductID=274

This is what I want for iced tea in the fridge:

http://thermos.com/Product_detail.aspx? ... ductID=346

Any problem with either of those?


Just a question, why would you use a thermos for cold tea in the fridge? You want your tea to get cold and stay cold. It seems that a thermos would be counterproductive for this use.

I would think that a pitcher or used gallon water jug would work better, or am I missing something?


haha, well if I'm correct those Thermos are used for both hot and cold liquids. Besides I prefer to have a nice "jar" to keep my iced tea in. Hmm I found this http://thermos.com/Product_detail.aspx? ... uctID=521#
but I'm a little curious as to how good this works. I see that it has an infuser but the thermo seems a lot bigger than what the infuser could reach. I mean if I fill the thermo half way up with hot water would it still infuse if the infuser is so small? I don't know the reason I wanted to get a thermos in the beginning is to take already brewed tea with me to work. If I have to take and make the tea it may make it complicated. I can make the tea here in my room, heck I bought a mug with an infuser so I can make tea just fine. I may buy the inguineTEA when I want to make more tea but for now that should be enough. Thanks for the info guys, oh and also is there a difference between using Glass or Stainless Steel lined thermos?
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Postby Samovar » Dec 7th, '06, 09:46

In order to use the infusor with the Nissan Thermos you need to fill it to the top.

I make my first cup of tea at home. When I want to make another cup of tea, I use the infusor. It works very well and makes a nice cup of tea.

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Postby deadfingers » Dec 7th, '06, 17:15

Teatime wrote:In order to use the infusor with the Nissan Thermos you need to fill it to the top.

I make my first cup of tea at home. When I want to make another cup of tea, I use the infusor. It works very well and makes a nice cup of tea.

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I could do that but I'd rather just make enough to get me through the first half of the day. Heck If I want more tea during work then I'll buy that Nissan thermo. :wink: 8)
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Postby mokie » Dec 12th, '06, 19:24

deadfingers wrote:haha, well if I'm correct those Thermos are used for both hot and cold liquids. Besides I prefer to have a nice "jar" to keep my iced tea in.


You are correct, in that a thermos can be used for hot or cold liquids. But if you're putting your thermos in the fridge, your fridge is working to cool the outside of the thermos while the thermos is working to keep the material inside at a constant temperature despite the cold of the fridge.

In other words, the thermos will act against the fridge. You're better off using a regular pitcher for storing your tea in the fridge, and just pouring it into a thermos or insulated carafe to keep it cool outside of the fridge.
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Postby Chip » Dec 12th, '06, 20:43

mokie wrote:
deadfingers wrote:haha, well if I'm correct those Thermos are used for both hot and cold liquids. Besides I prefer to have a nice "jar" to keep my iced tea in.


You are correct, in that a thermos can be used for hot or cold liquids. But if you're putting your thermos in the fridge, your fridge is working to cool the outside of the thermos while the thermos is working to keep the material inside at a constant temperature despite the cold of the fridge.

In other words, the thermos will act against the fridge. You're better off using a regular pitcher for storing your tea in the fridge, and just pouring it into a thermos or insulated carafe to keep it cool outside of the fridge.


Exactly...thank-you!!!
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Tea Thermos

Postby embeijing » Jan 5th, '07, 18:40

I found this tea thermos online at Summit Tea Company
http://www.summittea.com/catalog/produc ... &s=teaware
I really like it for throughout the day. I just put my favorite green or white tea in and add hot water and let it steep. The filter at the top will keep the tea leaves out of the way. But I find if I leave a little water on the leaves at the bottem of the cup that I can get multiple infusions in a day- just keep adding water.. It stays cool to the touch - a really nice way to go. would highly recommend.
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Postby deadfingers » Jan 6th, '07, 00:32

Well I already bought a thermos for taking to work and for storing in the fridge. I also bought a "coffee maker" type device that I use for tea. It's pretty nice, made out of Pyrex and it holds about 32 oz. You add in the tea, pour the water in there and let it steep. Then once you're done it has a plunger type filter that you push down and it pushes all the tea leaves to the bottom. It works for the most part, every now and then you get a few leaves that escape and get into your drink. It does the job fine and I haven't had any problems yet. Actually funny thing, I tried drinking cold tea and wow I didn't like it. I guess I have to find some fruity/sweeter teas out there for that kind of stuff. Right now I prefer it hot.
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