- The bottle is made of a high-grade, high-strength plastic that's feather-light and durable. While some drinkers turn up their noses at the mere notion of hot liquids in plastic, this heat-proof formulation has tested completely safe and leaches no off-flavors into the brew.
- If you're brewing loose leaf, there's a fine-mesh basket that gives leaves enough room to unfurl while straining out even fine particulate matter. It's removable so you can really clean it, and it loads from a separate chamber at the bottom of the bottle, not the top, for easy access that doesn't get in your way while you sip. A rubberized plastic gasket keeps the whole thing leak-proof.
- And the finishing touch, the kind of detail that wins you a Red Dot design award: a tiny pressure-release gasket in the wide-mouth cap, which keeps hot tea from building up pressure and exploding when you unscrew the top for a drink.