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Adagio ToasTEA Stainless Steel Travel Infuser Review

11th February 2017

I’ve got a bit of an obsession with tea bottles and flasks, out of all my teaware I love collecting tea bottles the most. The majority of my tea bottles are glass so I was thrilled to find the Adagio ToasTEA, which is a completely different product.

Adagio were awesome enough to send me a ToasTEA to try out and share my experience with you guys! You can also take a closer look at the Adagio ToasTEA on Amazon or Adagio’s website.

The Adagio ToasTEA is a stainless steel travel bottle with built in tea infuser that keeps your tea hot (or cool) for hours, literally hours! ๐Ÿ˜€

First Impressions

The first thing I noticed about the ToasTEA is the quality is incredible, as you would expect from Adagio. If you’ve tried the Adagio IngenuiTEA you’ll have an idea of the quality of Adagio teaware (check out my IngenuiTEA review).

It feels solid with a comfortable matte finish that won’t slip out of your hand like glass tea bottles can and would probably survive even if it did! It comes in blush, lemongrass or charcoal, I went for charcoal ๐Ÿ™‚

The size is perfect, bigger than most of my tea bottles but you don’t lose as much volume as you would with a similar double walled glass tea bottle.

Using the Adagio ToasTEA

The infuser unscrews to allow you to easily add your tea leaves and the spring loaded flip top lid allows for one handed drinking, perfect for driving or drinking on the move. There’s even an easy click locking lid that enables the ToasTEA to be closed with one hand and stay closed. Inside the lid you’ll find an expertly designed lip to drink from, which slowly fills with tea from a small hole so you can feel confident of zero spillage.

The infuser inside the bottle is a good size, allowing your leaves to open up for perfect steeping. The holes in the infuser are really fine so you don’t get any bits sinking to the bottom, as can happen with bottles that have a less fine infuser.

One thing I particularly dislike about tea bottles is if they don’t offer an easy way to remove the tea leaves after steeping, leading to over steeped bitter tea. The ToasTEA completely avoids this issue, you simply fill the infuser, screw it back in to the lid, add the water, then flip the ToasTEA upside down and then flip it back when it’s steeped to your desired strength.

I’m particularly impressed with how long the ToasTEA keeps tea warm for, it easily outlasts my other tea bottles, another plus for drinking while you’re out and about. The only downside of this is I like to drink a lot of tea and I found that it takes a while for the tea to reach a drinkable temperature but this is easily remedied by adding a little cold water after the tea is prepared. The ToasTEA also remains completely cool on the outside at all times, making it easy to carry and hold.

Overall

The Adagio ToasTEA really is a wonderful product! It makes an exciting change from a tea bottle market that is dominated by glass bottles, making it stronger and nicer to hold.

It has a list of design choices that I haven’t seen on any other tea bottles. The flip top locking lid, lip to drink from and the ability to steep your tea without it being over steeped are all features I haven’t seen on other tea bottles.

Final Words

Thanks for taking the time to read my review of the Adagio ToasTEA, I hope it’s helped you with your buying decision. Also a massive thanks to Adagio for sending me the ToasTEA to review, I LOVE it!

If you’d like to try out the Adagio ToasTEA you can find it on Amazon or buy it directly from Adagio.

The Adagio ToasTEA is featured in my Top 10 Tea Bottles for 2017 post.

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  • Gareth

    I bought this product on the strength of your glowing review. Unfortunately after using it for a few days, in my opinion the lid design is seriously flawed.

    The main issue is that the locking catch on the lid is poorly designed, and if carried in a bag there is a chance of it coming open.

    The lid opening button and the locking catch are combined. At first glance this seems ok, but the problem is that it only needs a small amount of upward pressure for the catch to slide up and the lid to pop open.

    If you’re carrying it in your bag with other items, this is entirely feasible. It popped open on my second day of using it, as I walked a short distance from my home. I had taken care to ensure the catch was in the locking position. The result was a soaked bag, and a loss of confidence in the product.

    Second problem – the part of the lid that flips up is flimsy. This makes closing it difficult when when you’re holding the flask with one hand, as it flexes to the side.

    I also own a Thermos Ultimate steel travel flask, a similar design, but has a far superior locking mechanism and has never come open in this way. The lid is also well constructed and can easily be flipped open and closed when holding the flask with one hand. Unfortunately the Thermos does not have a tea container.

    In conclusion, if these issues can be addressed this would be an excellent product. As it stands, I can’t recommend it.

  • Gareth

    I see you deleted my comment which gave my opinion on the product. I guess you are only interested in affiliate revenue. that’s a shame.

    I bought this product on the strength of your glowing review. Unfortunately after using it for a few days, in my opinion the lid design is seriously flawed.

    The main issue is that the locking catch on the lid is poorly designed, and if carried in a bag there is a chance of it coming open.

    The lid opening button and the locking catch are combined. At first glance this seems ok, but the problem is that it only needs a small amount of upward pressure for the catch to slide up and the lid to pop open.

    If you’re carrying it in your bag with other items, this is entirely feasible. It popped open on my second day of using it, as I walked a short distance from my home. I had taken care to ensure the catch was in the locking position. The result was a soaked bag, and a loss of confidence in the product.

    Second problem – the part of the lid that flips up is flimsy. This makes closing it difficult when when you’re holding the flask with one hand, as it flexes to the side.

    I also own a Thermos Ultimate steel travel flask, a similar design, but has a far superior locking mechanism and has never come open in this way. The lid is also well constructed and can easily be flipped open and closed when holding the flask with one hand. Unfortunately the Thermos does not have a tea container.

    In conclusion, if these issues can be addressed this would be an excellent product. As it stands, I can’t recommend it.