Don’t throw away those 12 ounce bottled water containers……. make hot tea to go in them!

A few minutes ago I was about to throw away a 12 ounce Dasani (or whatever brand you like), water bottle. Then it hit me… I want hot tea and this bottle is the perfect size for a one bag cup. Give or take. Depends on how strong you like it. Two bags if you like. So I put purified water in the bottle and popped it in the microwave for a minute and a half, added a tea bag ( genseng and honey green ) and screwed the lid back on. yay! Instant to go hot tea. It was perfect.

I really would not leave it in the microwave for more than two minutes if you still want to be able to hold it without burning yourself or if you want to avoid melting the bottle. Anyhoo…. it really worked well and the tea tasted just fine.

I am sure someone, somewhere, has already discovered this but it was my first time. I hope you like the idea.


6 thoughts on “Tea on the Go — A Revelation in My Own Mind

  1. It’s a great idea, but I worry about using random containers in the microwave- if they melt you could be drinking harmful chemicals with your tea

  2. That’s true too. That’s why one should be extremely careful how long they heat it. My water was hot enough for the tea but wasn’t really hot on the outside. The same could be said for very hot coffee or tea for that matter in a styrofoam cup. Right? I could be wrong but some of those cups that are used in different places leaves one to question that thought. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. 🙂

  3. Kewl! Thanks for the tip. Pardon my denseness, but how do you put the tea bags in through the drinking hole of the bottle?
    …I’d like to try that sometime.

    Take Care! ;8^)

  4. I use round tea bags but regular ones will do. Just roll it or gently fold it twice and stick it in there! 🙂

  5. They can, but you really have to be careful. Start at 30 seconds and go from there. Test as you go along though, k?

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