I set out to do a product review for you on Cuppow, and then realized there was quickly a "green" theme developing! So going with the flow, and enthusiastically looking forward to green coming back with the spring here we go!
Have you heard of Cuppow? It basically is a nifty little invention by a couple fellas that allows you to turn your Mason Jar into a travel mug. For us Mason Jar lovers this was intriguing. I don't really like the standard travel mugs, tried the insulated ceramic mugs (too small) and have been using regular ceramic mugs which always run the risk of spilling my precious tea on my early morning drives to work.
So this seemed ideal! I put in my order in and it took a couple weeks, but there my Cuppow arrived safely with a nicely done simple letterpressed packaging. I gave it a test run yesterday and the verdict is good. It is BPA free, uses minimal packaging and let's me use my loved mason jar on the go.
One thing I did discover though for us tea drinkers that if you are like me and like to steep your tea a while, if you bring your string outside of the lid it will leak when you tip to drink. So keep the strings inside.
The other thoughts I had was concerning was 2 issues, 1- glass does not conduct heat as well as ceramic for hot beverage drinking, and 2-initially it is hot to hold. Thus I tracked down a wool Mason Jar cozy from A Yellow Kitchen.
I liked the cozy from A Yellow Kitchen since it had a bottom as well as sides and I thought it would insulate more and not slip off so easily. This wool green cozy was just the thing. I could hold my tea and it was still warm after an hour.
Just when you think the green review is done, the tea I was drinking was Caribou brand Green Tea with a hint of citrus- yum. And I spent the afternoon browsing my 1000 Fruit Jars book by Bill Sschroeder to further indulge my senses in Mason Jar love. The icon that the Mason Jar has become always makes me happy. Now it also honors my traveling tea as well! I am on the hunt for a "Root" blue mason from the early 1900's in case you see one out there wink wink!
Cuppow, umm I mean Kuppow! That is probably just about enough brand product endorsement for a while here- back to some books and toys shall we?