The Tea Tiger™ is a unique tea brewer, drinking cup, and thermos all in one. It is simple, easy to use, and economical. Many good teas can be brewed repeatedly with excellent flavor retention. It’s also a great way to view lovely tea leaves as you enjoy it!

We have sold thousands Tea Tigers™ since 2004, with many repeat customers, and people love them.  No more having to compromise with teabags when you are busy, commuting, or traveling. Put loose leaf tea in the bottom, pour on the hot water, put the spill proof lid on the top and you are brewing tea even on the go. When you want to drink the tea, remove the spill proof lid and drink right out of the cup through the stainless steel filter. The Tea Tiger™ fits in nearly all car and truck beverage holders. It is also perfect for the office, backpacks and book packs.

The Tea Tiger™ acts as a thermal cup to keep beverages hot (or cold) for about an hour. You can pour boiling water over your tea and it only gets warm to the touch on the outside of the cup. It is new to the United States with roots in the tea-drinking tradition of China where many fine teas are simply put in the bottom of a small tea vessel and brewed for use by commuters, travelers, back-packers or anyone who wants to enjoy good loose leaf tea anytime.

Independent Lab Testing The Tea Tiger™ has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for food safety from the time we first offered it in 2004. Subsequent concerns were raised by Canadian researchers in 2007 and 2008 about certain chemical compounds called VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and BPA (Bisphenol A) leeching from plastic/polycarbonates into food and water. Strand Tea Company had the Tea Tiger™ tested by an independent US Food Products Safety Lab in August 2007 and again in May 2008. Lab testing was done on the Tea Tiger™ thermal body under extreme boiling and microwave conditions. Sixty four different VOCs plus BPA were tested for. There were no detected VOCs or BPA in the water taken from boiling and microwaving.

Tigers. Strand Tea is a values-based company supporting health, educational and social programs, and environmental initiatives. A portion of every Tea Tiger™ sale goes directly to wild tiger conservation in Tamil Nadu, South India. We named this brewing and drinking cup The Tea Tiger™ in order to help focus awareness on Tiger Conservation.


A few Tea Tiger™ pointers & points of interest

How does it work? Because of the tall cylindrical shape and the fact that tea leaves sink to the bottom as they re-hydrate, a slow even brewing takes place. We’ve found that most premium leaf teas retain their natural flavor & sweetness until the last sip. And you can often refill the Tea Tiger™ with more hot water for another cup.

Western tea lovers have always had to fuss with tea pots and tea strainers or succumb to the teabag. Brewing tea in the Tea Tiger™ is based on the Chinese 'Gongfu' style where leaves are placed in the bottom of a Gaiwan cup, water is added, a cover is placed on top, and the tea brews. When empty, more hot water is added and more cups are enjoyed until the flavor is gone. The Tea Tiger™ is a variation on the Gaiwan Cup.

Free Sample. With each Tea Tiger purchased you get a free sample of any of our teas. In the Customer Comments space at checkout indicate which tea sample(s) you would like.

Chinese Characters. The Chinese characters on the side of the Tea Tiger are a poem celebrating the gentleness of tea and beauty of life in the beginning of Spring. Roughly translated into English the poem reads:

'Writing poetry in the time of Plum Blossoms

Steeping tea in the valley while Spring rain falls'

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