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Here's That Perfect Tea Thermos You Didn't Know You Needed

Form, function and colour-changing tea is the specialty at Life of Cha.
By Kimberley Mai
September 15, 2015
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Here's That Perfect Tea Thermos You Didn't Know You Needed

Form, function and colour-changing tea is the specialty at Life of Cha.
By Kimberley Mai
September 15, 2015
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We all love tea. But we all don't want to carry it around with us in a dinky travel mug or the thermos-equivalent of a velour tracksuit. Enter ChaBottle, the bottle making tea a pleasure to port.

Australian company Life of Cha is pretty new on the scene, but their ChaBottle is already making waves on Instagram. The bottle is specially designed to allow anyone to brew loose leaf tea anywhere and not cramp their style in the process. It's not just for tea, either; the 2-in-1 infuser lets you brew coffee and fruit infusions as well. You can also forget about burning your hands, thanks to the double glass walls of the bottle. It's a great example of simple yet functional design.

If you couldn't already tell, Life of Cha is passionate about tea and the #tealife. Founder Natalie Choprasert was inspired to set up Life of Cha after being disappointed by the teas available in the market. The goal of the company is to "bring excitement and innovation to the industry by creating new ways to enjoy tea" while not losing sight of what's "simple, healthy and great tasting", according to Natalie.

A perfect example is Crystal: their natural blue tea made from pandan, lemongrass and butterfly pea that turns from blue to purple when lemon is added. Its high antioxidant levels are linked with all sorts of health benefits, such as improved circulation to the eyes and healthy hair. Not only that, we've also heard that it tastes like fruit loops. Sign us up now.

Another tea of note is Up; each tea leaf is hand rolled into little pearls and infused with jasmine. It's a favourite of Natalie's, who describes it as "the champagne of all green teas". The array of products available in their online store isn't limited to tea though. There's the stylish ChaBottle and the soon-to-be-released ChaPot.

We've all been guilty of letting tea brew for a lot longer than necessary, and this is why we need the ChaPot. "[It] allows you to lift the tea infuser back into the lid to prevent over brewing," says Natalie. The ChaPot will be available in mid/late September 2015. If that wasn't enough work on their plates, they've also started dabbling in tea-infused cocktails like sangria with the Hydrate Sparkler Syrup (a hibiscus flower tea).

There's a lot of wellbeing products on the market these days, but Life of Cha's is helping to deliver the message that living healthy doesn't have to be hard. It can be as simple as enjoying a cup of tea that tastes great, does you good and turns purple while you watch.

Find out more and shop for Life of Cha products at their website.

Published on September 15, 2015 by Kimberley Mai

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