As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a Tervis Tumbler to try. I had never heard of Tervis before, but in 1946, the founders of this company, engineers Frank Cotter and G. Howlett Davis (Ter + vis = Tervis), created the first double-walled tumbler that insulated beverages with air trapped inside. This year the company celebrates 65 of making quality custom tumblers. I was thrilled to get a clear tumbler with the Foodbuzz Tastemakers logo on it.
I always start the day off with a glass of ice water. This tumbler is amazing because it keeps cold drinks cold for a long time. Really cold.
In honor of Halloween, I decided to make an iced Pumpkin Spice Au Lait with some of my Godiva Pumpkin Spice Coffee. I brewed the coffee double-strength, adding about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon for a little extra kick, and chilled it. I put ice in my Tervis Tumbler and added half a cup of milk. Then I poured on the Godiva Pumpkin Spice coffee, topping it with whipped cream and a few sugar ghosts. A ghoulishly delicious drink!
The tumbler works really well with hot beverages too. I drink a lot of tea, hot and cold, and I was able to pour hot water straight into the tumbler for brewing a tea bag. The tea stayed hot for a long time. I have a ceramic double-walled coffee tumbler from a major coffee chain that does not keep my hot drinks hot as long as my Foodbuzz Tastemakers tumbler from Tervis does.
There's just one problem with my Tervis Tumbler. It didn't come with a lid. Which did not make my beverages safe from Sunny.
Who is Sunny? you ask.
Sunny is my cat, my boon companion. He gets up with me--even at 3:30 a.m.--and keeps me company while I get ready for work. He greets me at the door when I come home in the evening. He purrs me to sleep at night. And he is addicted to liquids. He loves sink water, tub water, and in an unguarded moment will try toilet water. If you leave your glass, mug, cup, or Tervis Tumbler unprotected, Sunny will drink your coffee (he likes foamed milk more than whipped cream), tea, diet Mountain Dew, Kool-Aid, and water. First he samples your drink with his paw, and tastes it. Right taste, right temperature? Then, he sticks his head in and drinks.
Sunny loves hanging out on the counter while I get ready to make coffee every morning. If I don't shut the back of the coffee-maker quickly enough, Sunny samples the water first. He never knocks beverages over, but you know he's been there by the wet paw prints leading away from your cup. Argh! Time to get a fresh glass--or tumbler--full.
The only thing that would make my Tervis Tumbler better is a lid. So I visited their web page, http://www.tervis.com/Main.aspx , and ordered a purple lid to match the Foodbuzz logo. Tervis has all sorts of tumblers on their web page that you can order customized for your business or organization. They have cool St. Louis Cardinals World Series Tumblers.
I will love my Tervis Tumbler even more when it has a lid!