There’s nothing like waking up from your tent, inhaling the fresh air and hearing the chorus of birds chirping their songs to welcome a new day. The morning chill at camping will make you want to take a hot and cozy drink, like caffeine or tea. Of course, this can be possible if you have your coffee pot or tea pot to place over the fire, plus your camping mug. A hot beverage in the morning is a key to be energized and refreshed at the start of the day. And you have to rely on trusty mugs and cups that can keep your beverage from getting too lukewarm to drink
If you’re a tea drinker, having an insulated mug is important. You want to have a container to steep your tea in for a few minutes, and keep the tea warm when you’re ready to drink it. The winds at camp can hinder your enjoyment of tea time, so here are some tea cups, mugs, and tumblers that can keep your brew steamy throughout the cold morning:
Just like everything Yeti makes, the Yeti Rambler Mug is a tough guy. This hardy mug is made of 18/8 kitchen-grade stainless steel, making it puncture-resistant and rust-resistant. It surely last for years to come. It has double-wall, vacuum insulation designed to preserve the temperature of its contents, allowing you to keep your tea warm while you’re driving or starting your first ascent, but the exterior stays cool enough for you to hold after pouring hot, freshly-boiled water. The full-loop handle can offer comfortable grip for wider hands. It can fit up to 14 ounces of liquid, and it also comes with a lid.
Miir Camp Cup looks like a modern version of Grandpa’s old camp cup – thanks to its streamlined Scandinavian design. It’s a 12-ounce, 18/8 medical-grade stainless steel that’s safe and strong, and won’t leave a metallic aftertaste. Its double-wall vacuum insulation prevents condensation and keeps your tea hot. Its press fit lid is engineered for maximum durability, and it’s also spill-proof to prevent splashes.
While this mug isn’t the flashiest, it does its purpose well using the best materials. The GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpacker Mug looks like a tall boy can wrapped in a glossy, canvas koozie. But it packs 17 fluid ounces of fluid, compared to a tall boy’s 16. The “can” is made of BPA-free polypropylene, and the koozie is made up of a lightly-insulated ballistic nylon. The collapsible handle makes it easy to pack, and it can be clipped onto backpacks, or folded up to fit the side bottle pocket of your camping backpack. On the top, it has a sip-it lid to minimize spills.
If you want to pack light, Snow Peak Double Wall Insulated Cup is the mug to bring. This gorgeous, insulated titanium camp mug is less than four inches tall and weighs only 4.2 ounces. It comes with double-walled insulation that can keep your tea at an appropriate temperature, and it has a nifty folding handle to make it incredibly camping-friendly. It’s one of the easiest mugs to travel with from this list – you just have to refill, rinse, and carabiner it to your backpack. It can hold up to 15.2 fluid ounces.
Thermoses by Stanley are legendary, so it only makes sense that you get a quality camping mug from this brand. This Classic Vacuum Camp Mug is backed with a lifetime guarantee, making it a tough, long-lasting mug that can accompany you on your outdoor adventures until you grow old. It\s made of 18/8 stainless steel that won’t rust, and it’s naturally BPA-free. This mug is good for up to 16 ounces of liquid and can keep your tea hot for about 2.5 hours. It has a leak-resistant lid to ensure you won’t lose a drop.
Here’s another reliable and durable Yeti product – the Rambler Vacuum-insulated Tumbler. It fits into most car cupholders, and it also easy to pack in a backpack due to its simple design. It’s BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and has no sweat design to make sure your hands stay dry even if you’re drinking an ice-cold tea in it. The DuraCoat coating ensures that the color won’t peel, fade, or crack through extended use. It’s made of a double wall-insulated tumblers with an 18/8 stainless steel body. The lid uses magnets to keep your drink on lock. It can accommodate 30 ounces of liquic and stands 7 5/8 inches high.
The Ello Campy Travel Mug is designed to keep your drinks cold for up to 10 hours, and hot for up to 5 hours. This vacuum-insulated mug is car-friendly, leak-proof, and has a vintage aesthetic design that will surely make you feel right at home. It has a screw-on plastic lid to prevent leakage, and a sliding lever for sipping. The handle will make taking tea on-the-go very convenient. All parts are BPA/BPS-free, and are dishwasher-safe.
Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug is a favorite among some tea experts. It’s a vacuum-sealed thermos that’s portable enough to bring camping and when traveling. This mug is actually slim enough to fit in your jacket pocket. The stainless steel interior is BPA-free, plus it has a wide mouth opening in case you want to add ice cubes. Its lid locks to prevent accidental spills. This product can keep your tea hot at 160 degrees Fahrenheit for up to six hours.
If you like to drink lots of tea, the Hydro Flask Tumbler Cup can pack a few more ounces in a mug, while still being narrow enough to fit in most cupholders. It’s easy to bring on a camping trip because it can easily fit inside a backpack, or on its outer bottle pocket. Its matte, grippy exterior and opaque pop-on lid is sure to keep your tea or coffee hot for six hours. It’s made of 18/8 food-grade stainless steel that’s BPA-free and phthalate-free.
KeepCup Reusable Coffee Cup is meant to replicate and replace paper cups from coffee shops. This one is fun to drink out of, and it can be a conversation starter once you bring it out for your camping trip. Other mugs’ and tumblers’ lid openings usually block the nose, but this one has a lid that’s ergonomically on point. It’s made of glass, so it won’t actually keep your tea hot for hours, but it’s effective in keeping your drink warm long enough for you to actually drink it. It’s best for keeping your style on point at the camp, even when it comes to drinking tea.