Tips For Choosing The Best Reusable Water Bottle – Part 1

If you have been reading our blogs for a while, you know that we are big on reducing single-use plastics and helping the environment in any way possible. If you have finally made the decision to invest in a reusable water bottle or are looking to add a new one to your extensive collection, you have a ton to choose from. There are so many different types of water bottles that it can be difficult to know which is best for you.

Making the choice to switch to a reusable bottle is one that will benefit you and the planet, so we would like to thank you for being responsible and friendly to our home! Now, how are you supposed to go about choosing a water bottle? Do you pick a metal one or a glass one? Do you pick one with a straw or a screw-off cap? What type of water bottle is the best? Which style will be better in every situation? Which is better for adventurers? These are the questions you may be asking yourself as you prepare to purchase a new reusable water bottle. Or perhaps you plan on walking in the store and simply choosing one that you like. If that’s the case, you probably don’t need to continue reading this blog.

At TeaZen®, we strongly encourage everyone to invest in a reusable water bottle and reduce their single-use plastic consumption. Our mission is to promote social change that improves human, animal, and environmental conditions. With your help, we can make this a reality. Switching to reusable water bottles is simply the first step, but it can truly make a big difference.

Not to mention, our green tea concentrates work perfectly with reusable water bottles! Simply add a dropperful to six to eight ounces of water, stir, and enjoy! With different benefits to choose from, you can always have the green tea supplement you need! To help you find the best water bottle for you to use with our green tea concentrates, we have compiled a list of tips. Read this blog and start your search for the mighTEA reusable water bottle!

The Purpose

The first thing you need to consider when choosing a reusable water bottle is what you will be using it for most of the time. Are you going to carry this water bottle on all of your backpacking trips? Is it going to be carried along every time you head to the park or for a walk around town? Is it going to be your main gym bottle? When you plan on what this bottle will be used for it makes it easier for you to choose the right bottle. There are several water bottles that are great for a variety of activities and environments.

Metal water bottles are a great choice if you plan on bringing it with you on long adventures in the sun since many of them can keep your water ice cold! While it is likely that you want a regular, rigid water bottle, there are collapsible bottles that are perfect for backpackers and people who may not have a lot of room to carry extra water bottles in. Once you figure out what you will be using your water bottle for most of the time, you will have an easier time choosing your new bottle.

How You Want to Drink

Water bottles are designed to make it simple to carry water and other liquids, allowing you to stay hydrated and always have access to a drink. However, there are several different types of water bottles and the method of drinking from them can differ dramatically. Some have a flip-cap, some a foldable straw. Some have a wide mouth, while others have a narrow mouth.

The standard design is a screw cap, but this can make it difficult to drink if one hand is busy. When you are choosing a water bottle, you need to think about how you want to drink from it. While the foldable straws are super easy to drink from, they require more cleaning since the rubber part can become gross over months of use. This is another important feature of water bottles that you have to consider.

Even if you choose the standard screw cap lid, you still need to decide if you want a narrow or wide mouth. While it may not seem like a big deal, there is a difference between the two. Wide mouth bottles are easier to clean and fill. They can also work with different water filters, making them a great option for adventurers who need to filter water they collect from a stream.

The Size

Size matters when it comes to water bottles. Water bottles typically range from 16 to 32 ounces but the sizes can vary dramatically. Finding the right size of water bottle is more than just considering how much water you drink a day and how often you want to fill up your bottle. You also have to think about if it will fit in your cup holder in your car, if it will fit well in your backpack or purse, how heavy it will be when it is completely full, and other factors. While the water bottle itself will not differ from size to size, you have to think about how the size of the water bottle will affect you throughout your daily life. Bottles can also be shaped differently while being the same size. Some may be shorter and fatter while others are lean and tall, even though both are 32 ounces. So, keep that in mind as well.

Type of Drink

While you may assume that you are only going to be carrying water in your water bottle, you may want to plan for that not being the case. If you enjoy snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, or other winter activities, you may want a bottle that is also compatible with hot drinks. Insulated water bottles can keep cold water cold and hot drinks hot for hours, making them a great choice for people who plan on using their bottle for more than just water.

These are a few of the main factors that you need to consider when investing in a new reusable water bottle. In our next blog, we will talk about the different water bottle materials that you have to choose from and the pros and cons of each.

Hopefully, these tips helped you better understand how to choose the best water bottle for you and your needs! In a previous blog, we mention that by switching to a reusable bottle, a single person can stop as many as 170 single-use plastic bottles from being produced each year! That is a huge difference that a single person can make.

Join TeaZen in our quest to help save the planet and start using a reusable water bottle today! Be sure to also find your favorite green tea concentrate or try them all. These are easy to add to your new water bottle and packed full of mighTEA ingredients. Contact us today to learn more about our green tea concentrates and be sure to catch our next blog about water bottle material!


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