Interesting, I like herbal tea but on cold days I want gallons of hot black tea. I always preheat the flask anyway, I'm old enough to remember the glass kind which you really needed to preheat because the glass would drastically cool the tea or whatever.
so thanks for comments everyone, it looks as though I'll have to drink something else, put up with what happens to my tea in a metal flask or hunt out a glass one.
That's a great tip about pre-heating the thermos, Desertjulz.
I'd try the hot cocoa or coffee (or both together, yum! I love chocolate in my coffee...) I've brought herbal tea and was fine with it, but then I don't really drink black tea, which I'm assuming you prefer.
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Tea seems more sensitive to the materials from which a container is made than does coffee and cocoa. For me, tea has to be ported in either glass-lined or ceramic-lined containers to taste right. I'd give hot cocoa or coffee a try.
A good trick is also to fill the flask with boiling water and let it sit several minutes to warm the flask. Then pour out the water and put in your steamy hot cocoa or coffee. The "pre-heating" of the flask helps extend the warm period of the drink.
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I've got two vacuum flasks with metal innards. However I find that tea is horrible when kept in them - it goes a very weird dark colour. Anyone used them for coffee or cocoa? Did it travel ok? I want to go hiking tomorrow and it's bitterly cold so I will need hot drinks AND soup. Soup seems to be fine.
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