Tea-loving student creates portable teapot made from bamboo

By Noli Dinkovski

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Billy the Teapot: the tea flask is made of reinforced double-walled glass
Billy the Teapot: the tea flask is made of reinforced double-walled glass
An entrepreneurial student with a love of tea has developed a portable bamboo teapot that can be used for both hot and cold drinks.

The creation of University of Bristol undergraduate James Levine, Billy the Teapot is an eco-friendly, water infuser that can work with teabags, loose leaf tea, coffee and even fruit.

The tea flask is made of reinforced double-walled glass, helping it to keep drinks piping hot or ice cold.

The portable teapot element features a two-part removable tea strainer, which besides from brewing loose tea leaves on-the-go can also be used to infuse water with fruit.

Ideal partner

According to Levine, Billy the Teapot is the perfect companion for tea lovers, gym bunnies, health enthusiasts and people who prefer not to drink plain water.

He said: “I designed the product because I love having tea on-the-go but there is no stylish way to drink it.

“Billy the Teapot is a multi-purpose flask, as it’s also great for coffee, water fruit infusions and even alcoholic cocktails. I also truly believe in renewable materials and bamboo is a fantastic product due to its lesser environmental impact.”

Made from bamboo, the water flask is also sustainable. Levine said bamboo was a conscious choice for the London-based brand as it is one of the world’s fastest growing plants, meaning it has little negative environmental impact.

He added: “Billy the Teapot is so versatile, it can be used for virtually anything. Whether it’s a hot green tea on a bus or a lemon water after your morning run – Billy will help you out.”

For a limited time, trial water infusers are £15, excluding postage.

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