American Mom Review of Glass Dharma Sipper Straw and Heavenly Tea Leaves Organic Berry White,
Made in USA
Note: I was given Glass Dharma straws in exchange for an honest, unbiased review
|Scroll to the bottom for a Children's Science Project!|
If you don't already know, Glass Dharma has been on my mind lately. These glass straws, I dare say, are changing my life. The cheerful "tink" they make when I brush the straw against my teeth, the healthy weight of them in my mouth as I drink, the playfulness of seeing my drink go through a perfectly crystal-clear straw. It's all a delightful experience. Frankly, much more so than I would have ever thought.
Although not all is cheery on the glass straw front though. My family laughs at me. Yes. Yes they do. What ever for? (Science project on this at the bottom) Well you know how when you're drinking through a plastic straw, there is a tiny space of time from when you stop sucking on the straw and you can let go of the pressure you put on the straw with your mouth and the straw will slowly slip back into the cup. It's such a slight thing you don't even notice it until something changes.
Like the straw's weight. Now that I'm drinking through these heavier glass straws I can't let go with my mouth right at the moment I stop sucking. If I do that, the straw immediately plunges into the drink but the suction of the liquid is still, ever so slightly, still coming upward. The result of this phenomenon is a delightfully comic sprinkling of my face and surrounding person, then the sudden uproar of laughter in the car as we merrily toot along the highway.
|notice the small opening of the sipper for hot liquids|
The silver tin is a very nice presentation of the tea. When I opened this tin up, I was hit with a beautiful waft of berry aroma. It smelled delicious. The tea colors were a dusty dark green intermixed with large dried berry pieces. I steeped about a teaspoon in 6 oz of boiled water for about 2-3 minutes. The flavor was mild, sweet, with a *hint* of fruity. I felt the fruity taste was much weaker than I expected because the smell was so good. The tin makes approximately 25 servings they say. I'm assuming it's about a teaspoon each time. That works out to about 25 cents a cup.
What are the pros and cons of the Glass Dharma Sipper Straw?
- Very environmental
- Beautiful and strong
- Induces laughter
- Induces laughter
- could disrupt a lifetime of habit
- it's annoying to try to tell drive-thru people to not give you a straw. They don't ever understand. Forego this step and simply hand it back to them.
Would I purchase Glass Dharma again?
I plan on filling my purse, diaper bag, jars at home, and giving them as gifts this year. Simply- yes.
If you'd like to have your very own straws, get yours here. It helps my little laughing family out and it costs you nothing more than it would normally :)
If you'd like to have your very own Organic Tea by Heavenly Tea Leaves, get yours here. It helps my little laughing family out and it costs you nothing more than it would normally :)
Children's Science Project!
Suck and Drop