I drink hot green tea every day, all year round. I normally used plastic straws until my co-worker recommended to buy stainless steel straws; he said that it's a much healthier alternative than plastic - apparently the plastic particles dissolve into your hot drink and of course I didn't want any of that in my body! I am really happy with the purchase - great quality at great price! The only thing that I dislike is that the straws are REALLY hot when inserted into a hot drink and it hurts my fingers to hold the straw while I drink, but that's not a major concern of mine. I simply cover my fingers with a shirt sleeve and it's all good. The heat goes away a while after the drink cools down... I recommend this to all my fellow straw-drinkers! :)
It’s interesting that what was initially bought on a whim has actually turned into a necessity. Once I sat back and thought about all the wasted plastic straws I go through at drive-thrus and at home (smoothies, etc.), I decided I wanted to pay attention. I went through my daily routines and every time I was given a straw, I saved it. I just used the metal straw instead, by week’s end, I had it 11 straws. Multiplying that by monthly/ yearly numbers was astonishing. Now, when I doing my routines, I simply say, ‘no need for a straw thanks’. If they give me one, I simply hand it back to them. These metal straws are perfect. They are long enough to fit big cups and I haven’t had any issue with my drink (smoothies) blocking in the straw. I know it’s very minor, what I am doing but if this little bit helps to reduce my carbon footprint and help our planet breathe/ flourish, I’m all for it. These straws are GREAT!!!! I’ll be ordering more.
I keep one with me on a cloth pouch in my purse & use the others @ home & work for drinks, including hot tea that would otherwise stain my teeth.
Honestly didn’t think I would use as much as I do, but event with friends at restaurants, they ask questions & love the idea. It also just feels like a luxury compared to the plastic straws!
A bonus with the recent trend to move to less waste, less plastics. This straw, combined with a titanium camping spork (fork/spoon combo) is all I need. Game changer. ❤️
I cant tell you how much I LOVE these straws! I have had a Yeti type cup for over a year now.. only time I ever used a straw was when I could have the lid off my cup.. and used reusable plastic straws found at stores. I got really tried of the chemical plastic taste.. and worried about toxins too... so I finally bought these. NOW I can have my lid on my cup.. with a straw.. and know that it tastes great and safer for my health too.. win win!! Thank you!!