Iâ€™ve been on a bit of a hydration kick lately. This is due to the fact that I have been feeling a bit dehydrated lately (the fact that it is allergy season doesnâ€™t help), and a renewed fascination with spa waters. So for on the go and at the gym, I really like the Gear Ultimate Infuser Water Bottle.
It is made of BPA-free Tritan material, so no worries about chemicals leaking into your otherwise healthy water. The cap seals tightly so I donâ€™t have to worry about it leaking into my gym bag (I have had some disasters of the sort.)
The infuser is made of two parts: the generous sized infuser tube and a cap. The infuser cap allows you to pour the liquid out without the fruit getting loose. The holes in the infuser are relatively small but that is a good thing as it keeps seeds etc from getting into the water.
I decided to test it out with some strawberries we have in the house. I sliced each large berry into 4-6 pieces. I was surprised that it didnâ€™t take too many slices to fill the infuser â€“ maybe 1-2 berries worth. I then filled the bottle with tap water and put in the infuser.
This next part is important: be sure to shake the bottle a few times in order to get the full flavor to infuse into your water. Since you are using cold water, this isnâ€™t steeping the fruit like a tea in hot water. So the infusion needs a little movement to mix.
Since I planned on using it during the day, I left it in the refrigerator overnight. When I tasted the water this morning I was amazed: it was incredibly sweet. You would never guess that this was not artificially sweetened, just fruit sweetened. I drank it and then refilled it. Obviously the second batch wasnâ€™t as flavored, but it was still a good, crisp taste. In the future I will probably bring along some extra fruit during the day to make extra infusions and keep my hydration momentum going.
The package comes with a little booklet that gives some ideas for infusion recipes, which I found interesting. The spa water staple, cucumber, can be made more interesting by adding strawberries or mint. Iâ€™m looking forward to trying some different fruit mixes.
The pieces all wash out clean and donâ€™t retain taste, which is impressive since I infused it overnight.
Iâ€™m really excited to find a travel fruit infuser bottle that keeps the fruit and seeds out of the water and makes such tasty water!