How to use your bottle
You can use our copper bottles just like you would use any other water bottle. To reap the most benefit, however, simply fill the water bottle up with drinking water, store overnight and enjoy throughout the day.
Storing the water overnight for 8-10 hours allows the water to naturally absorb copper from the bottle and kills any microbes that may be present such as E.Coli and Salmonella as studies have shown.
Water stored in a copper vessel absorbs around 177 ppb of copper which is around 0.2mg/L. Although the level of copper leached into your water from storing it overnight in the bottle is well within the World Health Organization recommendations of a daily intake of 2.1mg/L, we do believe in moderation just like everything else in life. You can rotate out the use of your copper bottle with another bottle every few months.
Although unlikely, please consult a doctor if you experience any symptoms of copper toxicity.
Note that this bottle is not meant for use with hot or acidic liquids.
This copper bottle develops a patina and tarnishes beautifully with time.
That being said, to clean the bottle and restore its shine do the following:
Create a mixture of lemon juice, table salt and water. Rub this mixture on to the bottle with a cloth, a soft dish sponge or the lemon half. Then, rinse with water and pat dry.
Clean as often as you like... although, you can choose to only clean the inside of the bottle with the mixture mentioned above and allow the outside of the bottle to tarnish over time creating a beautiful patina.
Experiment with the patina or keep it shiny, it's up to you... tag us on instagram @taambashop and let us know how you are showing your taamba bottle!
Are taamba's bottles made of 100% copper? Where are they made?We have had our bottles material tested and can guarantee that they are made of a 100% copper and are lead-free. Some Copper bottles are coated with lacquer on the inside and outside of the bottles to maintain their original shine. We chose not to use lacquer for the simple reason that we want our bottles to be safe for use. Thus, our bottles are not toxic, and allow you to reap the most benefits of copper. These bottles are made in India by copper artisans who have been excercising their craft for years. As mentioned above, the bottles are quality controlled to make sure your bottle looks great, and is made of a 100% copper.
How much of my daily intake of copper will I get using the bottle?Water stored in a copper vessel absorbs around 177 ppb of copper which is around 0.2mg/L. Although the level of copper leached into your water from storing it overnight in the bottle is well within the World Health Organization recommendations of a daily intake of 2.1mg/L, we do believe in moderation just like everything else in life. You can rotate out the use of your copper bottle with another bottle every few months. Although unlikely, please consult a doctor if you experience any symptoms of copper toxicity.
Is the copper bottle heavy?No, not at all. It weighs as much as a typical stainless steel bottle does. The diamond hammered design allows for better grip, and the 950mL size means you need to do less refills throughout the day. The bottle is easy to take out on walks, keep at your desk or throw in your bag as you head out for the day.
What type of fluids can I use in this bottle?We recommend only using water - cold to room temperature water is best. We do not recommend the use of acidic fluids such as alcohol, soda or even lemon water as it may leach more copper than required for our daily intake. We do not recommend filling this water bottle up with hot water, since copper is a good conductor and the bottle will become too hot to hold and may burn you.
Does the water in the bottle taste different?Slightly, but a good different! As the water absorbs copper from the bottle, it does develop a taste similar to what spring water or mineral water tastes like. It is very subtle but pleasant.
Should I clean my water bottle before first use? Regularly?The bottle is shipped clean but to eliminate any issues we recommend that you clean the inside of your taamba bottle before first-use. You can do this using dish soap as you normally do. To restore the shine of the bottle however, you can clean the inside and outside with a mixture of half a lemon squeezed, 1 tablespoon of salt (preferably coarse) and 1/2 cup of water. Rub this mixture in with a soft cloth, sponge or the lemon half and voila! You can clean your taamba bottle as often as you like although you will find it need not be cleaned daily. For more information please see copper care section above the FAQ or feel free to email us at email@example.com for further details.
How long does shipping take?Currently, we only ship to Canada but are working on expanding to provide our bottles worldwide. For Canadian orders, the shipment will be delivered between 3-7 business days.
Return Policy?We don't sleep uness you are 100% satisfied! Returns must be delivered to us within 15 days of the date you received the item. Please note that any returns must be mailed to us at your cost. Please email us first if you have any issues at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to resolve it as soon as possible.