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. Please consult a doctor if you experience any symptoms of copper toxicity.
care for your copper
This copper bottle tarnishes beautifully with time.
That being said, to clean the bottle and restore its shine do the following:
Create a mixture of a half cut lemon squeezed, 1 tablespoon of salt and 1/2 cup water. Rub this mixture on to the bottle with a cloth or a dish sponge. Then, rinse with water.
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 online @taambashop and let us know how you are showing your taamba bottle!
Frequently asked questions
Are taamba's bottles 100% copper?
We have had our bottles 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 to use. Thus, our bottles are not toxic and are safe to use.
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.
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.
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 your taamba bottle before its first use using half a lemon squeezed, 1 tablespoon of salt (preferably coarse) and 1/2 cup of water.
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