What are Forrest & Love bottles and glasses made of?
Our bottles and glasses are made of 99.7% pure copper. Each product is shaped from a single sheet of pure copper with no joints or seams and capped with a leak-proof lid, also made of pure copper. We do not use any heavy metals or aluminum in the production process. Besides, our bottles are TÜV Rheinland tested for their copper purity. The outer layer of the bottles and glasses is coated with food safe lacquer. It is a protective covering that prevents tarnishing and discolouring and makes the bottles & glasses shine. From the inside, the bottles and glasses are kept completely raw, unprocessed and uncoated.
Are Forrest & Love products handmade?
Yes. Each piece is handcrafted by our artisans using traditional techniques. Our products are perfectly imperfect, nuanced to be beautiful, like nature, where no two things are ever the same. You may notice some irregularities and imperfections in the finishing – just how natural, handmade products have to be.
Forrest & Love copper products are TÜV Rheinland tested. What do the tests prove?
Our products have been tested for:
Copper content = 99.7% pure high grade copper as per to the test report.
Toxicity = None detected – no harmful metals like Lead found, as per REACH Agreement.
Food Safety = Bottle contents as well as Lacquer used on outer surface have been proven to be completely food safe.
How long do I have to store water in my copper vessel, to have the perfect copper infused water?
To get the full benefits of copper-enriched water, Ayurveda recommends filling up your copper bottle or glass the night before and start the day by drinking a cup in the morning to cleanse and detoxify your body.
The optimal storage time according to our lab tests is 8-12 hours, whereby the copper value in the water increases steadily. Do not store the water longer than 12 hrs. Alternatively, you can also immediately drink from your copper product after pouring into it, just like your usual drinkware.
Will I taste the copper in the water?
It is most likely you will just experience the smooth, silky taste of pure, clean water. However, over a period of months you may get a hint of a copper taste. This would probably be due to a slight patina build-up inside the bottle. If this happens, it’s time to clean your bottle. Simply follow the cleaning instructions or watch our cleaning video.
What type of water should I use in my copper water bottle?
Our copper bottles, tumblers and jugs are to be used only with still water. You can store any type of still water in your copper container – filtered water, bottled water or even tap water. You will probably notice the greatest difference with tap water, which is generally the least alkaline and in need of the most care. Sparkling or carbonated water, acidic beverages or any flavourings like lemon slices, mint leaves etc. are not to be used with the copper products.
Can I use juices, tea, coffee or fruits such as lemon in my copper bottle?
Forrest & Love copperware is suitable only for still water. Copper, just like any other precious metal, may react with acidic liquids (anything with a pH of less than 7) or milk-based fluids. If you want to flavour your water, you can gladly add the flavourings to another glass once the copper water has been poured from the copper container.
Can I use hot liquids and tea or coffee in my copper bottle?
Copper reacts negatively with the acid content of beverages like tea or coffee. Besides, copper is a soft, conducting metal, which can heat up very fast and possibly lead to deformation. Hence, only still water is to be used with our copper bottles; preferably at room temperature. In case of hot water, please make sure that the water is not boiling hot.