I've been searching in local stores for the longest time without sucess, so I figured maybe Chowhound might have the answer. My mother loves to boil teas on weekends and refrigerate them for consumption during the week. In the past, she's been using old Horlicks glass jars to store the hot liquid fresh off the stove, then when cooled cap the jars and stuff them in the fridge. But as it is becoming more and more difficult for her to handle the heavy glass jars whether hot or cooled (one full one actually slipped out of her grasp several months back and made a mess) I have been trying to find a better way for her to store her tea. I've looked at pitcher after pitcher, jug after jug, and jar after jar to no avail.
Ideally, she wants a pitcher type of container so she has a handle to grasp. It must hold up well to boiling hot tea as well as to refrigeration. It also needs to seal/cap well (so no spilling). And hopefully it will be light enough for her to use without much difficulty.
I've brought her to the Container Store in Downtown SF, as well as various other kitchen/cookware stores, but we have yet to find what we are looking for. Any Chowhounds have suggestions?