Back in April, my mom gave me money to buy a Timolino as part of my birthday gift. Last fall I was on campus for 12 hours straight every day and I seriously would’ve committed a crime to have a hot cup of tea by the time my last class started. So when I heard all sorts of good things about Timolinos I did a ton of research and then decided to buy one so that I could enjoy hot tea this fall, when I will be practically living like a hobo on campus 24/7 until they make me leave at night (or so I’ve be warned by other nursing students). I ordered my Timolino last Saturday and it arrived today (super fast shipping!) I kept waiting from April until now to see if they would have any cute colors come out (pink please!) but finally decided to go with the pretty white one. Well, lo and behold what do I see on Facebook right after I admire my Timolino and loving wash it out and dry it, that Davids is now offering 16 oz Timolinos!! That was my only hesitation in being completely sold on the Timolino – that it may be too small at just 12 ounces! I considered sending the white one back and exchanging for a larger size, but I figure I may as well try this 12 oz one out and then if I like it I will invest in a larger one in the future. I could use 2 sizes, anyways, since sometimes if I’m just running errands or going to church 16 ounces is almost too much.
Anyways, this is the one tea that I allowed myself to purchase from Davids along with my Timolino. I’ve been curious about this one for awhile, and coconut and raspberry are some of my favorite flavors. Overall, I like this tea! It’s very strongly coconutty, but in a sweet kind of way. It tastes similar to a coconut macaroon, but with a little fruitiness to it. I’m almost curious as to what a little chocolate thrown into this one would taste like. I’m not absolutely in love with this one, but I think it will end up in my Timolino many times in the near future!
-Dry blend has medium black tea leaves and twigs with slivers of coconut and dried raspberries.
-Dry leaves smell strongly of nutty coconut with malty and sweet notes. Tea liquor aroma is of malty black tea and buttery coconut.
-Tea liquor is a clear dark reddish brown color with an oily sheen on top.
-Malty and almost tart raspberry flavor and finish. Light rich coconut aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. Reminiscent of a coconut macaroon with a hint of sweet fruitiness.