reviewed Timolino (16 oz) by DAVIDsTEA
188 tasting notes

Ok, so my Hubby is one who likes his tea and coffee scorching hot, the hotter the better, so finally bit the bullet and bought us each one of these during a sale, “web special” that David’s was having. I had seen so many of you comment on how well these things worked I decided if I was getting one for Hubby, I had to have one too… of course! Plus, it got us enough for free shipping too, bonus!

Hubby tried his first since he had work the next day, and I warned him that they are supposed to keep your beverage hot for hours. He texted me shortly after having gotten to work to tell me that he had burnt his tongue pretty good on the tea he had taken with him. Bad enough it hurt to drink more until it had cooled considerably, which was much much later in the day. He was impressed at how long his tea stayed hot and even with the top lid off.

I have taken to making tea in mine when we are doing something in the afternoon knowing that I won’t be drinking it until it gets closer to evening. That has been great for me as the temperature is dropping so much in the evening I love having something warm to carry with me and sip on no matter where we are. I have also used it at home some to keep my tea hot it, and I can pour a bit out at a time to cool to drinkable temperature & keep what is still in my timolino good and hot. Or, once it reaches a drinkable temp for me while in the timolino, it stays that way for a good while.

I can say we both love these things! I didn’t think we would be quite so impressed since we have bought other insulated products that just didn’t do anything to hold much heat. Hubby raves about them to anyone who asks what we are carrying. The closest tea shop to our area is a Teavan about an hour away so many haven’t seen anything like them before… I know I hadn’t and probably wouldn’t have tried one without all of your input here.

Anyone who is considering making a purchase of one of these, I completely recommend it! I watched and waited for a sale because I couldn’t see one in person anywhere locally.. and I’m a bit frugal sometimes, but I’d have to say, I might jump at a full price one if it were my color ;) I had less color options by grabbing one on sale, but found one that works ok for me.

Keychange.. thanks for sharing with me the differences between the timolino and the carry travel mug. I was sure I would order the carry mug when I finally was ready to do it, but when it came down to true decision time I went with the timolino. Since I couldn’t see the size difference, I was afraid the handle would add too much height for me to put it in my bag if I wanted to. I also didn’t think I would take it with me as much as I have. I might eventually pick one of those up to if given the chance at a good buy.. or as a souvenir for actually making it to one of their stores :) I have since seen Oolong Owls review of the carry mug and I like the extra filter it has on the top too… oh well. I probably should have listened to you rather than run with my last minute gut instinct.. but I guess now I have an excuse to buy another tea goodie!

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37 yr old wife and mother who left her day job to take care of our son. Now running a property management business with my hubby.

I grew up on Lipton -hot w/milk & sugar, Lipton iced w/fresh spearmint and sugar, and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime … Don’t criticize.

I came across Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy out of chance and it spurred my interested in trying new teas because it was a flavor I had never had before in a tea. I’m now new to the world of loose leaf teas and looking forward to learning what I like as I journey through some new flavors. Hubby has always enjoyed the occasional cup when we’ve been out and about at restaurants.. now we will find out what good teas are really all about! On with the adventures!

Still relatively new to loose leaf, but I’m learning… Coconut, cinnamon, chai, chocolate, mint, & pineapple are just a few of the flavors I enjoy. I have found that I can do green teas so long as there are other flavors as well and it isn’t the primary flavor. I have only found 1 rooibos blend that was too woodsy for me, most of the time the base is hidden or blends well enough w/flavored versions for my liking. I’m beginning to enjoy fruit teas more and more. I occasionally like a straight black tea.

Hubby likes milder flavors, any base, berry flavors, sweet aromas, sometimes tart, and or floral, and chocolate to my surprise! Almost the opposite of me.. go figure!

My 8 year old just took interest and loves root beer.. so far Butterbeer is a hit, but we haven’t tried any root beer or cola teas yet.. soon thanks to the Marvelous MissB for sending some samples. He enjoyed Winter Nog (Della Terra) recently, but turned away something else I gave him.. darn if I can’t remember now what it was!



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