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I am laughing my butt off right now and I must tell you this story! You know I bought my first Timolino travel mug last Thursday, the purple one. I brought it home and washed it that night and left it on the drying rack. In the morning, I had this terrible thought about losing one of the pieces….there are SO many little pieces! I went to work without it, and when I came home, my husband had put it in the cupboard, but the lid was missing! I knew it! So, trying not to blame my husband for losing it, we searched everywhere. I thought, maybe it fell into a bowl or mug and he put it away without noticing. Then I thought, maybe one of our kitties got up on the counter in the night and played with it. We looked everywhere….even the litter box….and we found nothing. I was really upset because I never lose anything, and I hadn’t even gotten to use it yet! We tried looking a few other times but couldn’t find it until today…..I did a thorough search under our couches, and there it was in the last place I looked! It WAS the kitties! LOL!! Guess I better not leave small plastic discs lying around!

On to the tea…so, I applied my new rule of thumb to steep banana flavored teas for less time, and it worked! This one was a lot better. Still wish there was more of a chocolate note. Maybe white chocolate would be better? Thinking this might be good as a latte, although I have yet to make a latte…we’ll see.

Kittenna

Ahahaha, that’s great! Btw, you need the little rubber piece that goes with the lid in order for it to properly seal. Otherwise it leaks! Trust me…

Tealizzy

Like I said, too many little pieces! Thanks for the tip!

Alysha

Luckily they sell replacement lids now on their own, which is kinda reassuring.

Tealizzy

I know, but the replacement lids only come in grey and wouldn’t have the cute purple ring on top! ;)

KiwiDelight

I steeped this tea less than the minimum recommended amount of time (4 mins) for the second try and it still tasted funky. It bummed me out because I was really looking forward to finally having a taste. What’s your rule of thumb?

Tealizzy

I did just under 4 minutes, whereas I normally steep black teas for 5 minutes. I added sugar and some soy milk. I agree with you though…it’s okay, but I probably won’t buy more.

KiwiDelight

Bah! I don’t have soy milk. Now I have a “teas I wish I could like but can’t” list. And I love banana/chocolate teas.

Chizakura

That is so hilarious! xD Little mischevious kitties :D They pick such random things to play with. My cat will just find a random speck on the floor and start going nuts all over it.

Once when I was staying the night at a friend’s place, I didn’t have my glasses case so I just put my glasses on the table, and sure enough, her cats confiscated them during the night! Thankfully they weren’t too far away, but it sure was an interesting choice for a toy. xD

Tealizzy

Chizakura – haha! That’s too funny about the glasses! And those are important! One of my kitties also whisked away a bunched up paper towel the other day…still haven’t found it! (At least that wasn’t important!)

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Kittenna

Ahahaha, that’s great! Btw, you need the little rubber piece that goes with the lid in order for it to properly seal. Otherwise it leaks! Trust me…

Tealizzy

Like I said, too many little pieces! Thanks for the tip!

Alysha

Luckily they sell replacement lids now on their own, which is kinda reassuring.

Tealizzy

I know, but the replacement lids only come in grey and wouldn’t have the cute purple ring on top! ;)

KiwiDelight

I steeped this tea less than the minimum recommended amount of time (4 mins) for the second try and it still tasted funky. It bummed me out because I was really looking forward to finally having a taste. What’s your rule of thumb?

Tealizzy

I did just under 4 minutes, whereas I normally steep black teas for 5 minutes. I added sugar and some soy milk. I agree with you though…it’s okay, but I probably won’t buy more.

KiwiDelight

Bah! I don’t have soy milk. Now I have a “teas I wish I could like but can’t” list. And I love banana/chocolate teas.

Chizakura

That is so hilarious! xD Little mischevious kitties :D They pick such random things to play with. My cat will just find a random speck on the floor and start going nuts all over it.

Once when I was staying the night at a friend’s place, I didn’t have my glasses case so I just put my glasses on the table, and sure enough, her cats confiscated them during the night! Thankfully they weren’t too far away, but it sure was an interesting choice for a toy. xD

Tealizzy

Chizakura – haha! That’s too funny about the glasses! And those are important! One of my kitties also whisked away a bunched up paper towel the other day…still haven’t found it! (At least that wasn’t important!)

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I have recently become tea obsessed! I’ve always loved an occasional cup and my mother is a daily tea drinker, but in the last year it has become my favorite thing! Started out by having a cup of black tea in the morning. Loved going for afternoon tea with my mom! Since fully immersing myself in loose leaf tea, I have become nuts for it!

I am now exploring more and more companies, and trying to go beyond my comfort zone of flavored black teas and try more oolong, green and white teas.

My favorite teas are evolving. I love teas from DavidsTea, Lupicia, Harney and Sons, Della Terra Teas, and Butiki!

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