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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is so good. Too bad I steeped it in my Timolino tumbler. I gave it 20 minutes to cool with the lid off but still managed to burn my tongue so badly that an hour later it still feels numb/terrible. :(

Dumb me. Oh well…

Kittenna

20 minutes? Try 2 hours. Hahahaha. :) Hope your tongue recovers quickly!

Cavocorax

:) Thanks!

I guess next time I use that tumbler and I plan to drink tea any time soon I’ll add an ice cube or put it in the fridge or something.

Ozli

Man, that thing honestly sounds like more trouble than it’s worth!

ne14t

Sounds like I need a Timolino, I have a DT Noble travel mug and it works great, but certainly not as good as what I have been hearing about the Timolino, also I haven’t seen one up close but it looks like the infuser is mesh rather then a basket with holes in it allowing better particle filtration.

Cavocorax

Ozli: :) Yeah…. Maybe. It does fit in my stroller through, and it’s also really good if you’re the type to make tea, then forget to drink it. I imagine that when I’m back to work it’ll be super useful.

Ne141: It does have a mesh basket. There’s also a secret compartment in the lid, but I haven’t used it yet.

Kittenna

The Timolinos are fabulous, really. I brew my tea in a different cup, let it cool a bit, then pour into the thermos and go. If I brew in-thermos using boiling water, I do have to wait a few hours before I can drink it, which is perfect if you want tea a few hours later (I often do!) And yes, the little basket is mesh, and works great for most things, but rooibos will get through a bit, just FYI. The problem is if you leave the basket in with tea, you will get floaties while drinking, as the holes in the top part of the mug are quite a bit bigger. I advise removing the infuser basket regardless of whether it’s an herbal or proper tea you’re drinking.

canadianadia

I’m considering getting a timolino, Did you get yours from David’s tea?

Cavocorax

I did! It was $30 so I hesitated, but I don’t regret it! (Except for when I don’t let things cool enough.) There a lot of reviews on Steepster for it too!

canadianadia

I am having the same hesitation with the fact that it’s $30, so it’s good to hear you think it’s worth it. I’ll have a look at other steepster reviews, I was hoping that there might be a good time of year to catch it on sale, but I’m starting to doubt that.

Cavocorax

Yeah I haven’t gotten the impression that DavidsTea does a, ot of sales, but that might just be because I keep missing them.

Kittenna

They don’t do many sales, no. I’d be surprised if they did one on the Timolinos, but you never know. Perhaps wait until Boxing Day?? Totally worth $30 though, especially if you like your beverages kept HOT.

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Kittenna

20 minutes? Try 2 hours. Hahahaha. :) Hope your tongue recovers quickly!

Cavocorax

:) Thanks!

I guess next time I use that tumbler and I plan to drink tea any time soon I’ll add an ice cube or put it in the fridge or something.

Ozli

Man, that thing honestly sounds like more trouble than it’s worth!

ne14t

Sounds like I need a Timolino, I have a DT Noble travel mug and it works great, but certainly not as good as what I have been hearing about the Timolino, also I haven’t seen one up close but it looks like the infuser is mesh rather then a basket with holes in it allowing better particle filtration.

Cavocorax

Ozli: :) Yeah…. Maybe. It does fit in my stroller through, and it’s also really good if you’re the type to make tea, then forget to drink it. I imagine that when I’m back to work it’ll be super useful.

Ne141: It does have a mesh basket. There’s also a secret compartment in the lid, but I haven’t used it yet.

Kittenna

The Timolinos are fabulous, really. I brew my tea in a different cup, let it cool a bit, then pour into the thermos and go. If I brew in-thermos using boiling water, I do have to wait a few hours before I can drink it, which is perfect if you want tea a few hours later (I often do!) And yes, the little basket is mesh, and works great for most things, but rooibos will get through a bit, just FYI. The problem is if you leave the basket in with tea, you will get floaties while drinking, as the holes in the top part of the mug are quite a bit bigger. I advise removing the infuser basket regardless of whether it’s an herbal or proper tea you’re drinking.

canadianadia

I’m considering getting a timolino, Did you get yours from David’s tea?

Cavocorax

I did! It was $30 so I hesitated, but I don’t regret it! (Except for when I don’t let things cool enough.) There a lot of reviews on Steepster for it too!

canadianadia

I am having the same hesitation with the fact that it’s $30, so it’s good to hear you think it’s worth it. I’ll have a look at other steepster reviews, I was hoping that there might be a good time of year to catch it on sale, but I’m starting to doubt that.

Cavocorax

Yeah I haven’t gotten the impression that DavidsTea does a, ot of sales, but that might just be because I keep missing them.

Kittenna

They don’t do many sales, no. I’d be surprised if they did one on the Timolinos, but you never know. Perhaps wait until Boxing Day?? Totally worth $30 though, especially if you like your beverages kept HOT.

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

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