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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a great thermos tea! I didn’t have much time to make tea this morning so I threw the leaves in and left. They were in there for nearly an hour, but the tea wasn’t super strong – just hot! So that’s a total win.

I’m starting to see why people want more than one timolino…

Kittenna

Yes! Multiple travel mugs ftw!

Shmiracles

i have four! cuz i’m goddamn crazy and they are goddamn beautiful things. just last weekend i brewed them up, drove to a park, ran a slow marathon, and then when i was done and changed clothes i still had warm tea waiting for me and my sore legs in the car! that’s over 5 hrs! i can’t gush enough about them.

Cavocorax

Do you actually use more than one at a time? I thought they’d be useful for work – hot tea all day!

Kittenna

I have five! But not all Timolinos, because I don’t like to drink HOT tea, and Timolinos are freaking expensive (though gorgeous). I have 2 Timolinos (1 black, 1 cream) and 3 Contigos (silver, red, blue). And yes, I use them ALL, often! When I head to work for a full day, I make them all up, so I have a selection of tea (and enough to get me through the day). I rarely finish them all, so end up drinking the tea at night, but it’s still fine (unless it’s in the Blue Contigo. That one has something weird going on in the lid, and it makes tea taste gross if it sits.) I also brew them all up when heading to the boy’s place, because then I can sip all day/take them wherever, and don’t have to bother making tea at his place, even though his Brita is now clean and working, he has a kettle, AND I have infusers for his place.

Kittenna

And Shmiracles – that is awesome. I have only run a couple 10Ks as yet, but am hoping to run a very slow half marathon this year, and eventually a full marathon (or more than one!)

Cavocorax

Wow! That seems like it would take a while to get everything ready in the morning, but I can see how it would be convenient to have so much tea ready to go. I couldn’t see carrying 5 on the bus, but I think I’ll snag another one so I can brew two. (That’s more reasonable for me! You probably drive so 5 isn’t a big deal to carry)

I love that they are so leakproof and trap the heat. <3

Shmiracles

Kittenna! watchout! hah that’s how it started for me, i ran my first marathon a year ago this week, and here i am a year later with 9 marathons/ultras under my belt and 3 more next month. it’s addictive behavior for some. obviously for me. much like tea. i swear i am still a super newb and i’d love to hear all of your training & running adventures. (i could talk about it forever, much like tea.)

Shmiracles

yay bus riders!

Kittenna

It does take a while, yes. My roommate had a 1.7L kettle; I need to fill it up once + a second time part way. I do drive to my boyfriend’s place, but I actually take all 5 on the bus with me to school! 2 in the outer pockets, 3 inside. Along with my laptop and charger, and lab book. Luckily I very rarely lug around anything else.

Kittenna

Cavocorax – I definitely prefer my Timolinos aesthetically, and I trust them in terms of leakproofness more than the Contigos. But I have yet to have a problem with either (except for the time that I didn’t put the rubber “secret compartment” lid in my Timolino. Then, it will leak. The Contigos actually hold heat really well too, but not quite as well (they cool off a couple hours faster… soooo like in 6 instead of 8 hours, haha), and they’re also a bit bigger. + way cheaper at Costco.

Schmiracles – I’ve been following your posts with interest, I’ve gotta say! I’m currently on hiatus as I prefer running outside to the treadmill, and I just don’t have the time to focus and train properly right now. I get shin splints easily, so it takes me a lot of careful work to work up to being able to run a full 5 or 10K after not running for a while, because even if my endurance says I can run more, my shins say don’t you dare. I’m sure I’ll post about what I’m up to on here once I get back to it! :D

Cavocorax

Woah. That is some srsbsns!!! I guess I have no excuse not to try bussing it up with ALL THE TEA!!! (My coworkers will be surprised to see me return from mat leave with a raging tea addiction).

Also, I envy you guys and your marathon running. It takes A LOT to do something like that. And I hatehatehate running. I think that if I am running, it’s because there is something seriously wrong, which I know is a terrible attitude. I should probably do more fitnessy things, and then my fear/attitude of running may change.

OMGsrsly

Kittenna, try unflavoured (usually store brand, do not get the ultra minty) denture tablets for your lid. It might take 5-10 soaks, but oh wow it helps so much. My old (4+ years, used to drink coffee in it) Contigo is now usable, what with denture tablets and a nice scrubbing with some labware brushes, to get into the nooks and crannies…

Kittenna

OMGsrsly – that’s on my list to try! I just haven’t had the opportunity yet. I have no idea what happened; I think something must have gotten gross from the ONE time I had hot chocolate (made with milk) in the mug. It makes everything taste a bit like it has rotted, if it stays in there too long (if I drink things quickly it’s ok, but I typically don’t).

Cavocorax

That’s a great tip. I… need to remember that somehow!

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Kittenna

Yes! Multiple travel mugs ftw!

Shmiracles

i have four! cuz i’m goddamn crazy and they are goddamn beautiful things. just last weekend i brewed them up, drove to a park, ran a slow marathon, and then when i was done and changed clothes i still had warm tea waiting for me and my sore legs in the car! that’s over 5 hrs! i can’t gush enough about them.

Cavocorax

Do you actually use more than one at a time? I thought they’d be useful for work – hot tea all day!

Kittenna

I have five! But not all Timolinos, because I don’t like to drink HOT tea, and Timolinos are freaking expensive (though gorgeous). I have 2 Timolinos (1 black, 1 cream) and 3 Contigos (silver, red, blue). And yes, I use them ALL, often! When I head to work for a full day, I make them all up, so I have a selection of tea (and enough to get me through the day). I rarely finish them all, so end up drinking the tea at night, but it’s still fine (unless it’s in the Blue Contigo. That one has something weird going on in the lid, and it makes tea taste gross if it sits.) I also brew them all up when heading to the boy’s place, because then I can sip all day/take them wherever, and don’t have to bother making tea at his place, even though his Brita is now clean and working, he has a kettle, AND I have infusers for his place.

Kittenna

And Shmiracles – that is awesome. I have only run a couple 10Ks as yet, but am hoping to run a very slow half marathon this year, and eventually a full marathon (or more than one!)

Cavocorax

Wow! That seems like it would take a while to get everything ready in the morning, but I can see how it would be convenient to have so much tea ready to go. I couldn’t see carrying 5 on the bus, but I think I’ll snag another one so I can brew two. (That’s more reasonable for me! You probably drive so 5 isn’t a big deal to carry)

I love that they are so leakproof and trap the heat. <3

Shmiracles

Kittenna! watchout! hah that’s how it started for me, i ran my first marathon a year ago this week, and here i am a year later with 9 marathons/ultras under my belt and 3 more next month. it’s addictive behavior for some. obviously for me. much like tea. i swear i am still a super newb and i’d love to hear all of your training & running adventures. (i could talk about it forever, much like tea.)

Shmiracles

yay bus riders!

Kittenna

It does take a while, yes. My roommate had a 1.7L kettle; I need to fill it up once + a second time part way. I do drive to my boyfriend’s place, but I actually take all 5 on the bus with me to school! 2 in the outer pockets, 3 inside. Along with my laptop and charger, and lab book. Luckily I very rarely lug around anything else.

Kittenna

Cavocorax – I definitely prefer my Timolinos aesthetically, and I trust them in terms of leakproofness more than the Contigos. But I have yet to have a problem with either (except for the time that I didn’t put the rubber “secret compartment” lid in my Timolino. Then, it will leak. The Contigos actually hold heat really well too, but not quite as well (they cool off a couple hours faster… soooo like in 6 instead of 8 hours, haha), and they’re also a bit bigger. + way cheaper at Costco.

Schmiracles – I’ve been following your posts with interest, I’ve gotta say! I’m currently on hiatus as I prefer running outside to the treadmill, and I just don’t have the time to focus and train properly right now. I get shin splints easily, so it takes me a lot of careful work to work up to being able to run a full 5 or 10K after not running for a while, because even if my endurance says I can run more, my shins say don’t you dare. I’m sure I’ll post about what I’m up to on here once I get back to it! :D

Cavocorax

Woah. That is some srsbsns!!! I guess I have no excuse not to try bussing it up with ALL THE TEA!!! (My coworkers will be surprised to see me return from mat leave with a raging tea addiction).

Also, I envy you guys and your marathon running. It takes A LOT to do something like that. And I hatehatehate running. I think that if I am running, it’s because there is something seriously wrong, which I know is a terrible attitude. I should probably do more fitnessy things, and then my fear/attitude of running may change.

OMGsrsly

Kittenna, try unflavoured (usually store brand, do not get the ultra minty) denture tablets for your lid. It might take 5-10 soaks, but oh wow it helps so much. My old (4+ years, used to drink coffee in it) Contigo is now usable, what with denture tablets and a nice scrubbing with some labware brushes, to get into the nooks and crannies…

Kittenna

OMGsrsly – that’s on my list to try! I just haven’t had the opportunity yet. I have no idea what happened; I think something must have gotten gross from the ONE time I had hot chocolate (made with milk) in the mug. It makes everything taste a bit like it has rotted, if it stays in there too long (if I drink things quickly it’s ok, but I typically don’t).

Cavocorax

That’s a great tip. I… need to remember that somehow!

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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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