Timolino (16 oz) from DAVIDsTEA

Timolino (16 oz)

Ah, Timolino. A design so slim and stylish you’d never guess its stainless steel walls conceal pure functionality. There’s the removable infuser, perfect for steeping loose or bagged tea. And the vacuum-sealed double walls keep tea warm or cold for hours. So light, you can toss it in your bag and never feel it. There’s even a hidden compartment under the lid to store loose tea. Secret’s out…

16 oz/473 ml

BPA and latex free.

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  • “I've had my Timolino now for a while. I got it during the fall, because I distinctly remember walking around downtown without a jacket to go get it. I bought it primarily because I find myself,...” Read full review
    Courtney 686 tasting notes
  • “This weekend has been ... interesting. On the bright side, my fiance and I got to explore our new hometown (of seven months) and try out some local restaurants. This has been on the to do list...” Read full review
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    sundaysipping 183 tasting notes
  • “I have two and they rock! I do still love my Contigo autolock mugs as they are a bit easier for drinking on the go but Timolino is the best for tea on the go!” Read full review
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    Aedon2 587 tasting notes

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I’ve had my Timolino now for a while. I got it during the fall, because I distinctly remember walking around downtown without a jacket to go get it. I bought it primarily because I find myself, more often than not, in the lab at 8am, and when I escape hours later, any hope of hot tea is gone.

Upsides: It keeps tea hot, like really hot. Piping hot. It’s sleek, and fits nicely into my bookbag. And it holds 16 oz. of tea.

Downsides: The tea really is kept hot. For a long time. I’ve burned myself a few times, but I’d really rather have too hot tea than cold tea. Another downside that really bothered me when I first got it was the fact that the lid is so difficult to clean. The lid holds scents (the silicone part I’m guessing), and the worst by far was soap. I soaked it in baking soda, vinegar, hot water, you name it. The soap flavour has gone away over time, but the only thing I take in my Timolino now is black tea. The one time I attempted an oolong I couldn’t even taste the delicate flavours.

I should also mention, that wee silicone bit that holds scents – I tried one day to leave it behind. Fail. That wee piece is what makes the thing leakproof. Lesson learned.

I picked up another on boxing day, that I’m using for the first time today. I’m going to reserve this one for herbals, since Super Ginger went into it this morning. I don’t think I’d pay full price for another one, solely because of the lid issue, but I had no problem picking up a second one on sale.

I’m here bright and early this morning, hence my two Timolinos. http://s770.photobucket.com/user/courtneyns/media/Steepster/82623033-17E6-4131-90C0-15E2BA4EA582_zpsovrlfbjb.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Uniquity

Would you have a chance to bring a mug of some sort as well as the timolino? That way you could pour off a small mug early in the day and enjoy while the rest of it cools off. Thermos style! I hate burning my tongue so I am always looking for ways around it.

Courtney

I’ve learned to uncap the Timolino and let it cool a while before I drink anything. I try to minimize the things I carry to and from, but that’s a great idea. :)

CHAroma

Can you leave stuff at work? I have a set of tea brewing paraphernalia that never leaves the office.

Courtney

I’m at school everyday haha. Once I’m working in a lab and not studying in one, that might be easier. :P

CHAroma

Ahh, okay. Sounds like you’ve got a good system now. Great review BTW. Besides the silicone part of the lid, does it affect the taste of the tea? I’ve found in the past that stainless steel tumblers make tea taste funny.

Courtney

The vessel itself doesn’t make the tea taste funny, or I didn’t find that. I’ve heard other people ask that question though, so perhaps I just got lucky? I definitely need different ones for different tea types though.

sundaysipping

This is probably a silly question, but how do you go about brewing tea in your Timolinos? I’m toying with the idea of getting one (especially since I might end up traveling for work and would really love to be able to take tea with me!), but I keep worrying that leaving tea in the brew basket would result in super-overbrewed tea.

Courtney

For a long time I brewed the tea in a regular mug – so I’d have to do a steep, then a resteep to fill the Timolino. But it actually comes with an infuser basket that attaches to the lid, so now I brew my leaves in that the same as I would my regular mug. I always make sure it’s fully steeped at home and remove the basket it so I don’t accidentally forget and let it oversteep.

VariaTEA

I had a timolino and LOVED it. Then I went home to Toronto and made tea in it. That tea tasted weird and at the time I blamed the water. I dumped the tea and cleaned the timolino thoroughly. Then I forgot the timolino in Toronto and was super sad. However, when I finally got it back I found it effecting every tea I made. Now I no longer use it and that makes me sad because it really was awesome.

Courtney

Since I drink black tea all the time, it definitely affects other teas that don’t have the strong flavour that many black teas do, but that’s the tea itself, not the actual Timolino. But I’ve heard the same thing from others about it affecting the taste. I guess we do all taste things differently hah!

CHAroma

Interesting. Thanks!

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This weekend has been … interesting.

On the bright side, my fiance and I got to explore our new hometown (of seven months) and try out some local restaurants. This has been on the to do list forever and it was great to enjoy each other’s company and see what the area has to offer. Yay, date night!

On the other hand … we also found out on our way home from breakfast Saturday that he needs a new car. We’ve had issues on and off, but chalked it up to the car being a 1999. It still runs well and we thought that after the most recent bout of maintenance, we’d be good until the end of the year. Lucky us, the transmission ran low on fluid … again … and we were stuck limping the car home. This is the second time the transmission has given us problems in a week and, because of the age of the car, it makes more sense for us to buy a new vehicle than it does to replace the transmission.

We spent the weekend pricing out new cars and figuring out what we can afford to get. I’m not the most patient person in the world (understatement, cough cough) so out came the Timolino for our dealership tour.

I love this thing so much. I actually brewed tea in this, poured it into my tea canteen, then rebrewed in the Timolino and took both with me. The tea stayed hot for hours, I didn’t have to worry about anything spilling, and I had something tasty to sip on while crunching numbers. My only complaints are that this mug is too small for the cupholders in my car (an anomaly because travel mugs are usually to big for my cupholders) and I really would have preferred an all-stainless steel brewing basket. It’s so convenient that it’s hard to care too much about stuff like that, though. Plus, maybe the cupholders in the new car will fit it better. Hehehehehehehe.

We’re making the trade tomorrow, and I’ll definitely have this little gem along with me!

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I have two and they rock! I do still love my Contigo autolock mugs as they are a bit easier for drinking on the go but Timolino is the best for tea on the go!

Helena

I throw mine in the top rack of the dishwasher with no issues :D

tigress_al

Dishwasher hey??? That would make it even easier to use. I have been too scared to put it in the dishwasher.

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