I have had this 12 oz thermos from David’s Tea since 2013 and it’s probably the best tea thermos that I own. It’s easy to clean, keeps tea extra hot, and is a great size that is portable. Also, it’s durable – there may be one or two scratches, but I don’t think you would guess this thing is 7 years old. I have a perfect tumbler from David’s Teas that is about 6 months old and the paint is being to peel on the bottom. Most of all, the Timolino is leak-proof – it has never spilled in my bag which is great!
The biggest downside to the Timolino is the extra tea compartment. Yes, it is a nice perk to advertise that it can hold extra tea for a later cuppa. However, the seal isn’t waterproof and condensation from your current drink does seep into it. I barely use this feature, so it’s a minor flaw. Also, the tea basket is a little small. Later Davids tea tumblers fix this problem with a longer basket or you can just use a teabag. Overall, this was a great purchase, and I do which Davids’ Tea would bring a similar design back to their product lineup.