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Ack!! I over tea’d this cup! The swiped tea mug had it’s cruel, cruel revenge!

FYI, the difference between the s.o.‘s David’sTea Perfect Mug and the FORLIFE mug that I usually drink from is about 3 ounces. A 12 ounce capacity is not like a 15 oz. Do not just double the measurement and call it ‘close enough’ to two 8 oz cups. :-/

Edit: try two: less tea and more good.

I am by no means an expert on green teas. My ability to describe them generally begins with ‘fishy’ or ‘grassy’ and doesn’t extend far past that. I think I need a flavor wheel-type device. Do they make those?

This one. Hmm. Now that I ‘learned the cup’ I can see myself drinking a lot of this tea, so I am glad I have a good stockpile. I’ve had one failed and two successful 12 oz cups tonight. I like it. It is a tiny bit astringent, but not bothersomely so, a little grassy and a little sweet and floral smelling with just a hint of seaweed. Actually very well rounded.

This was FAR too easy to drink. Someone drank my tea again. :) It is 8 pm and I have downed far too much green tea, and now I have nothing left to review. Will try again soon.

Edited, the rematch! Round three: FIGHT!
Wow. A Mortal Kombat moment. I think sipping green tea and watching Mortal Kombat fatalities collected onto YouTube is pretty much never what a tea company has in mind for their product. Still fun, though, in an odd kinda way. Anyway, on to the tea. This is really demmed good! The dry leaf is a beautiful deep green and the broth seems hearty to me, a rich full mouthfeel with barely any astringency. I blame my mis-steep the other night or making it seem astringent then. I like that this is one of the first deep greens that I have tried that doesn’t make me think of the fish-based plant fertilizer I use for my orchids.

Hugo Tea Company

We’re quite glad you enjoyed it.

It’s unfortunate to hear that you over-brewed it. This is certainly easier to do with Pan-Fired Greens.

Thanks for the honest assessment. Now we only wish we would have shipped you a friendly sample of our Steamed Cloud to compare the differences.

Thanks!

ashmanra

@Hugo Tea: I have BOTH on the way. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I can hardly wait. I will compare them until my caffeine buzz has me on the ceiling! Although, they are supposed to be my Christmas present. O.O I don’t know if I can wait that long!

Londo Mollari

The Steamed Cloud is definitely on the list. I will have to get it next. I think I can handle a tin of it once the check clears! I am looking forward to further exploring this one as well though, it’s great.

Londo Mollari

Ahh, I love getting a present I know I will like, but I hate having to wait to receive them! I am afraid that if I don’t keep on top of the mail the boyfriend will ‘redirect’ my gifts to wherever he stashes things pre-holiday and I won’t get to try them for a whole month!

Hugo Tea Company

@ashmanra, that is a lot of pressure—but we’re up to it. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

@londo, there were universal tears when we saw your 71 rating…then we saw that you’re a tough grader and we celebrated by drinking some tea.

Londo Mollari

Gimmie a day or so, my opinions tend to wiggle as I get familiar with a tea, and I have to wrestle with the demmed rating slide-y ruler (which is applephobic and hates the ipad). Though I am still a tough grader the tea deserves better than that!

ashmanra

Londo: if you want to raise the rating you can click edit and then, after having a calming sip of tea, tap tap tap until you get the slider more where you want. Sometimes I have to tap it WAY down and then move it back up to keep it from just returning to the same spot over and over. It is usually easier to just edit on the desktop, though.

Londo Mollari

Thanks, I finally managed to force it into submission today.The calming sip of tea point really helped, I sometimes fume at this poor toy for not being a desktop, but then I try to remember the last time I actually used my home computer and try to relax a little. :)

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Hugo Tea Company

We’re quite glad you enjoyed it.

It’s unfortunate to hear that you over-brewed it. This is certainly easier to do with Pan-Fired Greens.

Thanks for the honest assessment. Now we only wish we would have shipped you a friendly sample of our Steamed Cloud to compare the differences.

Thanks!

ashmanra

@Hugo Tea: I have BOTH on the way. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I can hardly wait. I will compare them until my caffeine buzz has me on the ceiling! Although, they are supposed to be my Christmas present. O.O I don’t know if I can wait that long!

Londo Mollari

The Steamed Cloud is definitely on the list. I will have to get it next. I think I can handle a tin of it once the check clears! I am looking forward to further exploring this one as well though, it’s great.

Londo Mollari

Ahh, I love getting a present I know I will like, but I hate having to wait to receive them! I am afraid that if I don’t keep on top of the mail the boyfriend will ‘redirect’ my gifts to wherever he stashes things pre-holiday and I won’t get to try them for a whole month!

Hugo Tea Company

@ashmanra, that is a lot of pressure—but we’re up to it. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

@londo, there were universal tears when we saw your 71 rating…then we saw that you’re a tough grader and we celebrated by drinking some tea.

Londo Mollari

Gimmie a day or so, my opinions tend to wiggle as I get familiar with a tea, and I have to wrestle with the demmed rating slide-y ruler (which is applephobic and hates the ipad). Though I am still a tough grader the tea deserves better than that!

ashmanra

Londo: if you want to raise the rating you can click edit and then, after having a calming sip of tea, tap tap tap until you get the slider more where you want. Sometimes I have to tap it WAY down and then move it back up to keep it from just returning to the same spot over and over. It is usually easier to just edit on the desktop, though.

Londo Mollari

Thanks, I finally managed to force it into submission today.The calming sip of tea point really helped, I sometimes fume at this poor toy for not being a desktop, but then I try to remember the last time I actually used my home computer and try to relax a little. :)

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Hello, as you may have guessed, I am not really Londo Mollari. Apologies for the deception. I am Melissa.

In addition to my teas, I am a bit of a foodie, have an undying love for red wine and am lucky enough to have all the restaurants of DC and several VA wineries within a lazy reach of home. I have an ever-expanding orchid obsession and I have been known to talk to them. It helps.

To be honest, Tea went from being an interest to a bit of an obsession fairly recently for me – since I quit smoking. Tasting things is amazing, who knew?! Though a nice cuppa now replaces a much worse addiction, I spend FAR more money on this than I ever did on cigarettes.

I have loved tea ever since I was small, probably too small, visiting on the farm in Nebraska and drinking all my grandmother’s sun tea. I still prefer now what I liked then, watching tea slowly stain eddies of water, tasting nature.

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