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drank Chai Me by T-We Tea
1694 tasting notes

A sample from Miss B! I’ve not tried very many “herbal” chai blends before today, or at least, not that I can remember. I know I’ve tried at least a couple of rooibos vanilla chai blends, but that’s been about my limit in terms of exploration. This blend appears to be made up of a mixture of green and red rooibos, with, I think, pieces of ginger root, cinnamon bark, cacao nibs, and some tiny pink flowers that are amazingly pretty. There are doubtless other things, too, but it’s quite a fine blend and the components are tricky to spot.

I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 3.5 minutes in boiling water. It brews up to a beautiful sunset-orange, very vibrant! Based on taste alone, I’m not sure that I would have immediately identified this as a chai. The rooibos is very prominent, particularly the green rooibos, but after that I’m getting mostly chocolate and then a good, spicy kick of ginger. If I was tasting blind, I’d probably have said ginger-chocolate rather than chai. I actually don’t mind the flavour, but as a chai it’s not ticking many boxes for me.

The description of this one is pretty unique, too. I mean, I get that it’s a Twilight thing…but what’s it got to do with this tea?

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp
Super Starling!

I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve read the books. I don’t recall anything about Alice drinking chai. Just that she saw the future and was basically the only sane one in the series.

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This tea is inventive and different. I enjoy it very much. It’s a delicate white peony with lots of coconut that gives it some milkiness, and also cardamom pods. Cardamom, in my opinion, is a great spice that is drastically underutilized. It is spicy like cinnamon but refreshing like mint. I’m a fan.

We tried this tea on a night we had a huge spread on the balcony from City Barbeque. Pulled pork, brisket, green beans, cornbread, the works. This tea is great with food. I might go so far as to say it might be best with food. It is great as a complement to desserts as well. The cardamom accents so many flavors perfectly.

We found it to be good for three resteeps. At first I steeped at 176F because I like my whites steeped at low temperature, but I’ve found the cardamom really comes through a little higher, maybe 195F.

EDIT: Just had this one again. Drink it cold. 100%. Or iced. All the flavors are out and balanced when it’s cold. Really excellent. Cold and with food, seriously.

Flavors: Cardamon, Milk

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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85
drank Grumpy Dinosaur by T-We Tea
30 tasting notes

UPDATE:

I was just making myself a pot of this and as I was digging around in the bag with my teaspoon I uncovered an enormous vanilla bean pod. Must be why I missed the flavor the first time! I left the pod in the bag but even so this pot is veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery vanilla-y!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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drank Grumpy Dinosaur by T-We Tea
30 tasting notes

83! That little slider is hell to use on mobile. Close enough!

As you see from mom’s (ashmanra’s) review, I cleverly ordered this tea so as to be waiting for me when I got home from Mexico. It was a fun vacation but not a relaxing one. It’s the kind where you come home sunburned and mosquito bitten after climbing Mayan pyramids and riding bikes in the jungle.

And waiting for me it was! T-We is on top of their shipping, let me tell you. They even noted it was my third order since April. Lol. Uh oh.

Now we should know by now that I’m a huge fan of minty teas so putting two mints together on me wasn’t really fair. Coming off the airplane I was, in fact, a very grumpy dinosaur myself (memo: never fly through Cancun, if you can help it). It’s a nice tea, the sweet spearmint fills out the peppermint but I didn’t really get much vanilla. Maybe I can tweak my steep and pull it out more.

Overall recommended for us minty types. If you want something more serious try their Madame Morocco.

I used boiling water, 2 tsp per 6oz, 5 minutes steep. Sliders. Mobile.

But seriously don’t fly through Cancun. It’s a zoo. I haven’t seen that many people teeming for customs since Hong Kong.

Flavors: Peppermint, Spearmint

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 45 sec 10 tsp 30 OZ / 887 ML

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85
drank Grumpy Dinosaur by T-We Tea
30 tasting notes

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drank Grumpy Dinosaur by T-We Tea
2204 tasting notes

My eldest daughter took my youngest daughter to the Yucatan for a little adventure and I stayed home and kept the pup and the hedgehog. Today when I went to leave the animals and get my child back, this box was waiting on the doorstep! No, I didn’t open it! Never would I do such! But when they got home from the airport, eldest made a pot of it. She is a huge fan of mint and mint teas.

I am not a huge fan of mint or mint tea. I don’t hate, it just doesn’t appeal to me strongly, thought cool mint on a hot day can be very refreshing. So this was enjoyable, but not something I desperately have to have myself. I prefer spearmint to peppermint in Moraccan Mint tea, so the emphasis on spearmint in to pleased me, though the is peppermint as well. Alas, I didn’t pick up on vanilla very much. Perhaps if I had let the cup cool a bit I would have tasted it more. All in all a good cup, and if you love mint you can give it a try.

Kaylee

This is the best tea name I have ever read. It’s simultaneously evocative and question-raising. I get this great mental image of a t-rex who just lost his prey or a triceratops awoken mid-nap. But I also wonder: “Are there other dinosaur moods? Did actual dinosaurs have feelings? Personalities?” I would probably be too entranced by the name to remember to drink the tea!

Mikumofu

What a cute name for a tea!

ashmanra

They have a tea called Scandalous Man Friend that I want to try just because of the name! And Boobage was pretty funny – I think it has herbs that are good for nursing moms.

Fjellrev

Yucatan! Awesome!

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drank Renegade by T-We Tea
2204 tasting notes

Another of my Mother’s Day teas. I can’t explain it, but I definitely felt like a renegade drinking it. I have always said that I badly want to be a “runs with scissors” but I am undeniably a diehard “plays well with others.”

I had this at breakfast and I felt…like a bad seed. Like a biker chick. Like someone with some sass. Don’t know how it works, but it works. So it might be a good tea for you if you need a little help in the mornings to get up and going, and have a “can do” attitude to boot.

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drank The Worst by T-We Tea
2204 tasting notes

As promised, we tried it iced today, and sweetened. Youngest really thought it was the worst hot, and said it was okay cold. Just okay. Hubby tried it and said, “It isn’t terrible. It’s pretty good.”

I thought it tasted okay, not the worst by a long shot but if you don’t like anise, this isn’t a good tea for you. Once it is cold and sweetened it reminds me of those blends that have licorice root in them for sweetness. I like those, so this is okay to me, and certainly not “The Worst.” I will definitely drink it all cold this summer.

Ubacat

Why would any tea company call their tea “The Worst”?

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drank The Worst by T-We Tea
2204 tasting notes

I think my daughter bought this for me because she was intrigued by the name. The verdict: eldest and youngest daughters say it is The Worst! LOL Son-in-law and I say it isn’t bad. Smells interesting. Tastes okay, and I am really, really eager to try it iced because I think it just might be fantastic. I will let you know.

I agree with their description. This is a polarizing tea. You might hate it. If you don’t like anise or black licorice you won’t like it. But otherwise, you just might crave it.

Mikumofu

The description and the name have me intrigued!

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A long while back I discovered through a Facebook feed that the son of a family that we once went to church with had opened a tea shop – you know, the “your friend of this other friend liked this other friend’s post.” I told my eldest daughter about it because they were in youth group together. She and youngest surprised me with teas from his shop for Mother’s Day!

This one was everyone’s favorite. The cardamom is so good… I love the light, lemony flavor of cardamom. The coconut adds a creamy sweetness. And it resteeps super well. That is a huge bonus!i can’t wait to share this was my bestie, who loves white tea and coconut, and is about to fall in love with cardamom, whether she knows it or not.

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drank Guurl Grey by T-We Tea
7966 tasting notes

Thanks for sharing this one omgsrsly. I thought this one would be too much for me, but brewed it’s a fairly subdued version of an earl grey. Not intensely blergamot, nor is there really a floral component to this one. Nothing I need to repurchase, given I’m not a fan of earl grey, but this one is pretty laid back and gentle :)

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drank Grumpy Dinosaur by T-We Tea
7966 tasting notes

minty, vanilla goodness. nothing super special about this one beyond the name… for those of you that know helen, she’s still made because she doesn’t have a new crown, but she’s making up for it by wearing a helmet now. special helmet for a special dino. enjoyed this tea courtesy of missB :)

Final Count: 143

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drank Flaming Prince Charming by T-We Tea
7966 tasting notes

tried this one today..not sure if it’s the age of the tea or how i brewed it but it was largely flavourless with a hint of coconut. Sad really. I’ll hold off rating just in case, as the combination to me sounded like something that could be super tasty.

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drank OOH LAA COCOLONG by T-We Tea
162 tasting notes

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drank Bad Bromance by T-We Tea
7966 tasting notes

another from missB through omgsrsly and another fail for me. There’s something in this one that just doesn’t work for me, though it’s not unpleasant to drink.

OMGsrsly

I don’t think I ever had this one…

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drank Boobage by T-We Tea
7966 tasting notes

omgsrsly likes to torment me with things i despise. :) this is another one of those teas. Lavender. blech. i also don’t need more in the boob department haha. I don’t really like this one – it’s just not anything delicious and the lavender is just too much.

OMGsrsly

Hahaha. Flower overload!!!

OMGsrsly

I don’t remember if I set some aside for you or maybe MissB put it in her bag for you.

keychange

Hilarious name for a tea omg

Sil

came from your bag…so you, her…all mostly the same thing heh

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drank Flaming Prince Charming by T-We Tea
2816 tasting notes

Tea of the afternoon from the T-We shop in the Crocker Galleria. I went in looking for a rooibos blend but decided to try this instead. It’s a blend of white tea, coconut and cardamom.

I happen to love cardamom and this smelled really good in the shop. I wanted something with low caffeine so hopefully this doesn’t keep me awake later on. I’d say the cardamom is very strong in this blend and overpowers the other ingredients a bit. The coconut is present in the background as a bit of a milky/creamy taste. It’s a bit difficult to pick out the flavor that the white tea is contributing to this. Overall this is a really nice blend if you like cardamom. I tried mine plain but I think it would be good with a touch of sweetener and would be VERY good with coconut milk or coconut sugar. hmmm.

Did you know that cardamom is supposedly an anti-depressant? there’s something about it that is making me happy. ;)

Flavors: Cardamon, Cream

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Marzipan

What is the smallest quantity they sell tea in at their brick & mortar location?

TeaBrat

You can go in and buy a cup of tea for $3. Otherwise it’s a box of tea that has 25 servings. Looks to me about 3-4 oz. in the box. I would love if they had sample kits!

TeaBrat

cool, I didn’t see any option like that in the store. I’ll have to ask next time I go in !

Marzipan

There are several I would love to split if you’re interested.

TeaBrat

You meant split the samples? I don’t know if they sell those at the store but I’ll find out. :)

Marzipan

No split the larger quantities.

TeaBrat

send me a PM and we’ll talk ;)

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80
drank Guurl Grey by T-We Tea
162 tasting notes

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drank Dolores Day by T-We Tea
2816 tasting notes

I’m finally getting around to trying this herbal blend I got in S.F. a few weeks ago. Dolores Day… evidently named for Dolores Park, a place the locals like to go hang out on the weekends when it’s sunny. This is definitely a good blend with lemon balm, peppermint and lavender. I don’t normally like lavender in tea but it’s subtle and nice and the lemon balm gives it a pleasant, herby note. I also feel like this would be good with some turbinado sugar but I’m trying to resist that for now. T-We makes some really nice blends and this just makes me happy for some reason ….

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
MissB

Everything they have makes me smile.

TeaBrat

their stuff is fun!

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drank Grumpy Dinosaur by T-We Tea
1431 tasting notes

I think I love this tea’s name more than I do the actual tea. I always want it to taste like Twinning’s Buttermint… sigh… okay, stop ruminating about ole teas of yore there Miss B, you’ll get back to the UK to get more soon enough.

K S

Grumpy Dinosaur? They named a tea after me? Awesome.

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drank Grumpy Dinosaur by T-We Tea
1431 tasting notes

Kind of reminds me of Twining’s Buttermint, but it’s easier to find here. :P Still, not that easy, but, tasty enough and with enough in my cupboard that it’ll do me! Yay…. minty vanilla, who knew I’d love you so much.

Flavors: Candy, Mint, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

Love these names :)

MissB

I love this company! Their names are amazing.

Sil

need to place an order with them someday if i ever get back to tea control lol. no more travelling for me to tea places! haha

MissB

Every place is a tea place! I’ll send you some of what I have left.

Sil

lol that’s the problem MissB…that’s the problem!

ashmanra

The young man who owns this company went to our church years ago. His family is so nice, and his mom just wrote a book. I think it is called From Wedding Bells to Hand Grenades. It is all about being an army wife. Her name is Nicole Lee if you want to look up the book!

Sil

oh that’s really interesting ash!

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drank Chai Me by T-We Tea
1431 tasting notes

Something about this was painfully off when I had it – so much so that I packed up the rest immediately and planned on sharing it with someone who might like it more. Can’t remember what it was, but it just wasn’t to my tastes. Maybe the rooibos, maybe the combination of flavors? Dunno, but it made me sad, because I love this company to bits.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Chai Me by T-We Tea
1431 tasting notes

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drank You're welcome by T-We Tea
2816 tasting notes

Finished off my box of this today, I never added it to my cupboard but it was gone fairly quicky after I purchased it. I drank this a lot as an after lunch digestive type of tea, my currently I’m on a ginger & peppermint mix or just plain ginger. I may get some more at some point but I still have a cupboard full of tea to drink at home. =)

Kirkoneill1988

lunch digestive seems like a good idea :)

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