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T&C TTB Tea # 9 – Backlog May 24

I had been interested in trying this one based on everyone else’s reviews. My first attempt was a failure because I brought it to the movies in my stainless steel travel mug….stainless my ass. Those things soak up the taste of whatever you put in them, so now mine is basically a mishmash of all the flavoured teas it has previously contained. I will clearly have to get one for black teas.

I tried to get something out of it but with no luck, the mug just ruined it. I couldn’t even tell what colour it was, it was basically a decent, nondescript black tea. And that was me, nondescribing it.

I did try again with the rest of the leaf, it brewed up a dark liquor, malty with very noticable toasty and roasty notes. Slightly fruity.

I drank it after drinking a fruit smoothie so I’m not sure if that affected anything.

(overleafed a bit, 3 min @ 96 degrees)

I would like to try again sometime! Though I can’t recall if this company has reasonable shipping costs to Canada or not.

OMGsrsly

I like that. Nondescribing a nondescript tea. :D

MzPriss

That’s a shame. And it’s why I avoid stainless for tea. I LOVE this tea, one of my favorites.

TeaTiff

Oh man, I love this one too. I do find that I can’t drink it if I am expecting a punch in the face kinda tea. For me it is definitely lighter than I expect.

boychik

I love it. Give it another try.

ohfancythat

I definitely will if I ever bump into it again!

Hugo Tea Company

@whatshesaid. This makes me so sad!

Try brewing the tea with less leaf but for a longer period of time. 96 C should be a good temperature.

Full-Steam is smoother than most breakfast-style black teas. And I’ve definitely met folks who think the smoothness makes the tea bland overall. To each their own! I’m just happy that you gave it a try.

We do ship to Canada. Just send a message through our site if you’re ever interested.

Thanks a bunch for the support.

Cheers,

Tyler
Hugo Tea Company

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OMGsrsly

I like that. Nondescribing a nondescript tea. :D

MzPriss

That’s a shame. And it’s why I avoid stainless for tea. I LOVE this tea, one of my favorites.

TeaTiff

Oh man, I love this one too. I do find that I can’t drink it if I am expecting a punch in the face kinda tea. For me it is definitely lighter than I expect.

boychik

I love it. Give it another try.

ohfancythat

I definitely will if I ever bump into it again!

Hugo Tea Company

@whatshesaid. This makes me so sad!

Try brewing the tea with less leaf but for a longer period of time. 96 C should be a good temperature.

Full-Steam is smoother than most breakfast-style black teas. And I’ve definitely met folks who think the smoothness makes the tea bland overall. To each their own! I’m just happy that you gave it a try.

We do ship to Canada. Just send a message through our site if you’re ever interested.

Thanks a bunch for the support.

Cheers,

Tyler
Hugo Tea Company

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name change alert – going from whatshesaid to ohfancythat

Hello!

I love tea. I love my mini-me daughter, my husband, my dog Wally, Netflix, shopping, and tea. Some other stuff too, but these are the most important!

Some favourites -

My new favourite tea company is A Quarter to Tea. I love the flavouring used and how it doesn’t seem fake, and the combinations are so delicious. Right up my alley.

My favourite teas are black, I love Laoshan Black and Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black tea from TTC. Also many of Teavivre’s black teas.

Butiki teas RIP, I loved how the flavours were subtle and not fake tasting and didn’t overwhelm the tea base. Trust that I am dramatically mourning the loss of this company!

Teavivre, Whispering Pines and Mariage Freres are some more tea companies I appreciate. Along with Davidstea as it was the ‘gateway drug’ to my tea addiction. Though I’m mostly over it now, I’ve definitely moved on from the artificially flavoured teas and am trying more quality straight teas!

My ultimate goal is to try as many French teas as possible – and to finally find a source in Canada for Mariage Freres so I can buy Wedding Imperial, and Black Orchid for sure.

I would like to try any Taiwanese Assams that exist in the world!

Also continuously on the hunt for Fauchon – La Naissance. If anyone has some of this I would pay for it!!! It’s my number one all time favourite tea.

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.

Location

New Brunswick, Canada

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