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    T-We Tea Flailing Princess

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of rose petals and coconut Ingredients: autumn flush Darjeeling, coconut ribbon, rose petals Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: bone china teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: dark amber With blend names like Bicurious George and Guurl Grey I think it’s safe to say that +Christopher Coccagna and the rest of the team at T-We Tea are among the most creative in the business. Could they be any more San Francisco? This blend caught my attention because its base is an autumn flush Darjeeling. The taste was floral, fruity and sweet with a buttery soft mouth-feel. Everything was very well balanced and I really loved…


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    T-We Tea Bicurious George

    Photo: T-We Tea Country of Origin: Tanzania, China, India, Hawaii Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of visible beans Ingredients: Tanzanian CTC black tea, Chinese Keemun, Indian Nilgiri, crushed coffee bean, Hawaiian coffee cherry Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep reddish brown I have to admit that the cheeky name is one of my primary reasons for trying this blend. A line on the box describes the taste best, it’s complicated. It was all at once earthy, smoky, fruity and sweet. The coffee beans came through as a sort of chocolaty mocha. I had no problems drinking this tea straight but it…

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    T- We Tea Guurl Grey

    Country of Origin: Sri Lanka, India Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of blossoms and peels Ingredients: Ceylon, Assam, California orange peel, jasmine blossoms, essential oil of bergamot Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: bright reddish brown I’m normally not a big fan of earl grey but I just had to give this version a try when I saw T-We Tea’s booth at Unique NYC. The taste was more orange than bergamot. That made me very happy because I find bergamot caustic in most cases. The jasmine was not very strong but it added just a touch of floral softness. The base black teas…

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    T-We Tea Chai That

    Country of Origin: Tanzania, India Leaf Appearance: small and dark, strong spicy aroma Ingredients: Tanzanian black tea, Assam, Nilgiri, ginger, sweet cinnamon, smoked peppercorn, ground clove, cardamom, star anise, cocoa nibs Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Liquor: dark brown I attended a shopping event called Unique NYC and was beyond excited when I spotted a tea company among all of the hand crafted goods. Their packaging was adorable and the gent at the booth, Christopher, was super friendly and helpful. They are based in San Francisco and blend all of their teas themselves. I selected this chai blend along with a tin of Guurl Grey (review coming soon). This tea…