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Back before this blend was still in the development stage, Stacy tried it with a Dragonwell before deciding on a white. I placed an order around that time and asked for a sample of the original blend—I tasted it months ago, but never wrote a tasting note (because I’m a spazz). However, when scrounging through my samples the other night I found that I had just enough for one more cup!

The silver needle version of this blend really is quite different oddly enough, even though the watermelon flavoring is presumably the same. While Watermelon Xylophone is candy-sweet without and sugar and bursting with juicy flavor, the dragonwell is not nearly as in your face. The watermelon is a bit softer, more subdued and not overly sweet. The base is more buttery and crisp, so it’s a much different tea than you’d think! Honestly, I think most tea blenders would have stuck with this and not experimented any more since it’s so delicious. I prefer the final blend though! I really appreciate getting the chance to try an “in progress” blend, thanks Stacy!

Butiki Teas

Yes, the watermelon flavor was the same. I love sharing blends in progress and teas that aren’t up on website yet.

Alphakitty

It’s amazing how different a tea can be just with a different base! I love how open you are with the blending process, it’s like an adventure haha

Kittenna

I think I actually created a page for Watermelon Dragonwell :P I have some too.

Butiki Teas

Thanks Alphakitty! Creating blends are an adventure, at least to me.

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Butiki Teas

Yes, the watermelon flavor was the same. I love sharing blends in progress and teas that aren’t up on website yet.

Alphakitty

It’s amazing how different a tea can be just with a different base! I love how open you are with the blending process, it’s like an adventure haha

Kittenna

I think I actually created a page for Watermelon Dragonwell :P I have some too.

Butiki Teas

Thanks Alphakitty! Creating blends are an adventure, at least to me.

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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