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I am currently on the tweleve step program to combat melon addiction. The first step is admitting you don’t need three cantaloupe and a honeydew per pound of body weight. The second step is Butiki ’s Cantaloupe and Cream.

This is absoultely the most real and natural flavored tea I’ve had. The next closest thing to real melon and cream. But that’s not vegan friendly.
It starts off oddly more honeydew than cataloupe but the honeydew disappears after four steeps. The mouthfeel is juicy like real cantaloupe and the tea base provides the perfect honey toned background. This tea can only be improved by sharing with one’s pet lizard.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Batrachoid

Following Liberteas’ experiment with 52Teas, I want there to be enough time for the flavoring to fully set but I’m not sure how long ago this batch was flavored. Perhaps someone on Steepster has such privileged knowledge?

Butiki Teas

It was flavored on Oct 3rd.

Butiki Teas

I’m curious, what was Liberteas experiment with 52Teas? What was the result?
Also, I’m totally imagining a lizard with a little tea bowl. awww.

LiberTEAS

@Butiki Teas: it has been my experience, not just with 52Teas but when I was flavoring teas myself, that the flavors need time to develop. Three weeks gives an adequate amount of time for the flavors to do their thing, I’ve found. A lesson I learned very early on was a tea that is flavored today will not taste the same three weeks from today.

It was more or less part of my trial and error thing when I was teaching myself the art of flavoring tea, but, something that I didn’t really think about until a year or so ago (I don’t really remember when I had the a-ha! moment), but I found it to be true with 52Teas’ blends, some of the teas I’d try as soon as I received them, and they were alright… but then I’d go back and try them a few weeks later and it was like WOW! I don’t remember it tasting this good… then I realized why … the flavors needed their time.

Butiki Teas

LiberTEAS-Interesting, very interesting. I had read that it took a week or two to settle, but that’s interesting that it may even be longer than that for the flavorings. I noticed that with spices quite a bit. At first I would overload the spicing then later on it would be way too much.

LiberTEAS

@Butiki Teas: This is why I would always wait three weeks before I would offer my flavored teas for sale. I wanted to test them before selling them, and I didn’t want to test them until I was sure of the flavoring. I was a bit of a perfectionist, I guess. LOL Which is yet another reason why I had no business selling tea. I am much better at just being an artist. Things don’t get done very often (perfectionism thing) but at least I’m not making things that people are clamoring to buy.

Butiki Teas

LiberTEAS-I know exactly what you mean. I have been working on this Pistachio Ice Cream green tea for maybe 2 months now trying to get the flavor just right. Then it gets to the point I’m not sure anymore if its good or not and I’m not sure if I just want to scrap the whole thing but I’ve already invested so much time.

LiberTEAS

Oh goodness… tell me about it. It took me over a year to develop my chai. Nearly as long to develop my caramel. My chocolate was a work in progress… and while my first couple of versions tasted wonderful and I sold them as I continued to work on the recipe… it took about five years before I developed the perfect chocolate. sigh

LiberTEAS

PS: I do look forward to trying Pistachio Ice Cream… YUM!

Butiki Teas

Wow, 5 years! That is quite a work of art. Thanks, I hope the Pistachio Ice Cream finished soon-ish.

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Batrachoid

Following Liberteas’ experiment with 52Teas, I want there to be enough time for the flavoring to fully set but I’m not sure how long ago this batch was flavored. Perhaps someone on Steepster has such privileged knowledge?

Butiki Teas

It was flavored on Oct 3rd.

Butiki Teas

I’m curious, what was Liberteas experiment with 52Teas? What was the result?
Also, I’m totally imagining a lizard with a little tea bowl. awww.

LiberTEAS

@Butiki Teas: it has been my experience, not just with 52Teas but when I was flavoring teas myself, that the flavors need time to develop. Three weeks gives an adequate amount of time for the flavors to do their thing, I’ve found. A lesson I learned very early on was a tea that is flavored today will not taste the same three weeks from today.

It was more or less part of my trial and error thing when I was teaching myself the art of flavoring tea, but, something that I didn’t really think about until a year or so ago (I don’t really remember when I had the a-ha! moment), but I found it to be true with 52Teas’ blends, some of the teas I’d try as soon as I received them, and they were alright… but then I’d go back and try them a few weeks later and it was like WOW! I don’t remember it tasting this good… then I realized why … the flavors needed their time.

Butiki Teas

LiberTEAS-Interesting, very interesting. I had read that it took a week or two to settle, but that’s interesting that it may even be longer than that for the flavorings. I noticed that with spices quite a bit. At first I would overload the spicing then later on it would be way too much.

LiberTEAS

@Butiki Teas: This is why I would always wait three weeks before I would offer my flavored teas for sale. I wanted to test them before selling them, and I didn’t want to test them until I was sure of the flavoring. I was a bit of a perfectionist, I guess. LOL Which is yet another reason why I had no business selling tea. I am much better at just being an artist. Things don’t get done very often (perfectionism thing) but at least I’m not making things that people are clamoring to buy.

Butiki Teas

LiberTEAS-I know exactly what you mean. I have been working on this Pistachio Ice Cream green tea for maybe 2 months now trying to get the flavor just right. Then it gets to the point I’m not sure anymore if its good or not and I’m not sure if I just want to scrap the whole thing but I’ve already invested so much time.

LiberTEAS

Oh goodness… tell me about it. It took me over a year to develop my chai. Nearly as long to develop my caramel. My chocolate was a work in progress… and while my first couple of versions tasted wonderful and I sold them as I continued to work on the recipe… it took about five years before I developed the perfect chocolate. sigh

LiberTEAS

PS: I do look forward to trying Pistachio Ice Cream… YUM!

Butiki Teas

Wow, 5 years! That is quite a work of art. Thanks, I hope the Pistachio Ice Cream finished soon-ish.

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