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Here we are. The tea I’ve been dreaming about trying for the first time for the past week and a half. Now that it’s here, ready to be tasted, I’m almost scared that I hyped it up in my head to unrealistic expectations.

The tea leaves are beautiful. So beautiful, I almost want to take a picture. Or even more silly, find some sort of glass container and dump them in and make them a decoration. But the smell is far too appealing to waste them like that.

… And … oh … my … word. This is cantaloupe. I’m almost confused. My taste buds are telling me, “This is not tea. This is a cantaloupe. Juicy sweet cantaloupe. FRUIT.” But my brain argues back “No, no, this is tea. Granted, delicious tea, but tea nonetheless.”

“Cantaloupe!”

“Tea!”

“Cantaloupe!”

TEA. Just take a look if you don’t believe me!”

Okay, no idea where that came from. Hopefully my lapse into crazy town will be enough to convince you that this is truly a magical cup. Thankyou so much Stacy, it’s so delicious. Please never discontinue this tea. Ever.

EDIT: Hang onto those leaves. I’m on the second infusion now, and the cantaloupe flavor has become more prominent. This cup’s even MORE delicious than the first! :D

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Hello! I’m a 24 year old Canadian, currently working at Starbucks while I figure out what I want to do with myself in life, haha.

Like most everyone else, I grew up with teabags, and then discovered the grass really WAS greener on the other side with loose leaf. Nowadays I drink nearly exclusively loose, but will drink a bagged tea if I don’t care what I’m having.

My favorite kind of tea is black, and unflavored, although I do enjoy an occasional dessert black. I like whites second best. I’ve recently been dipping my toes into honeybush tisanes, greens and oolongs.

My favorite vendors are Butiki Teas and Verdant Teas. Both have fantastic teas, above and beyond customer service (especially Butiki), and fair prices for their very high quality teas. I can’t recommend them enough.

Purely for tasting notes references, I don’t use any additives for my teas. Older tasting notes for blacks was with milk+sugar, and then with just milk. Whites, oolongs, greens and herbals are all drunk straight unless otherwise specified in the notes.

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Canada

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