Alrighty, time to try another flavored white. :) This time it’s with a Silver Needle base instead of Bai Mu Dan like the others I’ve tried.
Though the leaves are entirely different, dry leaf this smells exactly like Cantaloupe&Cream. Now that’s not a terrible thing, as I absolutely love Cantaloupe&Cream, but I was wanting something different.
Steeped, it has a lighter liquor than the aforementioned, though it still smells the same. Taking a sip, I could notice right away that the base tea was different. Didn’t have that creaminess of Bai Mu Dan, but I found the flavoring still tasted almost exactly like Cantaloupe&Cream. Following the recommendation, I added a tiny bit of golden sugar. I’ve actually been making a point of avoiding sugar in teas, but as it was recommended, thought I might as well give it a go!
With the sugar, the tea has transformed and the watermelon flavor has POPPED. It’s sweet, juicy and refreshing. It tastes like summer in a cup. The instinct is to want to guzzle it, but I’m trying to slow down and make myself sip instead of gulp.
This is a very nice flavored Silver Needle, but since I don’t drink whites extremely often — about once a week — I don’t feel the need to have several varieties at a time. Glad I tried this, but between this, Cantaloupe&Cream and Pineapple Cilantro Cream, the cantaloupe is my favorite. :) I also like that the cantaloupe uses less leaf per cup; makes it more budget worthy to keep on hand. :)