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drank White Summer Rain by Art of Tea
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My order from Art of Tea arrived yesterday (which includes last week’s “Steepster Select” offer of the tasting set – haven’t used it yet, and I’m thinking I might save it and give it as a gift to someone, although haven’t decided on that either). I also ordered two teas at the same time, and this is one of them.

The dry leaf smells very strongly of melon (delicious), in fact, it’s like I just cut through a ripe cantaloupe! I must admit, though, to some disappointment that I cannot smell the jasmine. The brewed tea possesses a much softer fragrance, although hints of melon are still present.

The melon flavor is much softer than the aroma of the dry leaf lead me to believe. I mostly taste white tea, it is quite delicate in taste (as most white teas tend to be), fresh tasting, pleasant. I can taste the melon but, it is also quite delicate – which I suppose is probably good because I don’t know how I’d feel if the flavoring overwhelmed the white tea. The jasmine is also making its appearance on the palate. The two flavors – jasmine and melon – creates a very intriguing flavor combination, but I like it.

Art of Tea promotes this as a good tea for iced tea… although I am not completely convinced, as the flavor is quite delicate. I shall have to see whether the flavor develops or mutes as the cup cools.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec
Stephanie

Sounds delicious! I need to find a good melon flavored white tea.

JacquelineM

This is giving me an idea re some GM white persian melon mixed w A+D jasmine green cold brewed iced tea! Gotta file that in my head for a very hot day!!!

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Stephanie

Sounds delicious! I need to find a good melon flavored white tea.

JacquelineM

This is giving me an idea re some GM white persian melon mixed w A+D jasmine green cold brewed iced tea! Gotta file that in my head for a very hot day!!!

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

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