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I cold brewed this for approximately 24 hours. It tastes old, understandably. I think this was blended over a year ago. Also, I can no longer recall who sent this to me in a swap. I am so sorry! Whoever you are, thank you!

Aside from the aged leaf flavor, this is actually quite a tasty tisane. I think green rooibos is way better than red. I also think honeybush is way better than rooibos. So green honeybush? Way awesome! I think the base is a great accompaniment to the watermelon flavors. This isn’t the sweet red core of a watermelon, but the melon closer to the rind. Less sweet, but more refreshing. Either way, very watermelony. Exactly what I needed after tromping around town doing errands in hot humid weather.

I’m now considering Frank’s latest watermelon blend, but I think that one is a red honeybush. Hmm… It probably won’t be as refreshing. Naaah. I just got a sample size of David’s Tea’s Luscious Watermelon. Hopefully that one will be good enough to replace this tea. Frank certainly has the fresh watermelon flavoring down. I suspect David’s will be more candy-like, which I wouldn’t prefer, but we will see.

Bonnie

I don’t think the DT is candy like! Mild and natural fruit flavored.

Mercuryhime

Good to hear! In general, I find DT’s fruit flavors to be more candy-like than fresh fruit, and I can definitely understand the appeal. Can’t wait to try it! But first, I have half a pitcher of Cantaloupe tea to finish! This is a melon-y start to my summer. haha I also just had a honeydew snack. Yay melons!

Indigobloom

mmm watermelon! too often I find it tastes fake in a tea.

Kittenna

Haha, for whatever reason I actually like fake watermelon and strawberry flavours… :P

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Bonnie

I don’t think the DT is candy like! Mild and natural fruit flavored.

Mercuryhime

Good to hear! In general, I find DT’s fruit flavors to be more candy-like than fresh fruit, and I can definitely understand the appeal. Can’t wait to try it! But first, I have half a pitcher of Cantaloupe tea to finish! This is a melon-y start to my summer. haha I also just had a honeydew snack. Yay melons!

Indigobloom

mmm watermelon! too often I find it tastes fake in a tea.

Kittenna

Haha, for whatever reason I actually like fake watermelon and strawberry flavours… :P

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

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