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.