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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
546 tasting notes

I’ve been eating such insanely rich foods lately that when I think of tea, all I want is something fruity and green. I could really go for a bowl of fresh melon, but this melon oolong will have to do! The dry leaf smells incredibly juicy & sweet. I can almost taste the ripe melon!

Sipping… this tea’s flavor is much lighter than the scent would suggest. As I sip, I’m thinking, “where is all of the melon?” Just as I’m about to give up, I taste it. There it is: creamy melon juice & flowers from the oolong. To me, it’s unquestionably honeydew. It’s sweet and juicy and SO delicious. The oolong is hand in hand with the melon and contributes that green, leafy bit to round out the cup. The two together combine into that juicy melon closest to the rind — you know, the almost bitter, almost flavorless part. I love how this tea is a perfect balance of sweet honeydew melon and floral oolong.

A part of me wishes that the flavor were a bit stronger. I would love that overwhelming melon sweetness in a cup of tea, but I’m enjoying this cup so much despite the rather mild flavor. Thank you, ToiToi for letting me try this tea!

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec
ToiToi

Glad you liked it! I love lupicia’s oolong tea in general :D

QueenOfTarts

Thank you for sending me some to try! All of Lupicia’s oolong teas I’ve tried have been awesome. :)

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ToiToi

Glad you liked it! I love lupicia’s oolong tea in general :D

QueenOfTarts

Thank you for sending me some to try! All of Lupicia’s oolong teas I’ve tried have been awesome. :)

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Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

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80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
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