HOLY MELON BALLS, PEOPLE!!!!

There’s a lot of melon in this tea! I LOVE it!

This is can be a chameleon of a cup!

First cup: 1 1/2 tsp in 6 oz of water, untarnished – Melon in the front, helichrysum in the back. Added a smidge of simple syrup mid cup – The sweetener brought the helichrysum forward and pushed the melon to the back. WOW!

Second cup: Resteeped leaves in 190º for 4 minutes, no additives – I’m finding there’s more balance between the melon and helichrysum. Interestingly after adding a tad of sweetener to this midcup, the sweetness muddles the other flavors.

Third cup: Resteeped for 4:30 minutes in 200º, no additives – Loosing the helichrysum, mostly melon.

Fourth cup: Resteeped for 5 minutes in boiling water, no additives – all melon. (I’m going to quit while I’m ahead…)

With that many steeps – this is a keeper!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Azzrian

Best melon Tea EVER

ScottTeaMan

Sounds fantastically delicious!!

Kittenna

This one lasts forever – I think I got 5 infusions out of my first set of leaves, and they were all delicious.

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Azzrian

Best melon Tea EVER

ScottTeaMan

Sounds fantastically delicious!!

Kittenna

This one lasts forever – I think I got 5 infusions out of my first set of leaves, and they were all delicious.

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I’m a native Midwesterner (Iowa, specifically) who was happily uprooted to California twice. SoCal is what I consider home, even though I currently don’t live there. I hope to return home again!

Tea has really come to fill the void of my current displacement. My husband & I (with our two tiny weenies) moved to Indiana hardly knowing a soul. It’s been a tougher transition for me than I’d thought it would be. I have amassed a cupboard of teas to keep me company until I feel more familiar in my newer surroundings.

I will refrain from giving numerical values to teas because I am a faddist. My likes and dislikes are constantly changing. Flavored blacks are what I gravitate to the most. Having said that, I do enjoy a wide variety of teas – you name it, I’ll try it. I may not like it today, but I might revisit it later and love it.

Flavor note: I prefer my teas to be bold in flavor. I am starting to come around to drinking tea without additives. But I do like to dirty my tea with rock sugar/simple syrup and sometimes with half-n-half/milk. Unflavored greens are unsweetened, but flavored greens I usually add rock sugar. Lately I have been favoring flavored guayusa and matés.

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