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!