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The dry leaf smells like honeydew rind. Distinctly melon but not very juicy or as sweet as the meat of the fruit. Brewed, the tea smells more like very ripe cantaloupe.

Taste wise, it’s very melon-y on the front and transitions to a sweet nectar taste at the end. It’s very sweet. I mean very. Melon and nectar. There’s not a lot of depth to the flavor as both tastes are pretty high and sweet. Honestly, I think it may be a little too much for me. At the same time though, as this cools, it’s less super-melon and more… buttered melon. Melted butter instead of creamy solid butter.

I can get behind the buttered melon thing, but the initial hot taste of melon and nectar is just too sweet for me. Maybe if paired with a darker tasting white tea, this would be more my thing as the melon flavor is very nice. But ultimately, too overpoweringly sweet for me.

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takgoti

I totally get that. If I weren’t so addicted to Midori, which is super sweet, I’m not sure I would like this as much either.

teaplz

It definitely is more of a Midori-melon sweet. I can’t believe I drank this one up, though, because I hate melon. It tastes ridiculously authentic, though!

Auggy

Agreed on the ‘ridiculously authentic’! And I sadly have never had Midori (somewhere along the way I have totally lost my alcohol tolerance and one glass can get me buzzed so I pretty much avoid it) but I can see how that crazy sweetness would go in something melon-y alcoholic.

takgoti

My alcohol tolerance doesn’t exist. It’s flown the coop. It doesn’t even take a full beer to get me buzzed, so the fact that I can handle midori sours is saying something. They are awesome. You should try one. This tea isn’t nearly as sweet as midori actually is, but it is pretty sweet.

I’m still trying to decide whether I want to order a tin of this. Hrmmmmmm…

teaplz

I’m actually a huge fan of the amaretto sour myself, although midori sours I can handle in small doses. But I rarely drink, pretty much, so I have 0 tolerance. 1/3 of my way through a vodka and cranberry and I’m already giggling and acting like an idiot.

Hyrulehippie

I’m terrified of me+alcohol (I act like a drunk person anyway), but I had a sip or two of a midori sour and loved it. Tea that tastes like that is quite appealing to me.

cry steepster is so bad for my credit card.

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takgoti

I totally get that. If I weren’t so addicted to Midori, which is super sweet, I’m not sure I would like this as much either.

teaplz

It definitely is more of a Midori-melon sweet. I can’t believe I drank this one up, though, because I hate melon. It tastes ridiculously authentic, though!

Auggy

Agreed on the ‘ridiculously authentic’! And I sadly have never had Midori (somewhere along the way I have totally lost my alcohol tolerance and one glass can get me buzzed so I pretty much avoid it) but I can see how that crazy sweetness would go in something melon-y alcoholic.

takgoti

My alcohol tolerance doesn’t exist. It’s flown the coop. It doesn’t even take a full beer to get me buzzed, so the fact that I can handle midori sours is saying something. They are awesome. You should try one. This tea isn’t nearly as sweet as midori actually is, but it is pretty sweet.

I’m still trying to decide whether I want to order a tin of this. Hrmmmmmm…

teaplz

I’m actually a huge fan of the amaretto sour myself, although midori sours I can handle in small doses. But I rarely drink, pretty much, so I have 0 tolerance. 1/3 of my way through a vodka and cranberry and I’m already giggling and acting like an idiot.

Hyrulehippie

I’m terrified of me+alcohol (I act like a drunk person anyway), but I had a sip or two of a midori sour and loved it. Tea that tastes like that is quite appealing to me.

cry steepster is so bad for my credit card.

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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