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drank Honeydew White Tea by Inko's
1911 tasting notes

Well I’m back in NY for the moment. Ran some errands today and ended up at the grocery store that carries this line of teas, and this time I chose the honeydew instead of the honeysuckle. I wasn’t expecting it to be sweetened because the honeysuckle one wasn’t, so at first I was caught off guard and I didn’t think it tasted very good. Then after I adjusted form my expectations, I enjoyed it a lot more. It’s not super sweet, and it really does taste like a ripe honeydew melon. There is a little bit of tea taste in the background there, but not a lot. I think I would like it better if it were unsweetened because I have a feeling that the honeydew extract would lend itself to slight sweetness anyway, and it would be more refreshing.

Scott B

I agree with you about the sweetening issue. Don’t most people eat honeydew and cantaloupe without sugar? Why sweeten this?

Dinosara

Well honeydew is naturally sweet, of course, and the drink did tastes like honeydew in that way, not extra sweetened honeydew. From a tea perspective, though, I have gotten used to drinking fruit flavored teas that aren’t sweet so I think I would prefer it that way.

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Scott B

I agree with you about the sweetening issue. Don’t most people eat honeydew and cantaloupe without sugar? Why sweeten this?

Dinosara

Well honeydew is naturally sweet, of course, and the drink did tastes like honeydew in that way, not extra sweetened honeydew. From a tea perspective, though, I have gotten used to drinking fruit flavored teas that aren’t sweet so I think I would prefer it that way.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

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100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
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49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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