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I’m afraid I may be a tad cynical. When I read the reviews saying that this smelled exactly like cantaloupe (my favourite fruit), part of me was hopeful, but a larger part was thinking, “Yeah right. No one could make a tea smell like CANTALOUPE”. I was wrong. It smells exactly like cantaloupe. I can only hope it tastes as good as it smells.

I was very careful steeping this (used the thermometer, watched the clock, and everything) as I didn’t want any operator-errors.

I can smell a light scent of cantaloupe wafting from the cup. I like the taste of it hot. The white tea is very present, but I can still taste a hint of cantaloupe. I’m going to let this one cool a bit and see if the flavours change at all.

3 hrs later: I like it cold. The white tea recedes to the background, and the cantaloupe becomes the major flavour. This makes it a take to work tea for me, as they’re always cold before I finish them.

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

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I’m a vegan, board-game playing, avid reader who likes to run and/or lift weights depending on my mood (and current injuries).

I’m fairly new to tea, but my collection seems to be growing at an exponential rate. Herbals, greens, whites, and now oolongs are my teas of choice at the moment. I haven’t developed a taste for black yet (if it’s something you can develop a taste for).

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