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.