I really didn’t need more tea, but guys, I love cucumbers. I’m like passionately in love with the taste of cucumbers. So when I saw this was coming out, I knew I needed to try it. So, I dragged my lazy butt out of bed today and made a trip downtown to buy a few grams of this to try. Luckily for me, this was one of the samples they had brewed in the store. When I tried it, I fell in love with it. It’s extremely light, impressively so for a black tea, and tastes strongly of cucumbers. The taste is sweet but distinctive. I get very little of the melon flavor, which is good, because that was the aspect of the tea that turned me the most off in its written description.
This is a tea I would never recommend to someone else, as it’s that unusual tasting, but it’s a tea that I know I love. I’m really glad, because Adagio’s cucumber white tea is undrinkably unpleasant, and I was worried this tea would fall into the same category, which obviously, it does not.
This tea is going to be great iced, I think. It tastes like cucumber water, mostly, or cucumber martinis, both of which one drinks cold. I may try to save some of the pot I made just now (I had to brew some as soon as I got it home, even though it’s way too late in the day to be drinking black tea) and chill it in the refrigerator over night. I may not have the discipline.
I ended up purchasing 100 grams on the spot, and I have no regrets.