Seriously how many times this week am I going to sip something and have my first response be “is this tea for real?!” Wow! The tea I actually wanted has gone MIA so I grabbed something else I had yet to try, feeling still in a melon mood since yesterday.
Just the smell of the loose leaf tea in the bag alone is good. I steeped it to the parameters, 3 1/2 minutes with something around 180 degree water.
This tastes like you’d expect, but even better, it tastes like real cantaloupe. It even smells just like the real thing. And while it’s certainly creamy enough, I had to see what it’d be like with a touch of coconut milk creamer. It definitely just turned up the melon flavor and has given the tea an almost ice cream like mouthfeel.
That kind of took away from the white tea, but I think it adds a nice light base with a bit of natural sweetness. This definitely doesn’t need any sugar.
Resteeps to come, for sure. Amazing stuff. This will be repurchased as soon as I’m out of what I have.
Second steep: about 4 minutes, probably more because I needed to have actual ice cream in the meantime. Less creamy, so I added the creamer again, but now it almost tastes more like melon than the first steep. There is a nice floral flavor too, I’m guessing from the flowers…that reminds me, the lilies I planted back in April FINALLY have started to bloom: http://instagr.am/p/LtY1JBpa6v/ I think I like this steep even better than the first one!