Green Apple Watermelon

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec 19 oz / 562 ml

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January 27, 2014

So, maybe I’m weird, but I like to eat the green apple and watermelon Jolly Ranchers together. I love the mixture of sweet and tart. So it seemed like a good idea to make a tea with buttery chinese sencha, some sweet young hyson, freeze-dried granny smith apple bits and some organic green apple and watermelon flavor. The green apple was pretty potent, so in the final blend, I added a bit of organic cantaloupe flavor to give it a bit more sweetness and melon-ness. Is that a word? It is now. (I wrote it on the Internet, so it has to be a word, right?)

I hope you enjoy this tea as much as I do. I’m looking forward to reading your reviews and tasting notes. =)

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417 tasting notes

Thank you, Eva, for swapping with me and sending me some of this!

This is pretty darn good. It is absolutely true to the description that it tastes like the green apple and watermelon Jolly Ranchers. The base tea is a good match for the flavorings and the flavor level is perfect for me. The only reason why I don’t give this one a higher rating is because it’s no a flavor that I would crave often. This would be so nice iced in the summer, so maybe I will wind up ordering some!

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 6 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, reminds me of a sencha, hint of watermelon in the finish
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, hints of sweet
Flavor: vegetal, sweet fruity, finish of a little tart but buttery mouthfeel
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet, grassy
Liquor: Translucent light yellow green

Post-Steep Additives:
sugar slightly more apple in the flavor and sweeter (faux) watermelon in the finish

good, drinkable, not bad but not great

Rating: 2/4 leaves


175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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1014 tasting notes

Cold steeped this one and it’s ’ight
I wish the flavors would come out without having to steep it longer because the tea becomes bitter by time the fruit comes through

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294 tasting notes

Hmm. I might need to try this one again, hot and then flash freezing, because cold brewing seemed to draw out a plasticy note. I’m not a big fan of green apple, but the good news is, from what I can taste around the plastic notes, the green apple and watermelon seem to play together nicely in this without the green apple taking over. I’ll hold of rating this for now until I try making it again and see if the plasticiness is still there.

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2239 tasting notes

Another one from the 52Teas grab bags! I didn’t think I’d like this one with the watermelon… I think watermelon is my least favorite fruit but I LOVE fruit. There was a big chunk of fruit, I think apple, that went into my infuser. If it were the black tea base, I’d pass, but this sencha would be delicious on its own! Then once in a while there are wisping flavors of fresh green apple and watermelon. Not enough to drown out the green tea which I really like.
Steep #1 // 30 min after boiling // 1 1/2 steep
Steep #2 // 25 min after boiling // 2 min

Cameron B.

This sounds really good, I love watermelon! But it seems most of the time, it isn’t done well in flavored things.

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4846 tasting notes


As promised in the description, this does taste (and smell) a bit more like candy than it does something that would be considered true to the fruit. Not necessarily a bad thing, because I like watermelon and green apple jolly ranchers.

The green tea stands out, though, which I didn’t really anticipate because a lot of times the flavored teas are more about the flavor than the tea. Here, this is definitely TEA with flavor and not the other way around. Sweet and vegetative, notes of grass, and hints of butter.

The apple and watermelon notes weave their way through the sip. I taste more watermelon than apple during the sip, and in the aftertaste, it’s all about the apple.

It’s a good tea. Not my fave from 52Teas but they can’t all be my faves. I’ll enjoy it as long as I’ve got it in my tea stash though.

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615 tasting notes

I found this to be more watermelon than green apple, with both flavors being a bit candy-like and artificial (but still good). The sweetness of the watermelon is in the front, and lifts a bit at the end into a tart Jolly Rancher-like apple. The base is green tasting and slightly vegetal, and pairs well with both flavors.

When chilled, it seems the flavors reverse potency and suddenly the tart green apple is in the front and sweetens into watermelon at the end. I’m finding the apple less artificial in the iced cup as well.

Either way, I think this is a pretty fair cup. It isn’t something I see myself reaching for frequently, but I can see the appeal.

Thanks for this one too Eva!

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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