This is ridiculously delicious, and I’m not normally as into whites or greens as strong black teas. The dry leaves smell very strongly of melon, and it’s wonderful; I just wanted to hover at the kitchen counter smelling them, ha. As a visual bonus, the flowers in the blend are really beautiful and vibrant. Brewed I actually taste honeydew melon as much as cantaloupe—and for me that is brilliant news, because I vastly prefer honeydew! It has that flowery quality good ripe melons have, but it’s also still refreshing and not too too sweet, like a good honeydew. Good and refreshing without, but the tiniest pinch of sugar—just a few granules!—makes it really sing; you get the full heady “ripe fruit” experience. The silky creamy mouthfeel comes in at the end, which is a wonderful surprise. It resteeps OK, not amazing but not bad either (not as good as the first go-round, but drinkable). It’s also strangely delicious cold, which makes me wonder about iced tea possibilities this summer (would be great because melon cocktails would be lovely but I dislike all of the melon liqueurs currently on the market for tasting too sweet and fake).
I love this; I’m pretty certain it is now my favorite, go-to white. Awesome afternoon/pre-dinner tea. Even my husband, who is not a tea drinker, likes it—he stole my last cup from me when he thought he’d just give it a taste out of curiosity, ha.