Watermelon Xylophone

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Melon, Sweet, Grain, Hay, Honey, Cream
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec 14 oz / 428 ml

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  • “having a couple of my "green" teas before i switch to some of the caffeine free options i have tonight. Not because caffeine bothers me but because i feel compelled to also drink those up. I just...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Well this got oversteeped a bit. While I was steeping this tea the following things happened: my husband's jiujitsu buddy came over to train. the mailman with tea packages a friend of the...” Read full tasting note
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    awkwardsoul 1063 tasting notes
  • “Yet another attempt to get back on the tea-drinking, tea-reviewing bandwagon! I'm making a valiant effort to get through some of my older teas, particularly those not in resealable packages, and...” Read full tasting note
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From Butiki Teas

This delicate tea pairs our lovely Organic Silver Needle with vibrant amaranth petals and a natural watermelon flavor. We highly recommend drinking this tea warm or with sugar to bring out the natural watermelon flavor. At a high temperature the flavor is not as strong. At a warm temperature, this tea is light and refreshing and starts out with floral and honey notes that quickly develop into juicy watermelon notes that linger. Add a little sugar and the tea bursts with a natural juiciness that tastes like fresh watermelon juice and finishes with floral and honey notes. This batch of Watermelon Xylophone is offered at a reduced rate, since we will be using a new Organic Silver Needle that is more expensive for future batches. For information on how we named this tea, check out our blog: http://butikiteas.blogspot.com/2012/08/behind-name-watermelon-xylophone-edition.html

Ingredients: Organic Silver Needle, Amaranth, Organic Watermelon Natural Flavoring

Recommended Brew Time: 4 minutes 30 seconds
Recommended Amount: 2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 185 F

For more information, please visit: http://www.butikiteas.com

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1137 tasting notes

The morning sun has just begun
Shining in the sky like fire
Birds sing their beautiful song
That fills my heart with desire

My first pot of tea this morning and I remember how delicious this one is. Oh Watermelon Xylophone I adore thee. You have made my early morning complete with your beauty and perfection.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 45 sec 3 tsp 20 OZ / 600 ML
Memily

I have seen so much love for Butiki on here lately, gosh! Gonna have to do an order and hope Aussie Customs lets it through…

KittyLovesTea

Butiki have some wonderful, unique blends which is one reason they are very popular. I would suggest talking to Stacy at Butiki as she may be able to help in terms of ingredients and known restrictions to Australia. Always worth asking :)

Stephanie

If I could only buy from one tea company for the rest of forever it would be Butiki :) This is one of my faves, too!

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Thanks again to Stacy for the FB contest. This was one of the teas included in the flavoured prize category! watermelon tea!

I accidentally steeped this for 6 minutes instead of the recommended 4.5. Oops, I got distracted. Anyway, it didn’t taste oversteeped at all. It is really nice and smooth. I am actually getting more of a honeydew melon note like someone else mentioned. And like Kittena mentioned, it is similar to Cantaloupe&Cream, but with less cream.

I resteeped at 6 minutes and very lightly sweetened with white sugar. This is where the watermelon came out a little more. I think I need to get those brown sugar crystals next time on Butiki’s site.

Great work Stacy on another white tea! I love white teas. Great for relaxing in the afternoon!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C

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I was planning to drink the rest of this and write a note earlier in the day but life got ahead of me. I managed to pay a visit to my grandfather in the hospital with my mother, as well as see my grandmother and my silly lovebird whom she is pet-sitting. I’m so grateful that everyone lives close by!

Anyways, I picked this tea to be one of those neat little samples that Butiki provides. Initially, I tried comparing this to Cantaloupe & Cream to figure out which one I would “keep” but I can’t make up my mind. Cantaloupe, Watermelon, White Peony, Silver Needle- can I have them all?

This tea smells and tastes like the juiciest, sweetest piece of watermelon on the plate. There is a prevailing honey-sweet aftertaste that is tricking my mind a little bit right now. Maybe it’s because I’m drowsy that I’m wondering if I swallowed all of the watermelon seeds.

I love how this tea is refreshing and cool despite the warm temperature of the actual cup. The back story behind the tea’s name and the music clip included on the blog are cute too.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Fjellrev

Hope your grandpa is ok! I’ll have to order this one someday. Seems like a winner to me.

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965 tasting notes

Another Butiki favorite. I just realized that today is Friday! TGIF!!!

Seriously there is something so special about this tea.

Fjellrev

The melon flavourings she uses are incredible.

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I swear I have written a tasting note for this before. I know I have had it before. But there is nothing here. Steepster is making me crazy, although my craziness has been previously well documented.

For some reason when I pulled this out of the cupboard, I expected it to be a green tea with a tart watermelon flavour, which is what I was looking for. But when I opened up the package to brew it, it was a much more creamy, delicious, bubblegum watermelon flavour. The silver needle is very smooth and mellow. The liquor us really thick. I feel like I am drinking watermelon candy.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

That’s happened to me a couple times too! Kudos to Steepster to making us feel like we need to get our heads checked.

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1565 tasting notes

This is another one of those never-ending teas! Thank goodness, since it is a favourite.

Drank it with a tiny bit of sugar added, while painting my nails. Or, well. Attempting to paint my nails. And then I remembered I didn’t have any acrylic paint left so I couldn’t finish the manicure but that’s OK. Just the sponging took for-freaking ever. http://instagram.com/p/s5v4tAR5Ay/ The nail on my middle finger is honestly even. It curls as it grows, which annoys me.

The tea is as delicious as usual. Yet another I should drink more of, but I continuously reach for black teas without thinking. Maybe I should organize my cupboard by steeping temperature? Then I could set the kettle, and pull down a bin. It’d be faster than choosing a tea then setting the kettle!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Anlina

Nice manicure! Nail polish is my other obsession, though it’s been ages since I’ve made the time to do my nails.

It’s almost a good thing that tea doesn’t last forever, or I’d have as much tea as I have nail polish and no one needs that much of anything.

OMGsrsly

Thanks! I’ve finally found a base coat that works for me, so I can actually do my nails and they’ll only start chipping on day 3 or 4, instead of being half gone the next morning. I also have a gel kit, but removing it with acetone just kills my nails.

Fjellrev

Beautiful! I’ve been going a little crazy on nail polish these past few months but haven’t gotten into trying any of these techniques. It does look very time-consuming.

OMGsrsly

I really want a dotting tool so I can do polka dots. That seems fun, and like it wouldn’t take too long!

Fjellrev

Yeah, that should be pretty straight forward. I’d consider getting that striping tape maybe too. But for now I’ve been too lazy for that haha. Just toppers and that’s it.

Anlina

I used to have a base coat that worked fabulously for me, but my body chemistry has changed and now it makes my nails peel, so I need to do some experimenting.

You can use a toothpick or the tip of a pencil as a makeshift dotting tool, and scotch tape works well for masking – just touch the back of it with your finger a few times to make it less super sticky.

I really love colourful french manicures. One of my favourites was a black nail and tip with a white line dividing them, and then red on the underside of my nails, though it’s been ages since my nails were long enough to pull that off.

I’m feeling very inspired to do my nails now. Maybe that’ll be on my to do list for tomorrow.

OMGsrsly

I’ve been sucked in by textured nail polishes. I keep buying more when I see them on sale! I think they’re so neat, although annoying on the toes as the texture catches the sheets.

OMGsrsly

Thanks for the tips, Anlina! I’ll have to play around a bit more. :)

Anlina

I have one of the pebbly nail polishes but it’s untried at the moment. I think it looks very cool, but I’m extremely neurotic and I’m pretty sure if I do put it on I’ll be touching my nails constant from the moment it’s dry till the moment I remove it.

OMGsrsly

That’s why I like it! :) It’s very soothing to me.

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Ohhhhh, this is just so tasty! I keep forgetting that today is what Eeyore may have called a “very blustery day” but each sip of this tastes like summer. This tea came in a swap from Shadowfall and I’m so glad I got a chance to try it!

I followed her instructions and added some sugar, which totally kicked it up a notch. This really tastes like fresh watermelon. I’m not getting any of the white tea right now, but it’s not bothering me in the least!

I’m going to go cozy up to the rest of the cup now – I wrote two classroom grant requests yesterday and today, and I’m feeling a little out of words! But, if you could, cross your fingers for me, please! ;)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Anna

This is in my Butiki order, and I am dying to try it.

And fingers crossed!

wheezybee

Thank you!

Ysaurella

this is a lovely blen, I remember now I have some left in a small tin…need to do it tonight.

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Sticking with the melon theme, I decided to give this one a try also. I haven’t logged it yet, as I messed the first cup up. The watermelon was there, but it was very weak and tasted mostly of water. I used a smaller cup this time, and extended the brew time to match that suggested. I was a little leery of leaving white tea all that long, but it’s just proof that I don’t always know best when it comes down to this sort of thing.

Anyway, my second cup was much better. In the bag, this smells quite strongly of watermelon, and the slightest amount floral. I waited for the water to cool, added the leaves, and gave it about 3 and a half, four minutes. I was rewarded with a cup of sweet, juicy, watermelon magic. The first sip seemed very sweet and almost candy-like, but it seemed to mellow out a little as it cooled further. The liquor is surprisingly pale, but the flavour is as strong as I could want it to be, with a lovely buttery undertone from the silver needle. I enjoyed the SBT Watermelon iced tea I drank at work a couple of weeks back, and the more recent David’s Tea Luscious Watermelon, but this beats both of them easily. Another one I’ll be taking to work with me tomorrow for when I’m in need of a treat. Super-lovely, amazing stuff. I do love Butiki.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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I have enjoyed the cantaloupe and cream blend from Butiki so I thought that I might like the watermelon one as well. Watermelon is a real favorite of mine during the summer and I tend to have good luck with things that are watermelon flavored (well, most of the time). I’ve had a few cups of this tea now with and without sugar and I have to admit that I like the cantaloupe and cream blend more. I can hardly taste the watermelon and I don’t like the idea of needing to add sugar as I typically take all of my teas plain. The tea base is buttery, clean and enjoyable — but I wish that I’d be able to taste more watermelon… it is a watermelon blend, after all. I’ll continue to play around with this tea, but cantaloupe and cream still holds the top place for best melon tea.

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Oh yes. There are no words.

Okay maybe I have a few words. So this morning I drove my fiance to work at 6:15a. Now normally I come home and get ready for my class. This morning I was exhausted, which has been a near permanent state for some time. So I decided to lay down, just for 5 minutes. I think we all know how that went.

Two hours later I woke up and yep, I had missed my first class. But there was a silver lining. I went outside to empty the recycling when the mailbox caught my eye. What was in there but two tea swap packages! I have so many new teas on my counter at the moment it’s slightly ridiculous but I’m so excited! Thanks to jessiwrites and Shmiracles for turning my Monday back around :)

And this tea is amazing. I’m quite sure Butiki could make anything taste amazing. This will be a permanent in my collection.

Having my second steep of this to motivate me to study. But it’s making me daydream of summer days at the beach. Oh summer. Beach. Happiness.

The second steep actually turned out well. Still a fair amount of flavour.

jessiwrites

I’m so excited that you finally got to drink this! Maybe now I will have some tonight… hahaha!

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