Honeydew Mate

Tea type
Rooibos Yerba maté Blend
Ingredients
Green Rooibos, Green Yerba Mate, Hibiscus Blossoms
Flavors
Floral, Honeydew, Sweet, Earth, Green Melons, Jasmine, Melon, Fruity
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Caffeine
High
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 30 sec 15 oz / 433 ml

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Use your melon

Whether you’re looking for a pick-me-up or just a great tasting drink, steeping a cup of this tea is one of the smartest things you can do. For starters, it’s got green yerba maté, for a smooth-drinking, all-natural energy boost. Then it has green rooibos, which is packed with so much good stuff, it’s even better for you than regular rooibos. And on top of it all, it’s got the fresh, juicy taste of honeydew melon. Energizing, healthy AND delicious? This one’s a no brainer.

Ingredients: green yerba mate, green rooibos white hibiscus blossoms, melon pieces, natural flavouring.

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86 Tasting Notes

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7 tasting notes

I am a big fan of mate and honey (and honeydew is one of my favourite fruits!) so I was extremely looking forward to tasting this tea. I am happy to say it did not disappoint me at all :)

The tea tastes like it smells, the honeydew flavour is the main star but that means I can’t really taste anything else. I also like that there is rooibos in this tea to kind of round out the mate. This tea is definitely stimulating but gently shakes you awake with every smooth sip~ Overall, I absolutely love this tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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224 tasting notes

Not a fan. I don’t seem to like mate teas so much.

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30 tasting notes

This is a very delicate looking tea. It smells great, and it tastes pretty good too. I got this mainly for the honeydew flavour. At first, I loved it. But now it’s just something I’ll drink once in a while. It’s a very spring-y tea! I was first introduced to it when it returned in the back from the dead collection in Spring 2015. It tastes definitely of honeydew, but also has a floral taste to it. Also, don’t steep it too long, or it gets a little bitter.

Flavors: Floral, Honeydew, Sweet

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So…I have a thing for melon teas. Upon sorting through all the random bags and tins in my collection this past weekend I discovered that I had quite a bit of this blend stashed away. I’m enjoying a few cups over ice this morning. It’s a bit earthy from the green rooibos and mate. It tastes juicy, like a big bowl of fresh, juicy honeydew melon – y’know the kind of melon that’s almost too ripe that it begins to get mushy.

I’m pleasantly reminded why it’s my all-time favorite mate blend from DT. I didn’t realize I had so much of it in my stash. Rediscovering such a sizeable amount might’ve been both a blessing and a curse – wanting to drink copious amounts of ice as the temperature here only continues to climb but not wanting to run out of a tea that has been discontinued for quite some time…

The struggle is real.

If anyone has recommendations for melon blends that are heavy on honeydew or cantaloupe flavor (not such a big fan of watermelon in teas), regardless of company, do let me know.

Kristal

Wow I remember this blend! Don’t think I ever tried it, but I was recommended it after Lucious Watermelon was discontinued three-four years ago (although they brought it back briefly last summer and I scooped 250g). Hopefully the same will happen for this tea for you!

apieceofquiche

FYI, Luscious Watermelon will be back again this summer as part of the summer collection. :) I did not care for it myself, and I don’t think it compares to Honeydew Mate at all. Honeydew Mate came back briefly last year but I wasn’t able to stock up before it sold out. I had to buy a few random bags from people here and there.

Kristal

Oh darn! Sorry to hear that happened :(

Thanks for the heads up about Lucious Watermelon! I don’t love it as much as I did in 2012 (I prefer less sweet teas nowadays) but I may need to stock up as I know DAVIDs is bad for bringing in teas for ridiculously short times

apieceofquiche

No worries. Yeah, the majority of their new releases or re-releases are limited edition. They’ve discontinued so many permanent blends lately. I hope they’re replacing them on the tea wall. I’ve learned to only try teas I think I’ll really like and want to buy in bulk to keep from being disappointed.

Kristal

Yeah, I do the same thing nowadays so I don’t get disappointed and for budgeting purposes. I was looking at my orders on my account and I haven’t had a big order ($50+ when I order online) since November. That’s a huge change for me since I was doing big orders once every 6weeks ish for the longest time. I was even looking at my frequent steeper points and from the beginning of January- now I only spent about $60 at DAVIDs. That’s a mega change for me since I was a huge DAVIDs TEA fangirl and now I’m getting increasingly annoyed at them and switching where I shop.

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92 tasting notes

This is a nice smooth tea. It’s roasted but not too heavy and is good hot or cold-steeped. Actually one of the few if not the only tea with fruit that I like in a hot cup of tea. I liked it and would be happy to receive it again but I wouldn’t pay any money to have it again.

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4 tasting notes

This tea is really great! Not one of my favorites, but it sure is delicious! The way that DavidsTea was able to get the honeydew flavor in this tea… I don’t know how they did it but I’m glad they did :)

Flavors: Honeydew

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3 tasting notes

I have tried only one other mate so I decided to give this one a try because I LOVE melon anything! Well, I regretted it when I took it to work with me and didn’t like it. I had to pour it down the drain and I didn’t have supplies to make myself another tea! I really wanted to like it but it seems that mate teas are not for me. They taste very earthy and I prefer a sweet tasting tea.

Flavors: Earth

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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45 tasting notes

I tried this tea as part of the limited edition “They’re Back” collection, which included three discontinued teas from past spring collections. With this collection, you got a small amount of each tea. You could, however, get larger quantities of each of the teas online only….which was too bad, because by the time I tried out the Honeydew Mate and discovered that I loved it, it had already sold out online! So, I could not pick up any more of this tea, which is a pity, because I really like it! Oh, the dangers of finding teas that you love only to have them discontinued! But it is a risk that you just have to take when you love tea!

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9 tasting notes

Oh, my dear Honeydew Mate… how I do adore you. And how heartbroken I am that you have disappeared, yet again, from DAVIDs site. ((Sigh))….

This tea is so lovely. Packed with flavor, yet light on the palette, it proves to be such a refreshing tea with a wonderful energy boost to it. The flavors are a round & soft melon with an ever-subtle sweetness lingering in the back. I’ve found this tea is super versatile with mixing!! Adds such a nice twist to other teas… such a DAVIDs The Earl’s Garden. It softens the earl grey base and adds a soft fruitiness that compliments the strawberry notes in TEG.

So sad to see this one go again… and SO HEARTBROKEN that I was unable to stock up before it disappeared from the site, especially as the closest store to me is a 6-8 hour drive! ((sob))

Until we meet again, my Honeydew. xo

Flavors: Floral, Green Melons, Jasmine, Melon, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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56 tasting notes

Loooooooove this tea! My order finally came in with the “flashback teas”! So glad I got all three of them to try.

The smell of this dry is so off-putting. It smells so artificial when it’s dry. I think this is where people would smell bubblegum. Once I put this into some hot water though…HOLY DYNA the smell was amazing! I have no clue why this happened, but this is what I got from it. The taste was just as good as the smell! It’s light and fruity, but still has earthy undertones. This is the second maté that I’ve tried and I really like it! I didn’t get as big of a caffeine rush as I did with The Buzz, but that was a good thing in my eyes.

I was able to make two cups out of the one tea bag too which was quite nice because it was great both times around. The flavour did not weaken at all. I probably could have gotten a third cup out of it if I really wanted to.

I love this! I wish I had ordered more. It sucks that they don’t carry this all the time, because I would have a permanent stash of this if I could. I guess my 50g will have to suffice. sigh

Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Honeydew, Sweet

tanyasew

I totally agree. I love it too. And I just have my tiny sample, like you. Come on, David’s Tea! Bring it back for good!

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