I love this tea. I drink it iced with no sugar. It is refreshing and can be used any time of the day, because it is caffeine free. I drove to San Francisco just to buy this tea. It is a Bay Area exclusive and is only offered online once in awhile.
“I sent a sachet of this over to MissB and NayLynn and it seems as though they both drank it today! Dude. I only had about 2 sachets to last me two weeks and really...” Read full tasting note
“this is seriously one of the best rooibos teas i’ve ever had. i thought i was done with rooibos all together. but here is green lupicia rooibos proving me wrong. if you have a chance to try...” Read full tasting note
“Where has this Rooibos tea been my entire tea-drinking life? THIS TEA IS AMAZINGLY GOOD....” Read full tasting note
“I never thought of honeydew melons as being particularly Californian, so I was surprised when I saw "Golden Honey Dew" as one of the exclusive, California-only blends at my local Lupicia...” Read full tasting note
Caffeine-free green rooibos tea is scented with Californian honeydew melon.
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ZOMG YES PLEASE! Seriously. someone go buy me 3 tins of this please. thanks.
This one was sent to me by the lovely jump62359 and i have been smelling it in my house since i opened the package yesterday. I have eked out every last bit of delicious steepings of this one because it’s good. like really good. like oh hey there melon…get in my mouth. woah, guess that could be taken the wrong way snicker but really? as a caffeine free option that tastes like DELICIOUS…i am all in…totally on board. need more. like yesterday.
I’m very excited, but also worried to be trying this tea. The reason is… well, I love rooibos and I love honeydew melon and this tea is only available for purchase in store. I don’t have a Lupicia anywhere near me, so I may just be stuck pining for this tea after I try it. Oh, it smells so sweet and juicy!
Sipping… this is very nice! It starts out very mellow — a tiny bit of earthy green rooibos mixed with a sweet, juicy melon. It reminds me of some kind of a cactus fruit… sweet, prickly and a sparkling. The flavor sort of blooms on the tongue while still remaining soft. I find that I get the most melon flavor when I sort of gulp the tea down since it’s so delicate. It’s just … juicy, light and yummy! Yes, this is definitely one of my top rooibos teas. I want pounds upon pounds of this tea. I’ll have to find some way to have someone purchase this tea for me in store… I don’t know anyone in California, though! It’s just so lovely. Thank you a million times over, jump62359, for sharing some with me!
SO GOOD. I only had 1 tea bag, and I know we can’t get this online, so I steeped it about 5 times this weekend. It’s heavenly. So is the weather. Everything else, meh. But I’m running again, and after my boring test tomorrow I don’t have to study insurance for awhile, and I’m all caught up on Hannibal. So not everything.
This tastes JUST like honeydew. The green rooibos hardly comes through, especially when steeped cold. Really exceptional for a rooibos blend. Usually I’m not so crazy about melon-flavored teas—I like melon well enough, but there are lots of fruit flavors I’m more drawn to—but, given that I don’t often find caffeine-free options to get enthused about, I think there’d definitely be a place for this in my stash. It’s too bad this one isn’t available online, and, as others have mentioned, I’m puzzled as to what’s so extra specially Californian about honeydew—do they even grow in CA?
Anyway, I tried it hot and cold-steeped, and I preferred it cold—although it wasn’t bad hot, warm melon is just a hard thing for me to wrap my head around. Thanks very much for letting me try this one, Dustin!
P.S. Does anyone know if this is available in all of the California stores, vs. just the Bay Area ones?
This was a special offering from jump62359 in the Teeny Traveling Tea Box. You will see on my profile that I’m not exactly a rooibos fan. I don’t usually like flavored teas much and I especially don’t usually like fruity tea. I had no idea that I would actually like this. Apparently green rooibos is good. This tastes just exactly like honeydew melon. It is pale and pretty and tastes juicy and just happy. This would be a PERFECT bedtime tea for sweet dreams. It is unfortunate you can only get this by walking into a store in California or I would actually go buy this. I know. I’m as surprised as anyone.
Thank you so much sweetjump62359, you are wonderfully awesome just like this tea it is soooo soooo good. I can see how it is your favorite.
Honey dew may be one of my favorite fruits that I never buy because I always pick the wrong ones. This taste and smells just like honey dew. I forgot how good green rooibos can be. I knew from the moment you mentioned it I would fall in love it and not be able to live without it. Thanks for sharing this special tea with me:)
Edit: To get the most out of this one little sachet I steeped one more time with hot water that was not enough so I iced it and then cold steeped it 2 more times. Every cup was great and my son likes it also!