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drank Cucumber Melon Green Tea by 52teas
176 tasting notes

I bought this specifically for the purpose of having it iced (which Cofftea says is delicious) but I don’t have time to make this iced right now.

The dry leaf smelled like cucumbers and melons (imagine that!) and there were chunks of cucumbers mixed in. Once steeped, it smells more vegetal and the cucumber smell is more prominent than the melon.

This is pretty vegetal from the cucumber. It has the tiniest hint of sweetness from the melon, which is a very nice touch at the end. I can tell that this would taste delicious iced and sweetened. I think I made the water too hot (I really need to get a variable temperature kettle) so I’m not really getting the full oomph from this. However, even with having prepared it wrong, it still tastes good! That’s always a good sign! Next I’ll try this iced.

Cofftea

Quick cold tea: normal amount of leaf for desired amount of tea, just enough hot water at desired temp to cover the leaves, normal steeping time, add cold water. The bigger batch you make, the colder it will be because more cold water will be added.

Erin

That sounds much easier than the way I’ve been doing it. I always heard to do half the amount of water, double the leaves. Doing it that way meant that I was using half hot water, half cold, which would still take eons to cool down in the fridge. Thanks for the tip!

Cofftea

I do it this way so I don’t have to use ice. If you use ice then double the leaves, but if you’re ok w/ just putting it in the fridge then you can save a lot of money and leaf!

Cofftea

Or instead of doubling the leaf you can make tea ice cubes which is kinda fun cuz then you can mix ‘n’ match flavors.

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Cofftea

Quick cold tea: normal amount of leaf for desired amount of tea, just enough hot water at desired temp to cover the leaves, normal steeping time, add cold water. The bigger batch you make, the colder it will be because more cold water will be added.

Erin

That sounds much easier than the way I’ve been doing it. I always heard to do half the amount of water, double the leaves. Doing it that way meant that I was using half hot water, half cold, which would still take eons to cool down in the fridge. Thanks for the tip!

Cofftea

I do it this way so I don’t have to use ice. If you use ice then double the leaves, but if you’re ok w/ just putting it in the fridge then you can save a lot of money and leaf!

Cofftea

Or instead of doubling the leaf you can make tea ice cubes which is kinda fun cuz then you can mix ‘n’ match flavors.

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