218 Tasting Notes
I got a sample of this in my last DT order, along with tropicalia and strawberry shortcake. Decided to brew it last night and ice it to go with the Friday night fish and chips, was even generous enough to share it with the other half (not that I would’ve got away with it, he loves watermelon).
Scent : wow. You could not confuse this as anything but a watermelon infusion! The smell just smacks you in the face!
Liquor: the sample I had was pretty pale. I steeped it twice and got 2 small glasses out of each (each was about half a DT iced tea take out cup), but only the first glass of the first steep was anything close to pink, and a much more paler one than I’ve come to expect from something like forever nuts. The final glass was almost clear.
Taste: wow, just as watermelonly as the smell. Even right at the end when the tea itself was almost clear it ws still watermelon all the way.
Will definitely be getting some of this for summer when it eventually rolls around.
So I got this as part of the spring collection and I had an iced cup some time in late March, when it was still quite warm here in south eastern Australia. But the experience was so traumatic its taken me this long to log it.
So I got home one day, filled the steeper with water and tea, grabbed a glass with ice and took it all into the lounge. Unfortunately I placed the steeper half on, half off a coaster, and didn’t notice until too late that all my lovely tea had spilled out of the bottom of the steeper, down onto the coffee table, through the shelf and drawers, and had started to dribble onto the carpet. Major brewing fail. I madly rushed to the kitchen to find paper towel, a cloth and grab the re-boiled kettle and steeper tray to re-do the tea. (why waste the third of the steeper full of tea that was left??).
So a few minutes later when the steeper contents was nicely pink, I poured it over my ice. Finally! Fruity, tasty and a hint of tart (hibiscus I presumed, and i don’t mind it unlike other reviewers). A nice iced tea, pity about the trouble getting it.
So this one is a note on behalf of my partner. He had a sip of mine on Friday evening and was intrigued, then made his own thermos to take on our hike today. He loved it! Didn’t get ,uh specific,just a few “my god this is yummy” blurts between mouthfuls. The whole thermos went down his throat in about 2 mins. He’d probably rate it a 94.
His dad came over a while ago before they headed to see Prometheus and had a cup, and he also approved.
I got this one initially as a sample 9 months ago as part of an online order. Yes, I got this as a sample! Loved the first cups (2 steeps) I had. Creamy, delicate, lovely companion on a short hike. So I had to get more, but the cost meant I had to wait until after last Christmas ( the advent calendar and christmas teas were must buys!) and until I got my we job. So glad I got more! On my third steep of my first teaspoon of leaves. Still delicate and creamy, even my third steep still has that lovely golden colour. Love this one, a real treat.