Watermelon Baozhong

Tea type
Fruit Oolong Blend
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Flavors
Creamy, Melon, Cucumber, Flowers
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145 °F / 62 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 17 oz / 488 ml

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  • “I was so impressed with the flavoring of this tea because it’s so hard to find an authentically flavored ANYTHING watermelon. First of all, bao zhong is my absolute favorite oolong tea so I thought...” Read full tasting note
    93
  • “Lovely tasting cold brew. Took me no time to drink it all. Juicy watermelon. Tastes true to eating watermelon, no artificial taste present. Oolong comes through as a creamy base. Rebrewing the...” Read full tasting note
  • “My first tasting note! And also my first cold brewed tea. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I’d never had baozhong or watermelon flavored tea before. I cold brewed it overnight (7 hours?). The liquid...” Read full tasting note
    85
  • “I’ve spent approximately 8 hours hunting down Pokemon thanks to the official release of Pokemon Go in the UK today. I’m pretty thrilled with my Meowth which I found lurking in my house…with 4 cats...” Read full tasting note
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10 tasting notes

I was so impressed with the flavoring of this tea because it’s so hard to find an authentically flavored ANYTHING watermelon. First of all, bao zhong is my absolute favorite oolong tea so I thought I’d snatch this right up and I’m so glad I did! The light creamy oolong is perfectly complimented by a nice juicy and very realistic watermelon flavor! It tastes like actual watermelon and it does also have pieces of watermelon in it. This is currently one of my favorite flavored teas and I’m trying to savor the last bit of it that I have.

Flavors: Creamy

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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331 tasting notes

Lovely tasting cold brew. Took me no time to drink it all. Juicy watermelon. Tastes true to eating watermelon, no artificial taste present. Oolong comes through as a creamy base. Rebrewing the leaves.

Flavors: Creamy, Melon

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13 tasting notes

My first tasting note! And also my first cold brewed tea. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I’d never had baozhong or watermelon flavored tea before. I cold brewed it overnight (7 hours?). The liquid was a pretty light greenish-yellow color and the tea and dehydrated watermelon really expanded! It smelled like watermelon jolly ranchers, which, while nostalgic, was a little strong for me. However, it tastes very fresh and cucumber-y, with a hint of watermelon. It’s a very summery drink! On the second steeping, the watermelon really comes out. It tastes exactly like the meat of the watermelon that’s near the rind – not too sweet, super fresh, and yummy!

Preparation
Iced 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Mookit

Was your second steeping a cold brew as well?

Whimsical Aria

Yes! For about the same amount of time. I prefer the 2nd steeping to the first actually.

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1355 tasting notes

I’ve spent approximately 8 hours hunting down Pokemon thanks to the official release of Pokemon Go in the UK today. I’m pretty thrilled with my Meowth which I found lurking in my house…with 4 cats here already it makes sense another would find it’s way here. I will have to put more effort in tomorrow, today I have been too tired to walk around much.

I have had this tea before but didn’t get around to reviewing it. Frankly everything about this tea is amazing. It’s a good quality Baozhong with butter, cucumber and sweet floral notes before a juicy watermelon after taste that lingers freshly in the mouth. There is nothing about those flavours that is not to like, at least to me. Cucumber and watermelon are two of my favourite foods ever and having them in such a pure and delicious tea form makes it amazing. Not to mention the Baozhong base can be re-steeped successfully a lot of times so it’s a case of having as much watermelon deliciousness as you can handle.

Yay I just caught another Pokemon while writing this review. It’s a good night!

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263 tasting notes

If there was ever a tea made for cold steeping, this Watermelon Baozhong from Liquid Proust is it. The cold steeped tea is a delicious medley of flowers, grass, cucumber, and of course watermelon – just a hint of it as it goes down. I tend to find most flavored teas overbearing but this one preserves the integrity of the base oolong while accenting it with a touch of fruity flavor.

When steeped hot, the watermelon flavoring dominates the delicate flavor of the bao zhong. The taste of the warm tea is reminiscent of watermelon bubblegum which is also what the dry leaf smells like. I hot steeped it once and decided I liked it better cold.

Kudos to Liquid Proust for a refreshing summer time tea!

Flavors: Cucumber, Flowers, Melon

Preparation
Iced 2 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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1738 tasting notes

It was recommended to me by Liquid Proust that I cold brew this as an iced tea. So I cold brewed it overnight in my 32oz Lupica Handy Cooler. It is quite good iced , especially with a little sugar syrup. The watermelon flavor is really nice, kinda pops out at you. The base tea, the oolong, at least I think it’s an oolong, comes out good too, comes out somewhat creamy in nature. You get a very nice blend of the watermelon and the tea base with a cold brew of this. There is no bitterness to speak of either.

I cold brewed 32oz of this overnight in a 32oz Lupica Handy Cooler with approx 4 tsp leaves.

Flavors: Creamy, Melon

Preparation
Iced 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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139 tasting notes

This tea is fantabulously delicious. I’ve only had a few ounces of it warm—I put the rest in two mason jars in the fridge for myself and a friend for drinking later today.

It tastes like brown sugar and watermelon. Not artificial watermelon either. Great tea. I will have to see if I prefer it cold.

AllanK

I may cold steep some of this for tomorrow.

JakeB

Personally, I liked it better warm than cold, but it was still really good cold. My friend enjoyed it as well.

Liquid Proust

This is quite interesting to me! I actually find the texture and taste far better as a cold steeping, however we are all different :)

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921 tasting notes

I just woke up from an epic long nap, I say epic because it was five hours long and I am not really sure that counts as a nap or just a short sleep. Said nap was needed after helping Ben’s grandparents with getting ready to move, and the scorching almost 100 degree heat really wore me out, not that I have been sleeping well lately due to said heat, the heart monitor, and just general sleeping problems…so that nap was so welcome. Since I had been playing a bit of Ark (yay new update, boo leeches) my dreams were filled with amusingly mundane swamp adventures, like making sure the plants were fertilized. Fun times!

You know what, I hate the heat…in fact if you have been reading this blog for a while you probably are well aware of this. Luckily I live in a time of refrigeration and ease of cold-steeping, and that is what I did with today’s tea, Watermelon Baozhong from Liquid Proust Teas. First off, props to Andrew for actually using dried watermelon pieces rather than just flavoring, granted I love me some watermelon candy, but I like the real thing even more. Which can I point out that up to three years ago I loathed all melons with a burning passion? Now I love watermelon, this still weirds me out, but also makes me happy because I always felt so left out during the summer. The aroma of this tea with its big ol’ leaves and big ol’ watermelon chunks, is pretty darn sweet. Creamy notes of hyacinth and lilacs blend with crisp lettuce and surprisingly juicy watermelon. He used Beautiful Taiwan Tea’s Baozhong as a base, and that tea smells wonderful, so it is no surprise that it blends really well with the watermelon since it is one of the sweetest Baozhongs I have sniffed.

After letting it sit in my fridge for a bit, not only was the watermelon slice massive after rehydrating, the aroma really ramped up the watermelon too, blending watermelon and flowers and a tiny hint of dried basil. Weird but it really worked, reminded me a bit of a salad I had once with watermelon and basil leaves, a fantastic combo!

I feel like I am drinking the very embodiment of a summer picnic! Juicy sweet watermelon, sun warmed grass, lettuce, basil, blooming flowers, and a touch of mineral at the finish to of course call in the inevitable rain that arrives at picnics. The only thing missing is ants…or chiggers…and I am ok with those not being around. It is so refreshing! I love how it tastes like an actual watermelon and not a Jolly Rancher, and I love the way it blends with the Baozhong. Another blend well done, Liquid Proust Teas continues to impress me, and wow is it nice to have a summery tea to enjoy in this heat! Also, I was able to get a resteep, something I pretty much never get from cold steeping (except on occasion Jin Xuan or heavily rolled oolongs of that nature) it was lighter the second time around, but still quite refreshing and tasty.

For blog and photos: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2016/06/liquid-proust-teas-watermelon-baozhong.html

Matu

As a melon lover, I have to get me some of this :)

Liquid Proust

I cut the watermelon to be long since the leaf is :), glad you liked it that way

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Like all of the teas I’ve tried from Liquid Proust this one doesn’t include any steeping instructions, so I decided to consult the oracle known as google and see what other companies recommend when steeping the base tea, in this case a Baozhong Oolong. Sadly I found that I didn’t have much luck when steeping this tea at 195˚F, which is what was recommended by several sources, it left my tea tasting like a watermelon jolly rancher. That really isn’t my thing, so I starting playing around with different water temperatures and steeping times. It turns out this is one stubborn tea. I finally gave up and tossed everything into my cold steeping pitcher.

In hindsight I probably should have saved this tea until after I’d had a cup of something a little less finicky, perhaps my favorite earl grey, but once I get an idea in my head there is no letting go. Fortunately I had excellent results cold steeping this overnight. The long cold steeping time left me with a pitcher of tea that had a mild, but pleasant grassy flavor and only the faintest hint of tart watermelon. A little added sugar smoothed out the tartness, leaving me with a pleasantly flavored oolong that’s perfect for the hot days of summer.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2016/6/14/watermelon-baozhong-liquid-proust-teas

Liquid Proust

I’m kind of odd and only put steeping advice on my Etsy. This one was made to cold steep or have iced. Thankfully you cold steeped the rest to taste the difference. If you want to brew it hot, everyone is different, my suggestion (but not the rule) would be to treat this like a green tea as the oolong itself is really delicate.

Short Sorceress

Normally I brew my tea hot, let it cool in the fridge, then ice it down before drinking, but that really didn’t work out well for me this time—all I got was watermelon jolly rancher. I somehow managed to miss your steeping advice posted in the listing, so I’ll have to try it again with the lower temperature and post a new tasting note. Thanks for the help!

Liquid Proust

No problem. I know my tea isn’t very user friendly without the steeping advice on the package, but it’s too hard to do because 80% of people I know that drink my stuff go gongfu and not western.

Short Sorceress

I haven’t had time for gongfu recently since I’ve been traveling for work, so I’ve been doing more western. Normally that isn’t a problem, but with this tea it didn’t work out very well. I should have known better… watermelon flavored teas are notoriously difficult to steep hot, I should have just started out cold brewing it.

Liquid Proust

This is true, but dang… sorry you had a watermelon jolly rancher tea. These type of remarks make it easy for me to realize how important it is to find a way to advise brewing both gongfu/western

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1104 tasting notes

Drinking this iced… finally, I’ve done it. For the first time I have captured that Butiki taste and feel through the cold steeping of this!
The wonderful vegetable, semi sweet, with summertime grassy notes coming through with a mild buttery texture from the baozhong (Beautiful Taiwan Tea) works so well cold. Throw in some notes of wet watermelon in there… YES!

I served this hot awhile back and I was iffy about it, but now that I am drinking it cold I have no doubts that I could drink the rest of the batch if I needed to :)

Zennenn

Congratulations!!

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