Melon Oolong

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Fruit Oolong Blend
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Cantaloupe, Earth, Melon, Sweet, Vegetal, Fruity, Honeydew, Smooth, Butter, Floral, Mint, Green, Green Melons
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 11 oz / 332 ml

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Juicy and sweet melon is infused to high quality Taiwanese Oolong tea. Can be recommended for iced tea, as well.

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Lupicia, seriously; how do you even do this? Who flavours these teas? Are they wizards?

In the bag, this has that very Lupicia-esque filthy ripe-fruit oolong smell to it that I love so much in, among other teas, Ripe Mango Oolong. It’s an earthy, muddy scent with a hint of fruit rot, intermingling with a very potent cantaloupe/honeydew melon note. It’s somewhat overwhelming, but in no way artificial or overly sweet.

Steeped, it’s a perfect melon. Flavour wise, it’s a perfect melon. I don’t even know how to review this tea saying anything I haven’t already stressed so many times about how beautifully natural and lush Lupicia’s fruit flavourings are, or how excellent their tea bases is.

I’m dying to try this one cold, too.

I don’t have much experience with melon teas – to be honest, I’m not even quite sure how I feel about melon-flavoured tea as a general concept at all – and now I have three to try out, so see this as a tentative grade.

[From my Lupicia spree at Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, October 2013.]

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I like that you have when/where you got teas. Quite informative!


Courtney, thank you! I’m glad you don’t find it annoying – it does sound like a tea travelogue at times. Since I tend to buy teas in fairly big batches, it helps me keep track of my various generations of tea exploration.

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Ah, another example of Lupicia’s delicious flavored green oolongs. This is intensely melon-y; perhaps too intense for some folks, but if you like super ripe cantaloup and green oolongs, this one is one for you. I happen to love it because it really envelops you in the melon flavor. I don’t know if I’ve ever met one of Lupicia’s flavored green oolongs that I didn’t like, and I love that they are clean fruity blends that really complement the oolong.

This also reminds me that I really need to get some Naivetea oolongs back in my cupboard because as much as I love these, Naivetea’s flavored oolongs are probably the best ever.

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I absolutely adored this tea as well. Have you tried naivetea’s rose violet calendula?


ARGH! Okay. Okay, fine. I will add Naivetea oolongs to the shopping list.


I was so excited to find Lupicia is an Australian brand (or at least has an Australian store—haven’t read up on where they originated). It’s tricky for an Aussie to read so many amazing reviews from the northern hemisphere that won’t ship to us, but I’m gonna cut sick on Lupicia either online or next time I’m in Melbourne… adding this to my wish list, for sure.


yes especially loved the Passionfruit by Naivetea!


Lupicia are Japanese!


Ah I see, thanks Anna! Very exciting to see a wonderful store with such a global spread.


I’m so very excited about it because I WALKED BY THEIR HEAD OFFICE when I was in Japan, haha. Fangirling here, I love Lupicia so much.

I first found them in Hawaii and thought they were Hawaiian for a while, before the staff set me straight.


keychange – I had that one a while ago and it was actually too floral for me! Which is amazing. Violet isn’t my fave, though.

Anna – Naivetea are worth it. The Passion Fruit and Lychee are my favorite of theirs.


Yeah, they looked good – I’m really curious about the peach, too. Because peach! Unfortunately, they only ship to the US, and I have too much tea. Maybe in the fall, though. Thanks!

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I’m craving fruit, but there is no fruit at home! So I broke into this melon oolong. Melons are so lackluster this time of year. Thank goodness we have tea to tide us over till summer.

This particular tea is like cantaloupe and honeydew. Smells so sweet! I definitely underleafed. Will fix for next time! The taste is very good. Melony and summery with a nice green oolong base. I still want real fruit though.

I have a feeling that this will be good cold. I’l make the second steep a cold brew. It’s time for bed anyhow.

Good night all!


So, how was the cold brew? =)


Tasty! More oolongy with a touch of melon. :)


Nice! I’m a little surprised, I kind of expected the melon to come out more in the cold brew. Interesting.

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I sure am drinking a lot of tea tonight. This is my second cold steep of the day and I already have another one in the fridge, plus I had matcha this afternoon. I’ve already planned out my evening tea as well, sigh. Hopefully it’s not too much caffeine—usually tea caffeine doesn’t have too much of an effect on me, but 5 cups in one day is more than my usual so we’ll just have to wait and see.

I love melon teas, and I already have two I adore (Butiki’s Cantaloupe & Cream and GMT’s Persian Melon) but they are both white teas and hey, one more can’t hurt! Actually, counting watermelon I probably have way more than 2, but for some reason I don’t count watermelon in the “melon” flavor family. Cantaloupe, honeydew, and stuff closer to that is what I think of when my brain goes to melon. I guess the flavor of watermelon is just really different? It’s also got a really different consistency.

The description doesn’t say what type of melon flavor is used. It smells somewhere between cantaloupe and honeydew, so I’d assume it’s sprite melon. When Japanese snacks are listed as melon flavored that is usually what it is. It’s also got very pale flesh, and the chunks of dried melon in here are white. So, sprite melon oolong! The smell itself is juicy, fresh and enticing but almost candy-ish in its sweetness. I find that true with a lot of Lupicia’s blends, but they rarely have that artificial, sugary-sweet aspect once brewed.

This is no exception, since the taste is pure, delicious, fresh melon! At first I thought the oolong was kind of lost, but as my tea “warmed up” (my fridge is VERY cold!) the oolong popped into the picture. Soft, floral, and very delicious. The melon compliments it perfectly, and it seriously tastes like fresh-squeezed melon juice mixed with green oolong. Perfection! Well, honestly this doesn’t beat out Cantaloupe & Cream, but in its own way it is almost as good!


Cool, I didn’t know about sprite melons!

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I’ve been eating such insanely rich foods lately that when I think of tea, all I want is something fruity and green. I could really go for a bowl of fresh melon, but this melon oolong will have to do! The dry leaf smells incredibly juicy & sweet. I can almost taste the ripe melon!

Sipping… this tea’s flavor is much lighter than the scent would suggest. As I sip, I’m thinking, “where is all of the melon?” Just as I’m about to give up, I taste it. There it is: creamy melon juice & flowers from the oolong. To me, it’s unquestionably honeydew. It’s sweet and juicy and SO delicious. The oolong is hand in hand with the melon and contributes that green, leafy bit to round out the cup. The two together combine into that juicy melon closest to the rind — you know, the almost bitter, almost flavorless part. I love how this tea is a perfect balance of sweet honeydew melon and floral oolong.

A part of me wishes that the flavor were a bit stronger. I would love that overwhelming melon sweetness in a cup of tea, but I’m enjoying this cup so much despite the rather mild flavor. Thank you, ToiToi for letting me try this tea!

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Glad you liked it! I love lupicia’s oolong tea in general :D


Thank you for sending me some to try! All of Lupicia’s oolong teas I’ve tried have been awesome. :)

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hmm, when I first reviewed this tea 8 months ago I didn’t like it as a cold brew, but today I do! What gives? I don’t know if I’m such a big fan of melon flavored things in general but today this seems very buttery/sweet, refreshing and with a cantaloupe flavor. I made this in the Lupicia handy cooler and am drinking it straight from that, also trying to wake up from a nap so I can meet my friend for dinner… anyway I am finding this very refreshing today and might make up some more to have for tomorrow :)

Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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This is an odd one for me, because it’s really, really good… but I don’t like melons. They’re one of the few foods that I’d rather not eat, I find their sweetness to be rather cloying. However, I do occasionally enjoy the (artificially?) flavored melon candies from the local Asian supermarket, so I figured I’d give it a shot.

The dry leaves smell very melon-y, and have pretty little green sugar crystals among them. Brewed, I found that the quite green taste and scent of the oolong balanced the melon over-sweetness quite well, and I enjoyed this tea a surprising amount…

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LOVE the smell of this tea. I was walking past the counter in a store in Osaka and this one caught my eye. I had to have it. The brew was decent but the flavour wasn’t as strong as I would have liked. The smell should be turned into a parfume though. Delicious! Word of caution these teas are MEGA pricey and unless you just want to drop cash for fun then I suggest you go find other teas. I am…

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More detailed notes to come soon, but this tea was everything I hoped it would be (and in a gorgeous tin to boot!) This is a keeper. Taking it iced to work tomorrow, pretty excited to give it a shot.

The bag says to steep for 1-2 minutes, but I did 4 anyway – the white tea and green tea I got in the same order ALSO say 1-2, so I think Lupicia might just include the same directions on all their teas. (Party foul.) I’ll try another cup at 2 minutes soon.


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LOVED this tea. I have everyone try it. I like it a tid bit sweet, to bring out the juicyness of the melon flavor. I love oolong as well and i thought this was a great take on the usual. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :) i love it hot or cold. Also, the flavor gets better with every cup, the second is usually the best.

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