I tried this tea twice – once in store at David’s Tea and then here at home. Both times were cold as I’m thinking that watermelon would not be very great hot.
At David’s Tea, they did a hot brew over ice for me and I have to say that I found this tea different then I originally thought it would be. It’s not as watermelony as I had hoped – instead, I have an almost banana flavour (I’m thinking it’s perhaps green melon flavour though). There is a note of apple aftertaste, which I actually liked, but I didn’t get any of the berry flavour that other reviewers got (sad!). I was hoping it would be more like the Bubbalicious Watermelon gum (remember that?), but less of a fake flavor. No dice though.
At home, I did a cold brew for 24 hours in the fridge before tasting. The cold brew was MUCH better in my opinion – though it still isn’t very watermelony, the weird green melon taste is definitely lessened. I definitely get the slight berry and apple flavors now. While I enjoyed it more cold brewed at home, it’s still not a tea I’d seek out again. That being said, I think that’s more of my palate and what I’m wanting in a tea, rather than the actual tea itself. If you’re looking for a fun juicy tea, then this is definitely an option.