Realizing right now, in this moment, just how heavily I fixated on different melon flavoured teas over the course of this vacation…
This tastes heavily, heavily familiar to me and I think that maybe I know why but I think I’ll need to taste it a few more times in the future to be totally sure. Regardless, I thought the watermelon flavour was just phenomenal. Definitely sweet and candy like, with that Jolly Rancher edge that just tastes so good cold brewed. It’s almost got a bit more of a berry undertone to it, like strawberry, but perhaps that’s my brain imagining things because of all the goji berries that have been added to the blend (which are beautiful).
I don’t actually taste nearly as much jasmine as I expected to, and the heady florals that do come through are mostly backend undertones that merge near seamlessly with the natural floral character of the greener oolong base. In a way, that’s a relief to me. I think the combination of jasmine and watermelon is really interesting, but I would not have wanted it to overtake the melon at all and the more nuanced floral elements actually makes it come off as much more elevated of a profile than an assault of jasmine would have.
Colour me impressed!