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!
Iced 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML