Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Culinary Teas
Our Watermelon Kiwi Green tea has a Sencha tea base, which adds sweetness to wonderful flavor of watermelon and kiwi.
Made with all natural flavorings.
Well, the name of this tea captured my attention immediately: Watermelon Kiwi Flavored Green Tea from Culinary Teas … um … yeah that sounds yummy!
And it tastes yummy too. The watermelon flavor is sweet … almost candy-like. On Steepster, this tea is compared to watermelon Jolly Ranchers which is one of my favorite candies from my childhood. Admittedly, one of the main reasons why I loved it is that my step-mother disliked the smell of it, but, my desire to irritate that woman aside, I also quite enjoyed the flavor of Watermelon Sticks from Jolly Rancher (do they even sell the sticks anymore? I only find them in the small “tootsie roll” size now.)
And this tea brings back those tasty memories for me. I also taste the notes of kiwi and I like the way the two flavors meld together. This is a sweet, juicy, fruity tasting tea … but I like that the flavor of the green tea is also present. It keeps it from tasting too much like a fruit juice drink. The green tea has a lightly vegetal taste with just a hint of earthiness, and this is a nice contrast to the sweeter fruit notes.
I couldn’t find this tea on the Culinary Teas website … I hope that means that the tea is temporarily sold out and not that it’s been discontinued, because this tea would make a delightful summertime tea – it is fabulous iced! In fact, after taking my first few sips of the hot cup of tea, I decided to allow the rest to cool. It was alright hot, but iced, it is a stunner!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!