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!