Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
Premium Organic black tea with organic flavors. Each 14g teabag will make one 2-quart pitcher of DELICIOUS iced tea. Re-steep the teabag and you can get a full gallon out of each one.
Ingredients: Premium Organic Black Teas, Organic Flavors.
Learn more about this tea here.
This summer is the summer of watermelon – at least at my house, it is! We’ve been eating watermelon like crazy this summer. I’m not complaining … I LOVE watermelon! And I’m enjoying this Watermelon Flavored Black Iced Tea from the Southern Boy Teas collection from 52Teas.
I was hoping for a little more watermelon flavor from this, to be honest. I cold-brewed this and I’m not sure if that’s the reason for the more delicate watermelon flavor or not. And that’s not to say that I can’t taste the watermelon – I absolutely can taste it, it certainly IS NOT a delicate flavor here – and it’s very tasty! I guess I’ve just gotten spoiled with all the watermelon I’ve been eating all summer, and I want a big PUNCH of watermelon flavor. As it is, there is a good balance between black tea and watermelon tastes.
But, I am enjoying the way the flavors come together here – the black tea is brisk and refreshing, and the watermelon is sweet. Overall, this is so thirst-quenching … it’s the kind of beverage that I can keep drinking and drinking all day to keep me cool and invigorated.
Toward the finish, I am starting to notice a slight citrus-y note – which I attribute to the black tea (citrus notes in the black tea?) and I like how this contrasts with the sweet flavor of the melon. It is not overly astringent, and not bitter at all (and this cold-brewed in my fridge for well over 12 hours!)
My biggest complaint with these Southern Boy Teas? The pitcher full of iced tea disappears too fast!