Cucumber Melon White Iced Tea from Southern Boy Teas

SBT-WHITE-Cucumber-MelonTea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Zoomdweebies

Tea Description:

Our premium organic shou mei fannings white tea blended with organic cucumber and melon flavors. This is a seriously refreshing glass of yum. Don’t miss your chance to nab one of these.

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Taster’s Review:

Nice!  I’m really LOVING this Cucumber Melon White Iced Tea from Southern Boy Teas!  It’s so refreshing!

Having previously enjoyed the original 52Teas version of Cucumber Melon White tea and to a lesser extent, the SBT Cucumber Melon Black Iced Tea, I was excited to try SBT’s version of these flavors with a white tea base.  I really think that the delicate qualities of the cucumber and melon are better suited for the softer white tea base!

To brew this, I tried something just a tad different.  I hot brewed it (as usual) – heating 1 quart of water to 160°F and letting the teabag steep for 1 1/2 minute and then straining that tea into my glass tea pitcher.  But for the second quart, instead of steeping it for 2 minutes (I usually add 30 seconds onto the resteep time), I only steeped the bag for 1 minute with the resteep.  And the flavor is PERFECT.

I’m getting a strong melon flavor with notes of cucumber.  It’s sweet with a hint of savory and the white tea base comes through nicely without overpowering the soft flavors of the cucumber and melon.  A really delightful balance has been achieved here and I daresay that this is just as good as the original 52Teas version!

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