Today is my birthday so I’m taking over SororiTea Sisters with reviews today of some teas I’ve recently enjoyed and experienced.
First one up is Cucumber Melon from Culinary Teas. This one had me at cucumber but the added touch of melon and the fact this tea has a green tea base. . .I’m all in!
Brewed up with water right around 190F and allowed to steep for 3 minutes, this tea blend had this wonderfully summery aroma that I couldn’t wait to dive in. The dry leaf really displayed the name of the tea. You could smell, cucumber . . .you could smell melon. . .and the green tea base had this vegetal aroma that made my tea drinking heart happy.
Once I took my first sip, I didn’t stop. As simple as this tea is, the flavors are on point. Fresh crisp cucumbers, lush melon notes that do not come across as artificial all on a bed of this vegetal green base that compliments all the flavors wonderfully. I can’t get enough. Even sitting here with my tea cup across the room, I can still smell this wonderful brew and I’m not going to lie, my mouth is starting to water.
With this combination of flavors, this tea does scream to be cold brewed. Can’t wait for that session tomorrow.
Sometimes the simplest of blends really are the best. This one would be perfect to welcome in the spring or even enjoy on a dreary day when you are wanting some sunshine. That may be what I rename this tea-Sunshine in a Cuppa!