Cucumber Berry Lemonade from A Quarter To Tea. . . .

I can pretty much always count on A Quarter to Tea for incredible blends. For real– I belong to another tea of the month club that I just adore, but AQTT’s is the one that I pick up when I REALLY want to treat myself and have some super quirky and fun blends that I wouldn’t normally try out– enter this Cucumber Berry Lemonade white tea blend!

First things first: this blend came with REAL, DRIED CUCUMBER in it. You guys. I just can’t get over how cool it was to see a legit slice of cuke in my tea. The freeze-dried berries were slightly less plentiful, but the lemongrass was abundant. And was it ever noticeable in this blend! Of course I iced this one, and it was absolutely delightful. The brew was reminiscent of that ubiquitous “spa water”– you know, served in fancy glass dispensers with slices of lemon and cucumber floating around like they own the place– that stuff. It’s crisp and clean and fresh, from the cucumber. It’s lemony and bright, from the lemongrass. It’s tart and fruity, from the berries. It’s everything I dreamed it’d be by name alone, and more! It’s delicious enough cold-brewed with nothing added, but a tiny splash of lemonade to finish takes it over the top.

Again, AQTT knocks it out of the park!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: A Quarter To Tea

Tart lemonade with sweet berries and cooling cucumber. Definitely one to try iced!

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Cool Cucumber Melon Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends

This tea would be as COOL AS A CUCUMBER except for I drank it HOT! That’s right…Cool Cucumber Melon Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends!

Cool Cucumber Melon Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends has flatter pressed and dried green tea leaves that are medium in length and aromatic in their own right but what makes this flavored green tea special is the cucumber! LARGE circular, thinly sliced cucumber pieces that have also been dried, of course.

If you LOVE cucumbers I’m assuming you will LOVE this tea! Lucky for me I’m a cucumber fan! Cool Cucumber Melon Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends is incredibly cool, hydrating, fresh, and sweet smelling AND tasting!

I started off with a hot cup of Cool Cucumber Melon Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends and my the end of the cup it was about ‘luke warm’ and I can tell you that I already know this would be delightful ICED, too! If you have had cucumber infused water and enjoyed it this might be up your alley, too!

I can’t wait to share this one with the other Sororitea Sisters to read their take on it. In the meantime I just might have to add Cool Cucumber Melon Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends to my favorite flavored green teas of the moment. If you are interested in that list – I should be posting about it by the end of this year – so stay tuned!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Flavored Green Tea
Where to Buy: Stylin’ Tea Blends

Yes cucumber is one of the main ingredients in this refreshing blend that is full of antioxidants.  Notes of watermelon give this blend a natural sweetness.  It is great iced.

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#FanaticFriday: Spiced Cucumber Melon Green Tea from 52Teas

Because I am such a fan of 52Teas, I thought I’d take over SororiTea Sisters to chat about a few of their blends. Though this blend isn’t a new one, I finally had a chance to try it so its new to me!

Spiced Cucumber Melon Green Tea is one that arrived in one of my mystery grab bags that 52Teas offered not too long ago.  I’m a huge fan of their green teas but being one that isn’t a huge fan of spicy teas, I wasn’t sure what I would think. But I wanted to go out of my comfort zone a bit, so I steeped up my water to 175F, allowed the tea to steep for a few minutes, cool for a bit, and took my first sip.

This blend is a mix of green tea, cucumber, peppermint, lime leaves, ginger, black pepper, habanero pepper and natural flavors.  What I found so fascinating about this blend was how refreshingly cool the tea came across while having a spicy kick in the background. An odd mix of flavors but one that really works well.

Each sip yielded this gorgeous cucumber melon flavor with hints of lime and peppermint (think mojito style) at the beginning and the aftertaste is where the  spicy kick came to play.

A wonderfully strange mix of flavors but one that I’m loving! Such a refreshing mix of cucumber and melon with an air of spice.  This blend is still violable but I’m not sure for how long seeing as I just emailed 52Teas to see how much of this tea they have left. I might just have to buy the remaining inventory!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: 52Teas

Spring is here and with that brings some fresh flavors – like Cucumbers and Melons! Last year’s Cucumber Cantaloupe Oolong went over really well, so I thought I’d like to bring the flavors of cucumber and melon together again but this time with a green tea base and with a touch of warm spices to contrast the cool fruit flavors of cucumber and melon (yes, cucumber is a fruit. I looked it up on the internet and I know the internet wouldn’t lie to me, right?) Then I added a touch of mint and lime to perk up the palate.

It’s sweet and gently spiced. It’s refreshing and it’s a little different. It’s really good.

Taster size is approximately 1/2 ounce.

ingredients: organic green teas, organic freeze-dried cucumber, organic ginger root, organic peppermint leaves, organic lime leaves, organic crushed black pepper, dried habanero peppers and organic natural flavors.

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