For Christmas my family gave me some clear mugs and a set of blooming teas in all sorts of flavors. I decided to give the melon tea a try first. Oh. My. Gosh.
The tea opens up with green on bottom with a maroon flower(almost reminded me of a raspberry) in the middle and an arch of delicate white flowers above it. It was gorgeous. The ball stayed together and didn’t lose any petals or leaves.
The flavor of the tea was fantastic. With my experience, blooming teas always end up on the bitter side. There was no bitterness with this one. The melon flavor was very light and didn’t have any artificial taste to it at all. The green tea was very light in this but had soft notes of sugar snap peas and honey.
I got two good steeps out of this little ball. For the first steep I used water at 205 F and the second steep at 185 F. The second steep showed off the green tea a bit more.