Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cucumber Cantaloupe Oolong

Oolong blend

Ingredients: Organic oolong tea, freeze-dried cucumber pieces, all-natural organic flavors.

Cucumber-cantaloupe dominates the scent of the dry tea. It has beautiful, long pieces of tea. In the vibrant yellow-green liquor, an attractive earthy oolong scent emerges alongside the melon.

The oolong and melon together taste like something I could eat! The liquor is barely astringent and very fresh, similar in experience to an oolong with natural floral notes, but with cantaloupe instead of flowers. It recommends a 3-4 minute steep time, but I prefer it for longer than 4 minutes for more depth from the oolong .

Does it steep twice? I wasn't sure if the natural flavors would come out in a second infusion, but I gave it a try and ended up with an oolong cup with a bare hint of melon. It worked!