Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Compass Teas
Enjoy this Watermelon flavored black tea hot or iced.
Learn more about this tea here.
I was excited to try this Watermelon Black Tea from Compass Teas. I mean … watermelon? YUM!
My first sip was a little disappointing, because all I really tasted was black tea. I didn’t taste anything that remotely resembled watermelon. But, I decided to give it a chance … and I let the piping hot cup of tea cool for a couple of minutes (about three minutes) and hooray! Here comes the watermelon!
The black tea base is the strongest flavor of this cup, and really, that’s the way it should be. It is a bold black tea with a fair amount of astringency. It’s slightly bitter (but only slightly) but I suspect that if I had brewed it another half a minute it would have been more than slightly bitter.
The watermelon shines through nicely. It tastes sweet and authentic. It starts out as a gentle flavor (especially if you take your first sip while the tea is VERY hot!) and as I continue to sip the flavor intensifies. I also notice that the slight bitterness that I noticed at the start is beginning to wane a little bit too, perhaps this is because of the sweetness of the watermelon offsetting the slight bitter bite. It is a really nice contrast – the invigorating black tea and the sweet, luscious flavor of watermelon.
Not a bad watermelon tea … I suspect this one would make a really amazing iced tea when summer arrives.