Review: Kally Tea Wild Watermelon

Apple Tea, Carrot Tea, Green Tea, Gunpowder Tea, Hibiscus Tea, Kally Tea, Lime Tea, Pomegranate Tea, Watermelon Tea Add comments
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Its OK"Despite a disappointing first impression in the hot tea arena, this tea really satisfies as an iced tea by offering a refreshing blend of tart and fruity flavors."
Vanessa’s Teaview: 6.8/10
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Wild Watermelon definitely ranks up there for me in terms of having the most eclectic collection of ingredients. This tea features: Apples, Rosehips, Organic Green Tea, Hibiscus, Pomegranate, Carrots, Lime Leaves, Lime Pieces, Lime Juice, Watermelon Seeds, Natural Flavors. When I opened my small sample, I have to say that I wasn't overly impressed with the appearance of the tea, as some of the ingredients (I am guessing apples) had other smaller ingredients sticking on them, so the overall appearance was this sticky-clumpy concoction. This wasn't so bad as to make me not want to sample the tea, but it wasn't a beautiful sight, either. I brewed this tea using 185 degree water and a three minute infusion. I thought that perhaps this tea could benefit from a longer steep in order to get maximum flavor out of the fruit and herbal ingredients, but I didn't want to over-steep the gunpowder green tea for fear it could become bitter, so I went for the conservative three minute brew. Despite the dry blend having a rather unattractive appearance, the brewed tea is quite attractive as a rosy-colored liquid. This tea had a disappointing start, as when taking hot the primary flavors that came through were the hibiscus (which is rarely a good thing in my book) and an artificial syrupy flavor. After a few sips I decided this wasn't the tea for me and put it aside. A wonderful thing happened, though, after I decided to let this tea cool to room temperature and then add some ice cubes. I discovered that this tea is really rather tasty as an iced tea. Very refreshing, very crisp, and offering a nice array of flavors. The hibiscus is still quite prominent, but now I can taste more of the other ingredients, especially the lime and the apples. If I had sampled this tea without knowing the tea's name, I don't think I would have ever picked out a watermelon flavor, which is pretty weak when compared to some of the other ingredients. The gunpowder green tea is also rather mild, but is present nonetheless. I'd say that despite having a disappointing first impression in the hot tea arena, this tea really satisfies as an iced tea by offering a refreshing blend of tart and fruity flavors.

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