Oolong Sweet Watermelon Loose Leaf Tea

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CUP CHARACTERISTICS: What can we say? Ripe, juicy, sunset pink, thirst quenching, real! Simply doesn't get any better.
INGREDIENTS: Oolong tea, Papaya pieces, Plum + Safflower petals, Natural flavors. (Organic Compliant)
INGREDIENTS FROM: China / Thailand


ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Very High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Low
KOSHER: Yes
VEGETARIAN: Yes
VEGAN: Yes

INFUSION: Bright and sparkling pale green with gold yellow highlights


INFORMATION:
Cream of Saskatchewan. Carolina Cross. Yellow Crimson. No, we aren't talking about classic rock bands, we're talking watermelons. In addition to those three, there are more than 1200 other varieties of the pulpy fruit, which is actually a berry, growing in almost every country on earth. Amazing right? Still, that number isn't half as amazing as the $6300 US that were paid for a black Densuke watermelon from Hokkaido, Japan in 2008. (Not surprisingly, the most expensive watermelon ever sold.) Suffice it say, people love watermelon.

Oolong Sweet Watermelon tea. The idea for this blend was born on a hot summer's afternoon in Sauble Beach, Ontario, on the Canadian side of Lake Huron. The Master Blender, needing some refreshment after a nap in the hot sun, decided to go for a swim. Once out of the water, he cut himself a slice of a watermelon a friend had brought down to the beach. As he savored the sweet fruit, he stared out at the expanse of fresh water before him and knew he had an idea for a refreshing new tea.

Upon his return to our tasting lab, he sampled a series of Oolongs to determine which would serve as the base for the new tea. The winner was a Ti Kuan Yin from China's Fujian province, selected for its thirst quenching character and exceptional grading. Next, he added all natural watermelon flavoring, gave it a mix and one of the world's most refreshing new teas was born. Now, while Oolong Sweet Watermelon may not sell for $6300/lb, we believe this tea is worth its weight in gold. Sweet, juicy gold. Enjoy!



IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 85ºC/185ºF. For Food Safety reasons bring water to 100ºC/212ºF and let it cool down to 85ºC/185ºF.


HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Briefly infuse with freshly boiled water and then pour off. Re-infuse the tea and pour after about 1 minute or longer to taste.