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Refreshing iced tea with melon flavor
I cold brewed this tea for about 14 hours, and it turned out delicious and refreshing. The taste and aroma of melon was strong, much to my delight. On the other hand, it produced very different reactions among my family members, some of whom thought that mint was the dominant flavor. But this is how it often is with tasting foods, so the varied reactions might not be a big surprise. It is a flavorful, refreshing tea that is worth trying at least once. I know I will be buying it again.
It sounded good
I really wanted to like this tea. I love watermelon and I love mint but this tea tasted very artificial. I thought the watermelon and mint would be subtle but they weren't. I really love Republic of Tea but the few I've tried with mint really missed the mark.
Strong, but refreshing
I actually didn't like this tea till I made it at half strength, and then it was perfect! The recommended strength wasn't good at all, but I was surprised what a difference it made to weaken it. Now it's one of my favorites! I'm here to order more.
Crazy about this tea!
I tried this tea last summer. First taste - hmmm, different. Second taste - I like it. By the third taste I was hooked. Very nice refreshing tea that everybody that tries it seems to love.
I tried this tea this week and I enjoyed it very much. It's refreshing and not at all bitter.
Love this tea!
This is the first tea I bought from the Republic. It got good reviews, but it sounded like a strange combination so I wasn't sure what to expect. This tea is wonderful! The flavors are perfectly balanced, so neither one overwhelms the other. Just a little sugar brings up the flavors. I will be drinking this tea the rest of the summer.
Good Summer Brew
Brewed as instructed, this tea was a quite good. It's definitely one to keep around during the summer!
I bought this a bit hesitantly, but I am glad I did. It's an odd-sounding combo, but it really works. Perfect for sipping on my deck on a hot afternoon.
i love mint and i love watermelon so when i saw this i had to try it. it is wonderfully refreshing and has a nice cool taste.
Refreshing and Delicious!
This sounded like such an odd combination, but to my surprise, it's delicious! Just the perfect amount of flavor - not too overwhelming but very tasty. It's a nice, refreshing summer time drink.
FAVORITE TEA EVER
This is the best tea I've ever had in my life. Seriously. Buy it. I could drink this tea every day for the rest of my life. The watermelon flavor shines through beautifully, and there's just enough mint to be refreshing without being overpowering. Absolutely incredible.
Great summertime tea.
The Best Ever!!!! Am not a black tea drinker but when they send the samples I try them. This seemed like a really odd combination of flavors but I was pleasantly surprised. It was wonderful!! Light and refreshing and the flavors were balanced perfectly. I came to the site and ordered away. I also gave this review which is something I never do, but felt this tea was soo good I had to.
Received this in the catalogue and unexpectedly loved it. I'd love to see it in decaf so that I can completely overindulge.
I, too, received this as a sample with a catalog. My first thought was that neither watermelon nor mint appealed to me, much less the combo of both. But, as an R of T addict, I had to at least give it a try. Cut to my empty, still-icy glass moments later and I had to run out and buy a tin. Just made my third purchase of this flavor. The ultimate thirst-quencher!
Just ordered 3 more tins of Watermelon Mint
"THE" tea for hot, humid summer. Maybe some of my next order will get to a friend or two, find myself hoarding it just for me! Hibiscus is good too, but did not care for the Sangria as much.
Light and refreshing
This tea is really light and refreshing. It's the perfect tea for summer. My only complaint: There needs to be a bulk bag option for this tea. We're reordering at an astounding rate.
"THE Summer Tea"
Delicious black tea with watermelon and a hint of mint. Refreshing! Not overpowering in the fruit or mint. I was delighted to get a sample in the catalog and once I tasted it - away I went to my computer to order some for myself and another friend who I thought would love it as well - she did!
A nice, light, refreshing black tea with just the right balance of mint and watermelon flavors. It's naturally sweet so I'm able to prepare it without sugar, which is definitely a plus.
I expect to be drinking this all summer long
Light, delicious. When this is brewing I can smell the watermelon throughout the kitchen but the flavor is not overwhelming. The mint is light, perfectly paired with the watermelon.
This Tea Screams Summer
This is my third reorder. I am so stuck on this tea! I wish it also came in a green tea variety. Well done Ministers of Tea, Well doneZ,
Makes Great Sun Tea!
Received a sample of this tea with a catalog. Really liked it, unique. Ordered it and the Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker. Both arrived a few days ago and yesterday was so beautuful and sunny I decided to fill the 60oz Takeya pitcher (2 qts) and add two of the tea pouches. Set it on the porch in the sun and two hrs later...perfect tea. I'm going to order 6-8 tins of this tea for friends and family this summer. Nice thank you gift for someone, am going to surprise my hairdresser with one, 'hostess' gift for summer get-togethers...the ideas are endless. The price is certainly right!!
Wonderful summer tea! The mint is perfectly balanced and does not overpower the delicate watermelon flavor at all. My family has a new favorite!
PLEASING! REFRESHING! DELIGHTFUL!
WATERMELON MINT ICED TEA? 5 TEAPOT RATING ...MOST CERTAINLY! LIGHT, TRUE WATERMELON TASTE WITH A TOUCH OF MINT ... OH, HOW REFRESHING! HOW SPECIAL! AHH! WATERMELON MINT IS A TRUE WINNER! ...JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER! ...WHAT A DELIGHT! And a special thank you to THE REPUBLIC OF TEA for including a sample of this great new iced tea in the recent catalog. We certainly appreciate allowing us tried-and-true tea drinkers of all varieties to give your new teas a whirl. You providing WATERMELON MINT had me hooked with the sample, resulting in a 4 tin order, in addition to the long list of my other favorite REPUBLIC OF TEA selections! GREAT FLAVOR and one my household will NEVER BE WITHOUT! My household & guests absolutely LOVE ...WATERMELON MINT!
The thought of watermelon and mint together didn't appeal to me. I also didn't expect much flavor(Sorry but most of the teas I've tried are weak). But I was pleasantly surprised, so much so, I wanted to see what the prices were like. I do wish it came in individual portions. I like it hot. The Watermelon is great I barely taste the mint which is ok. Good job!!
One Word: Wow!
Was worried I wasted my money, but the watermelon flavor is real, just enough, and the mint is not too much like I worried it would be. But a perfect balance; can taste first black tea, then watermelon and the mint is the finish. I used stevia to sweeten it and can't even taste the usually bitter aftertaste of the stevia! (I think the mint covers it) My new favorite!
Granddaughter loves it too!
I like to send little surprises in cards to my granddaughter. She loves watermelon so I put the free sample in the last card I sent to her. She loves it and I'm here to order more so I can have a taste! I think it's going to be a big hit this summer in our family!
I just got this sample and am immediately and impatiently purchasing a tin. I'm generally not a fan of black tea blends, I prefer the white or herbal. But this is the most refreshing tea I have tasted in a long time. I would give it ten teapots if it were possible. Yum!
Love this tea!!
This tea is totally awesome and so refreshing. I just wish it came in bulk loose leaf.
Who thought of this combination?! I actually had to spit it out. Blackberry Sage is great, and Cranberry Blood Orange is very good for iced tea, but watermelon mint is a truly puzzling flavor.
I was delighted to get the individual sample. It was perfect with a nice balance between the watermelon and the mint. Sure would be nice to have individual bags available all year. I have a new favorite!
This tastes like real watermelon--as opposed to what I call "watermelon Jolly Rancher flavored." Like many others, I am wishing it came more than 8 bags to a tin, because that won't last a week around here. We take our iced tea seriously here. :)
I received this tea as a sample with the latest catalog from Republic of Tea. I was about to make a new pitcher of iced tea so decided to try this tea, even though I'm not at all fond of watermelon 'flavor' or having too much mint flavor in my teas. I was very happily surprised by the absolute perfection of this tea! The mint wasn't at all overpowering and the watermelon flavor was absolutely delicious and tasted like the real deal, rather than that sickening watermelon flavored candy. Good sample to send out, Republic. I will definitely be buying more of this one! My new favorite tea, already done drinking half a pitcher.
Tastes like running through the sprinkler on a hot day
OMG! I received a sample in my catalogue and made it up immediately. This tea is the Bomb! I'm craving more.
Great tea, need bulk package
This is great iced tea and a wonderful way to cool off on our hot summer days. Wish you would make it available in bulk packaging as 8 bags isn't much at a time.
this makes great iced tea
I really love this iced tea. It has a great, refreshing taste. I used one of these bags and added 6 decaf tea bags to make 2 quarts. Great!
One of my favorite Samples yet!
INCREDIBLE taste! This couldn't have come at a better time! Sipping it now, and I had to review it! If you like WATERMELON, you will LOVE this!
Perfect summer tea
I got a sample of this in my catalog and it was love at first sip! I like the idea of watermelon flavor but haven't ever really liked any, be it gum or candy... Until now! This was very refreshing after coming in from gardening. So here I am, ordering my summer stash!
Bought this at Whole Foods in Boise. I can't resist a new product, especially now that the weather is getting warmer and this was for iced tea. Watermelon scented with a definite watermelon-y taste. I don't taste the mint up front, but it provides a nice, crisp finish to the sip. Not sure why a previous reviewer mentioned cardboard and rind. It's a perfect combination to me with a wonderful taste. Hits the spot when I want something sweet but don't want to eat sugar since it's great without any sweetener. Highly recommend - but wish like crazy that it was decaf. Will try the other flavors in the Iced Tea line next!
Great tea, tastes a lot like the blends that I get in some of my favorite restaurants. this will keep me coming back for many refills. After finishing off my first tin of this one I went looking for a way to buy stock in this company. found out they are private but that won't stop me from enjoying this great tea with just enough watermelon and mint so that I know its there, but nothing to overpowering or sweet.
My best friend mentioned that she wanted to try this tea, and when I saw it, I had to try it. Brewed 2 pouches in 2 quarts for 5 minutes... Absolute perfection! Going to be a definite staple to my tea garden. A close second to my favorite, Ginger Peach.
Very delicious. Just the right amount of mint. Perfect way to cool down on a hot day!
Tastes like watermelon rind
I was so looking forward to this tea. I had images of luscious watermelon embraced by mint...a truly refreshing idea! When the tea was made, it smelled like watermelon, but no mint. Still, it smelled tasty. Imagine my shock when my first taste was of watermelon RIND and cardboard, without even a hint of mint! Totally disappointing. I really think this tea needs to be reworked to present the consumer with an accurate rendition of what the name entails.
Yum yum yum! Reminds me of chewing watermelon bubblegum in the hot Midwestern summers as a kid. Not artificial or overpowering but sweet enough with no sweeteners to be truly refreshing and delicious!