We get it, you're thinking...cucumbers and watermelon together? What could they possibly have in common? Well tea lovers, the answer is: water. Both of these foods are almost entirely comprised of water. Here are the numbers:
Cucumber: roughly 95% water Watermelon: roughly 92% water
Why does this matter? Because the high water content in both is directly responsible for their unique, and some would say, ethereal flavor profiles. Cucumbers are light, crunchy and sweetish. Watermelon is bright, juicy and similarly sweet. Interestingly, these two profiles blend together in a level of harmony you might not expect.
Cup flavour:Plush watermelon, cucumber finish
Brewing tips:Water temperature 70-80ºC for 3-5 min.
Hot Brewing Method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teabag for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep to 1-5 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea)
Iced Tea Brewing Method: Place 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the herbal tea. Cover and let steep for 4-7 minutes, longer steeping time results in stronger tea. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted.
Please keep in mind that while we cannot medically substantiate any health claims pertaining to our blends, we can affirm their character, flavor and substance.