What happens when you blend 10 ingredients into one summery blend that should taste like a song? Watermelon Sugar by Biscuit & Brew Tea House is a blend that can show you exactly what happens.
What is Watermelon sugar?
Watermelon sugar is a blend of Chinese sencha green tea, Chinese black tea, apple pieces, rosehips, hibiscus, elderberries, rose petals, orange peel, freeze-dried strawberries, and natural flavouring. A whole lot of ingredients in one blend! But then again, summer is always eventful, and this is a summer tea after all.
If you just stumble upon this tea and don't mind reading a description, the name may be confusing. This tea is not a watermelon tea. It's a tea blended, as the description says, to the taste of “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles.
That said, this blend does smell sugary. It has an intense, sugary, sweet scent with a slight zestiness. It's a pretty blend, with a lot of colourful ingredients.
How to brew this tea?
What's important to say about blends with so many ingredients, and especially those with both green and black tea, that you will never quite know what the colour will be like. The colour of brewed tea will depend on which ingredients you scoop out. This blend contains so many different colours, and 3 ingredients lead – green tea, black tea and hibiscus. Black and green tea usually blend amazingly well, but don't expect green tea to be predominant, even though it contains more green than black tea.
Brew Watermelon Sugar one using 1 teaspoon of tea leaves at 80 degrees Celsius for 3 minutes. It has a summery scent, quite similar to the scent of dry leaves but less intense. There are more strawberry and less sugar notes. Flavour is quite light, with lingering rose and a deeper but light black tea body. This tea is light. It's not sweet, but it's not bitter either. This tea is great for serving over ice. You can use one or two teaspoons of tea leaves per cup of water and steep it for 3 minutes together with some fresh strawberries.
Biscuit & Brew Tea House says this tea is great for cold brewing, so we tried that, too. It's lighter on the rose, has an interesting velvety and sugary touch and sencha is much more noticeable than when using the regular brewing method. It also has a greener and more appealing colour and a very long aftertaste.
Watermelon sugar would be a good tea for tea drinkers that like rose teas but prefer lighter flavours. It's not a black tea, it's not a green tea, it's not a fruit tea, and it's not a sweet tea. It's light and refreshing tea with hints of rose that's best served over ice or cold-brewed.