The pros: Trader Joe’s Mint Watermelon Flavored Black Tea is the newest tea to hit shelves, but is also a light but pleasant flavor combination.
The cons: Teas that come in a tin are always priced higher than ones in boxes. This tea is almost $5 for 20 tea bags.
The verdict: For the first time, after a long harsh northeast winter, I’ve been able to keep my windows open for more than a few hours. It’s like mother nature finally got a handle on her emotions. Today, I finally tucked away my winter coat and started thinking about warmer weather.
My mind was wandering towards thoughts of summer vacation, mojitos, bbqs, and having time off. At least two flavors of that list are represented in this product.
Now, when I think of summer I think of iced tea. I’m right now completely wanting and needing hot tea to, well, keep me warm. So over it this year. I want a cool drink.
Mojitos and margaritas are my thing over summer months. Mojitos probably a bit more. I love the flavor of mint. I just wasn’t sure when I bought this that it would work.
It does in a way.
When drinking this beverage hot, it tasted like a mint tea. The watermelon was very muted, if not lost next to its more assertive herbal flavor. This isn’t a pure fruit based tea either. The watermelon is the last ingredient. I saw licorice on the ingredient list. Thankfully, it is not as present as the taste of the black tea or mint.
Now, drinking this cooled to room temperature, this is a very different tea. I think it almost asks to be sweetened. With just a touch of sugar or simple syrup, you’ll get the full flavor of the watermelon. It was light, refreshing, and almost a strange pairing. But somehow, it worked. Now, I don’t feel like everyone is going to love this product. If you don’t care for mint tea, then steer clear of this one.
For $4.99 this is priced in line with all of the other teas in tins like Cherries and Berries among others. There is a bit of a premium for the teas in the nicer packages, but seems like a nice seasonal flavor that captures warmer weather. I liked it, but I liked it a lot more cold and with just a bit of sweetness to it.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The tin of Trader Joe’s Mint Watermelon Flavored Black Tea:
The ingredients and brewing directions:
How Trader Joe’s describes this product:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe’s Mint Watermelon Flavored Black Tea again. It will take me a bit of time to go through 20 tea bags, but this is absolutely a pleasant flavor pairing that reminded me of the warmer days ahead.
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