A couple of teas after my last taste of Kiwifruit Black Tea by Eikokuya Tea, I went back to try their other flavours in my collection. This time, it was the Eikokuya Melon Black Tea. The flavour of melon is very distinct, so I thought it’d be a promising tea to improve my poor first impressions of Eikokuya Teas.
This Melon Black Tea is a vast improvement from the kiwifruit. There’s a honeydew melon sweetness to the smell of the tea that carries through to a subtle flavour in the taste of the tea. I prefer this more subtle melon flavour — it’s a flavour that can taste artificial very easily when even the slightest overdone. As with most flavoured black teas, the initial sweet melon flavour gives way to the astringent bitterness of the black tea, which I don’t mind (added sugar would counter this).
This box of Eikokuya Melon Black Tea contained 6 tea bags. The tea originated in Sri Lanka and was purchased in Tokyo, Japan in 2014.