Ink Review: Robert Oster Melon Tea

Woof, woof woof.

Sniff, sniff.

I thought Melon Tea would be tastier than it is… But I guess at the end of the day, it’s just ink. It is a nice brown though, not too red — it leans a little green/grey. (But hey, aren’t dogs colorblind? Why are you asking me…)

It flows well in different pens, and has no issues with flexing — I had it in my Pilot FA for a few weeks and it kept up well and had no flow issues. Like most inks, it does smudge after drying.

I really like the color though — it feels different from most of the brown inks I’ve tried. Many of the brown inks I’ve seen and used have tended toward rich golden browns or red browns, whereas Melon Tea tilts toward the cooler green/grey type of browns which feels much more organic to me.

Disclaimer: No dogs were harmed in the making of this review. He didn’t actually lick the ink, and his paws were washed well after being used for the paw prints. He also got lots of treats for his cooperation for this review.

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