Robert Oster Melon Tea Ink Bottle

Robert Oster Melon Tea Ink Review & Giveaway!

Robert Oster Melon Tea Ink: Even with over 80 ink colors, Robert Oster Signature Inks continue to produce unique color variations. Robert Oster inks are known for unique names, simple packaging and sought after ink colors.

Robert Oster Melon Tea ink is a nice brown color with just a hint of green. Another brown green ink we have reviewed is the Sailor Rikyu-Cha. While the Rijyu-Cha is heavy on the green, the Robert Oster Melon Tea is more brown. Robert Oster Melon Tea ink shows up well on paper, and as most Robert Oster inks, has great writing characteristics.

Continuing reading for a chance to win the bottle of Robert Oster Melon Tea ink we used for this review.

Robert Oster Melon Tea Ink

Robert Oster Melon Tea Ink

While testing Robert Oster Melon Tea ink we found the following characteristics that you may find helpful:

Testing Factors

For this review we used a French made J. Herbin dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper. The dip pen has a tip that is equivalent to a fine fountain pen nib.

Bottle Sizes

All Robert Oster inks come in a simple environmentally friendly clear 50 ml. plastic bottle. Each bottle has Robert Oster’s Signature Ink gold seal on the front with a small white label on the cap. The cap also has an inkblot of the actual ink to see the color. The bottle is simple, but effective and functional.


Robert Oster Melon Tea ink is a mid-ranged priced ink, retailing for $17.00. The 50 ml bottle is a reasonable value, especially considering each bottle is hand made in Australia and imported to the United States.

Dry Time

Robert Oster Melon Tea ink has a typical quick dry time for Robert Oster inks of about 5-6 seconds. Again this is using a glass dip pen on Rhodia paper and you can expect a longer dry time with larger nib.

Bleed Through

During our review we experienced absolutely no bleeding while testing Robert Oster Melon Tea ink, even during the cotton swab test.


During normal use, we did not experience any feathering on Rhodia paper. However, during the water test, there was some feathering at the test’s wettest point.

Water Test

During our water test, where we ran a wet cotton swab over an ink sample that we let dry for about three minutes, we founds some color smearing, line distortion and feathering. Robert Oster Melon Tea ink is not a waterproof ink and the results are typical for such inks.


Robert Oster inks are known for their shading and sometimes sheening characteristics. Melon Tea ink is no different and will produce nice shading with a dark brown to a lighter golden brown/olive color. During the wettest part of the cotton swab test a slight bit of black sheening also came through.

Conclusion about the Robert Oster Melon Tea Ink

Robert Oster Melon Tea ink is a unique brown color, writes dark allowing it to be used as an everyday color. It has nice shading and dries quickly. The price is reasonable for this imported ink.

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L M English
6 years ago

I have not tried Robert Oster ink – thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

6 years ago


Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
6 years ago

Such and interesting color – but I think my fav part just might be the name! Current fav ink is Noodlers Libertys Elysium.

Diana Ryman
6 years ago

Love the color of this ink! It is so earthy and rich looking. Thanks for the chance to win!

Liz Domino
6 years ago

Thanks for reviewing a brown ink!

Current Fave: Private Reserve Blue Suede.

6 years ago

I love Robert Oster’s unique and complex colors. I would love to have a bottle of this!

6 years ago

Thanks for a chance to win and review this product.

Kangyu Ng
6 years ago

what a special ink. love it

6 years ago

I haven’t tried a RO ink either, thanks for the giveaway!

Heidi Reid
6 years ago

Please review a white ink – there are many out there, would like to know the best to use! 🙂

6 years ago

This ink looks beautiful!

Angelina Hernandez
6 years ago

Omg!!! Sucha beautiful ink… I could so use that for my junk journaling

6 years ago

I’ve not tried Robert Oster ink, but every color I’ve seen looks fabulous. It’s hard to choose!! I can never have enough shades of brown ink. I like that this is more of a khaki. Looks great!

Andrew J Mulnix
6 years ago

I’m loving Fire & Ice right now!

6 years ago

I have had my eye on this surprisingly beautiful ink!

Michael Elson
6 years ago

Robert Oster does it again. A lovely ink.

6 years ago

I’ve been wanting to try this ink forever!

6 years ago

I’d like to see more Robert Oster inks reviewed

6 years ago

Looks like a beautiful ink! I’d love to try it!

Nicos Georghiades
6 years ago

Very unique color!

6 years ago

It’s a cool ink!

Beth A. Fralix
6 years ago

I would love to see anything purple or the Diamine New Shimmers compared to the ones already on the market. God Bless & Love You Bunches!!!

6 years ago

I have yet to try any of the amazing colours offered by Robert Oster. My favourite ink is Alt-goldgrun so seeing another green tinted brown has me interested

matthew fitzgerald
6 years ago

I like the color. Reminds me of Noodler’s Burma Road Brown perhaps?

Toraaki Villalpando
6 years ago

My favorite ink is Iroshizuku Yama Budo

Evan Maxwell
6 years ago

I love Robert Oster inks! I’m using Gold Antiqua at the moment in a stub nib, and everything I write looks like a priceless manuscript!

Geof Dunn
6 years ago

I am a big fan of Robert Foster inks and would love a bottle of Melon Tea to try.
Thank you kindly for this chance to win one!!!

Sakshi Reddy
6 years ago

Your reviews are always so we’ll put out. Would love to see another RO ink. Perhaps Plumb Nut, or one of their new shimmer inks?

Amy Rodbumrung
6 years ago

Love Robert Oster Ink! Would love to have the chance to own another bottle.

Marie E
6 years ago

My favorite brand of inks! This is one I’ve been wanting to try.

Anna B.
6 years ago

Never tried a Robert Oster ink before and would love to try this! Current favorite is J. Herbin Amethyst De l’Oural!

6 years ago

Love Robert Oster inks! This is not one I’ve tried but would love too.

Jingyi D.
6 years ago

It’s a beautiful color with a delicious name.

6 years ago

I haven’t tried Robert Oster ink so this is a great chance! My favourite ink right now is Emerald of Chivor 🙂

6 years ago

This is a great Ink. I would like you to review the Montegrappa ink, Sailor Storia or Kyoto inks.

6 years ago

Thank you!

roy c
6 years ago

The name makes me thirsty

Alek N.
6 years ago

I love brown inks. I love olive green inks. And here’s both in one! Beautiful!

Patrick Sullivan
6 years ago

I would love to have a free bottle of this ink

Ged Alangui
6 years ago

What a lovely shade. I wanna draw with this ink. Thanks for this chance!

6 years ago

How to choose a favourite when it changes with the arrival of a bottle of new ink? I’m intrigued by a new ink company on the block, ABRAXAS, and would love more reviews on that.

6 years ago

A very lovely brown!

6 years ago

Nice color, I like the choice for review.
Current fave ink is Montblanc Unicef 2017 edition.

Anissa Jones
6 years ago

I tried a sample of this and I loved it. Would love to win a bottle.

6 years ago

Love the Robert Oster inks. But a current favourite is Kyo No Oto Yamabukiiro. Thanks!

Kit Lockwood
6 years ago

I love Robert Oster inks. He’s a wizard with blues, especially. I am thinking about buying the Lake of Fire. I’m new to your blog and don’t know if you’ve reviewed that one. I’d like to find it if you have. Robert Oster makes blues that are more interesting than so many ho-hum every day blues.

Sara Beauvais
6 years ago

I love this color!

6 years ago

Love RO inks. Such shading!