Strawberry Lemonade Bai Mu Dan from 52Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Product Description:

Here’s our delicate and sweet Bai Mu Dan white tea blended with real freeze-dried strawberry bits, organic lemon myrtle and natural flavors. If it’s anywhere near as hot where you are as it is here (111° yesterday!), you’re going to want some of this deliciousness to cool off with. It makes a great, light, refreshing and thirst-quenching iced tea!

But don’t drag your feet! Like all of our Tea of the Week offerings, this is a limited edition blend. When it’s gone, it’s gone!

Taster’s Review:

For me, 52Teas has become synonymous with unique and sometimes even unusual blends.   So, when Frank (chief Zoomdweebie at 52Teas) announced this tea of the week, I was somewhat taken aback.  What?  Strawberry Lemonade?  That’s not all that unusual.  It’s actually quite … ordinary.  I decided I’d probably not order it, because … well, it seems rather run-of-the-mill.

But when I noticed that this particular tea seemed to be selling very quickly and getting close to the ‘sold out’ point, I broke down and bought a pouch.  I figured that I’d probably like it (I mean, there aren’t any of 52Teas’ blends that come readily to mind that I haven’t liked), and more importantly, I worried that I’d regret it if I didn’t try it.

And, I’m really glad I decided to order it.  It’s really good!  The first thing I noticed – well, other than the delicious aroma – is that there is no hibiscus in this blend.  Not that 52Teas is known for adding hibiscus to their blends.  In fact, I can’t recall a single 52Teas blend in which hibiscus was used.  But, other companies *might* have added hibiscus to a blend like this one to give it a reddish hue.  I am glad that 52Teas didn’t add hibiscus to it – because this tea tastes so delightful and I think that hibiscus would have ruined it.

The flavor is so light and refreshing.  The Bai Mu Dan is a delicate tea, and the flavors are just as softly flavored, giving the cup a very nice balance.  The strawberry tastes sweet and the lemony flavor is tart.  It’s not sour … but it has that pucker-y tartness that definitely resembles homemade lemonade.

So as I sit here, sipping on this delicious tea, I am happy that I didn’t let the somewhat commonness of this tea stop me from ordering it.  Because even though strawberry lemonade is somewhat Plain-Jane compared to some of 52Teas more eccentric blends, it is yummy!  Just like gramma would have made!

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