Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: 52Teas
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!
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!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!