Featured Reblend for May 2020: Strawberry Lemonade Bai Mu Dan!
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Strawberry Lemonade Bai Mu Dan!
Tea Description: This month's featured reblend is one that I've been asked to reblend for quite some time. The thing is, I don't always have white tea in stock. But, now, I have this BEAUTIFUL Bai Mu Dan - so I decided it was time to reblend this one ... just in time for summertime iced tea brewing!
This blend was originally blended by Frank back 2011. His description of this tea goes like this:
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!
I changed the recipe slightly - first, I'm pretty sure that the Bai Mu Dan I'm using is from a different estate (which does make a difference). I also omitted the lemon myrtle from the original recipe, primarily because of the first reason - this Bai Mu Dan is so fluffy & the leaves are so large - that the lemon myrtle would simply sift though the leaves. Instead, I opted for lemon grass, which mingles with the Bai Mu Dan leaves much nicer. I also added dried lemon wedges to the blend.
It's still DELICIOUS - dare I say better than I remember? To be fair though, it's been so long since I've had this blend. This is really good though, sweet, light & so refreshing. Tart lemon with sweet strawberry - SO GOOD! It's also VEGAN, organic, gluten-free & allergen-free!
organic ingredients: white tea, strawberries, lemongrass, lemons & natural flavors
I'll be honest - I finished my test cup of this before I was able to write this review. I had to go and resteep the leaves to write this! It resteeps well!
The Bai Mu Dan is so light & has a crisp, fresh taste to it. The lemon is bright & a little bit tart. The tartness is softened by the sweetness of the berry. Everything is beautifully harmonious. So very nice!
to brew: use 2 1/2 grams of leaf to 12 ounces of hot water (165°F), steep for 3 1./2 minutes. strain & allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. enjoy!
This one is FABULOUS iced. It also resteeps well!