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Wow! This tea sure packed a punch of surprising flavor. I really was not expecting to like this as much as I do. I was less than enthused by the thought of a cinnamon and lemon flavored tea. Especially from 52Teas, especially from Frank, the man who brought us the amazing Tomato, Basil and Black Pepper tea, the outrageous Maple Bacon Tea, and the unbelievably good Buttered Cinnamon Raisin Toast tea. Where’s the wow factor in a Cinnamon Lemon Bai Mu Dan?

The wow factor is in the flavor! This tastes amazing. The lemon is sweet not pucker-y or sour (although there are some tart notes there, especially noticeable in the aftertaste), and it is a complex lemon flavor. Not just like a squeeze-of-lemon-juice-in-my-tea lemon, but also a zesty-zest-from-the-lemon lemon, and a sweet-and-creamy-lemon-curd lemon all in one.

The cinnamon is perfectly balanced with the lemon, and they complement and contrast each other so well. The spice of the cinnamon curbs the sourest lemon-y notes so that I’m not puckering when I sip, and the lemon flavor softens the spiciest tones of the cinnamon so that it doesn’t taste hot or spicy, but warm and gentle.

And the bai mu dan is a perfect base for this too, it is light, creamy and sweet.

So VERY good.

Cheryl

Your 52teas reviews are always so persuasive… tempting (lol, putting another onto shopping list).

momo

I was expecting something weird that I wouldn’t like, so when I finally got the courage to try it, it was silly to have been bothered by the idea of the two flavors without actually having them together.

DaisyChubb

Wonderful review, this is one I’ll have to seek out some day!

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Cheryl

Your 52teas reviews are always so persuasive… tempting (lol, putting another onto shopping list).

momo

I was expecting something weird that I wouldn’t like, so when I finally got the courage to try it, it was silly to have been bothered by the idea of the two flavors without actually having them together.

DaisyChubb

Wonderful review, this is one I’ll have to seek out some day!

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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I also review teas for the Tea Review Blog:
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In addition to my passion for tea, I am also a mixed media/altered arts artist. You can see some of my art here: http://eccentricpastiche.blogspot.com

I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.

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Most of the teas that I record in my notes here are going to have a fairly high rating from me. This is not because I am not discerning, but because I do not usually waste my time on drinking tea I do not care for, nor will I waste my time on writing about it.

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