70
drank Banana Pudding Black Tea by 52teas
753 tasting notes

Day 3 of 52 Teas 12 days of Christmas.

The dry tea smells like…banana flavoured penicillin…yuck. Ha ha. There are pieces of dried banana in the blend so that is exciting.

The brewed tea is actually not terrible, even for someone who is definitely not a banana fan. Initially it tastes like unripened bananas. As it cools, it does morph into what I recall, distantly, banana pudding tastes like. It is a thick, sweet, artificially tasting banana flavour. It is creamy. Every once in a while I feel like I get hints of creamy vanilla or caramel. There may be some nuttiness in there, pistachio or almond.

I am still not a banana lover but I have to admit this tea is not as bad as I thought it would be. I most likely won’t finish the little sample pack though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Indigobloom

Try steeping it for 3.5min. With some milk, this was much better for me! :D

Fjellrev

OMG, I so remember the banana flavoured penicillin! I actually didn’t mind it. Mind you, it was fine if it meant successfully battling strep throat, but in tea? Yeah, weird haha.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Comments

Indigobloom

Try steeping it for 3.5min. With some milk, this was much better for me! :D

Fjellrev

OMG, I so remember the banana flavoured penicillin! I actually didn’t mind it. Mind you, it was fine if it meant successfully battling strep throat, but in tea? Yeah, weird haha.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

Location

Saskatchewan, CANADA

Following These People