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I requested a sample of this with my order and Stacy was kind enough to oblige. I made this first thing this morning and was quite excited because the dry leaf smells so good and the reviews on here were so favourable. Which is maybe what set me up…

The smell of the brewed tea is mostly black tea, followed by banana. For the taste I expected out of the ball park banana but I didn’t get that. It’s a muted flavour, more like banana walnut bread or some baked good featuring banana. Once you get past the juicy banana expectation — which I shouldn’t have had, not even given the name, I know! — the tea is quite enjoyable. You can smell it as it sits there on the table. I allowed it to cool and the flavour does come out a little more.

For the resteep I sweetened with maple syrup. I was itching to see what would happen. Sorry Stacy, hope you don’t think less of me for ruining perfectly good tea. But it was oh so delicious with the maple syrup, as I knew it would be, and I couldn’t resist. Yummy!!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec
High Adventure

Maple syrup in tea? What whaat? You’re an innovator!

Nxtdoor

It’s a Canadian thing :)

High Adventure

That makes perfect sense. :)

Sil

maple syrup in smokey wonderful teas = the best time ever. I also love maple syrup in keemuns…. mmmm

Sil

i don’t often add sweetner to teas but maple syrup to straight blacks is wonderful!

TheTeaFairy

Glad you like this one :-)

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High Adventure

Maple syrup in tea? What whaat? You’re an innovator!

Nxtdoor

It’s a Canadian thing :)

High Adventure

That makes perfect sense. :)

Sil

maple syrup in smokey wonderful teas = the best time ever. I also love maple syrup in keemuns…. mmmm

Sil

i don’t often add sweetner to teas but maple syrup to straight blacks is wonderful!

TheTeaFairy

Glad you like this one :-)

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician, I’m a chef and a wine lover with a trained palate but find that I lack the linguistic prowess for tea tasting notes. Now there’s something to learn!

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

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Toronto Canada

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