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The accidental pairing of Banana & Keemun

Soooo, being a big fan of The Banana makes me quite critical and hard to please when it comes to recreate its taste.

I have encountered only one banana tea that I truly enjoyed, the others end up tasting weird to me.

One day, I was drinking some Keemun tea while eating a very sweet and ripe banana. I thought, hey! That’s pretty awesome, they taste incredible together!

Then I decided I wanted to have fun and pretend I could make my own blend. I soaked some walnuts in a Keemun infusion then added some mashed banana and a little nutmeg. Beleive it or not, it was tasty! ( but of course the texture was awful, unless you like banana grime floats!)

I started wondering how come Butiki didn’t have a banana tea to offer, cause if someone can do it right, it’s Almighty Tea Alchemist herself, Stacy!

So I emailed her and told her about the accidental pairing on Banana Keemun and my own concoction. Turned out she was already working on a banana blend! She told me she had tried a few blends so far but was not completely pleased with the results, so she gave the Keemun a shot!

The rest is history :-)

So, am I biased when it comes to describing this tea? Of course I am! But the fact that I am is so irrelevant…just try it and see for yourself! It is fantatic!

The dry blend looks amazing as always. Lots of walnuts and pieces of sumptuous freeze dried bananas! I am loving the sweet natural banana taste, and paired with the walnuts, it’s an instant cupboard classic!

I love the fact that the taste of walnut isn’t overpowering. I’m glad she didn’t put any nutmeg, it would be too much. Her Keemun makes it just the perfect base to bring it all together. And it re-steeps pretty well!

Thank you so much Stacy for giving me my perfect banana cup and making me part of that process, it was so much fun! Whenever I have a conversation about customer service, I mention you cause you are the standard in my opinion. At this rate, I think your business will unstoppably bloom, like a big blooming tea flower!

But I hope not too much though…selfishly, I wouldn’t want to lose that proximity you so graciously offer :-)
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ETA: Well, this was good while it lasted…but I’m afraid it’s all gone now :-( So long Foxy Roxy, till we meet again. Don’t want to tease too much, but this little tea just got better and better, such a nice and soft creamy bananarama delight, let’s just see how long I can resist another Butiki order!

Sil

Yay! I’m so glad you sent her a note about this one. I’m excited to try it out :)

CrowKettle

Ok, I could persuade myself into not buying the Caramel Vanilla Assam right now but this is another story. It sounds amazing.

Sil

Haha crow kettle….

TheTeaFairy

Girls, feel free to indulge! It is amazing! Caramel Vanilla also looks irresistible, I got a sample of it, smells divine, yum! Can’t wait to try, but I have to calm down my banana fever first!

Sil

Oh i’ll be placing an order, but first I need a few more sipdowns and my swap packages to arrive because otherwise i’ll be back up to 300 before you can blink!

TheTeaFairy

Oh, Sil, just embrace your addiction, I accept you as you are :-)

Butiki Teas

I’m so glad you mentined the banana keemum combo and at just the right time. :)

Terri HarpLady

Wowza! This is officially on the list for my NEXT butiki order!

TheTeaFairy

Terri Harplady, hope you like it as much as I do :)

Sil

on my list as well! lol

TheTeaFairy

Sil, no more list for you!! Just sipdowns, remember???

Sil

hahaha ok fine, it’s on my spreadsheet? :) I’m actually hoping i get put a nice dent in my tea stash on the weekend since i have a lot of small sample sizes to go through (like 60). Luckily with stacy’s teas, i can hold off because they’ll be there for a while, and because i like to place giant orders at a time. I have about 20 of her teas in my cupboard so i need a few more of those gone first heh

TheTeaFairy

LOL for the spreadsheet! Have a happy sipdown week end then :-)

Rie

Oh, wow, thank you for helping bring this to the world! ~~
I love banana, I’m excited to finally try a tea blend that lives up to the fruit.

TheTeaFairy

Rie T., what I like the most about it is the fact that there’s none of that artificial banana taste your normal get from banana flavoring. It is subtle though, you can really taste the base tea and the walnuts through it all, so don’t expect a big bold banana taste, this is not it. But if you want a delicious mellow black tea enhanced with natural banana and walnut , THIS IS IT :-)

Rie

In that case, definitely cemented on my list. (‘v’)/

Fjellrev

Mashed banana and tea. Crazy!

TheTeaFairy

Incendiare, oops! What can Ii say? I know this one was a little over the top, my tea obsession gets messy sometimes :-)

DaisyChubb

Wow I can’t wait! I ordered some of this and Ruby Pie because… after reading this… I just could not resist! Ack!
It’s allowed though, since Butiki is one of the only companies I will allow myself to buy from while I do my sipdowns lol

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Sil

Yay! I’m so glad you sent her a note about this one. I’m excited to try it out :)

CrowKettle

Ok, I could persuade myself into not buying the Caramel Vanilla Assam right now but this is another story. It sounds amazing.

Sil

Haha crow kettle….

TheTeaFairy

Girls, feel free to indulge! It is amazing! Caramel Vanilla also looks irresistible, I got a sample of it, smells divine, yum! Can’t wait to try, but I have to calm down my banana fever first!

Sil

Oh i’ll be placing an order, but first I need a few more sipdowns and my swap packages to arrive because otherwise i’ll be back up to 300 before you can blink!

TheTeaFairy

Oh, Sil, just embrace your addiction, I accept you as you are :-)

Butiki Teas

I’m so glad you mentined the banana keemum combo and at just the right time. :)

Terri HarpLady

Wowza! This is officially on the list for my NEXT butiki order!

TheTeaFairy

Terri Harplady, hope you like it as much as I do :)

Sil

on my list as well! lol

TheTeaFairy

Sil, no more list for you!! Just sipdowns, remember???

Sil

hahaha ok fine, it’s on my spreadsheet? :) I’m actually hoping i get put a nice dent in my tea stash on the weekend since i have a lot of small sample sizes to go through (like 60). Luckily with stacy’s teas, i can hold off because they’ll be there for a while, and because i like to place giant orders at a time. I have about 20 of her teas in my cupboard so i need a few more of those gone first heh

TheTeaFairy

LOL for the spreadsheet! Have a happy sipdown week end then :-)

Rie

Oh, wow, thank you for helping bring this to the world! ~~
I love banana, I’m excited to finally try a tea blend that lives up to the fruit.

TheTeaFairy

Rie T., what I like the most about it is the fact that there’s none of that artificial banana taste your normal get from banana flavoring. It is subtle though, you can really taste the base tea and the walnuts through it all, so don’t expect a big bold banana taste, this is not it. But if you want a delicious mellow black tea enhanced with natural banana and walnut , THIS IS IT :-)

Rie

In that case, definitely cemented on my list. (‘v’)/

Fjellrev

Mashed banana and tea. Crazy!

TheTeaFairy

Incendiare, oops! What can Ii say? I know this one was a little over the top, my tea obsession gets messy sometimes :-)

DaisyChubb

Wow I can’t wait! I ordered some of this and Ruby Pie because… after reading this… I just could not resist! Ack!
It’s allowed though, since Butiki is one of the only companies I will allow myself to buy from while I do my sipdowns lol

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