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I like banana but I often hate anything manufactured with banana – I often don’t recognize the taste of the real fruit behind the overpowering “banana” flavour used. The only product made of banana I love is the Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream.

So I requested a sample of this one to Stacy with my last Butiki Order and I’m really happy because the flavour is so natural, subtle.
I love keemuns and this is no exception here.The banana is lovely and very discrete maybe a little too much discrete regarding my expectations.
Regarding walnuts, I cannot detect them but I’ll follow Terri’s advice to brew the blend an extra minute to see if I get much banana and walnut this way.

Keemun and banana really pair very well together.

I decided to make my first banana bread to eat with this tea and I’m surprised it is a success ! We don’t eat banana bread here except in american restaurants and I was afraid to have a too “dry” cake so I made the Rose Bakery’s version (a famous brunch’s place in Paris),with buttermilk and I’m in love as my cat is…he has already eaten half a piece ! Maybe I should propose him a cup of tea to pair with…

Thank you Stacy for this sample.

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Fjellrev

I’m sure your banana bread must have turned out really great!

Ysaurella

I made a carrot cake as well because my daughter loves this cake :)
we are going to take 50 kg in a week !

Ysaurella

I made a carrot cake as well because my daughter loves this cake :)
we are going to take 50 kg in a week !

Fjellrev

Aww, sounds good. I’m a fan of carrot cake too. Got to treat yourself once in a while!

Fjellrev

Aww, sounds good. I’m a fan of carrot cake too. Got to treat yourself once in a while!

Fjellrev

Aww, sounds good. I’m a fan of carrot cake too. Got to treat yourself once in a while!

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Fjellrev

I’m sure your banana bread must have turned out really great!

Ysaurella

I made a carrot cake as well because my daughter loves this cake :)
we are going to take 50 kg in a week !

Ysaurella

I made a carrot cake as well because my daughter loves this cake :)
we are going to take 50 kg in a week !

Fjellrev

Aww, sounds good. I’m a fan of carrot cake too. Got to treat yourself once in a while!

Fjellrev

Aww, sounds good. I’m a fan of carrot cake too. Got to treat yourself once in a while!

Fjellrev

Aww, sounds good. I’m a fan of carrot cake too. Got to treat yourself once in a while!

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First, please forgive me for my English and all the grammatical mistakes you’ll find in my posts.
As English isn’t my mother tongue it sometimes makes things more difficult to express cleverly and accurately what I feel.

I was mainly in black flavoured teas, green as well if not bitter.
I’m now drinking much straight teas because my palate is now developed enough to appreciate them .

My favourite brands are : Mariage Frères,Theodor,Butiki Teas,Dammann Frères, Betjeman & Barton.
My ratings are as follow :

100 to 95 : my darlings; always in my cupboard

94 to 90 : Excellent tea, often in my cupboard

89 to 80 : very good tea, a pleasure to drink it

79 to 70: not bad even nice, why not having it sometimes, but well, not so urgent !

69 to 50 : Meh, deceptive or just not for me – but has some qualities

49 to 30 : I just don’t appreciate it

Under 30 : is this tea ?!?!?

My tea blog (in French)
http://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/

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