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FIRST NOTE WOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Ok when I saw this tea I had to grab it. I love Franks banana flavor and it has coconut? YESTH!!!

Ok the dry leaf smells exactly like banana pudding. It’s a really strong sent too. Very sweet and creamy, with a lot a banana and a hint of coconut. The brew smells just as good as well.

Ok one thing I have noticed is that Franks banana flavor doesn’t come out when it is hot. I mostly tasted sweet black tea. But hey, you eat banana pudding cold right? So after I put a nice bit of lite agave nectar in my cup and left it in the freezer to get cold……. it was perfect. Supper sweet and pudding like. I loved the hints of coconut as well. The black tea base is good as well with a nice light malty flavor and little astringency. I bet this would do great as a late’.

Overall it is a very good tea and definitely taste like banana pudding. The only down side is that it isn’t as good warm, but that is fine with me.idea pops in head I SHOULD EAT VANILLA WAFERS WITH THIS!!!!


Specifics

Pot: Porcelain
Water: 8oz per steep
Leaf: 1.5 tsp (5 grams)
Steep Time: 2:45 minuets; 3:00 minuets
Sweetener: a good small spoon full per 8 oz

Combined two steepings in one cup.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec
CHAroma

I’ve found with many of Frank’s teas that they don’t re-steep very well. So combining two steepings in one cup could have diluted the flavoring. Maybe it would taste better warm/hot if you drink one steeping at a time?

Awkward Soul

I was tempted to get this one, but I’m not a big fan of Frank’s blacks. ZOMG, latte, with whipped cream, banana slices and vanilla wafers!

Ze_Teamaker

@CHAroma: Yeah I have read that before. But, usually when I combine them I still get a decent amount of flavor. That and with some of his blends if I don’t combined they can be really overpowering i.e. Cuba Libre. I think it has more to do with the type of flavoring; and after the few banana flavors I have had from him they don’t do well hot.

Next time I make it though I will just do the 1 steep and see if anything changes, since the possibility is still there.

@Awkward Soul: I KNOW!!! I have been wanting to do that, but I am all out of almond milk and they were out of it the other day at the store.

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CHAroma

I’ve found with many of Frank’s teas that they don’t re-steep very well. So combining two steepings in one cup could have diluted the flavoring. Maybe it would taste better warm/hot if you drink one steeping at a time?

Awkward Soul

I was tempted to get this one, but I’m not a big fan of Frank’s blacks. ZOMG, latte, with whipped cream, banana slices and vanilla wafers!

Ze_Teamaker

@CHAroma: Yeah I have read that before. But, usually when I combine them I still get a decent amount of flavor. That and with some of his blends if I don’t combined they can be really overpowering i.e. Cuba Libre. I think it has more to do with the type of flavoring; and after the few banana flavors I have had from him they don’t do well hot.

Next time I make it though I will just do the 1 steep and see if anything changes, since the possibility is still there.

@Awkward Soul: I KNOW!!! I have been wanting to do that, but I am all out of almond milk and they were out of it the other day at the store.

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I have been drinking and makeing tea for me and my mom for most of my life and have been starting to get into loose teas.

I like fruity, spicy, strong teas, Chai’s, Black, and Rooibos. I have recently been trying and getting into Oolongs…

90-100
Just love it and might keep as a staple
80-90
Really liked it, and makes a above average cup
70-80
Is good, but might not have a lot of complexity or wow factor. Is pretty average
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It’s ok, but not great. Might need added ingredients or tweaking, and is below average.
50-60
Would only if nothing else was available. Would not recommend to someone.
Below 50
Bad tea is bad

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