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drank Banana Walnut by TeaGschwendner
911 tasting notes

I’m getting a nutty smell from the dry leaf. No hint of banana, but I’m okay with that. Brewing, it smells like a peeled banana dropped in the dirt next to a bonfire roasting nuts. Which could be pretty much what they were going for. Once I’ve drained my handy dandy ingenuiTEA the leaves smell a little… candied maybe? And maybe a little synthetic? I don’t know but it’s kind of odd. Not hideous or anything. Just weird.

The tea smells more of roasted nuts but there’s still some dirt-covered banana in there, too. And…. it kinda tastes like that too. Nutty and then a bit of banana-in-dirt (without the grit). It’s weird but I don’t hate it. But it’s weird. Maybe it will be better sweetened… I forgot to bring raw sugar from home so I’m such using plain ole white sugar but I’ll deal. I put a whole packet in so yeah, pretty sweet now. Pretty much now all I’m getting is roasted (almost to the point of burnt but not quite) nuts and then sugar. There’s a weird banana-peel flavor on the tail end if I slurp. I’m not going to slurp anymore.

Okay, so yeah, it tastes like what it says it should. Walnuts and bananas. But it’s just not right for me. It’s not horrible and I finished my cup but yeah, that’s pretty much the only positive I have to say for it. TeaGermanname and I just don’t get along.

3g/8oz

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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
takgoti

Banana peel in dirt with fire and nuts? Hrm.

teaplz

It tastes like Laffy Taffy Banana candy and walnut leaves to me. And I didn’t like it either. TeaGschwendner is just not good for flavored teas.

Auggy

I didn’t get enough banana to say that it tasted of banana candy, but based on some of the whiffs I got, I could totally see it because it made me think of banana Runts. But most of the time is was faint enough that it smelled like really banana… and dirt. :)

S

Heh, when I was reading this, I imagined the banana runts type flavor. I don’t know how to describe “real” banana flavor…or, I mean, I can’t really imagine “real” banana flavor. It’s sweet and…chalky? No, that’s not the word. Argh.

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takgoti

Banana peel in dirt with fire and nuts? Hrm.

teaplz

It tastes like Laffy Taffy Banana candy and walnut leaves to me. And I didn’t like it either. TeaGschwendner is just not good for flavored teas.

Auggy

I didn’t get enough banana to say that it tasted of banana candy, but based on some of the whiffs I got, I could totally see it because it made me think of banana Runts. But most of the time is was faint enough that it smelled like really banana… and dirt. :)

S

Heh, when I was reading this, I imagined the banana runts type flavor. I don’t know how to describe “real” banana flavor…or, I mean, I can’t really imagine “real” banana flavor. It’s sweet and…chalky? No, that’s not the word. Argh.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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