Well, this is tasting note #500 for me. I figured since #400 was from 52teas, make #500 also! Since I think partially if it wasn’t for finding out about the amazing creations of Frank, I probably would a) hardly drink tea b) not have a ton of tea and c) not get to interact with some of the most marvelous people I know of on the internet.
It’s been about 14 months since I started using Steepster on the regular with a new account or name change, whatever I did at that point, so 500 at this point to me is quite the accomplishment.
One of the reasons I love tea so much is it gives you the ability to have multiple desserts without ever feeling sick. And even teas that aren’t flavored like desserts like this one can be just as sweet. Since my first note, I have learned so much about tea from others on here and from the very generous companies that realize what a tool Steepster is. I definitely was very much into flavored teas at first, and now I have a yixing pot for my favorite green oolongs.
I hope that my love of tea stays around for quite a long time…because if not, I have a lot of tea to deal with.
So this tea is a perfect way to celebrate 500. I added some agave to it and it’s really brought out the banana. It’s very much cinnamon otherwise, lots of cinnamon. As it’s cooled, there’s a bit more banana, but it pops with sweetener. And it’s a really good banana flavor, it’s not coming off like banana runts to me or anything candylike.
I’m not getting much rum, but I am enjoying the cinnamon banana flavor. Bananas foster isn’t typically a dessert I get to have, so this is perfect right now. I’m going to have to give it a try iced!