drank Bananas Foster by 52teas
2565 tasting notes

Sipdown (187/192)!

EDIT: Sipdown (186/191)! I did a sweep through my cupboard looking for things to cold brew, and found another 52Teas blend I finished a ways back but never actually removed! Hooray for a slightly smaller cupboard!

Thanks VariaTEA for the sample! I think I’m still beating you in cupboard size, but only just. Gonna have to work on that tomorrow with my day off. I know I have a few easy sipdowns waiting for me.

I have to go in to work tomorrow on my day off because I was stupid and left my cell phone there. Urhg. I just wanted to lounge around the house and not do things; and now I have to go see my stupid manager who’ll probably be pissed the store was left so messy (but really it’s her fault for short handing me and giving me an inexperienced closer for the shift…). Bleck.

I brought this guy with to work today, but didn’t get to drink him until the bus ride home because it was so busy that I didn’t get to take any breaks during my seven and a half hour shift. Bleck. WE NEED MORE EMPLOYEES IN THE EVENING. Two people does not an efficient closing team make.

But the tea; it was kinda… Mediocre? Really there weren’t any overwhelming negative or positive flavors. A little bit of banana and maybe the faintest hint of rum or caramel? And as for the usually very powerful and astringent black base Frank uses: really well behaved and muted…

I feel like in the long run this will be one of those teas that just doesn’t make any kind of impression on me; and that’s ok – it makes me feel better about not buying it when I had the chance to.

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My name is Kelly. I’m a barely twenty tea drinker and reviewer living in Saskatchablah, Canada. I started drinking loose leaf fairly casually a little over a year ago, and at some point between then and now that ‘fun little hobby’ turned into a serious, serious obsession.

Typically I drink flavoured blends more that straight but one of my mini goals this year is to get that ratio to a more 50/50 level. I do a daily cold brew, and have at least (but usually a lot more) two hot cups of tea every day. Naturally I lean towards black or white blends, but I WILL drink everything; the last half year or so I’ve been challenging myself by further exploring Oolong and Pu’Erh which are the tea types I know the least about overall.

My default for preparation is Western Style with zero additives (the exception being matcha which I drink in milk with no additives); so unless I mention otherwise you can assume that’s how I’ve prepared my tea!

Favourite flavours/ingredients: Pear, Lychee, Cranberry, Cream, Melon, Pineapple, Malt, Roasty

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger/“Chai” in general, raisins, overly vegetal, chamomile

I also have a severe allergy to mushrooms; as such I do not drink Kombucha teas!

Currently exploring/looking to try: Straight Pu’Erh or Dark/Roasted Oolong, Sweet Potato flavoured blends.


Saskatoon, SK, Canada



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