Hot Buttered Banana Bread

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banana, Butter, Walnut, Baked Bread
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 15 oz / 450 ml

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From 52teas

Here’s our premium black teas blended with real freeze-dried bananas, chopped walnuts and natural flavors. The banana is a bit strong on the nose, but the bread, walnuts and touch of butter are all there in the cup. This is an awesome tea, probably even better with a touch of cream and sugar. I’m looking forward to all of your reviews on Steepster.

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It is minus 2 degrees outside and this tea is perfect – so comforting with the walnut, banana and butter flavors.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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209 tasting notes

Another excellent tea from 52Teas! So sweet, creamy and buttery before I even added a splash of milk. I think I detect a slight bit of spice in there too. I don’t get the banana flavor, but I imagine that is me and my failure of a nose. Teas like this make me want to bake. But today it was way, way, WAY too hot for that. Heck the overnight low is expected to be 77, which just makes me want to cry. The air conditioner is struggling valiantly along, but it’s still darned hot in my apartment, so I won’t re-steep this one. I’m going to put it carefully away and save it for this fall. It is worth keeping.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

Resteep as an overnight cold steep maybe?

Maddy Barone

Maybe next time. The weather is gloriously cool and rainy today. Perfect weather for a cuppa and a book.


:) Sounds like a great plan.

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I need to preface this review: I had been reading about this company for several months and was wowed by the positive reviews only to find the company was closed (but on the verge of re-opening!) Once they did, I chose my samples wisely and figured I couldn’t go wrong with the highly praised ones. I just had to order from 52teas again after running out of my “Sun & Clouds” sample. 52teas, you are going to cause me to go broke! I can’t resist buy samples of new flavors I think I will love!

And now, this tea. I knew this would be one of the teas I would try if they offered it again. By the time I saw it, I’m guessing the samples were all sold out. SIGH. Let’s be real – $12 is a lot to spend to find out if you even like a tea. So for a couple of days I thought about it, would it be worth it? What if was really good and I missed out? Oh well, I bought it anyways. SO GLAD I did. It’s amazing.

It seriously does taste like hot, walnutt-y banana bread! I drank it so fast. I am going to hoard this, I can tell. =)

Flavors: banana, Butter, Walnut

2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I love banana bread and the flavor of this is spot-on DELICIOUS! Add sweetener and it’s like drinking desert from a cup. I let my daughter sample it and she requested that we order some asap, so I really hope that he re-blends this soon.

Thank you NayLynn for adding this to the TTB! This has been a lot of fun…now I have to look up who added the others. :))

Flavors: Baked Bread, Butter

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TTB&C #18

I pulled out a tsp of this last night before packaging up the box. I steeped this for 2 mins, per some suggestions for 52 Teas I have seen recently. I also added a tad bit of sugar since I was hunting around the house for chocolate:) I get a subtle hint of bananna and a bakery like teaste. This isn’t too bad. I am thinking the 2 min steep time might be a sweet spot for the 52 teas. Will have to try it with a few of the others I own. Thank you for including this NayLynn!

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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854 tasting notes

Just enough in a cheeky little sample from the wonderful ashleyelizabeth for me to brew up a pot of dessert, topped off with some vanilla soy. Yes, perfect with creamer and sweetener (or a creamer/sweetener duo like vanilla soy!); not as good on its own. But who needs to drink this on its own anyway? Yum.

3 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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374 tasting notes

I got this in a swap with ashleyelizabeth. Thank you!!!

So, I realized at almost 8 last night that I hadn’t consumed any caffeinated tea all day, and I still had almost 5 hours worth of work to do. I was not going to make that mistake today! I brewed a 3-cup pot of this and made it strong. I also got a work call, so I steeped it for much longer than I intended. It still turned out really well anyway. I could only wish the banana flavor was stronger, because what I really want to do is blend some of this with my favorite, Pancake Breakfast, and have Hot Buttered Banana Pancakes with Maple Syrup tea!

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 6 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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2374 tasting notes

This is a blend I saw that immediately sounded delicious, however, I am always very hesitant with 52 teas black teas and by the time i decided I was willing to buy a package, it was sold out. However, I didn’t feel so bad as so many reviews popped up that sounded like people were displeased with it. Even the wondrous keychange, who loves her 52 teas banana blends, seemed less than impress. Nonetheless, I was very happy when keychange included some in her amazingly generous swap package. Thank you!!

Tastewise, this does have a nice banana quality to it but there is also a strong base presence. There is also a touch of oiliness that can be representative of the butter. It is pleasant enough and I am glad I have enough for another cup but ultimately I won’t be sad to see it go and I think I made the right choice when I didn’t buy 2 oz of it.

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

damn it I was about to offer you the rest! LOL


Haha. I actually did like it but not enough to justify buying a whole 2 oz. I have Banana Pudding and I far prefer that.

Roswell Strange

I have a ton of Butterscotch Banana which makes me happy; I really liked that one.

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I had a surprise waiting for me when I got to the house. An envelope from MirandaGou! If you guys recall, a few weeks ago I was in a state of shock that she had disappeared from Steepster. All traces gone. She wrote a note of explanation to go with the teas. Awesome.

This was one of the teas she sent. Generally 52Teas don’t work for me. I don’t order them any longer myself, but it’s nice to try them in swaps. I overleafed slightly, and I steeped both a lower temperature and for less time. I’m getting banana here with a nuttiness in the background. There is a bread-like flavour in the aftertaste. I’m actually quite enjoying this cup. I need to remember to steep 52Teas at lower temperatures from now on.

In other news, I spoke with both my psych and conservation profs today. My conservation prof is a sweetheart, and said I could present to the class rather than the department, and we could just have my poster up for the department presentation. She jokingly said we could put a cardboard cutout of me next to it. :P My psych prof said that as long as I could get someone to switch days with me for the presentation that would be fine. I emailed and so far I have no responses, but worse case scenario – I book a flight back one day early. YES.

We also had a fascinating presentation in conservation today on wildlife corridors and habitat fragmentation. My ultimate goal is to be a conservation biologist, so this was endlessly fascinating to me. J was nodding off as I was telling him about it. Sigh.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

I’m so glad you rediscovered Miranda! I similarly wonder where Yvonne has gone off to…


Yay for Jamaica!


Haha yes me too. We sort of became more like friends, so I was a little distraught. Yvonne does seem to have disappeared though.


Yes Morgana! My parents are just making sure everything is a go and I’ll know for sure tomorrow I believe. The hardest part is done though. :)


So glad your trip looks like it will work out for you!


Love the cardboard cutout idea the prof had for u :)


Sweet! I really hope a classmate won’t mind switching with you.


Congrats on the trip! And I’m glad you found your friend :)

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I don’t know. I think that I’m starting to feel increasingly “meh” about all of these blends. For one thing, I feel as though they all taste the same, which could mean that they all taste the same, or maybe my mouth is broken. Either way, I feel as though if I were to have this tea, butterscotch banana, and pancake breakfast side by side, I would legitimately struggle to tell them apart. What I do remember tasting markedly different, however, was the banana pudding, which I loved.

In the bag, this smelled pretty spot on for hot buttered banana bread. You can smell the walnuts both in the dry leaf and as its steeping, and although they don’t feature too prominently in the sip, I imagine that it’s the walnuts that give the sip a bit of a dry finish. And aside from that, I honestly don’t know what more to say. It does taste buttery, I guess.

I finished the cup, and certainly didn’t dislike it passionately, but I do have like nearly two oz of it left now that I’m not sure what to do with. Some went off to VarieTea, but yeah, swap pile, mostly.

carol who

The title sounded so good. How unfortunate that it doesn’t taste that good. :( Did you add any sweetener?


I sure did, although not too much because I find Frank’s blends to be fairly sweet already. It really was a bit disappointment. I’ve already posted it in the swap thread!


Oh no. I am sorry that this wasn’t all that amazing since I know how you love Frank’s banana blends. Plus this sounded very good but the reviews of the lastest batch have not really been all that positive.


Oh god. I meant “latest” not “lastest”. I swear I know English.


I don’t think your mouth is broken. I’ve noticed similarities in 52teas stuff that is wildly divergent in flavor, which I attribute to the black tea base. I can imagine that if you add buttery/banana-y to the base you would get even more similarity.

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