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Banana Nut Bread

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Fruit Herbal Blend
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Dates
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Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “*Great Canadian TTB* and sipdown!! (171) Sipping on this tasty latte while I stream the Veronica Mars movie (shhhh...). Thank you *Jeweled Thumb* for the chance to have another cup of this...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Classic impulse buy. I don't even like banana-flavoured stuff that much, but come on, this has dates! The dry mixture smells good, mostly like banana chips. Steeped, the tea smells like roasted...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I steeped this for 10 minutes based on other reviews here. I did test it at 5 minutes and it was fairly weak. The brew is a nice light yellow. I noticed that there is some oil on the surface...” Read full tasting note
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  • “So I did a Bad Thing again today, and stopped in at DavidsTea after hitting the gym... because there were ~9 or so teas I hadn't tried and was dying to! Soooo now I have six cups of tea sitting...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

Like all amazing recipes, this one took years to perfect – and it was totally worth the wait. This tea miraculously captures the flavour of freshly-baked banana bread. The taste of real banana slices blends perfectly with almonds and the sweetness of dates and currants. It’s fragrant, with all the warmth of a loaf hot from the oven. As deliciously comforting as mama’s special recipe, but without the calories.

Ingredients: dates, currants, almonds, banana.

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Just got my fall collection in the mail today

I don’t have the best track record with the cake or pastry themed teas from DT but it’s late and I don’t need caffeine right now I need winding down time tea also I need a mood boost because I accidentally ordered a tea I don’t like from DT because I was tired and spendy(wanting to spend badly).

Smelling the bag I’m worried..but my expectations are low so maybe I’ll be surprised(pleasantly). Smells nutty,bready and tiny banana notes.
I am disappointed in the small amount in the pouch since I like loads of herbal tea.But I’m not sure I’ll like this one..but I feel a tad ripped off.
I guess it’s because it’s all measured by weight and this tea happens to be heavy haven’t really been bothered before I guess I’ve just spent too much lately and am grousing randomly.DT I love you always and forever regardless!

I’m making up all kinds of words left,right and center and rambling.My university profs would frown me into oblivion but I digress.

Once steeped smells the same.Oily residue from the nuts’ presence is quite apparent. I steeped an epic amount of time mostly by accident but with herbals that can be a bonus and never kills the tea it just makes it more awesome.usually…

So I take a big old sigh and take a sip.

Reaction time.
VERY banana.
The sweetness is quite pleasant.
The backdrop is nutty but it’s not overwhelming at all.
I am actually enjoying this cup quite a bit which surprises me.
Leaves a wonderful sweetness on my tongue.
I think this is quite nice actually…and a good icing may be next!

It’s no Bamboozled..but it’s nice..wow I actually like a pastry/baked good DT!

Now I’m just sad about having so little.

OVERSTEEP THIS ALWAYS. and double the amount if you can.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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I am so sad – I just typed a nice long tasting note, hit save and got an error page :( I’m guessing due to the horrible rain outside! Let’s try this again (and I will copy and paste it before I hit save!)

I am already disappointed that I only bought 25g of this – it has such an incredibly authentic banana nut bread taste that I know I will want more, but because it is so dense 25g isn’t going to stretch very far. Being 5 hours away from the nearest DT stinks!

This has a perfect amount of sweetness for me. I like sweet, but not cloying, icky sweet. This is nicely balanced (and I added some vanilla agave before I even tasted it…I probably should have checked first but it is so tasty that I might be a little obsessed). I could definitely see myself making a cup of this instead of reaching for a sweet something to eat, which is a very good thing!

I hate the texture of bananas, and the other banana tea I’ve tried (banana daiquiri) was just kind of blah. This definitely hits the spot. I made it as a latte, but I got distracted and it was starting to cool off quite a bit by the time I got to drink it. Reading some of the other reviews, I am thinking that was a good thing, because I didn’t find it to be weak at all.

I have half a dozen or so new teas from my trip up to Halifax on the weekend, so I’m going to go make another cup!

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what a cup of heaven!! oh my…
the first time I tried this tea, the David’s girl gave me an extra half spoonful. I love how they always heap it on to make it super tasty. Right away, when I smelled this tea, I knew it was going to be deeeelightful. (that was on my third try, the first two times they were out, and when I went back to purchase some as well!)
I was tempted to simply hold the cup in my hands and let the smell waft around me, bathing me in that amazing aroma. Banana. Nuts. Dates. They all come through in a blissful marriage of flavour that makes me weak at the knees.
However, I do have one complaint. I find it a tad weak, even after steeping for ten minutes. Squeezing the bag with tongs helped quite a bit though, but it must be done carefully, lest the bag rip and spill the precious contents. I Break the banana up into smaller pieces so that it doesn’t rip the bag when squished.
Too bad my tea is mostly gone now. Atleast it left it’s scent in the tin…

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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I bought this awhile ago, tried it and didn’t really care for it. I love banana flavouring when it’s super strong and I must have understeeped it because the flavour was too weak for me.

This tea was calling my name today and I figured I’d give it another shot. I was very surprised at how much I liked this. I added a bit of agave to give it an extra kick and I’m thinking that next time I’ll try adding hazelnut agave.

The banana flavour is very authentic and the nuttiness fills it out nicely. As much as I like it, I don’t think I’ll buy it again because it’s expensive (darn heaviness!) and I doubt that I can get more than one decent steep out of it. That aside, it is delicious!

Edited to add: Okay, the resteep was pretty decent. Sigh, why do I ever doubt you, DavidsTea?

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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I had a sample of this from an online order. It was quite tasty. I gave it a generous steep, around 6 mins with the whole sample. It tasted like banana nut bread, but I enjoyed it because it was in liquid form ( since getting into a wider variety of teas, I’ve discovered I like the taste of nuts, just, not the texture.). Quite a tasty tea really. The liquor was a very pale yellow, almost like a first 30s steep of a green tea, but I still got a bit of flavour in it. I think I’ll get a 50g bag and hold this for next autumn.

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This is the tea that sold me immediately by smell. This and pumpkin chai were what I brought home from the David’s Tea Fall menu.
They captured banana nut bread perfectly, my nose would have been convinced I was sniffing a fresh loaf.

My first thought to looking at the dry tea was “is this trail mix?”. Once I brewed it in my tea strainer, I noticed bits of it were dissolving/falling apart.

The tea itself was a light colour. Smelt lightly like banana and the taste was a light with a banana after smell. It was alright for a banana tea (not usually a fan of banana flavoured anything). But since I had some chocolate milk in the fridge that was about to expire I decided to warm it up a little and froth it with my Aerolatte and made myself a chocolate banana bread latte.

After sipping a bit of the latte, I picked at the bits in the strainer and realized it’d be a waste to throw it out (the tea was expensive for what it is) so I threw the rest of it into my cup and ate it, which a first for me haha. I suppose it was tea turned soup?

I don’t usually bake but I’m pretty sure you can toss this into something.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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I’m shocked that I was able to get another 16oz mug out of my 3tsp as a resteep given the general opinion about this not providing a lot of flavor. I added a bit more sweetener this time and it’s really nice. Not the best decision after a hot shower, but drinking hot tea with a fan on is totally normal, right? =)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Seeing as how I begin every weekday morning with a warm thermos full of ‘Banana Nut Bread’ I find it fitting that this be the flavour choice for my second tea blog!

From the moment I opened my 75g bag of BNB and reluctantly walked out of DT, I knew that the aroma was not going to let me down once I had steeped myself a cup. At first whiff, banana was the most prominent flavour and was enhanced by the sweetness of the other fruits and nuts. After a seemingly long journey of anticipation to try this new tea, I arrived home and did not hesitate to start the kettle, grab my “HunchBack of Notre Dame” tea mug (given to me by my amazing Uncle when I was younger) and scoop two generous teaspoons of BNB into my infuser. Knowing that this was a herbal tea I decided to let it steep for as long as I was kept occupied with house work, as I figured this tea could only taste better with a longer steep time. Low and behold, 20 minutes later and BNB did not disappoint!

One of the first things I noticed about this tea, however, were the pale yellow colour and the thin layer of oil on the surface of the tea, which I assumed was from the nuts. Worried about the lack of flavour I was expecting to taste, having seen the colour of the tea, I was pleasantly surprised by the warm and subtle flavour that was left on my tongue. Contrary to the almost overpowering scent of banana from the dry tea, the nuts seemed to takeover the tastebuds once brewed.

Not being someone who is dependent on caffeine to wake me up in the morning, this is the perfect tea because it has all the flavour of fresh baked banana bread, minus the calories of course, with a sweet and smooth aftertaste that keeps me longing for more and happy the rest of the day.

I will note, however, that one of the only downfalls this tea has for me is its heaviness, which in turn drives the price of it up dramatically. Let’s just say that I won’t be spending upwards of $30 on a full tin of tea again anytime soon and am now using BNB as sparingly as possible without having to sacrifice flavour!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
BilichC

You just succeeded in making my mouth water. And now I really want to find this tea or a slice of banana bread… no, tea for sure.. it’s chilly right now… Collin Mocharie voice "Thank you… THAAAANK YOU! :D <3

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mmmm bananas and almonds! i was hoping for a bit of a sweeter taste from the dates and currants. it is there, just very subtle. i think this will be really nice before bed on those cold autumn evenings!
i will be stocking up :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I had fairly decent hopes for this tea. Expecting something more along the lines of a “banana nut bread” flavor (as the title says), it seemed to turn out to be a sweet “banana tea” instead. I hardly tasted any of the nuts or dried fruits as I had hoped.
[EDIT] Rating has been bumped up. As suggested in the comments, I steeped the tea longer (7 mins at least), and found the extra time allowed the nuts and dried fruits to intermingle with the banana flavor resulting in a more enjoyable tea.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
CupOfJoy

Same problem at first! If you let the tea steep a little longer, the nut is more noticeable! I recommend trying again!

DecemberMint

Oh brilliant!!! I will definitely try that again tonight! Thanks for the tip!

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