Banana Pudding Black Tea

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Freeze Dried Banana Slices, Organic Coconut, Organic Natural Flavors (Vegan), Premium Black Teas
Flavors
banana, Coconut, Baked Bread, Cream
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 11 oz / 328 ml

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  • “Backlog from 2 days ago.. This smelled so familiar when I opened it…and it just came to me what it reminds me of! It’s like circus peanuts! Kind of a banana + marshmallow smell. There are huuuge...” Read full tasting note
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  • “And that’s a sipdown for this one! (164) I oversteeped it so the base is a bit more pronounced, and the banana is more liquorish than I would like, but it is still a nice cup. I haven’t ruined it!” Read full tasting note
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  • “A big thank you to Courtney for sending me this tea as part of our swap. I’m so happy to have it back in my cupboard! I had a great big mug of this today, and it was excellent. Lots of banana...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Once I was making Butterscotch Banana, I decided it would be fun to compare my other 52 teas banana tea. Having the two side-by-side, I think I can confidently say I prefer this one. Both are good...” Read full tasting note
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From 52teas

I was happy to have the opportunity to reblend this – mostly because I love banana teas and I’ll take up just about any excuse to make a banana tea. I find it a little funny, I’m not a big fan of bananas – I mean – I like them alright but if I’m in a produce market shopping for fruit, bananas are not usually the first fruit in my cart. But I love banana flavored stuff – banana ice cream and ice pops, banana bread, banana desserts, banana pancakes … you get the idea. And that adoration for banana flavored stuff extends into banana teas – and perhaps especially banana teas! Banana and tea just really does it for me.

So, here it is, the reblend of Banana Pudding Black Tea. The original description says:

You want to hear about pudding. Did you know that pudding was created using techniques for making Haggis and blood sausage? Eww. That’s not very appetizing…

Changing gears… Bananas are very yummy, what’s more, they are yellow and shaped funny.

Our Banana pudding flavored tea also has coconut, which some people dislike in pudding because pudding is supposed to be smooth and creamy and who wants shavings of coconut in there? But hey, it’s better in the tea. And I’m feeling a little loopy tonight and rushing to get this posted since it’s already late, but I think you’re all really going to enjoy this blend–mentions of Haggis and coconut aside.

I stuck pretty close to the recipe on this one because as I mentioned in my review of the original blend, I was pretty satisfied with it. One obvious difference is that the black tea base will be somewhat different because I’m using different teas.

And I’m really happy with the result of this blend – after a short cool time, I find the flavor to be very banana-y with nice coconut notes. As the tea cools a little more, the creamy pudding-like notes emerge – so definitely give this tea time to cool a little and your patience will be rewarded!

organic ingredients: black teas, freeze-dried bananas, coconut and natural flavors.

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238 tasting notes

I wasn’t wowed by this blend (or reblend), but it was a nice afternoon cuppa. I was a bit puzzled to see coconut in the sample bag, but, thankfully, I didn’t get a lot of coconut flavor in my cuppa. Even after cooling for ten-ish minutes, the “pudding” note wasn’t really present. I added a tiny bit of milk and that saved the cuppa for me. I love a good banana tea, and, while this one isn’t among my favorites, it was still a lovely little cuppa with good ripe banana flavor.

Flavors: banana

52Teas

I was a little surprised by the coconut – in the original batch of this tea. I didn’t really get the connection of coconut in a banana pudding BUT since the original blend was popular and what was voted on, I decided to keep the coconut in this. Maybe sometime, I’ll make a ‘banana custard’ which will be like this, only no coconut. :)

apieceofquiche

Banana custard sounds yummy. :)

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82 tasting notes

On the 5th Day of Christmas – I gotta tell you, I really wasn’t expecting this tea to do as well in the poll as it did. I mean – I really like this tea (a lot more than I remember liking it from the original batch) but maybe because it’s not quite as – unusual? – as say a pancake breakfast tea, I really didn’t expect it to be one of the winners of the poll.

But I’m glad it was because I love this reblend. This reblend definitely has a bit more coconut than I remember from the original blend – but I love how the coconut melds with the pudding notes. The black tea is robust and flavorful and there’s a lovely banana note.

Tasty!

VariaTEA

YAY!! I am glad this one is back!! Now I am even more excited for my dad to send me all my tea :P

Tabby

I keep hearing about the voting but can’t seem to find it on the site…? o_o

52Teas

@Tabby – the voting is over – we held the vote in June so that we could determine the list of teas that we’d be making so we’d have plenty of time to make them! :)

Tabby

Ohh, no wonder! Lol.

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53 tasting notes

Oh! Ohhhhhh!

It tastes like banana instant pudding. The kind that they serve in cafeterias with the nilla wafers. That stuff.

This really is candy-like (don’t read quite as far as Runts banana flavor, though) banana with a touch of vanilla and coconut. Pretty much spot on flavoring.

Like most the 52Teas black bases, err on the side of caution with temperature, because it gets bitter and astringent fast.

I need to latte this up with some toffee-flavored sweetener sometime. For science.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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8941 tasting notes

Thanks for sending this one my way to try VariaTEA I keep trying franks teas, hoping that some of them will stick for me like they did a year and a half ago, but something’s changed as none of them are ever very appealing to me, or when they are, the reblends are never true to form. This one is more coconut than banana to me. it’s anot a bad cup of tea but i’d be hard pressed to say that this was banana anything. :(

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Backlog. This one is fairly similar to Banana Pudding Genmaicha. The black tea base is light-medium bodied. Compared to BPG it has a more full, custard-like and creamy mouthfeel. It definitely says “pudding” a little more clearly. The banana flavor is more pronounced in the first cup than subsequent cups. It’s sweet like a ripe banana and very smooth. The second cup was more coconut and cream for me, with a touch of caramel sweetness at the end. Third cup was thin with a hint of coconut/nutty flavor.

Honestly I prefer the genmaicha version better. This one fell a little flat to me.

Pre-boil water,
1st steep: 3 min
2nd steep: 5 min
3rd steep: 8 min

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345 tasting notes

Thank you EvaGrimm for the cutest little sample. I was planning on saving it forever but since I’m thinking about getting Bananas Foster, I thought I should first see how 52teas does banana. This is yum, I bet it would be even better with the coconut creamer I learned about from OMGsrsly. This does not remind me of any banana pudding I have ever had, this is more creamy vanilla coconut with a little banana. I love coconut!

EveInOrbit

I’m glad that you like it!

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2219 tasting notes

This is a sample from wheezybee! Thank you. :)

It smells like the package says. Like banana pudding. I added some almond milk just to help the illusion.

I steeped almost-3-tsp in 16+ oz water. Yes, it’s a big mug, and it holds more than the advertised 16!

The tea feels kind of coconutty as well. Sweet coconut. Is that what those white pieces were? Coconut?

Surprisingly for me, I really like this tea. Normally fake banana flavours make me cringe, but this reminds me of a banana smoothie. All good. :)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Courtney

I also got coconut from this one!

Courtney

This just reminds me I have Banana & Cream matcha en route. Drool.

OMGsrsly

I checked after I posted, and it has coconut in it. :) So we’re not imagining things! I have matcha en route, but I have no idea what flavours. #excitement :D

Courtney

That is exciting! I may have broken down and ordered the 5+2 deal. It wasn’t really a difficult to convince myself either, more like I opened the website and the next thing I knew I had an email confirmation of the order. :P

OMGsrsly

These are Sil-samples. :) I don’t drink much at all, especially in the winter. I might consider a fruity summer order for breakfast smoothies though.

Courtney

I got Sil-samples in too last week. She is so awesome. That is what started my matcha madness. Combine that with just starting up drinking milk again and this is what happens.

Memily

Everyone* is drinking banana teas lately and I want them. I want them ALL.

*perhaps a slight exaggeration

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358 tasting notes

Starting this Saturday off with a new tea. To me, this tea is more coconut flavored than banana. Thankfully, I got more of the banana to come out when I added a little milk. Still a good cup, just a little more lightly flavored and coconutty than expected. Thank you, VariaTEA for this sample! :)

-Dry blend has medium black tea leaves and twigs with pieces of coconut flakes and small pieces of dried bananas.
-Dry leaves smell lightly of coconut. Tea liquor aroma is of fresh coconut with a hint of sweet banana.
-Tea liquor is a clear medium yellow color.
-Very light fruity banana flavor and finish. Light nutty coconut aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sugar.
-Good tea. A lightly flavored cup. Faint banana flavor. Coconut is more prominent.

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353 tasting notes

SO YUMMY. This tastes like banana and cream. I wasn’t expecting such a strong banana flavor so it was a nice surprise. Absolutely delicious!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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