Banana TieGuanYin

Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Flavors
banana, Creamy, Floral, Grass, Vegetal, Violet, Banana, Butter, Cream
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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  • “I’ve no clue how old this is because somehow I never made a note (I’ve had more than one bag across time). I think this is a reblend (so not from 2015 :P). This particular sample size sat sealed...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Backlog: This is this week’s tea of the week! It’s really good. It’s just banana and TieGuanYin but they make a really lovely pairing. You can read my tasting notes on my blog: ...” Read full tasting note

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While scanning some of the reviews appearing on Steepster – as I often do – I came across a review for one of the older Oolong Teas produced by 52Teas and although it wasn’t a banana flavored Oolong, they mentioned that they taste banana flavors in the tea. So, I thought, hey, why not a Banana Oolong?

Sounds good to me! I thought it might sound good to you too. So I went ahead and made it – and I’m very pleased with the result – really yummy! The banana is strong but doesn’t overpower the sweet, luscious, lightly floral notes and hints of nutty flavor from the TieGuanYin. I love the way the tea and flavor meld – really nice!

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I’ve no clue how old this is because somehow I never made a note (I’ve had more than one bag across time). I think this is a reblend (so not from 2015 :P). This particular sample size sat sealed with me for quite a while now – waiting for a special day when I get over my hoarding (the sun is out and today is that day).

I find some green oolong and jasmine have a banana note and this tea capitalizes on that to create a more vivid floral-banana (slightly under-ripe) with a hint of cream. The tea is not the freshest anymore (slight funkiness), but it’s still lovely and satisfying my banana cravings. Subsequent steeps smooth out this tea’s weird bit while still remaining incredibly flavourful – maybe it was just the oolong complaining about the “first steep without a rinse.”

Steep Count: 4

EDIT – looking at past invoices, I see I picked this up around May 2021 (this year lol)! It was likely a batch from the 2020 Christmas reblend, so it’s not that old. Time flies.

Flavors: banana, Creamy, Floral, Grass, Vegetal, Violet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
52Teas

I would need to look it up, but I think I reblended this one last year for the 12 Teas of Christmas box.

CrowKettle

Oh, yeah – I stopped being lazy and looked up my order invoice – May 2021. This is still new-ish, which is why it’s still pretty good! You switched from the tan to the black packets since this batch though :)

CrowKettle

Also, relieved to know I wasn’t hoarding it that long :P

52Teas

Yeah – when I placed the order around this time last year for the pouches – the tan Kraft pouches were sold out – so I had just enough of the Kraft pouches to process the 12 Teas of Christmas box. So that was the switchover time. (Incidentally, I had to switch over because the Kraft packaging was sold out at the time. I need to order pouches again now – so hopefully my Kraft packaging is available now.)

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Backlog:

This is this week’s tea of the week! It’s really good. It’s just banana and TieGuanYin but they make a really lovely pairing. You can read my tasting notes on my blog: http://52teas.com/blog/tea-of-the-week-for-october-12-2015-banana-tie-guan-yin/

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