March Mad(Hatter) Tea Tournament!
Round #1 – Match #8 Art of Tea – Banana Dulce VS. Bird & Blend – Gingerbread Chai
At least here we have a match of two teas without caffeine! Brewing the Art of Tea, whoa, I didn’t think it was capable of being this delicious, even if it wasn’t this old. Some of the elements shouldn’t work – lemongrass with banana? Also chamomile & coconut. But somehow it does work, creating a cohesive yet unique mix of flavors. Definite graham cracker flavor somehow? It gave a real fight to Bird & Blend’s Gingerbread Chai, one of my favorites, which wasn’t really having a stellar steep here, for whatever reason. Seems a bit weak this time. Both are tasty teas though. Though I’m grateful that the Art of Tea is in abundance in my cupboard and the flavor is holding up, the Bird & Blend is always a go-to comforting cup. Winner: Bird & Blend – Gingerbread chai
It looks like I haven’t reviewed this yet, mainly because I have the same blend from another shop: Persimmon Tree Company’s Banana Coconut.