Banana Bread Chai

Tea type
Chai Fruit Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Banana, Candy, Cardamom, Ginger, Spicy, Sweet, Walnut, banana, Spices, Cinnamon
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “Bird & Blend Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 12 I know I’ve had this before, but I have no recollection of it. Well, it does taste a bit like banana bread. It has a ripe banana-y flavor with a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Bird & Blend Advent Calendar 2021: Day 12! I am… not a banana fan. I find their texture repellent and gag-inducing, and the flavor does not make up for it. I’m also very particular about their...” Read full tasting note
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  • “B&B Advent 2021 Day 12 This one is fairly tasty. Almost like the gingerbread chai, but not as heavy as on the ginger (which I prefer). I’m getting mostly a rooibos base with some chai like...” Read full tasting note
  • “I decided to broke in this pouch as well. It’s from boxing day sale and I just couldn’t resist as it sounded so good. I had banana bread maaaaybe just once, and one day I will try to bake my own....” Read full tasting note
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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

The blissful smell of banana bread cooling straight from the oven – mmm! Spiced to Bird & Blend chai perfection, this hug in a mug is the perfect combo of banana, cinnamon, vanilla & cardamom.

Ingredients: Rooibos, cinnamon, ginger, freeze-dried banana, cardamom, vanilla pieces, natural flavouring.

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Bird & Blend Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 12

I know I’ve had this before, but I have no recollection of it.

Well, it does taste a bit like banana bread. It has a ripe banana-y flavor with a slight walnut-iness. The banana does go a tad bit candylike toward the end of the sip, not quite banana runts but perhaps banana taffy. I don’t get much from the spices during the sip, but then there’s a slight ginger tingle on my tongue and throat in the aftertaste. Touch of cardamom perhaps?

Not bad, but not remarkable. Does sort of taste like banana bread a little if you ignore the ginger part. :P

Flavors: Banana, Candy, Cardamom, Ginger, Spicy, Sweet, Walnut

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Bird & Blend Advent Calendar 2021: Day 12!

I am… not a banana fan. I find their texture repellent and gag-inducing, and the flavor does not make up for it. I’m also very particular about their ripeness—the smell or taste of a green banana (even slightly green!) makes me retch. Nor do I really care for the faux banana flavor, like the kind you get in banana Runts.

One of the few ways I’ll willingly eat a banana is in banana bread (I also use them in smoothies). So I was curious about this blend—what kind of banana flavor would it feature, and would I care for it?

During the first steep, I got a distinct fake-banana flavor, but it wasn’t terribly strong. The chai flavors—particularly ginger—come through a bit more strongly, and the banana was totally gone by the second steep.

Overall, I found this one inoffensive but not particularly impressive… there’s no bread-y note at all, unfortunately. “Banana Chai” would’ve been a more accurate name!

Flavors: banana, Ginger, Spices

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Mastress Alita

I have such a strong banana aversion I can’t even touch “fake banana flavored” things like tea or candy. A peel left in a breakroom trashcan will make me gag on first whiff. I can’t even watch someone else eat a banana without going queezy. I think you may be the first person I’ve seen on Steepster that hates bananas as much as me (though I can’t even have them in bread or smoothies!)… banana teas are wildly popular around here.

Kelmishka

Banana haters, unite! That is one STRONG aversion you’ve got. I’m now thinking of all the specific banana situations that would make me gag… haaa.

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B&B Advent 2021 Day 12

This one is fairly tasty. Almost like the gingerbread chai, but not as heavy as on the ginger (which I prefer). I’m getting mostly a rooibos base with some chai like flavours, but no real banana. I forgot about it and threw it in the fridge to chill, and I found the banana bread came out much more once chilled.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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I decided to broke in this pouch as well. It’s from boxing day sale and I just couldn’t resist as it sounded so good. I had banana bread maaaaybe just once, and one day I will try to bake my own. Hopefully the University workload will be slowly decreasing: as today I spent all day listening to the lectures in front of screen and I have no power doing some other things I should work on (eg. thesis).

Anyway, I digress a lot again.
Steeped two teaspoons in 300 ml. I have expecting more banana flavour, but it’s there. But the ginger is quite ruining it for me. I get it, it’s chai. But I notice only ginger and not the other spices. Maybe more of the bread note… something is lacking for me.

Flavors: banana, Ginger

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Just tasted in a latte for the first time. Foamy banana first sips combined with with hot ginger in the rest of the glass made this an extremely pleasant brew.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Advent Calendar Day 7

Excited to see another banana-flavored blend today and to try something else from Bird & Blend! However, I’m a wimp when it comes to spice and this one was just too spicy for me to appreciate. As I sip it, I get a nice spiced banana flavor, but the kick of the aftertaste is ruining the experience for me. Amanda sent a super-generous sample of this one, so I’m going to try brewing it as a latte to see if milk and perhaps a bit of sweetener tone down the spiciness enough to make it enjoyable for me.

Flavors: banana, Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I saw Banana Bread and had high hopes for this but it didn’t deliver. There is a spice that hits the back of my through which could be warming and nice if it was accompanied by anything other than rooibos. Something about this is coming through almost lotion-like.

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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge – December Theme: Holiday Teason Tea #21

additional notes:  The advent tea for today!  It’s a surprising one, as I guess it is a limited blend rather than a holiday blend, but I had it in my stash anyway.  My old blend of this, so it’s not really banana anymore, but I’ll take it for being a decent nighttime chai.

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Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar Day 22:

I liked this one. I cannot say whether is smelled or tasted of banana. The old sniffer is dead and gone. But this one was smooth and mellow and a bit sweet. After a coiuple of misses, I was glad to enjoy the whole cup and even re steep. The second cup was as good as the first.

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Let’s not talk about how much tea I bought on Black Friday.
Thanks to tea-sipper for sharing this tea! I was very happy to get the chance to try it. The flavor is very lightly spicy with just a hint of banana. It doesn’t taste like any other chai I’ve had before. It didn’t need milk. I can’t point out what spices I tasted, just that it was a tasty and subtle combo.

VariaTEA

I bought no tea yesterday :(

AJRimmer

Some sales are going through the weekend! But do what’s right for you and your cupboard (:

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