airport tea! thank you teafairy for making this delicious blend! have to go! be back soon lol
“airport tea! thank you teafairy for making this delicious blend! have to go! be back soon lol” Read full tasting note
“I’ve really enjoyed this tea as an occasional dessert. I forgot to mention that I drank a cup yesterday afternoon, and since I was getting to the bottom of the bag anyway, I went ahead &...” Read full tasting note
“Sad sip down. I would re-stock this one for sure but I will probably replace it in my cupboard with Hello Sweetie when that one becomes available!” Read full tasting note
“Thanks to Stacy at Butiki for a generous sample of this one, that came with my last order :) This is possibly the best banana tea I think I’ve had. Ok, maybe second best, after Banana Oolong from...” Read full tasting note
Foxy Roxy’s Banana Walnut Treat utilizes our Congou Keemun as the base which provides an interesting contrast with the sweet banana flavor. We also added a touch of walnut which melds nicely with base without overpowering the banana flavor. One of our customers, Foxy Roxy, contacted us to suggest a banana Keemun blend. Since we were already working on a banana tea, we decided to test it out and we were quite surprised by the deliciousness of this combination.
Ingredients: Congou Keemun (Black Tea), Organic Walnuts, Freeze-Dried Banana Slices, Organic Lotus Stamens, Organic Natural Flavoring (vegan)
Recommended Brew Time: 3 minutes
Recommended Amount: 2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 212 F (boiling)
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I’ve really enjoyed this tea as an occasional dessert. I forgot to mention that I drank a cup yesterday afternoon, and since I was getting to the bottom of the bag anyway, I went ahead & polished it off today. I believe that puts me at 321, nowhere near as accomplished as my dear Sil, but each of us travel our own path…(dreamy space music here)
Thanks to Stacy at Butiki for a generous sample of this one, that came with my last order :)
This is possibly the best banana tea I think I’ve had. Ok, maybe second best, after Banana Oolong from DavidsTea. The banana flavour in here is so real and perfect (no banana runts here!) and I’m just getting a bit of nuttiness, which is hard to separate from the base, which is great and not astringent at all with the recommended brewing parameters. It reminds me in a way of Apres Ski (DavidsTea), except lacking in astringency in the base, and with more banana flavour and less dry, astringent walnut flavour. (Ok, so it’s not so much the same, but more along the lines of what I expected Apres Ski to taste like). Anyhow, again, this is another tea I probably wouldn’t order a bunch of for myself, but it’s a must-try for any banana lovers out there! (Unless you hate walnut. Or black tea. Although both are done marvellously here, so I’d recommend trying it anyhow.)
I feel like my tasting notes are a bit off tonight.. apologies, it’s the sleepiness and lack of focus :)
So the first time I tried this tea, I wasn’t such a fan. Too much bitter walnut skin in my cup. After having a few cups, though, this is really nice. Not sure if I’ll add it to a future order (there are other teas I “need” more from Butiki!), but would definitely be glad to be a recipient of it.
Today I added a small amount of brown sugar, and I’m getting a lot of banana. So neat. Yum. :)
The accidental pairing of Banana & Keemun
Soooo, being a big fan of The Banana makes me quite critical and hard to please when it comes to recreate its taste.
I have encountered only one banana tea that I truly enjoyed, the others end up tasting weird to me.
One day, I was drinking some Keemun tea while eating a very sweet and ripe banana. I thought, hey! That’s pretty awesome, they taste incredible together!
Then I decided I wanted to have fun and pretend I could make my own blend. I soaked some walnuts in a Keemun infusion then added some mashed banana and a little nutmeg. Beleive it or not, it was tasty! ( but of course the texture was awful, unless you like banana grime floats!)
I started wondering how come Butiki didn’t have a banana tea to offer, cause if someone can do it right, it’s Almighty Tea Alchemist herself, Stacy!
So I emailed her and told her about the accidental pairing on Banana Keemun and my own concoction. Turned out she was already working on a banana blend! She told me she had tried a few blends so far but was not completely pleased with the results, so she gave the Keemun a shot!
The rest is history :-)
So, am I biased when it comes to describing this tea? Of course I am! But the fact that I am is so irrelevant…just try it and see for yourself! It is fantatic!
The dry blend looks amazing as always. Lots of walnuts and pieces of sumptuous freeze dried bananas! I am loving the sweet natural banana taste, and paired with the walnuts, it’s an instant cupboard classic!
I love the fact that the taste of walnut isn’t overpowering. I’m glad she didn’t put any nutmeg, it would be too much. Her Keemun makes it just the perfect base to bring it all together. And it re-steeps pretty well!
Thank you so much Stacy for giving me my perfect banana cup and making me part of that process, it was so much fun! Whenever I have a conversation about customer service, I mention you cause you are the standard in my opinion. At this rate, I think your business will unstoppably bloom, like a big blooming tea flower!
But I hope not too much though…selfishly, I wouldn’t want to lose that proximity you so graciously offer :-)
ETA: Well, this was good while it lasted…but I’m afraid it’s all gone now :-( So long Foxy Roxy, till we meet again. Don’t want to tease too much, but this little tea just got better and better, such a nice and soft creamy bananarama delight, let’s just see how long I can resist another Butiki order!
My teas arrived today from Butiki and I wanted to try at least one of them even though it’s been freakishly hot weather for San Francisco.
I steeped this for 4 minutes and I’m sure I added at least two teaspoons of tea. I love banana flavored things but was a bit disappointed in this. I wonder if I got a cup that had fewer banana chips because I feel like the flavor is just incredibly light. It smells very much like a dessert and I get the walnut flavor. It’s okay but given the description I just wanted something with more banana flavor. I will retry another time and let the Steepster world know if my impressions change… adding a tiny bit of sugar did make a difference with this.
On an unrelated note I am SO looking forward to the weekend and some fun time with this really cute guy I know! ;-)
I like banana but I often hate anything manufactured with banana – I often don’t recognize the taste of the real fruit behind the overpowering “banana” flavour used. The only product made of banana I love is the Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream.
So I requested a sample of this one to Stacy with my last Butiki Order and I’m really happy because the flavour is so natural, subtle.
I love keemuns and this is no exception here.The banana is lovely and very discrete maybe a little too much discrete regarding my expectations.
Regarding walnuts, I cannot detect them but I’ll follow Terri’s advice to brew the blend an extra minute to see if I get much banana and walnut this way.
Keemun and banana really pair very well together.
I decided to make my first banana bread to eat with this tea and I’m surprised it is a success ! We don’t eat banana bread here except in american restaurants and I was afraid to have a too “dry” cake so I made the Rose Bakery’s version (a famous brunch’s place in Paris),with buttermilk and I’m in love as my cat is…he has already eaten half a piece ! Maybe I should propose him a cup of tea to pair with…
Thank you Stacy for this sample.
This tea always goes down way too fast. :) I didn’t even have time to add this to my cupboard and suddenly I’m working on the last cup of it.
It’s a real testament to how delicious this tea is that I keep buying it (something that’s pretty rare with flavored teas) and when I do, I positively guzzle it. It’s so yummy!
I politely request a long time of notice if this tea is ever in line of getting discontinued so I can buy an absurd amount to stockpile heh heh. :D
Upping the rating because this tea has stood the test of time and I continue to love it every time.