Banana Bake

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
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Flavors
Astringent, Banana, Cookie, Custard, Graham Cracker, Malt, Sweet, banana, Caramel, Cinnamon, Creamy, Vanilla, Baked Bread, Cream
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Edit tea info Last updated by Andrea Stephens
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 363 ml

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  • “Another sample from Cameron B I’ve been dying to try! Thanks so much! I’m pleased as punch that this tastes like one of my favorites: Butiki’s Smoked Banana Maple! At least the banana flavor is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Home – 9:00 PM After that icy peppermint tea, I wanted something more mellow and sweet. Enter banana! This actually has quite good banana flavor, much better than I expected (I’m too often...” Read full tasting note
    75
  • “The taste is definitely banana. It was pleasant up until the last little bit, which was bitter. If I were to pick a banana tea to drink, I’d likely pick one with a green base instead. Definitely...” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “277/365 A-Level results are out today in the UK, which means Clearing, long, long hours, and a lot of hassle. I certainly know how to pick my last two days at work! I made this one up in my...” Read full tasting note
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Robust black tea with hints of vanilla and banana take you away to a picture perfect winters day, all snuggled up with a cuppa and munching on a warm loaf of banana bread.

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2870 tasting notes

Another sample from Cameron B I’ve been dying to try! Thanks so much! I’m pleased as punch that this tastes like one of my favorites: Butiki’s Smoked Banana Maple! At least the banana flavor is the same, anyway. It’s got a sweet, ripe, natural banana flavor that I couldn’t smell in the dry leaf at all, but it just takes over the mug. The black tea looks like a lighter brew, but the flavor is brisk and malty. I didn’t expect the flavor to be this strong just eying the resulting color. The second steep hardly tastes like banana at all which is a shame. Possibly I waited too long to steep on mistake, wasn’t really paying attention and the water was cooler than the first steep. So it’s not the fault of the tea. But I really liked the first cup of this. Makes me wish I had some actual banana bread…
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug // 9 minutes after boiling // 2-3 minute steep
Steep #2 // 12 minutes after boiling // 3-4 minute steep

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Home – 9:00 PM

After that icy peppermint tea, I wanted something more mellow and sweet. Enter banana!

This actually has quite good banana flavor, much better than I expected (I’m too often disappointed by T2’s blends). It may not be the most authentic banana flavor, in fact it’s reminding me of banana pudding. But I love banana pudding!

The base tea is smooth with a little bit of malty briskness and a touch of astringency.

But mostly this is tasty banana pudding. It even tastes a little graham cracker or vanilla wafer-y. :)

I think my perfect banana tea would likely be a white base, but this one is pretty good!

Flavors: Astringent, Banana, Cookie, Custard, Graham Cracker, Malt, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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The taste is definitely banana. It was pleasant up until the last little bit, which was bitter. If I were to pick a banana tea to drink, I’d likely pick one with a green base instead. Definitely fun though.

AJRimmer

And I forgot to mention again that this is from my swap with Cameron B!

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277/365

A-Level results are out today in the UK, which means Clearing, long, long hours, and a lot of hassle. I certainly know how to pick my last two days at work! I made this one up in my Timolino this morning, since I knew I’d need a treat. Dry, it smells amazing, really banana-y and totally delicious. Brewed, it’s not quite as strong a flavour as I hoped it might be, but it’s pretty good. It’s definitely banana, but there’s an underlying caramel and cream kind of vibe that’s also really nice. It’s more candy banana than actual fruit, but I’m okay with that – it reminds me of those foam banana sweets, and I actually like those quite a bit.

The black base here is perhaps a touch strong for the flavouring, although it’s possible that I overdid the brew time a little. I’ve got plenty left to experiment with (a whole cube!), and I’m happy with how it came out anyway so things can probably only get better. I’m glad I took a chance on 100g of this one – I’ve tried so many disappointing banana teas, that it’s nice to come across one that holds up well against my banana-based expectations. It was a little bit of joy in a cup this morning.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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308 tasting notes

I have a soft spot for banana flavored black teas, so I had to add this to my order. It tastes more like bananas and caramel than a tray bake, but that’s fine by me. It’s sweet and it has nice banana flavor. There’s a bit of cinnamon which makes it taste a bit more like a baked good, but, overall, it’s just a sweet black tea with decent banana flavor. I’ve had a few cups of this – hot/straight, latte, iced latte. They’ve all been pleasant cuppas. Again, not a tea I’d rush out to repurchase, but I shouldn’t have any trouble finishing off my 100g.

Flavors: banana, Caramel, Cinnamon, Sweet

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One day I thought it would be really great if there was a banana flavored black tea I could drink. Not banana-coconut, not banana-walnut, not bananas foster, just banana. I decided to try T2’s Banana Bake, even though it supposedly has a hazelnuts in it. Luckily, I detected nothing but banana and black tea, with a bit of creaminess to it. Looking back on all this, I realized what I was actually pining for was probably Butiki’s Hello Sweetie, a tea I was only able purchase once, and immediately fell in love with. A tea, also, that will most likely never be replicated. But that’s unfair to compare T2 to, a nice, but much lesser tea, more akin I think to David’s Tea. I very much enjoy this hot, really don’t want to have it iced, and I think it may just carry me into the Fall season with no problem. Just a nice, banana-y black, good with breakfast or if you’ve got a craving for a dessert type tea. It will have to do.

Flavors: Banana, Creamy

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 1 OZ / 29 ML

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I personally like Banana Bake iced, with a splash of vanilla soy milk.
Utterly gorgeous.
Notes of vanilla, and banana through this wonderful tea.

Flavors: banana, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 3 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Sipdown (117)!

I had a good tea mail day today; packages from my tea twin VariaTEA and my Secret Pumpkin Anlina showed up today, so now I have a TON of stuff I get to sample and try! Even though my cupboard is only at 117, it feels like it’s swelled so much. But in a good way.

Couldn’t resist trying this banana tea as soon as possible, though; so it’s one of four teas from the two of them that I steeped up. And, this is really good; the banana flavour is really full bodied and fresh, and it’s complimented by a bouquet of vanilla and cream notes that make the whole cup so sweet and comforting. Additionally, the black base isn’t totally covered by the flavouring, and is very enjoyable without even the slightest indication of bitterness or astringency. The tea description also compares this to Banana Bread, and I can see the comparison.

Definitely a well done, and enjoyable tea!

Flavors: Baked Bread, banana, Cream, Vanilla

Sil

…and Sil leaps ahead….

Roswell Strange

I was doing so well ;)

Sil

haha i’m just trying to get to 91 before butiki order arrives so that i’ll be back at 100.

VariaTEA

I thought you would like this one. Glad I was correct :)

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Thanks Memily for sharing this with me. It is a pretty solid banana tea. Not something I immediately need to run out and stock but it certainly is nice and has a great banana flavor. I am happy I have much more to this sample so thank you once again.

Sami Kelsh

I’ve never had banana in tea and the idea slightly baffles but intrigues me. Hmm.

TeaBrat

Red Leaf makes a banana matcha that is really good

VariaTEA

I have the bananas and cream matcha and it is great.

Memily

Give it a go cold steeped or iced!

VariaTEA

I will definitely test it out that way Memily.

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Had this a few times now.
I’ve oversteeped and overleafed it, understeeped and underleafed it, made it with regular milk and soy milk, drank it with and without sugar, and straight as well.
Delicious every.single.time.
It means a lot to me when you can do whatever the heck you want with a tea and still have it taste so good.
This was limited edition and it sold out in most stores nationwide in mere weeks.
There are so many other teas I want to try but I bought a second box of this because once it’s gone, it’s gone. Unless it was super popular, which in that case they may add it to their permanent collection but no guarantees. Having said that, I have a feeling it will be brought back but I grabbed the very last box at my store anyway.
Have to comment on how damn pretty the leaves are as well. Dark and slightly twisted, with bright yellow strands weaved throughout, real banana pieces and bold red flecks.
Bring it back, T2. Please. Pretty please.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 450 ML
Celeste Alice

Darn, I reckon I’m too late to pick up at a box now. Only a few more weeks until I’m over in Australia as well!
I’m with you in hoping they bring it back promptly :)

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