Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Trail Lodge Tea
When you drink this tea, it is like indulging in a slice of banana cream pie without the guilt. It makes a wonderful iced tea and be sure to check out the recipe page to see how to make a tropical milk tea with this product. Ingredients: Organic Black Tea, Organic Coconut Flakes, Organic Allspice, Organic Vanilla Beans, Organic Banana, and Organic Compliant and Organic Flavorings.
Learn more about this tea here.
I like bananas. I don’t love them, although … there are some things that are “banana” that I do love. Like banana ice pops, banana cupcakes and banana flavored teas. I also like banana cream pie, although it’s not my favorite kind of pie (Lemon Meringue is my favorite). So I was really excited to try this Banana Cream Pie tea from Trail Lodge Tea!
The dry leaf smells very little like bananas. In fact, if I had blindly took a sniff of this tea, trying to ascertain the flavor it would be, I would not have guessed Banana Cream Pie! I smell a sweet – almost perfume-y sweet – aroma, and it does not smell like bananas.
But the flavor is absolutely BANANAS! I taste the creamy, sweet taste of bananas and vanilla cream custard. The hint of coconut adds to the creaminess of the cup while imparting a delightful, complementary flavor (I love the combination of bananas and coconut!)
With the first few sips, I didn’t actually taste much in the way of a baked pastry or pie crust kind of taste … although now that I’ve had a few sips, I start to notice the pie crust flavor a bit more, and this taste is nicely accentuated by notes of allspice. It tastes like a good, home baked pie that’s been liquified and added to black tea!
The black tea flavor is not overwhelmed here, either. It is a fairly mild-tasting black tea, smooth and not bitter, this tea is robust enough to handle the strong creamy flavors going on without being overpowered, but not so bold that it offsets the flavor balance that has been achieved here. I love that I can taste each element of a Banana (and Coconut) Cream Pie, and I still taste tea too. And I love that every ingredient in this flavored tea blend is Organic!
This one is definitely a winner in my book!