Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
One of the things I find cool about blending flavored teas is that I can combine flavors that might not otherwise get combined. I’ve never seen butterscotch and banana combined in anything else, but guess what? It’s an awesome combination. Hope you like it as much as I do!
Learn more about this blend here.
At least once a month, I receive a package from 52Teas. I subscribe to their monthly package, which means that all the teas of the week are sent to me at the end of the month, after the final tea of the week for that month has been created.
For the month of November, THIS Butterscotch Banana Flavored Black Tea from 52Teas is the tea I was really looking forward to. Butterscotch and Banana? Yes please! I have been a fan of Frank’s banana teas for quite some time, and to combine it with the rich, buttery, caramel-y taste of butterscotch seems sort of … well, heavenly to me.
And this is really good. There is a bit more butterscotch than there is banana, and that was a wee bit disappointing, because I found myself searching for the banana flavor. Oh, I can taste the banana, but, there seems to be a little less banana flavor than I was hoping for.
That said, this is still a really good tea. The butterscotch notes are really yummy. And I love the way they meld with the black tea flavor – it tastes quite creamy and decadent. The black tea is robust and invigorating, and the butterscotch softens the black tea just a tad. The banana notes come in about mid-sip, and they are there … I just found myself wanting more banana.
Overall, a very enjoyable cuppa. I found that this tea definitely benefits from a short cooling time (most teas do) so that the flavors can emerge. That said, don’t let it cool too long, because I preferred this one hot. Still tasty when it’s cold, I found that the butterscotch notes were much more indulgent tasting when the tea is hot.