I don’t usually gravitate towards banana flavored anything. I do, however, like banana nut bread and I also like chocolate covered frozen bananas. Banana flavor, though? Not so much. Alas, I was perusing DAVID’s website and decided to give it a try. I hoped that the banana wouldn’t be too sweet or artificial tasting and that the “nut” part would shine through because I absolutely adore anything and everything that is “nutty” (including people haha).
Upon opening my tin I swear this was trail mix! If I put this in a baggie and handed it to you, you would most likely start eating it. There were whole banana chips, dates, and little pieces of almonds. It smelled like banana, but I feel like it smelled a little artificial so I was concerned. I read on Steepster that you need to be careful when steeping this because apparently it gets messy. I used an in mug steeper and did not think it was too bad. I steeped this tea for 10 minutes, per the people on Steepster’s recommendation.
Once steeped it was a creamy and yellow liquid. I added just a small dash of agave and a splash of milk. Boy this tea was delectable! It really was delicious. The nuttiness truly does shine through. The banana is there, but its not in your face or artificial. It is not overly “banana” and is definitely drinkable and enjoyable even if you don’t normally like banana flavor. I think that this captured freshly baked banana nut bread 100%. Like, if I took banana nut bread and turned it into a liquid, it would taste like this tea. The dates add a slight sweetness to the overall cup, but the nuts really shine through and mingles with the mellow banana flavor. This is a total dessert replacement tea. Perfect for winding down after dinner.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Tisane
Where to Buy: DAVIDsTea
Like all amazing recipes, this one took years to perfect – and it was totally worth the wait. This tea miraculously captures the flavour of freshly-baked banana bread. The taste of real banana slices blends perfectly with almonds and the sweetness of dates and currants. It’s fragrant, with all the warmth of a loaf hot from the oven. As deliciously comforting as mama’s special recipe, but without the calories.