Last week I reviewed another tea from Voce Fruit Tea, their Lemon Ginger. I was instantly impressed with how delicious, fresh, natural, and amazing the tea. Today I wanted to try their banana offering. I’m sort of a banana freak and am always on the search for a banana flavored tea. You find them here and there but typically the banana flavor comes off light or chemical tasting. After having the Voce Fruit Tea’s Lemon Ginger, I knew that this banana flavor was going to be on point since they do not use anything but dried fruit in their blends.
For this blend I brewed the tea with freshly boiled water and allowed the tea to steep for 7 minutes and just left the tea bag in the mug while I enjoyed the brew. I did this with the Lemon Ginger offering and the tea just seemed to get better and better the longer the tea brewed and the Goldenberry Banana Cinnamon is no different.
First off you are greeted with fresh notes of banana and cinnamon. And that is exactly what you get in taste as well. The banana flavor reminds me of a quality dried banana chip instead of a fresh banana. Regardless, the banana flavor is delicious and doesn’t have that artificial feel like I’ve had in the past. The cinnamon adds its own charm playing well with the banana flavor. For the goldenberry piece, I can’t really say I taste much berry like flavor. I am getting a sweetness here and there that I can’t identify so I’m wondering if that is the goldenberry. The description of this tea indicated the tea should taste like banana bread and I have to say, they are pretty close to nailing that flavor profile.
Over all, this tea is downright delicious. After having a few cuppas of this hot, I’m excited to try this as a cold brew like I did with the Lemon Ginger. I was able to drink off of one serving of the Lemon Ginger for almost tea days- brewed both hot and cold and I have a feeling this serving of Goldenberry Banana Cinnamon will be the same.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Fruit
Where to Buy: Voce Fruit Tea
You might not be familiar with goldenberries, but they are widely considered to be a superfruit, with a bright flavor that is similar to apricots. Our blend of organic goldenberries, organic bananas, and organic cinnamon is an unexpected treat that is reminiscent of warm banana bread, right out of the oven. It has a smooth and subtle flavor that goes down nice and easy.
Ingredients: organic dried bananas, organic dried, goldenberries, organic cinnamon chips. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
We have a LOT going on TODAY at Sororitea Sisters…Mountain Roasted Green Tea from Shan Valley is one of them and the other thing is that we will be participating in this years Vegan MoFo! If you aren’t familiar with Vegan MoFo they have a WONDERFUL WEBSITE explaining more. If you ARE familiar with the annual vegan bloggers push WELCOME! Of course the Sororitea Sisters TWIST on Vegan MoFo will be featuring Vegan Teas at least once a day throughout the month of November!
Today’s VeganMoFo Prompt is “What’s your favorite food” – well – here at SororiTea Sisters – TEA is a MAJOR Food Group! We have vegan, vegetarian, and non-veg bloggers in our SororiTEA. But regardless of each of our preferred diets and food intake we KNOW there are a LOT Of vegetarian and vegan TEA FREAKS out there and that’s why we thought this match-up was a perfect fit!
Mountain Roasted Green Tea from Shan Valley is our highlighted tea of the day! This roasted green tea is really something special with it’s long and winding grey-green colored leaves. The dry leaves smell so fresh and vegetal. Once infused the color of the tea water is that of a paler brown with orange hue.
The aroma and flavor of Mountain Roasted Green Tea from Shan Valley is fresh, fragrant, roasted, vegetal, and woodsy. It’s like NATURE in a cup! The more you let this tea cool at room temperature the more the sweeter woodsy and sweeter floral notes come out to play!
When it comes to favorite foods – in our case beverages – the Sororitea Sisters vote for making and sharing TEA with friends and family – and even strangers! Mountain Roasted Green Tea from Shan Valley is an interesting green tea to do that with – that’s for sure!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Shan Valley
Mountain Roasted tea is our premium tea harvested year round and roasted to perfection. It has a nice roasted taste and smell blended in with the more subtle fresh flavor of the tea.