Company/Brand Name: Persimmon Tree Tea
Name: Chocolate Banana
Category: Organic Fair Trade Rooibos Blend (Tisane)
Form: Loose Leaf
Origin of the Leaf: Unknown
The Leaves: An interesting display of red rooibos offset by reddish-pink peppercorns and noticeable chunks of chocolate. The aroma of the leaves is sweet and inviting.
Additions: Organic Cacao Nibs, Organic Apple Bits, Organic Banana Chips, Pink Peppercorn, Chocolate, Natural Flavors
Flavor: A sweet treat that tastes of real banana, with a little spice, and just a hint of dark chocolate.
Overall: This rooibos blend is both complex and interesting; it definitely kept me interested cup after cup.
My first cup of this tea was amazing. I couldn’t believe that the banana flavor actually tasted like real banana. I was quite impressed especially since I was prepared for this tea blend to taste like imitation banana.
Once I got over my initial delight, I found that the Chocolate Banana tea also had a touch of spice to it. Not a lot of spice, just enough to create some depth.
Next, I noticed just a hint of dark chocolate flavor. It wasn’t very pronounced; rather it stood in the background supporting the lead.
Lastly, there is a soft-creaminess that brings it all together brilliantly.
I really love how Persimmon Tree Tea packages their teas. Each tea is shipped in a high-quality tin that has the name of the contents, as well as steeping instructions, right on the label. The tea canister even provides iced-tea instructions, if so desired.
I was also impressed by the presentation of the packaging. The tea canisters came nestled in brown paper shred, which made me feel as if I had just received a gift in the mail from a dear friend.
According to the Persimmon Tree Tea canister, 1.5 teaspoons of tea is to be used per cup of water. The recommended steep time is 3 to 5 minutes in water that is 200F.
I usually prefer to use my six-ounce glass teapot for brewing up a single cup of tea. However, because this tea has many small rooibos shreds, I decided to use my new Finum Brewing Basket, which worked like a charm!
I also suggest using filtered water so as not to miss any of the nuances this tea can provide.
Dessert Tea – Since this tea provides a low-caffeine cup, it is perfect for the evening when desiring a little something sweet as a nightcap.
Iced Tea – The Chocolate Banana tea is wonderful when chilled; it really brings out the spiciness of the tea.
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