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drank Banana Nut Bread by Nelson's Tea
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This does sort of taste like banana bread. It has a sweet cooked banana sort of flavor and I enjoy the blend of bases. However, the cardamom really stands out, and I love cardamom but I don’t think it makes a lot of sense for a banana bread tea. I don’t think of banana bread as being spiced, sometimes it has a bit of cinnamon in it, but usually not in my experience. It also sort of brings out the peppery notes from the honeybush, which makes it taste even less like banana bread, especially toward the end of the sip.

Still an enjoyable tea, but I prefer the version from Adagio.

Flavors: Artificial, Banana, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Pepper, Smooth, Sweet, Woody

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Kelmishka

I’m going to add cardamom next time I make banana bread, just to see how it complements the flavors! XD

Cameron B.

Ooh you’ll have to report back lol!

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Kelmishka

I’m going to add cardamom next time I make banana bread, just to see how it complements the flavors! XD

Cameron B.

Ooh you’ll have to report back lol!

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Hi, I’m Cameron!

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