Strawberry Banana Black

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Astringent, Banana, Strawberry, Fruity, Tea, banana
Sold in
Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Angrboda
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 25 oz / 739 ml

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

40 Images

0 Want it Want it

5 Own it Own it

8 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Another of my “old” 52 Teas blends. I’m actually pretty sure I’m nearly through the 2oz pouches I have left, which are the really old ones. I’ve maybe four or five or those left to try. After that,...” Read full tasting note
    60
  • “When I first had this tea the strawberry and banana flavour was heavy in the cup. It was nicer cold-brewed but still respectable as a hot tea as well. The last cuppa I had as a sipdown was a...” Read full tasting note
    73
  • “Second review. I ended up putting milk and honey in this one and it mellowed out the straight black tea flavor and let a bit of the strawberry banana shine through. It was still a mild background...” Read full tasting note
    65
  • “I was a little disappointed with this one. Didn’t taste as I had hoped or expected. Very very plain compared to other Banana teas I’ve had in the past.” Read full tasting note
    36

From 52teas

I think someone suggested this. Honestly, I can’t remember. I’m getting old and you know they say the memory is the second thing to go. Wish I could remember what the first is. Anyway, of all of our teas, our banana teas and our strawberry teas seem to be extra popular, so why NOT make a strawberry banana tea? Sure, I imagine it’s not the most original combination we’ve ever come up with, but it might just be one of the most delicious!

About 52teas View company

At 52teas.com, you will find unique, hand-blended artisan loose leaf teas: a new limited edition creation every week of the year. We pride ourselves on offering truly unique, one-of-a-kind tea blends that you won’t find anywhere else.

8 Tasting Notes

60
2238 tasting notes

Another of my “old” 52 Teas blends. I’m actually pretty sure I’m nearly through the 2oz pouches I have left, which are the really old ones. I’ve maybe four or five or those left to try. After that, I’ll be on the sample pouches which are still “old” 52 Teas but newer (if that makes sense!), and then after that there’ll just be “new” 52 Teas stuff left. Who says I can’t get my cupboard under control within the next decade?

Anyway, I wanted to like this one. Like, really wanted to like it. It’s my second banana tea of the day, but sadly, again, there’s not as much banana as I’d hoped.

I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 3 minutes in boiling water. As with Bananas Foster, there’s a touch of astringency in the initial sip, but it’s nothing I can’t overlook. The main flavour here is strawberry, and while that’s nice, I was really looking forward to the combination of strawberry and banana. It’s not here, but the strawberry does have a yoghurty, almost smoothie-like vibe to it so that’s something. I added a splash of milk to my cup, and I think it helps with that at least a little. Otherwise, this is just your basis artificial-strawberry tea. Not bad, but not amazing.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

73
117 tasting notes

When I first had this tea the strawberry and banana flavour was heavy in the cup. It was nicer cold-brewed but still respectable as a hot tea as well. The last cuppa I had as a sipdown was a couple months later and it had developed and astringency that I was not fond of. Farewell old tea.

Flavors: Astringent, Banana, Strawberry

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

65
258 tasting notes

Second review. I ended up putting milk and honey in this one and it mellowed out the straight black tea flavor and let a bit of the strawberry banana shine through. It was still a mild background flavor but it was nice enough. Enough for a small uptick in rating.

Flavors: banana, Strawberry

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

36
5 tasting notes

I was a little disappointed with this one. Didn’t taste as I had hoped or expected. Very very plain compared to other Banana teas I’ve had in the past.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85
95 tasting notes

This is a tasty tea that reminds me of strawberry banana yogurt with fruit at the bottom, which was always my favorite yogurt flavor. The flavors evoke a sense of sweetness about the tea without actually being sweet. The strawberry is a little candy-like and is equally balanced by the banana and tea. I am enjoying this chilled.

Flavors: banana, Strawberry

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 tsp 64 OZ / 1892 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

79
3098 tasting notes

It’s the oddest thing… I always end up sipping a few 52Teas blends right in a row. I’ve done that a few times now! This was from the mystery grabbags that Marzipan, Mandy and I shared. No one wanted this one, so I bought the entire pouch. I didn’t mind.. I love 52Teas banana blends and I have quite a few! Banana might be my favorite flavor from 52Teas just because no one else really attempts or does a very good job with it. Combined with the newer black tea base there are plenty of strawberries and banana pieces! The taste and fragrance is mostly sweet strawberries. I wouldn’t mind more banana flavor… a big piece of banana landed in my infuser too! Not a terrible blend… meets the strawberry craving anyway. A cream flavor could have made it a sundae or smoothie blend… imagine dried ice cream pieces! This blend certainly deserves more than one rating.
Steep #1 // just boiled // 3 min

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

78
4843 tasting notes

Backlog:

OK, I just was not excited about this tea to tell you the truth. I’m not big on the flavor combination of strawberry and banana. It seems like it’s “the” flavor combination, because you can find strawberry/banana yogurts and other things, but I just never have gotten into this combination. I prefer the two fruits separate … together … they both seem to lose a bit of the wow factor for me.

And what made it worse for me is that this was released on my birthday week. I wanted a tomato tea. Yes, another tomato tea. Frank has since explained to me why this won’t happen but that doesn’t keep me from wanting another tomato tea.

If nothing else, he could have put a couple of heavy doses of chocolate into this and made Chocolate Strawberry Banana black tea.

But no. Strawberry banana. OK.

Be like that.

I was happily surprised by this tea though. I actually quite enjoyed it. The strawberry is sweet with a little bit of that berry tart, and the banana isn’t quite as strong as the strawberry but it offers a sweet understated flavor and a pleasant creaminess. The black tea seems different from what I remembered the black tea base tasting like, it seems to have lost some of the richness to it, but it’s still an enjoyable base. Smooth and round, not too astringent.

I liked this more than I thought I would. But I would have been happier if it were a tomato tea.

albertocanfly

I agree! I don’t understand all the hullabaloo about this flavor combination.. it often ends up so lack luster. Glad this tea exceeded expectations, though!:]

yyz

Maybe not what your looking for but Betjeman and Barton have a tomato tea http://www.betjemanandbarton.com/en/les-parfumes/299-jardinier.html. If interested you can phone order it from Montreal for a reasonable shipping rate.

LiberTEAS

Interesting … I might have to look into this company. Thanks!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.