Coconut Banana Cream Pie Houjicha/White Tea v.2

Tea type
Green White Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
banana, Coconut, Cream, Custard, Tropical, Vanilla
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
160 °F / 71 °C

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  • “Definitely ordered more of this because it’s amazing, so I’m going to town on my current bag of it. Seriously one of my fave teas right now – the flavouring is absolutely perfect. Probably better...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I am always a fan of teas with banana flavors, so I had to try this tea as soon as it came out. This tea smells amazing in the dry leaf, both tropical with the coconut and banana, and dessert-like...” Read full tasting note
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This tea was previously blended by Frank back in 2011 and last year, when I was gathering ideas for archived blends to include on the 12 Teas of Christmas poll, this is one that was requested and much to my surprise, it actually won a winning majority of the votes. However, I didn’t include it in the box because Houjicha (and white tea) happen to be a very “big” leaf tea – and make for a very full pouch of tea. Because space in the cute little boxes that I utilized for last year’s 12 Teas of Christmas was limited, I couldn’t include such a bulky tea for the holiday countdown – so instead, I put it on the calendar for featured reblends this year . . . as early as possilble.

But I did make a little change to the blend this time around. Instead of using just houjicha, I decided to go with my blend of houjicha and Yue Guang Bai White tea. The white tea lightens the houjicha just enough to allow the flavors of banana and coconut (plus custard-y cream) to shine through this dessert-y tea without masking the toasty flavors of the roasted green tea too much.

Frank’s original description of this tea was:

Here’s a toasted green Hōjicha blended with freeze-dried bananas, our honking big coconut flakes and natural flavors. This is a truly delicious treat you are NOT going to want to miss out on.

And I agree – this IS a delicious treat you are NOT going to want to miss out on! I kept pretty true to the recipe except – as I’ve already mentioned – I used my blend of Houjicha and Yue Guang Bai – which in my (perhaps not so humble?) opinion, takes this already fantastic blend to a whole other level. YUM!

This delightful dessert in a teacup is VEGAN and gluten-free. It does contain coconut so if you’re allergic to coconuts, I don’t recommend indulging. All others, I highly recommend indulging because this is so good!

ingredients: white tea

organic ingredients: roasted green tea, coconut, bananas & natural flavors

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7 Tasting Notes

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Definitely ordered more of this because it’s amazing, so I’m going to town on my current bag of it. Seriously one of my fave teas right now – the flavouring is absolutely perfect. Probably better than the actual dessert.

AJRimmer

This is the flavor I was hoping to get when I ordered my mystery bags! They didn’t include any, but hopefully I can order some one day!

Kittenna

Too bad! There probably isn’t much of this left, I’m guessing. If you like these flavours, this would likely be a winner for you. It’s seriously delicious.

Kawaii433

Kittenna, how did you prepare it? I tried it once so far and followed the package instructions but am curious if you prepare it another way that I can try. I bought a few packs of this because I figured I’d really like this one.

Kittenna

@Kawaii433 – I think I use a generous 1.5tsp of leaf (two rounded 3/4 tsps; the leaf is fluffy) for an 8oz. cup, and water temp somewhere around 190-200 for probably 3ish minutes. I haven’t been terribly precise; this tea isn’t terribly finicky in my experience (houjicha + white are pretty forgiving).

Kawaii433

Kitenna, thank you <3 for responding. I will try it that way!

tea-sipper

AJ – there is still some Coconut Banana on the website (two tasters). Please buy them so I don’t and can stop wavering on buying them. :D

AJRimmer

I’ve made too many tea orders lately – I’m afraid you’ll have to buy them! :P

tea-sipper

I was expecting some rewards points from 52Teas from my birthday that I thought would hit the $5 mark, but it didn’t happen.. so now I’m not sure if I got the rewards points from my bday.

52Teas

@tea-sipper, I’m going to PM you.

Sorry, but this blend just sold out (my mother-in-law bought the last 2 pouches)

tea-sipper

Rewards points all fixed, thank so much Anne!

52Teas

If anyone else is experiencing problems with points they should have received but did not – please contact me via PM here – or you can contact me via the contact us page on our website. Thank you! We are working to get this fixed!

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I am always a fan of teas with banana flavors, so I had to try this tea as soon as it came out. This tea smells amazing in the dry leaf, both tropical with the coconut and banana, and dessert-like with creamy vanilla flavors. I’m not always drawn to white teas, but white tea suits this blend. The white tea has a gentle earthiness and nuttiness that feels like the crust of the Coconut Banana Cream Pie, allowing the sweet, custardy banana flavors to shine. This has been the perfect tea to kick off the spring season, and I find myself coming back to it day-after-day. Despite the tropical nature of the tea, I enjoy it brewed warm, though it is a tea that would be tasty iced, and/or with a splash of milk.

Alongside all the dried banana chips and coconut shavings, the white tea leaves are large and photogenic, with silvery fuzz and a curvy shape. The only downside is that the leaves take up a lot of room, so it feels like I’m going through my sample size very quickly. Do yourself a favor and kick off the warm weather with this playful, sunny, dessert tea.

Flavors: banana, Coconut, Cream, Custard, Tropical, Vanilla

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C
tea-sipper

Glad you like it… I resisted buying this one. :D

Evol Ving Ness

And somehow I managed to resist as well and now it sounds divine. GAh!

A2ShedsJackson / MrsPremise

I can’t pass up a banana tea flavor, but that’s just me!

Evol Ving Ness

Well, neither can I, but I was deterred by the base blend, not because it is necessarily a bad base blend, but more because it was a bit of a risk in the face of too many teas.

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