I am horrified at the number of teas that I haven’t written notes for. Particularly from this company, and when I liked a tea enough to have repurchased a decent additional amount! This is one of those teas – I picked up a handful of pitcher packs of it when they were heavily discounted, as it was cheaper than buying it loose. I had intended to drink it hot (which would make it last a lot longer), but given the size of my stash, I figured I’d give it a shot iced! It’s actually really tasty, and I remember why I bought it – it actually tastes like a banana split, specifically a mouthful of banana/chocolate sauce/whipped cream/ice cream. Yes, the chocolate is a bit fakey, in the same way that squeezable chocolate sauce is, but it works quite well here. The banana tastes, to me, perfectly ripe, and actually quite realistic. The ice cream/whipped cream elements just come through as an overall sweetness/creaminess. I’ll note that this tea is pre-sweetened, which I’m generally not a fan of, but at least it’s rock sugar here instead of something gross and artificial. If desired, the large chunks could be picked out.
I’ll admit, slightly pleased with myself for stocking up a bit on this one (I believe I was trying to reach free shipping, though I did like this tea.) I have two pitcher packs left (I think I lost one that may have been opened to the work mouse); will probably ice one and use the other for hot brews.