Nice and light. Not too sweet. Mostly grapefruit taste, not banana.
“Nice and light. Not too sweet. Mostly grapefruit taste, not banana.” Read full tasting note
“Tastes like a fruit smoothie. Grapefruit is not dominant, and banana makes the overall blend creamy.” Read full tasting note
“Sample from variatea. :) I’m not a fan of David’s tea. I find them too expensive, not all that exciting and often they have too much damn stevia in their blends or other artificial sweetener. ...” Read full tasting note
“Banana Grapefruit? Nah fam, that sounds awful. That’s what I thought to myself when I saw the name of this blend. I had completely written it off, and then I went to the DT website and saw that it...” Read full tasting note
Hey, smoothie lovers: Try this day-brightening, fruity black tea blend. With creamy banana and a splash of zesty pink grapefruit, it’s a tropical treat you can sip anytime. Try it on the rocks for a deliciously caffeinated iced tea that’ll leave you invigorated and totally refreshed. It’s bananas!
Apple, candied mango (mango, sugar), black tea, banana chips (banana, highly refined coconut oil, sugar, flavouring), apple pomace (apple pomace, citric acid), sunflower blossoms, grapefruit peel, natural flavouring.
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GrapefruitBayswater Tea Co.
Sample from variatea. :) I’m not a fan of David’s tea. I find them too expensive, not all that exciting and often they have too much damn stevia in their blends or other artificial sweetener. Ugh. But I DOlike trying new teas and I do like banana and grapefruit.
This one had good banana flavour but the grapefruit was sort of meh. That’s about all I remember from when I had it lol. I’ll have to try it again and see where I land again.
Banana Grapefruit? Nah fam, that sounds awful.
That’s what I thought to myself when I saw the name of this blend. I had completely written it off, and then I went to the DT website and saw that it was a fruity black tea blend. Uh, I love fruity black tea blends. I love banana black teas. I really enjoy grapefruit in tea as well. I put it in my cart with a few (sadly) retiring teas that I wanted to stock up on. I decided to wait it out for the next collection to drop. I’m usually a fan of DT’s iced tea/summer blends because I’m a proud member of #teamhibiscus, so I figured there was a decent chance that something new would come along that I’d want to try.
Welp, before that actually happened, someone in the FB fan group mentioned a 20% off code that worked on even the smallest quantity of tea sold on the website — 2 ounces on the US site, usually you have to buy 4 ounces or more of a specific tea to use these sorts of discounts. So, I bit the bullet. If I hated it, I could easily get through 2 ounces of tea if I made it iced, which is how I’d intended to prepare it anyway.
To my complete (and pleasant) surprise, I really enjoy it. I tried it both hot and iced, just to see if the notes varied vastly. They didn’t. The hot cuppa had a bit more of a pronounced grapefruit flavor to my tastebuds, but otherwise they tasted quite similar. It’s truly a fruit infusion with just a handful of black tea leaves. That’s not a complaint, just an observation. There’s minimal black tea flavor. It just adds some body, serving as a vehicle to carry the other ingredients. The banana note is there, but it’s more creamy, subtle banana flavor than in-your-face banana flavor. The mango really adds to the blend’s tropical juice vibes, and the grapefruit offers a light, zesty citrus note.
It sounds really weird combination of ingredients. But, it’s definitely worth a sample if you like fruity/tropical blends. I’ll be stocking up on this in the coming weeks.
Flavors: banana, Grapefruit, Mango
I was so excited for this one, and it does not disappoint. I really enjoy the DavidsTea blends with banana chips in them, as I love the creamy sweetness that they add to the mix. I also love grapefruit, and it’s done perfectly here, reminding me of pink grapefruit sorbet. So refreshing and sweet. I get a good amount of the tropical mango as well.
Creamy banana, sugared pink grapefruit, and tropical, perfumey mango. I love the scent of this and wish that I could get it in a perfume, and it tastes as good as it smells. It’s sweet, but not overly so, and makes me feel like I’m on vacation at a tropical island. I’m usually not wild about fruity teas, but this one is hitting all the right notes for me, and I’m definitely going to be stocking up.
The tropical scent is wafting all around me from my cup this morning and it just makes me feel happy :)
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I’ve been struggling to figure out what I want to say about this tea because, for me at least, it’s been a part of my weekly tea rotation for months now. Like, I don’t want to jump the gun and say it’s my all time favourite tea from DT but at the same time… It might be!?
Like, I have about 700g of this tea in my house right now and another few hundred grams of it in my desk at work – I’ve never had so much of one tea before, but I’m just so worried that this tea isn’t going to be appreciated and I don’t want to run out of it. I drink it probably two or three times a week, and it’s funny to me because on Steepster this is going to show up as my “first time” ever having this tea, but I think it might actually be my most consumed tea… ever.
I do prefer it hot over iced, but it’s quite enjoyable iced too! And I know that Banana Grapefruit sounds like a very weird and unusual flavour combination because, well, it is. However, it works! This was inspired very heavily by smoothies, and I 100% get that when I drink the tea: it’s tangy, fresh and fruity with a lot of obvious citrus note brightness from the grapefruit in the blend but it’s also creamy, and dense and rich. It’s everything that I would expect from a smoothie flavoured tea, except for the fact that you can’t really add milk to this blend. It’s funny; six months ago I would have said that grapefruit was simply just one of those flavours that DT couldn’t nail in an enjoyable way, and within the last six months two of the blends I’ve enjoyed the most from DT have been grapefruit flavoured. Never would have expected that.
I find I can taste both the banana and the grapefruit in this blend, as well as just a general tropical fruit vibe (pineapple/mango like without being distinct pineapple and mango) but I do think I taste the banana just a smidge more.
So yeah – I think my list of all time favourites from DT is probably this now:
1. Banana Grapefruit
2. Cranberry Pear
3. Blueberry Jam
And then honorable mentions to Apple Custard, Peach Mai Tai, Rhubarb Cream Soda, Tropicalia, and many, many others.
I know Banana Grapefruit SOUNDS weird; but I highly recommend giving at least a cup worth of it a shot first (with an open mind) before you dismiss it just because the name sounds strange…
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