Review: Banana Dulce by The Persimmon TreeAuthor: DaisyChubb | Filed under: Uncategorized
If you’ve never had the pleasure (yet), The Persimmon Tree is a tea company located in sunny California with high ethical standards regarding the environment, organic product, fair-trade and health! Here’s my favourite snippet from their about page that is very important to me personally:
To me, ethics in a tea company make the drink even sweeter. But how does it taste?
The first thing that caught my eye and made me fall in love was the packaging. The tins are 1 part cute: 2 parts classy (all parts economical). They keep the tea fresh while being gorgeous. I haven’t hid them in the tea cupboard – they are proudly displayed along a wall in my kitchen!
I brewed up two teaspoons with boiling water in my steeper and let it steep for 7 minutes. Added a tiny squeeze of agave and poured over ice. First sip? Perfection! The rooibos base is a perfect naturally sweet base, that I usually don’t care for, but really works with this blend. The banana flavour comes out smooth and clear like a fresh cut banana caramelized with some brown sugar. The coconut and chamomile add depth and, again, sweetness that round out the tea and make it into a true dessert blend. For my second cup I didn’t add any agave – just as I thought – it’s perfectly sweet without it. A lovely blend!
I can’t wait until summer so I can truly enjoy a nice, sweet, fruity dessert iced tea! There’s still snow on the ground though, so I did try it hot before bed! The chamomile put me right to sleep. I steeped a mug with boiling water and used a filter bag for 1 tsp of tea. Instead of taking the bag out I just kept it in while I sipped – delicious! I love the versatility of herbal blends – they’re no nonsense and a great evening treat if you’re sensitive to caffeine like I am!
Thank you to The Persimmon Tree for giving me the chance to review this blend! I have 3 more to review in the coming weeks – I can’t wait to experiment and share my reviews with you. Until then, check out The Persimmon Tree on Facebook! And don’t forget about the coupon code for 15% off! (DCBananaDulce)
Hopefully I can get my posts back on track! Work is picking up now that slow January is over, but I never stop baking and drinking tea, what can I say? 😉 I’m back!