Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
There are banana yoghurts, banana ice creams and banana milkshakes - so why shouldn’t there be a Banana Tea, too? Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we have accommodated one of the world’s best-loved flavours into a tasty Chinese Black Tea. It creates a match made in heaven, one best enjoyed while conjuring joyful images of tropical paradises.
With Banana Tea, those images come as freely to the mind as the distinct tastes of this beverage come to the palate. It is rich, it is bold, it is beautiful in every way. Best of all, however, there are potential health benefits to be had when frequently consuming this tea, and all Black Teas. In fact.
According to the latest scientific research, all Black Teas, when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, can boost the metabolism, enhance cognitive function, lower cholesterol, support the immune system, reduce the risks of type-2 diabetes and relieve stress and anxiety. With Banana Tea, it seems like almost anything is possible. But for those who are less worried about the health benefits of Tea and more worried about the taste, you are in for a treat! Nothing beats our Banana Tea. Is it time you tried it? We know so.
Flavouring Tea is far from a new phenomenon. In fact, flavoured Green Teas pre-date Black Teas, period! Black Tea was only “invented” during the Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), the first type of Black Tea being, or so the story goes, Lapsang Souchong. According to legend, this “smoked” tea was made by pure accident after a group of farmers were confronted by bandits demanding their crop.
In a desperate attempt to have the Tea ready for market before the bandits returned for their prize, the farmers smoked the Tea over pinewood fires to speed up the oxidation process. The leaves turned from green to brown to black, creating a Tea unlike any other. At first, it was a disaster - the tea leaves were supposedly ruined. But when at the market, the farmers were greeted by Dutch traders keen to try their product. They loved the Tea! Lapsang Souchong was born.
Today, many Black Teas have been created following this triumphant accident. Banana Tea is one such example, and perhaps one of the better examples, too. It is one of our most popular flavoured Teas and continues to impress connoisseurs everywhere. It is a common misconception that quality is sacrificed with Flavoured Tea. When it comes to The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, when it comes to our Banana Tea, nothing could be further from the truth. Our Banana Tea is tasty and quality-assured. Bring it home today.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: This beverage suits all main accompaniments, within reason, which are milk, sugar, honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve Banana Tea black.
Tasting Notes: Banana Tea offers sweetness from the natural banana flavourings and floralness from the Black Tea. It begins with a distinctly fruity taste, followed by the malty notes of the Tea itself.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits: Studies are ongoing, and no confirmation has been made as of present, but preliminary research suggests that there may be correlations between frequent Black Tea consumption and the reduced risks of certain types of cancer. In 2015, a meta-analysis found that drinking a cup of Tea a day (no matter the type) reduced the risks of developing cancer by 2%.
Those who drank the most Tea, on the other hand, had up to a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none. We are cautious to endorse the consumption of our Banana Tea, or any Tea, for the reduced risks of developing cancer; however, we are supportive of ongoing research.
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime