I love this Banana Dulce tea from Art of Tea. It is very sweet with a dominant banana flavor. I admit when I ordered it I didn’t know that it was more of an herbal tea with rooibos leaves but I’m very pleased with it. The banana dulce selection is caffeine free with a malty, honey and sweet flavor. It blends ripe banana and sweet coconut with an aroma of fresh graham cracker and a deep caramel.
To prepare use fresh filtered water with a water temp of 206F and steep for 5-7 minutes. Since it comes as a loose-leaf selection you can use a ball or purchase the filter bags from Art of Tea. Keep the bag sealed and away from light, humidity and heat. Click here to purchase from Thrive market a great pairing of fresh banana bread for a great tasty snack with banana dulce tea.
Available in 4 oz zip pouch for $22 or 1 lb zip pouch for $75.
Ingredients of the Banana Dulce Loose Tea from Art of Tea
Rooibos, Organic Chamomile, Organic Banana Bits, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Coconut Shreds, Organic Lavender, Natural and Artificial Flavors
What Is A Rooibos Tea?
What is a rooibos tea? Rooibos means red bush and is a broom-like member of the plant family Fabaceae that grows in South Africa. The tea comes from the fermented leaves of the Aspalathus linearis shrub, a plant native to the Cederberg mountains of South Africa. The tea has been popular in South Africa for generations but is gaining popularity in many other countries. The leaves make the herbal tea that is called rooiboos, bush tea, red tea or redbush tea. It has a sweet, earthy delicate flavor and is caffeine free. Rooibos tea is a great alternative to black or green tea due to its non-caffeine presence.
Although there is limited research, there are some health benefits. Here is a list of some benefits:
- Caffeine free
- Rich in antioxidants
- Low in tannins
- Helps aid in heart health
- Helps manage diabetes
- Helps lose weight
I hope you enjoyed this review of What is a Rooibos Tea – my review of the banana dulce. The tea quality from Art of Tea is top-notch and customer service is great too. I highly recommend you try any of the delicious varieties.
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18 thoughts on “What Is A Rooibos Tea – My Review of the Banana Dulce”
Banana dulce…..I never cease to be amazed by how many varieties of tea there are. Not to mention how much of an art form it is to prepare it and drink it.
This particular tea sounds fantastic, especially with the honey, sweet flavor, and aroma of fresh graham cracker. Thank you for making me want to try this!
@Michael I know! When you check out the tea selections you will be very impressed! Thanks for stopping by my website.
I could smell the tea with your description! Makes me want some with some banana bread too. I’ve never tried their brand of tea yet – I’ll be sure to check out the link further.
I love green tea and anything green tea related (food/desserts), do you recommend any green tea brands? Thank you!
@Dana thank you so much for visiting my website. I wrote an article on the best organic matcha tea, you can find it here:https://healthyfoodieonline.com/what-is-the-best-organic-matcha-tea-its-growing-in-popularity/. Some visitors to my website said they really like the Matcha tea.
Thank you for your article sharing about Rooibos tea, I am a tea drinker for their health benefits. You have convinced me to give this tea a try for its health benefits as well, so I am going to be adding this tea to my other teas in the near future
@Jeff thank you for visiting my website and commenting on my article WHAT IS A ROOIBOS TEA! It’s great to hear you will be adding this tea to your other teas. I know you will enjoy it!!
I purchased banana dulce, lemon meringue and vanilla berry truffle. These teas are amazing. I make iced tea every day with one of these teas. I love the flavors and banana dulce so far is our favorite. We are going to try more flavors.
@Norene thank you for ordering from my website! I’m so glad that you enjoy all the tea.
I absolutely love rooibos tea! I find it incredibly energizing. Thank you for sharing.
@Catherine I know! It’s so good. And if I’m not feeling well and I drink a cup of tea, I feel so much better!
I’m not a big tea drinker but your description sure makes it sound tasty. I’ll have to get some for my mom to try, she loves drinking tea. So does my sister.
However, I do know tea is so good for us so I really should try again to like it. I never heard of Rooibos so you definitely taught me something here.
You’ve got me craving tea and banana bread now! This tea sounds delicious, I love that’s it’s caffeine-free. Sometimes I fancy tea late but I can’t because I’ll be awake all night.
Thanks for sharing such a great product.
@Sharon I know! Do you have a good banana bread recipe?
I love herbal teas but the ones I always get have a hibiscus base. How does this differ from Rooibos ?
This particular tea sounds wonderfully tasty (I can almost smell the banana bread baking!) so I’m going to order some and try it out!
@Cynthia Rooibos is an herbal tea. It is very tasty and I know you will enjoy it. Please keep me posted! Best wishes.
Mmm, this sounds delicious and the health benefits are phenomenal.
My brother says he doesn’t like the taste. I think that’s bizarre because I love it. Do you have any suggestions for him?
@Catherine the tea is tasty! I would recommend having your brother try one of the flavored teas. Visit here for all the wonderful options:Caffeine Free Tea Blends
I am ready to order again. I love the Banana dulce. Also, Caramelized pear, Lemon Meringue. I also had an Italian blend and a raspberry blend. All so good.