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drank Beer Tea by Man Teas
865 tasting notes

My 1ST MAN TEA! Well if you don’t count Mayan Chocolate Chai, because that’s a cross over. Emeric from Harney & Son’s ordered it and decided it just wasn’t his cuppa, so he passed it along to me. I really think that our tastebuds are created differently so we can bless others by giving them things we don’t care for.

I’m prefacing this by saying that, save chai, I’m just not a black tea person. And I hate beer. That being said, when it comes to tea- I have to try pretty much everything. The weirder it sounds, the more I want to try it. And if beer tea doesn’t sound weird enough, how’s hot beer tea for ya? Ummm… Yeah…

So anyway, 2.25g tea in 6oz water just below boiling. This is too funny… now this may be because I microwaved my water (microwaving does funky things to water), but as soon as the water hit the tea leaves, it foamed like beer! I’ve seen that occassionally, but unlike other times, when I ran my finger over the foam after decanting it was much thicker. My finger wiped away the foam where my finger had been but left the surrounding foam unaffected. Strange…

The liquor is a basic dark brown that you’d expect from a black tea, no reddish tones. The aroma is mostly of the black tea w/ a very faint hint of beer.

When I taste it, I’m surprised. The flavor profile is exactly like the aroma- mostly black tea w/ a hint of beer. There’s also a lot of dryness to the mouth feel. It reminds me of a very dry wine. It almost makes me feel like there’s sandpaper on my tongue or that I need to brush my teeth.

Conclusions: Very good dry black tea w/ a hint of beer. I don’t think the flavor of beer is strong enough as I’m not sure I could define this as tasting of beer if I didn’t know it was supposed to be.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Eric Walter

HAHA! Awesome! I’m always to scared to purchase anything this out of the box. Maybe I need to “man” up ;-)

TeaEqualsBliss

I’d purchase it just to see it foam! LOL

Cofftea

Yeah my tongue has more balls than most guys. I was visiting my ex out in Seattle one time and watched a quad rugby scrimmage (the Spokane team) and went to the wing bar near campus. I ordered a hell wing (you have to sign a waver for it) and none of the big macho guys did. The were all looking at me like “Oh my gosh, you’re awesome- I’d never do that!”. It was worth almost dying for:)

LENA

I MUST try this one! I love beer. Mmmm! And the fact that it foams is outstanding.

Cofftea

2nd infusion, 4 min. No foamage Liquor is quite a bit lighter, and reddish. The aroma is dry. This infusion is more like a wine than beer. The mouth feel is still very dry but the flavor is sweet.

Cofftea

oops, 2nd infusion should read 6 min.

Cofftea

Whoa… what the heck? Now this is strange… 3rd infusion, 7 min. Liquor is a burnt orange color, almost like an oolong. And what’s even stranger, is that it tastes like an oolong too! It’s not dry at all and is extremely sweet. Yum! Not being a black tea lover I normally resteep twice at most, if that- but I love this so much I’m going for another! (Gomer Pile voice) Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

mpierce87

I bet my husband would like the first infusion, and I would like all the other ones!!

The DJBooth

I wish they still had some of this because I would love to try it.

Cofftea

I KNOW! I’d buy it by the pound next summer for iced tea.

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Eric Walter

HAHA! Awesome! I’m always to scared to purchase anything this out of the box. Maybe I need to “man” up ;-)

TeaEqualsBliss

I’d purchase it just to see it foam! LOL

Cofftea

Yeah my tongue has more balls than most guys. I was visiting my ex out in Seattle one time and watched a quad rugby scrimmage (the Spokane team) and went to the wing bar near campus. I ordered a hell wing (you have to sign a waver for it) and none of the big macho guys did. The were all looking at me like “Oh my gosh, you’re awesome- I’d never do that!”. It was worth almost dying for:)

LENA

I MUST try this one! I love beer. Mmmm! And the fact that it foams is outstanding.

Cofftea

2nd infusion, 4 min. No foamage Liquor is quite a bit lighter, and reddish. The aroma is dry. This infusion is more like a wine than beer. The mouth feel is still very dry but the flavor is sweet.

Cofftea

oops, 2nd infusion should read 6 min.

Cofftea

Whoa… what the heck? Now this is strange… 3rd infusion, 7 min. Liquor is a burnt orange color, almost like an oolong. And what’s even stranger, is that it tastes like an oolong too! It’s not dry at all and is extremely sweet. Yum! Not being a black tea lover I normally resteep twice at most, if that- but I love this so much I’m going for another! (Gomer Pile voice) Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

mpierce87

I bet my husband would like the first infusion, and I would like all the other ones!!

The DJBooth

I wish they still had some of this because I would love to try it.

Cofftea

I KNOW! I’d buy it by the pound next summer for iced tea.

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My Tasting Notes Ratings (edited 8/8/10)
1: I can’t even stand the raw leaf enough to make this (I’ve never owned a tea w/ this rating, but I’ve smelled some before buying resulting in me NOT buying them that were that bad)

2: I steeped this tea but couldn’t stand the aroma enough to get it past my nose

3: I immediately gagged at the 1st sip and spit it out.

4: I manageed to get the 1st sip down, but I tossed the rest.

5: I drank the 1st cup but I can’t bring myself to resteep

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