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drank Maple Bacon by Man Teas
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Maple Bacon is potentially a novelty tea, but 52teas does transcend the “novelty” by producing an authentic, full-bodied tea. It smells delicious and it’s a good, strong, smoky black tea with a nice overtone of maple. I could see the bacon bits in the tea and I could smell the bacon in the loose tea, but I could not really taste the bacon…perhaps my palate is not subtle enough.

It’s delicious with a lump of brown sugar and if you have some maple sweetener, that would bring out the maple even more.

I have to say that 52teas comes up with varied and ingenious flavors. Each one that I’ve tried ranges from very good to superb so they are certainly not merely a “novelty”. They have a very good “nose” and “tongue” and lovely visuals too.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
52teas

Thanks again for your kind words. I’m so glad you are enjoying our teas.

We did get a great tip from a customer the other day on this: A pinch of SALT actually brings the bacon flavor front and center. Wish I had thought to incorporate that into the blend somehow.

Cofftea

@52teas, then I guess you’ll just have to reblend it;)

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52teas

Thanks again for your kind words. I’m so glad you are enjoying our teas.

We did get a great tip from a customer the other day on this: A pinch of SALT actually brings the bacon flavor front and center. Wish I had thought to incorporate that into the blend somehow.

Cofftea

@52teas, then I guess you’ll just have to reblend it;)

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

81-90: Worthy contenders; they might be ranked 100 on somebody’s else’s scale. I like them a lot but have not fallen in love. Will probably buy and use.

91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

96-100: I cannot be separated from these teas and would develop a panic attack if I were to run out.

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