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drank Maple Bacon by Man Teas
314 tasting notes

Yep, this is a bacon-y tea alright!

The aroma is spot on bacon with dribbles of maple syrup. But if I linger on it too long, I actually feel a little nauseous because the scent seems to get “oily”! I think I’m just imagining lard congealing on a plate.

I think the taste is more akin to beef jerky than pork. Or like meat marinated in soy sauce. It tastes very “meaty”. And there’s that sweet edge to it—like barbeque sauce with molasses.

Upon cooldown, subsequent sips remind me of the taste of tea eggs.

All in all, I like this very much. It doesn’t disappoint. It seems satisfyingly bacon-y, meaty and protein-rich (all with a dose of sugar)!

And yet it’s tea. Amazing! ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

this is the very first tea that I bought from 52Teas (it was first a tea of the week) – I had to try it. LOL It is surprisingly good.

Stephanie

I know! This was something I just had to try too! And I’m glad I did. :)

LiberTEAS

I wonder (and maybe Frank can chime in on this…) if Frank changed his “formula” for this tea since the first blend? I wonder this because the first blend (from which I obtained my pouch) needed a bit of salt added to it to make it taste like bacon. It still tasted good, rich and maple-y but not so much did it say to me “hi, I’m bacon.” I mentioned that in my review of this tea, and Frank responded suggesting the addition of a pinch of salt, which I tried in subsequent servings and it did the trick – amazingly delicious bacon!

So, yeah… I’m wondering…… Frank?

Stephanie

Maybe he did—for me, it tasted very meat-like with no need for salt!

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LiberTEAS

this is the very first tea that I bought from 52Teas (it was first a tea of the week) – I had to try it. LOL It is surprisingly good.

Stephanie

I know! This was something I just had to try too! And I’m glad I did. :)

LiberTEAS

I wonder (and maybe Frank can chime in on this…) if Frank changed his “formula” for this tea since the first blend? I wonder this because the first blend (from which I obtained my pouch) needed a bit of salt added to it to make it taste like bacon. It still tasted good, rich and maple-y but not so much did it say to me “hi, I’m bacon.” I mentioned that in my review of this tea, and Frank responded suggesting the addition of a pinch of salt, which I tried in subsequent servings and it did the trick – amazingly delicious bacon!

So, yeah… I’m wondering…… Frank?

Stephanie

Maybe he did—for me, it tasted very meat-like with no need for salt!

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My ratings are purely subjective and each note varies according to my perception and mood at the moment. So, with that said, my rating scale can be deciphered as follows:
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69-60: Meh. I’m indifferent. Neither here nor there, this is Tea Purgatory. :/
59-under: Mediocre and Sad. Really not good enough to try again. A disappointment. :(

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