314 Tasting Notes
Oh lovely, lovely bacon!!! :)
I think this is more authentically bacon-y than Maple Bacon—the smokiness makes all the difference. Lapsang and bacon are perfect partners! This tastes like grilled Canadian Bacon. Grilled over mesquite in the middle of a pine forest.
Maple Bacon is for breakfast with pancakes. Smoky Bacon is good enough for dinner with a hefty meat course.
In one word: Delicious!
Pretty good vanilla flavor. Kind of toasty. But not as good as their decaf one-Vanilla Comoro. The aroma is similar, between the two. Although for pure, rich, caramelized flavor alone, Vanilla Comoro wins hands down.
But for a “real” (non-decaf) tea, I’d go for this any day. The black tea base is prominent and has a definite kick. The vanilla flavor is more in the background and serves as a delicious accent—it’s very smooth, creamy and authentic and seems to have a slight floral edge.
Pretty good, overall. I’m happy with it. :)
A short but sweet note:
Yes, very pina colada-like! It’s similar to their Pineapple Upside Down Cake without the cherry or cake-ness. I can taste the rum and coconut flavors pretty clearly (but if you’re scared of the rum flavor being too harsh, don’t be—it just serves to enhance the yumminess of the pineapple and coconut).
Essence of the tropics, this is! I’m been drinking this so often that the 4 oz tin I have is practically half empty already. So I’m very glad this is part of the permanent collection!
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! ;)
I’ve been drinking a lot of 52teas honeybush blends lately. They are fantastic. :)
I’m a really big fan of honeybush now. Sometimes I just want something soothing and easy to brew—I can just throw a couple teaspoons in my travel mug, pour the hot water in and just steep it forever basically and it’ll still taste great. Also, I love honeybush because something about it seems to calm me down.
Anyway, this Lemon Cooler flavor is summer-y and delicious—like sunshine in a cup. The lemon is slightly tangy, green and herbaceous-tasting. It’s not a creamy or dessert-y lemon at all, obviously.
It reminds me of a lemon drop (both the candy and the cocktail) without the sugariness. But there is no bitterness or sourness. Very refreshing!
(I would love a Lemon Chiffon flavored honeybush blend next! Something creamy, light and sweet.)
This “tea” kind of makes me angry. So this will be a sad review. Apologies, in advance!
It’s not juicy, yummy, tangy blood orange at all. It’s dusty, chalky, vaguely orange-flavored, chewable baby aspirin!! :(
I find it unpalatable, unfortunately. I tried mixing it with real teas, but it just ruins everything.
Bad, bad herbal blood orange! :P
I know why a full sample tin of this was passed on to me as a “giveaway”—it’s an “acquired taste” only a few can appreciate, I guess (i.e. because it’s awful). This tin needs to move on again—or I may just toss it to save anyone else the trouble and disappointment.
Poor Blood Orange—destined for the trash heap.
Tastes like sweet young coconut shavings (it’s called “macapuno” in the Philippines).
I’m not getting much of the “pie” part.
I would love more pie crust, cream and custard, please.
Maybe I should try this as a latte.
Otherwise, it’s an excellent coconut-flavored black. Very satisfyingly coconutty.
Thanks to Liberteas for the generous sample!!
Yum..I’m getting warm sweet bread again—in both the aroma and first sips of the freshly brewed liquid.
As the tea cools, I’m getting more of an unsalted, soft pretzel flavor. It’s still very bread-y to me. Scented with hints of freshly grated black pepper.
Toward the bottom of the cup, the flavor is like a Carr’s® Table Water® Cracker!
How is it that a tea can taste so much like baked wheat flour?
A very comforting cup! All of the flavor of wheat-laden baked goods with none of the bloat or empty calories!