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drank Maple Bacon by Man Teas
141 tasting notes

Upon waking, I ran out to the kitchen like a little kid on Christmas morning. I just received a bag of this tea in the mail yesterday and I was looking forward to having it with breakfast.

Based on the merchant’s description and other tasting notes here, I had expected the tea to be slightly smokey (not to lapsang level, but something discernible) and slightly sweet from the maple.

What I got is a bag of black tea with what looks like red plastic chips. (these are the fake-on bits) Opening the bag, there was nothing that set this aside from any non-flavored black tea. Upon brewing, again, nothing different; no smokiness, no mapley goodness.

From a flavor standpoint, this was simply a so-so black tea. For a guy, I have pretty well developed taste-buds and I couldn’t pick up even the most subtle enhancement to the tea.

One other note regarding appearance; prior to decanting into my cup, the product was fairly disgusting looking. The bacon bits had softened and returned to their mushy, pink flesh-like appearance and floated at the top.

I was disappointed. (Sort of like the kid with the favorite toy that broke after 20 minutes on Christmas morning.)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

This is sad. I have smoky bacon and it’s very good- more jerky-ish though. I mix it w/ Maple Sugar Black from Tea Guys.

ScottTeaMan

You know, I like this review. I know I will never try this blend. It doesn’t entice me at all (even before this bad-I mean GOOD review)!

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Cofftea

This is sad. I have smoky bacon and it’s very good- more jerky-ish though. I mix it w/ Maple Sugar Black from Tea Guys.

ScottTeaMan

You know, I like this review. I know I will never try this blend. It doesn’t entice me at all (even before this bad-I mean GOOD review)!

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