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drank Pineapple Bacon Rooibos by 52teas
1844 tasting notes

I am finally trying this sample sent to me from Dexter3657. This is definitely a strange combination to consider drinking but I suppose it is worth a try. It has only taken me a few weeks to finally build up the courage so here goes nothing.

The smell I get is a woodsy rooibos combined with the smell of smokey bacon. There is even a bit of fruity pineapple in there as well.Definitely not the sweet smell of the dessert-y teas I am used to but very interesting nonetheless.

Tastewise, the first flavor that hits my tongue is pineapple – sweet and ripe. Some sips more pineapple-y than others. They all end the same way and that is with a bit of bacon smokiness. It makes for a flavor experience different from all others. I don’t think I will be buying this again but it was certainly an amazing tea to try. It is also not nearly as scary a flavor as I worried it might be. The bacon for me is more of a back-up in this tea than the main performer and I think that makes it much easier to drink. Honestly, I thought I would try this and pour it down the drain but I am actually enjoying this cup. Thank you Dexter3657 for sharing such a unique tea!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
Dexter

You asked me if it was any good…. it’s too strange to call good – but I didn’t think it was too offensive either. I wouldn’t drink it everyday, but it was fun to try.
A little sweetener/sugar will bring out the pineapple or a little salt will bring out the bacon (yes that’s right add just a touch of salt to your tea…)

VariaTEA

haha I was definitely tasting the pineapple and just getting a hint of smokiness from the bacon, which I was happy with. Although I can see how salt would latch onto that flavor and bring it out more.

What I thought was really interesting was the smell was bacon with a hint of pineapple and the taste was the opposite. Thanks again for sharing.

Dexter

I hope you get a chance to try the maple bacon one. Its really interesting. (Pretty awesome with just a splash of bourbon – if you’re into that kind of thing)

VariaTEA

I got some in the Bestsellers sampler pack so I will be trying that soon enough.

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Dexter

You asked me if it was any good…. it’s too strange to call good – but I didn’t think it was too offensive either. I wouldn’t drink it everyday, but it was fun to try.
A little sweetener/sugar will bring out the pineapple or a little salt will bring out the bacon (yes that’s right add just a touch of salt to your tea…)

VariaTEA

haha I was definitely tasting the pineapple and just getting a hint of smokiness from the bacon, which I was happy with. Although I can see how salt would latch onto that flavor and bring it out more.

What I thought was really interesting was the smell was bacon with a hint of pineapple and the taste was the opposite. Thanks again for sharing.

Dexter

I hope you get a chance to try the maple bacon one. Its really interesting. (Pretty awesome with just a splash of bourbon – if you’re into that kind of thing)

VariaTEA

I got some in the Bestsellers sampler pack so I will be trying that soon enough.

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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