Bacon Sticky Bun

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Coffee, Meat, Pancake Syrup, Cinnamon, Cloves, Maple Syrup, Nutmeg, Smoked
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 3 g 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “I was really hoping that I wouldn’t get this tea in my mystery bag. When it arrived, I figured I’d just feed it to unsuspecting family members. In the end, I decided to give it a try, and I’m...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Just a quickie review of this, I really don’t know what she was going for with this tea. When tasted plain, it almost has the flavor of one of those specialty blend coffees? Like a maple bacon...” Read full tasting note
    77
  • “I’m going to have to collect my thoughts and write about this properly another time, while I’m drinking it. It was definitely unique, smoky, cinnamony, sticky, but I’m not sure what I think about...” Read full tasting note
  • “First off… When I bought this taster, I thought eww, just didn’t sound like it should be a tea. Yeah, yeah. lol I do love sticky buns though, what the heck, I’ll try it. Curiosity. I love it. I...” Read full tasting note
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Tea of the Week for March 25, 2019!

I love sticky buns – and the only thing I can think of that could make a sticky bun better is if it’s topped off with some bacon – because everything is better with bacon. (Well, just about everything – I’m sure there are some things that you don’t add bacon to, but nothing comes to mind at the moment.)

And the only thing that could make sticky buns better would be to try it in tea form because – tea. I mean, tea makes everything better!

To make this odd yet wonderful confection in tea form, I started with a base of organic black teas: Yunnan, Assam & Ceylon. I also added just a bit of Lapsang Souchong to the blend because bacon is best if it’s smoked, amirite? Then I added bacon essence plus some VEGAN bacon bits, some cinnamon, cloves & just a hint of nutmeg, as well as some maple extract to create a uniquely different yet tasty bacon dessert treat for your teacup.

Please Note: The bacon bits are indeed vegan and nut free, but I’m not certain that they are gluten free.

ingredients: vegan bacon bits (Textured soy flour, soybean oil, salt, natural flavors, caramel color, red 3 and/or red 40)

organic ingredients: black teas, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg & natural flavors

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I was really hoping that I wouldn’t get this tea in my mystery bag. When it arrived, I figured I’d just feed it to unsuspecting family members. In the end, I decided to give it a try, and I’m really glad I did. I don’t like bacon, but I actually quite enjoy this tea. It’s intriguing. Hot, I enjoyed it with just some sugar. Cold, it tasted better with some milk added. I always make huge mugs of tea, and I will say that you probably want to go with a smaller amount of this at one time. It took 24 hours for me to get through the whole mug since it’s such a strong, strange flavor. The bacon is definitely savory, but the pancake element in the background balances it out well. It’s a little too strange for me to want to order again, but I’m glad I was forced into trying it.

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Just a quickie review of this, I really don’t know what she was going for with this tea. When tasted plain, it almost has the flavor of one of those specialty blend coffees? Like a maple bacon flavored coffee drink? It’s hard to say. With sweetener added, the best way I can describe it is if you put a pancake and bacon breakfast in a blender and hit PUREE and then drank the result. It’s kinda weird. Not horrible so to speak, but just strange. I’m honestly trying to decide if I like this or not, and I’m having trouble. I think i do? Maybe? This one is just out there. I’ll give it a rec for anyone aching to try something truly different. But for people who are conservative about their tea choices, I would probably stay away from this one.

Flavors: Coffee, Meat, Pancake Syrup

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Kittenna

This one was definitely different. I believe I was also a bit on the fence about it.

Kawaii433

I really loved this one. :) It is quite strange. You describe it pretty close to what I experience. I have never tried it with sweetener though. It is a pancake, bacon, maple syrup breakfast to me too.

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I’m going to have to collect my thoughts and write about this properly another time, while I’m drinking it. It was definitely unique, smoky, cinnamony, sticky, but I’m not sure what I think about it quite yet. I was not disappointed, though!

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First off… When I bought this taster, I thought eww, just didn’t sound like it should be a tea. Yeah, yeah. lol I do love sticky buns though, what the heck, I’ll try it. Curiosity.

I love it. I think it’s top 3 of my favorite 52Teas. It’s a mixture of “organic black teas: Yunnan, Assam & Ceylon.” and some Lapsang Souchong. It has a very light aroma of bacon but the mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pancake and maple notes just blended together so well. It was like drinking a good pancake breakfast with bacon and maple syrup. So funny but it was delicious. It’s vegan bacon bits for you vegans out there just in case you’re wondering.

I’m about as shocked as can be considering what I thought when I first ordered it. I had it last week and tried it again today to make sure. I’m sure now.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Maple Syrup, Nutmeg, Smoked

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Kittenna

!!!! I’m excited for this one, moreso now because of your review. I don’t think I’ve ever had success with bacon in tea.

Kawaii433

hehe It just sounds so weird, right? lol I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Mastress Alita

I’ve always wanted to try bacon tea, but every one always has lapsang souchong in it and that’s one of my migraine triggers, so I haven’t been able to try one yet. I doubt I’ll ever find one I can have since bacon typically = smoke for most people and unfortunately smoke = headache for me. Sad. Glad to hear it was awesome though!

Roswell Strange

@Mastress Alita, when you reach a point where you’re ready to swap again remind me that you want to try bacon teas – I have lots of 52Tea’s Pineapple Bacon Rooibos (one of my favourite 52Teas blends) and it’s a Lapsang free bacon tea!! I’d be happy to pass on a couple cups.

Kawaii433

:( Mastress Alita… I hope you can find one that doesn’t have lapsang souchong then. Looks like Roswell will hook you up with one though. :D

52Teas

@Mastress Alita – I’m sorry to hear that Lapsang Souchong affects you that way. The first few times I tried it, I didn’t care for it at all – it took me a while to find a brewing method that worked for me to drink it. Here, there’s really just a small amount of Lapsang but if it’s a migraine trigger, I wouldn’t recommend it even in a small amount because I’ve had more than a few migraines and they are something I don’t care to endure ever again.

On that note, I don’t know if anyone has any of the Maple Bacon tea out there – but that one does not have Lapsang Souchong in it. (And as @Roswell Strange mentions, neither does the Pineapple Bacon.)

Mastress Alita

Ya, smoke (of any kind) is one of my migraine triggers and the first time I tried lapsang souchong (one a vacation, no less!) I got one of the worst migraines ever and spent the rest of the day confined to my hotel in the dark. Won’t touch the stuff now. I can drink the “unsmoked” wild variety and that is one of my favorite teas, though! But the ones that have gone through the pine-smoked processing I can’t handle at all. Teas that have a natural, subtle “smoky” note but haven’t been “smoked” (say, a Keemun) I don’t have any issue with. I think it has something to do with the strong wafting aroma. Chronic migraineurs can be really sensitive to certain smells sometimes.

I can’t do tea exchanges to Canada (or anywhere international for that matter) unfortunately (dat shipping!) though I do sincerely appreciate the offer and have put that one on my watch list in case it ever gets reblended! I honestly have never seen any bacon blends that didn’t have lapsang in them so it’s good to know there are some out there… I’ll keep my eyes peeled! (I know B&B had a vegan bacon blend not long ago too, but it also had lapsang in it).

Roswell Strange

I don’t know if it’s something that they’re still carrying, but Tickled Tea had an Apple Bacon Rooibos (or something along those lines) that was alright, and Lapsang free as far as I can recall.

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