Maple Bacon

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Earth, Malt, Maple, Meat, Salty, Smoked, Sweet
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 18 oz / 529 ml

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Do not attempt to adjust your browser. This is not a misprint. Yes, we have REALLY created a maple bacon tea.

At 52teas, we are never shy about pushing the envelope with our unique blends. We’ve brought you plenty of one-of-a-kind creations that our competition would never even dream of. Needless to say, this is one of those blends.

Some of you are going to turn your nose up at this blend. I’m personally of the opinion that bacon is like black; it goes with everything. Think of it this way: maybe you are suffering from some dietary restriction that replaced your sizzling bacon at the breakfast table with some tasteless bran flakes. Here’s your chance to take back the morning with a hot cup of virtually guilt-free maple bacon tea!

This is DEFINITELY a limited edition blend. When it’s gone, it’s gone. So don’t miss out!

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We here at Zoomdweebie’s (where we are “Nerdy About Tea”) have started this website to showcase only the manliest of teas. You won’t find any rose petal teas here, or any teas that smell like your grandmother’s air freshener. This is man tea country.

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2977 tasting notes

I am still not tired of this tea. It’s even good to dunk chocolate chip cookies in!
(I just used the last of my maple syrup to sweeten it though. Time to buy more!)

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6444 tasting notes

Surprise sipdown!! (154)

I thought I had more than one serving of this but apparently not so good bye maple bacon tea. It seems as though you are more bacony today and there is a nice amount of maple. It is not something I would want to drink often nor will I miss it once it is gone but it was definitely an interesting tea to try.

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1759 tasting notes

Thank you Kristaleyn for this sample!! and Azzrian? I think I got some from both of you :)

Unfortunately though, this tea is not for me. I could barely finish a few sips, let alone the cup. Forget a second steep!
Something about this tea just makes me ill. Not in an allergy way. More in a can’t handle the flavour sortof tummy protest.
Now bear in mind… I don’t like smoked ham. Yep, bacon and I… we’ve never gotten along.
Even with milk and sugar this wasn’t palatable :(
So I won’t rate this. I can’t decide what would be a fair rating…
and I am super grateful to have tried this. You win some you lose some right?


I think I had sent all mine to Krystaleyn or maybe it was Dylan and Missy? I don’t know but I know I sent mine off. I didn’t like it either but I think Dylan did? Maybe? LOL I agree with you though I could not hack it either.


Hehe we got the chocolate mayan chai stuff and that stuff was excellent!


Indeed I remembered you got that and loved it – hummm maybe it was missy who got this. Or someone else lol who knows I can’t remember what I did an hour ago.


See I meant Krystalyn. Mind officially lost.


this one sounds a bit weird to me too but I am starting to like lapsang! not sure about the maple…


Minds are optional!


Hahaha, yes Azzrian, this sample was from you, passed on to Indigobloom. Wasn’t my favourite so I passed some along. I did keep some to try with maple syrup & a pinch of salt though, as I think I’ve seen recommended on here.


I think I’ll pass the rest of this one on as well, if I can find any takers… hope you don’t mind!
Mayan chai sounds really good though


I like this for adding lapsang souchong to!


I like this for adding lapsang souchong to!


what happened…it posted twice…I ain’t twins!


Hey I say pass along until it finds its PROPER home :)


hahahha for every tea there is a home :P


Except for….CARROT CAKE! bleh…bleh…bleh!


LOL well yes, that tea is homeless! poor tea…


Apparently my sister doesn’t find it too bad! Anyways, I totally don’t care if people pass along teas I send to them. Sometimes you just don’t get a hit!


awesome! well if I can’t find a good tummy for it to fill, to your sisters it goes :)


What is so bad about this carrot cake? I mean carrot cake sounds great too bad it was not good.


LOL well… check out the reviews. I will let you decide. I haven’t tried more than a tiny sample at the local store so I can’t really comment!

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4843 tasting notes

I have Paul Tracy to thank for sending me some of this tea. I had tried it when it was released as a 52Teas tea of the week. But I really liked it so I didn’t mind receiving it again.

Paul had mentioned to me that he didn’t know why he wasn’t getting the same flavors out of this tea that others have been so excited about, so first, I shall post the URL to my full-length review of this tea:

My first tasting of this tea, I thought it was ok, but, I didn’t get a lot of maple flavoring (but then, when I eat maple bacon, I don’t get a LOT of maple in that either, it is more of an enhancement than a pronounced flavor). But what I really wasn’t getting was BACON. Frank had commented on that review and said that one of his regular customers had suggested adding just a pinch of salt to the cup. (I use Kosher salt, in case you’re wondering)

This does the trick. It really brings out the bacon flavor. I also add just a drizzle of agave nectar, or if you really want to enhance the maple-y flavor, add a little bit of real maple syrup. The sweetener highlights the overall flavors to the cup while the salt brings out the bacon flavor.

This is actually really good. It represents the first of many purchases I’ve made from 52Teas/zoomdweebies/mysweethoneybush/manteas, so there are some fond memories attached to this one. In fact, I am sure that if we were to combine the purchases that I’ve made with them since that time, I’ve probably made a mortgage payment or two for Frank. :)

Paul… I hope this helps you find more enjoyment from this tea.

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Intrigued….yet still scared of this one.

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Hot, I got little out of this. As it cools, I’m getting… an odd flavor, however I would identify it as bacon (maybe?) with some maple flavored pancake syrup. There’s a nice smoky element to it, which adds to the ‘bacon’ side of things, and I do quite enjoy the flavoring – this from a gal who eats a lot of bacon, however maple syrup is off the table. Would I reach for it? Maybe, if I’m craving this particular mélange of tastes, and if I can perhaps label it differently in my head.

In related news: I just discovered my cups, which I thought were 8 oz, are actually 12 oz. I almost feel like I should remove all prior ratings with these cups, because all were severely underleafed. Darn it! Why did I fail to measure them when I got them?

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

I like to measure all my cups, because it’s never 16 oz or 8 oz at the very top. Which reminds me, I have a few I haven’t measured yet.


(This is really good with just a splash of bourbon in it….just saying..)

Roswell Strange

I had a similar discovery a few months ago.


The cup size has made all the difference – I’m measuring everything now. Holy moly. Bourbon? Oh my… I may have to try that.

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4191 tasting notes

Another from the Bestsellers sampler and another surprise that it was included. This would be a great idea if is done well. Unfortunately, it is not my thing. The smell of the bacon is a bit off. And the maple doesn’t seem to make an appearance in the scent of the dry leaves or the actual tea. (Not like the Pancake Breakfast syrup.. but that was in the older batches too… I haven’t tried the new yet.) Not really any flavor for me in either steep. I really don’t like this black tea base. It doesn’t even taste like any tea I’ve had before. I find it hard to believe a bacon tea is a bestseller, but ah well, I’m happy to try anything. When it comes to 52Teas, either I LOVE the blends or I really don’t. But I hope this black tea base hasn’t taken over every blend from now on.
Steep #1 // just boiled // 2 min
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 min


I assumed this was a bestseller because people bought it out of curiosity. I can’t imagine it being a favorite but I can see how a tea as unique as this could be popular. With that said, I also was not really a fan.


I finally came to the sad conclusion that I am just not a fan of their black tea base, something about it just seems off to me. I was not a fan of the Maple Bacon either.

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871 tasting notes

Received this in the bestsellers sampler pack.

I have the Smokey Bacon tea and it is ok but it is pretty bold in taste. This one is much lighter in taste. The “smoke” flavour is pretty light. I do get some bacon flavour out of this one. The maple taste is also pretty light, but it works well with the tea. If I was adding maple syrup myself to a tea, I would have added more. I was surprised at this one. I would say the black tea base is fairly strong as compared to the flavouring. I think I prefer this one more than the smokey bacon.

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A long time ago with tea’s like this I began to think “how can I do this flavour myself?” And I began to improvise with my own ingredients. I always keep homemade cooked applewood smoked bacon bits (well drained) in the freezer for flavoring veggies, and my spice shop sells granulated maple sugar (I bought a small amount).

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576 tasting notes

Since I don’t care for the tea for Day 8 of the Christmas exchange, I decided to try another from Day 6. This time it’s one I’ve been wanting to try anyway! Love when that works out. :)

Hmm. Bacon. Love how this one smells – both dry and as it’s steeping. I’m a bit apprehensive about trying it, because I’m a total bacon lover and what if it’s no good? I’m going to want bacon…

But I tried it … and it’s delicious! I really feel like I’m eating bacon, sans crunch. I can taste a bit of the maple, which helps cut the smoky bacon flavor.

A coworker just asked me where I got a BLT! That’s how fragrant this is!

I do crave “real” bacon…but let’s be honest. I always do. ;)

This is awesome as only Frank @52Teas could do! :)

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377 tasting notes

Thank you to Amanda for sending me a sample of this. I have been anxiously awaiting to try this one. Bacon…yes please. Opening the bag there is a nice candy like aroma that fills the air. I noticed that it is the very much like some of the other black tea blends from 52/Manteas. So the aroma is good. The maple comes through pretty well. I think better than it did when I received a sample of the pancake breakfast. The black tea is bright but not too astringent. Sigh Where’s the bacon? I’m not tasting the bacon come through and that is a little disappointing. It’s almost like The Great Bacon shortage hoax of 2013. Which I think was just a ploy for people to eat more bacon. It worked…at least for this guy. I really wanted to love this one. I like it. I just wish that I could taste the bacon.


well it sounds really weird to me to see bacon flavored teas…but why not


Try it with a pinch of salt.

The DJBooth

thanks @liberteas it does help.

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Wow! Thank you tattooed_tea for sending us this feast of tea for the Sixth Day of Christmas! This is one of five teas, all of them breakfast themed! Since I had already grabbed some strong Sage Derby cheese and Almond Nut Thins I figured the bacon would be best and I quickly scrambled an egg to go with.

When I first sipped this I wasn’t sure. Smoky, sure but what else? But this has started to really round itself out, I can taste the sweet maple, I can even imagine the grease from bacon, this may sound weird or gross but I’m impressed. But this tea has more to it than just the food it’s inspired by.

This tea evokes a scene, the bacon is cooking in a smoky cabin or perhaps over a campfire. This is freaking lumberjack tea! And it reminds me of pu’erh in this way, bringing up sensory memories and the smoke is quite complex.

I definitely want to blend this with Pancake Breakfast, but I think I shall steep this a second time, try the pancake on it’s own and save a teaspoon of each to share with my sister. Sadly because of the smoke, I don’t think the husband could appreciate it. But I say YUM!


This is actually the tea that got me started as a 52Teas customer, I believe! I hadn’t really heard much about them until I started looking for a bacon tea. I was a tea artist back then, and my husband suggested making a bacon flavored tea and I wondered what was already out there, and how it tasted. After tasting this (a pinch of salt definitely helps the bacon flavor come through here), I decided I didn’t need to attempt to make my own bacon flavor because Frank already had it going on! :)


I have been leary to try this. But now I feel I have to

Daniel Scott

I’ve wanted to try a bacon tea forever, but people keep saying, “smoke,” and I can’t do smoke. :( Is it smoke as in lapsang?

Autumn Hearth

Yeah, pretty much, though its said just to be a special blend of Indian teas. I love Lapsang and this certainly feels akin to it.

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