No, this is not an early April Fools, this tea is for real. 52 teas is no stranger when it come to putting bacon flavor in their tea’s, but this is the first time it is with rooibos….. AND PINEAPPLE! I love pineapple! Plus I have been wanting a non-caffeinated tea for nights when I have to go into work early.
The dry leaf of the tea is a little weird. The smell reminds me of bubble gum flavor couch syrup…… I don’t know why. The brew it self has that typical rooibos earthy smell with a tinge of pineapple gum flavor. Now the first time I tried this tea, I didn’t get much bacon flavor, just a salty after taste. Then Frank (52 Teas) suggested that I add a pinch of salt to bring out the bacon flavor. THAT HELPED A LOT! With just a shake of salt in my big 16oz mug the flavor really came together The citric woodsy flavor of the rooibos combined well with the pineapple flavor, which was paired with a savory slightly smoke bacon flavor.
Overall a very interesting tea. The smell is a bit weird (but hey it’s a weird tea), but the warm brew is a tasty concoction of flavor. It would be a nice tea to try for fun or to give to somebody to see there reaction. Did I also mention that this tea is VEGAN; all of 52 teas flavorings are vegan, and Frank uses imitation bacon bits. There are currently
10 left 4 left.
P.S. If you don’t want the bacon flavor so much, just don’t add salt and use a pinch more sugar for a nice pineapple rooibos tea.
- leaf: 1tsp
- Pot: Porcelain
- Water: 8oz
- Temp: 205F
- Steep: 8-10 minuets
- Add a dash of salt to your cup.