Let me start this Madness by telling you that I am tea challenged. My only experience with tea is having the obligatory cup to start your Chinese dinner. I have had too many teas from the local watering hole that were from Long Island. When it comes down to it, I am a tea novice. When I saw bacon tea, the writing was on the wall. 52.Teas.com was selling a Bacon Maple Tea with free shipping. This was too good to be true.
When the tea was received a shock and awe moment occured. This tea did not come in a dunking bag with the string. It was loose tea and I was perplexed for a brief moment. Dr. Biggles was contacted because he is very knowledgeable and he has a nice camera. He told me about some metal contraption that you loaded and suspended in hot water. That idea was not going to work for me. Some cyber research revealed that you need a teapot, kettle, strainer and tea cups. The only item that was found was a strainer. Improvisation would have to be in order. A gravy boat wold be my teapot. A glass measuring cup and the microwave was my kettle. Coffee cups would have to do. The coffee mugs were warmed and the tea was steeped for 10 minutes in the foil covered gravy boat. The liquid was poured through the strainer into the mugs for tasting.
On inspection of the loose tea, it seemed that there were little baco-bits mixed through the leaves. The smell of the uncooked tea was sweet like maple with a grassy green type odor. The steeped tea smelled like bacon according to Ms. Goofy(Tea challenged also) . I did not get that bacon smell. Ms. Goofy took a sip and proclaimed it taste like tea and set her cup down and went back to her coffee. After my sip a sweet taste was an after flavor. A couple of seconds later a bitter flavor came over my taste buds. It was awful, I could not hack away this sensation. You know what? Chilebrown will not offer an opinion of this tea. It would not be fair because; was it brewed properly? Do I even know what good tea tastes like? Wow I apologize. Hey Zoomie, You want some Bacon Maple Tea with that fruitcake?