Maple Bacon Iced Tea – Southern Boy Teas/ Zoomdweebies – Oolong Owl Tea Review

Maple Bacon Iced tea is a crazy fun iced tea sold by Zoomdweebies, as part of their Southern Boy Teas lineup. Each Southern Boy Teas‘ package contains a 14 gram tea bag, enough to steep up a 2 quart pitcher of iced tea.

I snagged this iced tea from the Southern Boy Teas kickstarter campaign awhile back. I thought maple tea would be super fun to try and share with my bacon lover friends.

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However, about a month or two ago, my tea-hating husband purchased a bacon soda and it was TERRIBLE! It smelled like smoking rotting meat with little taste. After that experience, I was concerned anything bacon flavored for drinks would be awful. Anyways, my tea-hating husband loves bacon, and was having another meat loving friend over for dinner. I thought that would be a great opportunity to make a pitcher of Maple Bacon Iced tea. Despite a frequent buyer of the 52 Teas line from Zoomdweebies, this is my first Southern Boy Tea.

Dry Leaf

That’s a big tea bag! The bag smells mostly of maple and cream. Hmmm, I could maybe mistake this one for their Root Beer float?

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Of course, I failed at opening the package with scissors and managed to snip off the corner of the tea bag. Luckily, I was already planning to use my Takeya Ice Tea maker.

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Inside the tea bag. Last week I made a mess out of 2 CTC black teas, getting tea chunks all over me and the counter, so just a picture of the tea inside the bag.

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Steeping Instructions

As stated earlier, each teabag holds 14 grams of tea, enough for a 2 quart pitcher. I followed the instructions on the package, kinda, using about 1.5 quarts of boiling water and chilled it. The tea bag is a nice idea as you got the perfect portion for a pitcher of iced tea without needing fancy iced tea steeping gear. But yeah, take care into opening the package!

Brew bacon, brew!

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Bacon tea steeping complete!

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Tasting of Maple Bacon Black Tea

Hot: Wait, wait what?! This is supposed to be an iced tea! Well, I was curious, so I took a sip of Maple Bacon Black tea hot. Actually, there is a Maple Bacon tea part of their Man Teas line. I’m not sure if it’s the same tea or not.
Anyways, hot I found the tea sips in a little salty and savory with a caramel maple sweetness at the end. The base is quite nice and malty, though I think I would of steeped it longer for hot tea, maybe 30 seconds more, to pull more black tea flavor.

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Iced: Fun! The black tea is still deliciously malty with the end of sip a little savory and maple. I found hot, the tea tasted more savory, whereas cold the maple was stronger. I added just a little rock sugar and agave, which also encouraged more maple flavor. It’s not that much in bacon flavor, but there is a savory element there.

Tea-Hating Husband and Guest Reviewer Comments: “Tastes like southern tea.” “Very maple.”

Comments

Zoomdweebies‘ Maple Bacon Iced tea is a fun, creative iced tea! Thankfully, it is very drinkable and not scary tasting. Seriously Tea Peeps, I was scared of trying this tea thinking it would be another rotting meat drink, but Maple Bacon Black tea was actually pretty good with the nice maple flavor with a savory hint.

If you like southern style iced tea, want a great conversation piece, on your next Zoomdweebies, I’d snag a Southern Boy Teas Maple Bacon Iced tea for fun. At this time, Zoomdweebies has a deal that if you buy any 4 Southern Boy Teas, you get $0.50 off each.

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