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Alex Zorach

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Member since Sep. 1st, 2009. Reviewed 1412 teas.

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Loose Dark Roast Organic Yerba Mate from Mate Factor

Style: Yerba Maté – Region: Brazil

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 19th, 2010

Outstanding. Although this is described as "dark roast", it's greener than a lot of other roasted Yerba mate. The roast is not uniform, and the dry leaf has just as much green as dark brown pieces. I think this mix of roast imparts a complexity to the aroma: it is simultaneously deep and fresh.

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Loose Fresh Green Yerba Mate from Mate Factor

Style: Yerba Maté – Region: Brazil

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 8th, 2010

Very good in the end, but I found this one tough to brew properly. The package gives several different ways of preparing, but doesn't specify brewing instructions in much detail. For tea-like brewing, which I used, the package gave the vague and broad recommendation of 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon per cup, and steeping...

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