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D. Gray

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Member since Jul. 9th, 2017. Reviewed 24 teas.

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San Mateo Air Dried Loose Yerba Mate from Guayaki

Style: Yerba Maté – Region: Brazil

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 23rd, 2017

To me, this tastes like what would happen if I steeped leather and tobacco in boiling water. Needless to say, it's not the most desirable tea experience — particularly for someone like myself, who really doesn't like tobacco. This doesn't give me any strange, tingling sensation on my tongue like the smoked yerba mate...

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Traditional Yerba Mate Tea Bags from Guayaki

Style: Yerba Maté – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 9th, 2017

This is my first time trying yerba mate. To me, the scent reminds me a lot of tobacco, leather, and hay. There's a smoky quality to it that's in the background, which makes sense because this is smoke dried. The taste has something in it that is vaguely reminiscent of bay leaves or willow bark. Perhaps those who consum...

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