Morning Thunder®

13
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8 ratings
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Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Yerba Maté Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Morning Thunder®

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 27, 2018

Commercial Description

This blend's savory, earthy flavor comes from a blend of rich black tea and roasted maté, a traditional South American botanical that rejuvenates without the jitters associated with coffee. It just might be your new morning cup.

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Reviewer pic20 Aroma: 1/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 2/5
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Personal preferences and tastes drive all these ratings, but none more than here. Man, was this tea ever a revolting turn-off. The smell raised red flags, and the taste screamed, "never again!"

See, I like teas with strong flavors--as long as I like the flavor itself. This tea uses a decidedly, intensely smoky version of yerba mate. [I don't hate yerba mate, per se, though it's not my favorite flavor...the "Matebeer" soda one can get in Florida is tolerable to me, as it yerba mate candy.]

This is a tea that my tongue interpreted as "barbecue flavored tea". Bleccch. While I love smoked brisket, it would make a terrible tea. Sorry, fans...can't be dishonest and blow sunshine on this one...
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(9 reviews) on

This is my favorite by Celestial Seasonings. It's sweet and flavorful.
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Morning Thunder is one of the few Celestial Seasonings teas that touts that it contains caffeine. There are only 2 ingredients. Yerba Mate and Black Tea. That's it. Conveniently packaged in mid-priced tea bags. It's actually not bad - especially for those who like the malty-herbaceousness of Yerba Mate. I am pleased with this - and would NEVER add milk to it.
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(108 reviews) on

strong black tea smell that's nice, flavor is weird! just like a weak coffee! with the raosted taste too...Haven't had a tea like this before! But not really good I suppose. Slight spice like cinnamon on the back end
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Reviewer pic40 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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I've known of this blend for years, but never tried it until today.

It was a bit of a disappointment. The black tea does seem to convey more strength of flavor and body, and the mate a certain sweetness. But I got the impression that the Yerba mate used in this blend was higher quality than the black tea.

The aroma of the brewed cup had some of the pleasing aromas characteristic of high-quality dark-roast yerba mate, but it had none of the characteristics I associate with higher-quality black tea.

It also had a high amount of astringency, more than typical for a black tea and much more than I associate with yerba mate, which tends to taste very smooth to me.
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Reviewer pic53 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(214 reviews) on

This tea is pretty good. It doesn't have a very strong aroma. The mate adds a nice sweet flavor to the tea. I added cream and sugar.
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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(6 reviews) on

I don't really like coffee, but some mornings I need a kick, and this tea is enough kick for me!
I really like the rich robust flavor. It is earthy and roasted malt-like , and even has a thicker mouth feel than other teas. I haven't found a loose leaf that compares, but some mornings just pouring water is complicated enough :)
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
(75 reviews) on

Oh yeah, those buffalo just shake the earth. Definately not for the delicate crowd. This stuff is trong and tasty and wakes you right up. Good for those days when you have brain fog. I brew it for 3-5 minutes. I usually prefer loose leaf, but I gotta admit that there are days....
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