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Loose Dark Roast Organic Yerba Mate - Organic

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Brand:Mate Factor
Style:Yerba Maté
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Brazil
Loose/teabag:Loose
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This tea's info last updated: Nov. 5, 2010

Commercial Description

Our unique blend of Yerba Mate and roasted grains brews a delightfully rich, invigorating cup of tea without sacrificing the benefits of our fresh, Green Mate. Try with milk and your favorite sweetener.

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73 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(210 reviews) on
I'm not very familiar with yerba mate. It smells like a tree or something. But it tastes really good - it has a rich flavor, kind of chocolaty. I added cream and sugar.
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87 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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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.

The brewed cup is very dark in color. I found this one easier to brew than Mate Factor's green Yerba mate. The instructions say 1 tablespoon per cup, and 5 minutes. I found that the cup comes out remarkably similar regardless of how long you steep it; only the strength varies, and it varies a lot less than you might expect. Sometimes I enjoy using as little as one teaspoon per cup and steeping as briefly as 3 minutes, but using a tablespoon and steeping for 5-8 minutes, it's still very smooth and pleasing.

Very much like hot chocolate. Naturally sweet, creamy, smooth, earthy, and rich. I absolutely love the flavor of this one. While my favorite green Yerba mate, by flavor, was from Upton Tea Imports, this is without a doubt my favorite roasted Yerba Mate. And the price is so reasonable, especially given that it is organic.

I would highly recommend this one. It's quickly become my favorite drink for the late afternoon, as I find it gives a bit of a boost but is much more relaxing than tea.
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