Leaf Type: Yerba Maté
Where to Buy: Maté Factor
Tropical Lime Yerba Mate Tea Bags (formerly Hibiscus Lime)
80% Organic Ingredients
Our Tropical Lime tea box contains 20 large tea-bags. All of our tea-bags contain 3.5 grams of tea, DOUBLE the size of most tea-bags on the market, so you can enjoy more of the flavor, nutrition, and energizing effects of Yerba Mate!
Ingredients: Organic Green Yerba Mate, Organic Hibiscus Flowers, Sun-Dried Lime
High in Natural Vitamin C
This amazing, fruity blend is not only refreshing hot or cold, but is an amazing booster to your body’s defense system.
As I’ve said on numerous occasions, I’m not that fond of hibiscus. Some hibiscus in blends is OK so long as it’s not overdone – it provides an interesting tart flavor and a little bit of body to a tisane – but, when there is too much hibiscus in a blend, it becomes too tart and too thick and syrupy.
In drinking this tea, I’m not sure if there is too much hibiscus here, or if it is just a tart tisane. The lime and hibiscus together create a rather sour pair. Nice if you enjoy sour or tart tastes, I’m not one of those people, though.
That being said, this isn’t thick or syrupy, which leads me to believe that it’s not too much hibiscus, it’s just the combination of lime and hibiscus that creates such a tart experience. It has a nice body to it. And I found that a drizzle of agave nectar helped to turn this rather tart cup into something quite good.
Interestingly enough, the earthy quality of the Yerba Maté in this blend cuts through some of the tart hibiscus taste, so I am getting more lime than I am hibiscus. Both the hibiscus and lime are still rather strong, but, the earthy nature of Yerba Maté saves this blend.
And who’d have thought I’d ever be happy for the earthy characteristic of Yerba Maté? Certainly not me, not until now! But somehow, the blending of earthy and tart work together quite nicely. The tart cuts through some of the musty flavors of the earthy tones while the earthy flavor smooths out some of the tarter edges. It works together well.
Now, I am not about to say that this is my favorite Yerba Maté blend, because it isn’t. But it is quite good and appealing in its own way. It is one that I would recommend to all you lovers of tart/sour tastes out there.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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