Cocoa Raspberry Maté from Fusion Tea Room

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Yerba Maté & Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Fusion Tea Room

Product Description:

Rich Argentinean roasted yerba mate with a cocoa raspberry twist. While both of these flavors are wonderful by themselves we just had to try them together to blast your taste buds. One cup just isn’t enough with this fusion blend. Once you have this in the morning, you will never have to rely on your coffee pick me up again. Throw in a splash of milk or creamer and you have got yourself one irresistible cup of mate.

Taster’s Review:

Irresistible is right!  This is so yummy, I don’t want to put my teacup down!

The combination of both roasted Yerba Maté and green Yerba Maté offers a well-rounded flavor that is deep, earthy and toasted, with hints of vegetation.  The toasted flavor is further accentuated by the addition of toasted rice, which also lends a bit of sweetness to the overall cup.

The rooibos in the blend lends a certain lightness as well as a hint of nutty flavor, which compliments the almond note quite nicely.  The barley and chicory present a nice depth of flavor to this tisane, giving it a very satisfying, full flavor.  The result is a smooth tasting base that allows the flavors of chocolate and raspberry to express themselves well.

The chocolate tastes rich and creamy.  The raspberry takes a couple of sips to develop, but after that development, the berry “tingle” lingers in the aftertaste deliciously.  These two ingredients are a classic paring in the dessert world, making this tisane a delightful dessert tea or an indulgent way to start your morning.

I really enjoyed this cup.  Rich, sweet and flavorful, even when served neat and clean.  I personally prefer my Yerba Maté with just a little bit of sweetener to help curb some of the bitter tones it can sometimes have, but, to be honest, I don’t get much bitterness at all from this cup.  I attribute that to the blending of such a diverse group of ingredients, and each of these ingredients seems to bring out the very best in each component.

This may very well be the best cup of Yerba Maté I’ve tried!  It’s delish!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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