Leaf Type: Yerba Maté
Where to Buy: WhiteAugust Tea Company
This energizing combination of sweet chocolate and south amercian mate is sure to stimulate your senses.
Did someone say chocolate?
As I’ve mentioned more than once before, I am a chocoholic (and I’m not ashamed to admit it). I love chocolate, and my belief is that more chocolate = better. This belief translates into my passion for teas as well, and when it comes to chocolate flavored teas/tisanes, the more chocolate flavor, the better.
The combination of Yerba Maté and chocolate is a brilliant one, because the two seem to go together so naturally. The earthy tones of the Yerba Maté enhance the flavor of the chocolate. However, my belief about more chocolate = better applies here, and this would be better with more chocolate flavor.
That’s not to say that this isn’t chocolate-y, because it is. It is a rich, sweet, dark chocolate flavor and it is absolutely delicious. That being said, this chocoholic can’t help but want more of a really good thing!
This cup is smooth and sweet. There is a vegetative quality to the Yerba Maté that adds an interesting dimension of flavor. I also agree with my SororiTea Sister, TeaEqualsBliss, about this tisane: I can taste a nutty/woody quality that is very rooibos-like. But I don’t find this off-putting at all, in fact, I’m enjoying that nutty characteristic and how well it goes with the chocolate tones.
Overall, a very rich and satisfying cup. A great wake-me-up tisane, since Yerba Maté is a bit more caffeinated than most other teas/tisanes. Something so delicious – it’s a bit like having dessert for breakfast! Yummy!
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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