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!