Leaf Type: Yerba Maté
Where to Buy: Big Tea House
Get the best of both delicious worlds of chocolate and vanilla in a special Yerba Mate tea fusion. This rich creation is perfect for treating yourself to a little cup of decadence with a burst of energy!
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Chocolate and vanilla? Yes please!
This is really a delicious, energizing tisane. The yerba maté provides a rich base that is not quite as earthy as I had expected from a yerba maté blend – a nice surprise! There is some earthiness to it, and a little bit of vegetative taste, but mostly, it tastes rich and roasted, with a hint of nutty flavor that compliments the chocolate flavor very well.
Yes, I would like there to be more chocolate (that’s no surprise, right?) however, it is still quite delicious. The vanilla has a silky creaminess to it, and gives the cup a very smooth flavor.
The combination of the vanilla and chocolate together give it a truffle-y, ganache kind of taste, and the flavor develops as I continue to sip. It’s as if someone dropped a chocolate truffle in my cup of yerba maté, and it is slowly melting, and it gets more delicious with each sip.
I do recommend drinking this hot as I find that the flavors mute a bit as it cools. I also recommend adding just a pinch of sugar to the cup to bring out the flavors a bit. It tastes a bit more like unadulterated yerba maté without the sugar, but with it, it tastes chocolate-y and rich! YUM!