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!
Learn more about this tisane here.
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!
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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