Leaf Type: Yerba Maté
Where to Buy: Whispering Pines Tea Company
A wonderful and highly energizing blend of Yerba Mate, Safflower, and citrus hints to enjoy hot or cold. This very unique blend is the perfect thing to keep you going!
Learn more about this tisane here.
I am really enjoying the combination of the slightly smoky, slightly earthy taste of the Yerba Maté together with the citrus notes in this Painted Paradise Tea from Whispering Pines Tea Company.
Yerba Maté is not always a flavor that I favor, because it can sometimes come off as too earthy for my taste. But in this blend, there seems to be a pleasing balance between earthy notes and the sweet citrus tones. The citrus notes really brighten up the cup and keep the earthiness in check.
It is a little bit sweet, tangy, earthy, vegetative and even just a wee bit smoky. It’s a well-rounded cup, and it’s very invigorating! I love the citrus tones to this … just the kind of tisane you want to sip when you want to start the morning off right! It has a nice sweetness to it – no additions needed – and it tastes great hot or iced too.
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!