Type: Mate Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Description: A deliciously smooth herbal tea that is perfect for coffee lovers. It does contain caffeine, but many people have a different reaction to this stimulant since it is blended with the other natural xanthines found in Mate (theophylline and theobromine). Together they create energy without jitteriness or addictive tendencies. This tea is also a wonderful diet tea, since it curbs hunger. MateVana does contain nuts.
Ingredients: Roasted Mate leaves, cocoa kernels, rooibos tea, chocolate chips (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa powder), flavoring, white cocoa butter splits (sugar, cocoa butter, dextrose), almonds, cactus blossoms, sunflower petals and cornflower petals.
This tea contains nuts.
Amount: 1.5 tsp
Water: 6 oz filtered boiling
Tool: Mesh basket strainer in cup
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: nutty, chocolate
Steeped Tea Smell: nutty
Flavor: nutty, then slightly dark chocolate
Liquor: opaque dark brown, like light coffee
Post-Steep Additives: 1 tsp German rock sugar=much better no sour note, chocolate more prominent
Resteep: 7 min, weak
put in for....until i forgot about it, got a medium bodied nutty chocolaty (it had sugar dregs in it) drink, i don't have the patience but if you do it is resteepable.
Rating: 3/4 leaves
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing