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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Guayaki Teabag Mate Tea 'Yerba Mate'

Tea Information:
Tea: Yerba Mate
Type: Mate Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Guayaki
Purchase: Here
Description: Guayaki Teabag Mate Tea 'Yerba Mate'
Ingredients: Organic Yerba Mate leaf and stem

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 8 ounces hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Wood, paper, green tea
Steeped Tea Smell: woody green tea
Flavor: woody green tea, a bit bitter and a bit astringent
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: translucent yellow-brown honey colored

Gift from a co-worker who tried the Yerba Mate and found it to have too much caffeine. I enjoy being the crazy tea lady of the office.

So far I find mate to taste very much like a green tea.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
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

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