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Monday, December 27, 2010

Mate Factor Company Loose Leaf Mate Tisane 'Dark Roast'

Tea Information:
Tea: Organic Dark Roast Yerba Mate Loose
Type: Yerba Mate Tisane (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Mate Factor
Purchase: Here

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: grassy, smoke
Steeped Tea Smell: roasty, molasses
Flavor: gritty, thick, roasty, smoky, woody
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent and bitter
Liquor: opaque dark brown, like coffee

A gift from TeaEqualsBliss.

I enjoyed this, I have found I only like roasted mate and not green mate.

I think a bit of cream and sugar would go well in this.

Steepster Reviews

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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