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
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (http://steep.it)
Dry Leaf Smell: grassy, smoke
Steeped Tea Smell: roasty, molasses
Flavor: gritty, thick, roasty, smoky, woody
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.
Rating: 2/4 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