Tea of the Week – Toasted Mate

Name: Toasted Mate

Type: Herbal

Region: Brazil

Bought At: Adagio.com

Price: $2 for a ten cup sample

First Impressions: Heavily processed, almost like coffee grounds


Another “mate” tea, toasted mate is a darker, stronger cup than yerba mate.  It has a strong, almost pungent smell when brewed, just short of making it unpleasant. I liked it, although it would probably be easier for a coffee drinker to enjoy than a white or green tea lover.  Had a hint of a nutty taste as well, and no bitter aftertaste.

My Rating:

3 / 5

(Teageek.org Founder)

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