16 Tasting Notes
I’m perplexed by this one. It tastes completely different sweetened and unsweetened.
Sweetened, I get a strong cherry taste. It’s way too artificial tasting, it’s like drinking some concentrated Kool-Aid.
Unsweetened, I taste none of that. It tastes like a slightly bitter green tea.
Still trying to decide if I like it either way. Maybe I’ll try just barely sweetening it next time.
My Morning Maté is an okay tea, and just that. The smell is much better than the flavor to me. When you open the tin, it’s a very nutty smell with hints of chocolate. That intrigued me so I had to try it.
Brewed, it’s a bit of a different story. You still get a taste of nuts and ever-so-slightly chocolate, but there’s something about it that I don’t like. It produces one of the weirdest aftertastes I’ve had in a tea.
I think “coffee-replacement” teas just aren’t my, well, cup of tea.
Reading the other reviews leaves me a bit surprised. The smell of this tea won me over immediately, so I bought 2oz to take home and sample in the mornings. I wasn’t let down.
It is a bit spicy. You don’t get a purely fruity taste. But I like my tea to taste like tea and not juice. The spice isn’t overbearing, it’s just subtle enough to add to the sweet flavor that tastes like a mix of mango and grapefruit. I’ll admit the sweet taste isn’t well defined, as you likely won’t be reminded of actual mango at all.
Overall, if you like pu-ehr and want to try a sweet variety, give this a shot.
I tend to steep around 6 minutes and use just a bit of sweetener in each cup. This is one you have to be careful not to make too strong of oversteep, as it can get sour.