Today is one of those days where I have no idea what kind of tea I want to drink. I’m also a little grumpy—apparently there are 3 boxes full of tea waiting for me at the post office, but instead of trying to deliver them they just left a slip in my box. They don’t like walking up to my apartment (4th floor, no elevator) so they fake-deliver all the time. It’s quite annoying.
Anyway, I was digging through my sample box to see if anything struck my fancy and I remembered that I had this in my Around the World sampler. I adore David’s Coffee Pu’erh (so much that I have to ration it out or I’d drink a cup every day), so I thought this might be similar. I’ve never had mate before, but I’d never tasted pu’erh before the Coffee Pu’erh so hey, why not try it out today? It’s hot, muggy, and I need to try some tea before I go crazy trying to guess what boxes are being held hostage.
The ingredient list sounds a little odd—white chocolate? I actually hate white chocolate, but I couldn’t see any in my little tin. It also smelled kind of weird, bitter and not at all like coffee. Then it brewed so clear I would have guessed it was a white-based blend. Not great signs, but I drank it anyway of course. And wow, it’s delicious! A little bitter from the coffee, a bit woodsy from the mate, but rich like a latte with undertones of chocolate and almond. With milk and sugar it’s like a lower-calorie, lighter version of a fancy coffee drink.