LauraR sent a sample of this my way to try along with some other samples. I’ve never had a roasted mate, just green mate in a highly flavored blend from Teavana. The tea smells of milky chocolate and something roasty and toasty.
I taste the milky chocolate, and a malt, not like an ice cream malt, but like the malty flavor of assam, a very bold assam. Whew…this is a roasty malted tea. I think I would like it more if the chocolate was more pronounced and the malt was less. Might have to play around with the brewing temp or adding a pinch of sugar to see if any more flavor can be brought out.