A really good Mate chai! I’ve been very impressed with Chico Chai’s products. There is a good level of spice, spicy but not overwhelming. I can taste the tea base (or in this case, yerba mate base.) Peppery, energetic, it isn’t a weak chai by any means, and not for someone who tends to be wimpy when it comes to spice. But I like that I’m tasting the earthy notes of the yerba mate too, and the earthy tones of the mate bring out a different sort of flavor in the spices too, allowing those earthy notes to be explored.
A really good chai.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/09/22/mate-chai-chico-chai/