drank Roasted Yerba Mate by Fusion Teas
263 tasting notes

I am really conflicted about adding flavoured creamers to teas. I do it with some teas but ultimately I think won’t my teas all taste the same if I keep putting hazelnut creamer in there? What’s the point of purchasing expensive tea then? It’s like buying a bottle of expensive wine so you can make mulled wine.

I have a sample of this from Dexter3657 but after my experience with DAVIDs Jumpy Monkey, I kept choosing other teas over this one until there was no more “new” tea left to try. And last night I read someone else drank this and said it tasted like coffee. I was sold! I could barely wait till today to drink this.

To me, the only way this tastes like coffee is if you maybe ran out of coffee and you ran out of filters too so you decided to just make coffee with yesterday’s grind. :)

I don’t like the smell of the dry leaves and even less so the wet ones. I will keep trying in the spirit of learning but… Yah… That’s when the hazelnut creamer came out of my fridge.

What does this tea taste like? I couldn’t tell you. Maybe straw. Wet straw. Alrighty, then. I am looking forward to my next mate. I mean, if I got to where I could drink Rooibos, I’m sure ill get there with this too!

Dexter

Yep, I see a ton of swaps in our future. If you hate it – I’ll love it. If I hate it – you’ll love it. I’m just going to start a box of all the tea I don’t like and send it to you once I’ve collected a few…..

Nxtdoor

Haha, I’ll do the same. So far we both dislike Kokomo green though so I wonder who’s getting that one!

Dexter

I’m still pondering that one, I haven’t given up on it…. just got distracted by other teas.

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Dexter

Yep, I see a ton of swaps in our future. If you hate it – I’ll love it. If I hate it – you’ll love it. I’m just going to start a box of all the tea I don’t like and send it to you once I’ve collected a few…..

Nxtdoor

Haha, I’ll do the same. So far we both dislike Kokomo green though so I wonder who’s getting that one!

Dexter

I’m still pondering that one, I haven’t given up on it…. just got distracted by other teas.

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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