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1 TB for 450mL water, bare.

About twenty-odd years ago, when I started university (in a different province, far from home), Second Cup was making a raspberry chocolate flavoured coffee. I drank a lot of that and felt like I could do anything.

Guess what the scent of DavidsTea Chocolate Rocket reminds me of?

So yeah, on scent alone, I’m smilin.

Then I sipped.

BAM! Very much as described in the ad copy. I geneally don’t care for roasted mate, but I am loving this blend. It’s quite intense brewed as a tisane and almost as dark as coffee. I’m not sure I could handle the flavours if I brewed this in a gourd, but it would be worth a try.

Refreshing. Lives up to the hype. Not a delicate drink. I’ll report later on any mate buzz.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Michelle Butler Hallett

The mate helped chase away a bad-night-with-arthritis pain hangover. Very nice. I feel pleasantly speedy but not jittery and anxious, the way I get after too much coffee or after energy drinks (why, oh WHY do I keep trying those??).

Michelle Butler Hallett

This blend is also a bit sweet on its own — I’d suggest truing it plain first before adding sweetener.

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Michelle Butler Hallett

The mate helped chase away a bad-night-with-arthritis pain hangover. Very nice. I feel pleasantly speedy but not jittery and anxious, the way I get after too much coffee or after energy drinks (why, oh WHY do I keep trying those??).

Michelle Butler Hallett

This blend is also a bit sweet on its own — I’d suggest truing it plain first before adding sweetener.

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Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE.

I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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