2 Tasting Notes
This was the first Yerba Mate I tried and it got me hooked! It is one of the smoothest. If you have always wanted to try YM, this is an excellent one to start with. Nowadays I mainly have Rosamonte, but will buy Cruz de Malta if on special.
This is my favorite Yerba Mate. I drink it every morning at work (despite the comments about my “bong”). It has a slight, yet not unpleasant, smoky flavor. Of all the yerbas I have tried, maybe 15 different brands, Rosamonte definitely has the most kick to it. As good as a strong cup of coffee. I generally enjoy it out of a ceramic “gourd”, mainly because it is easier to clean up when at work, but occasionally use a wooden mate. I do not add sugar or anything else. I like the bitter yerba taste, and especially the aftertaste. Available in the US from many internet vendors, and now my local Asian supermarket started carrying it along with several other varieties of Yerba Mate