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drank Peppermint Yerba Mate by Samovar
911 tasting notes

Wow. Yeah, mate and I? Not gonna mesh. This is kind of like drinking a mint-flavored reed mat. This shows though how sweet Samovar’s Sweet Yerba Mate is. Because this? Not sweet. The tasting notes say bittersweet and I’ll agree. It’s not bitter like an oversteeped tea but there is a certain something to it that made me think of bitterness, maybe in a herbal/nature-y way. Nothing bad, just really unexpected.

I admit it, I made a face when I took the first sip (unexpected, you know). But each sip after that got easier and by the end of my cup, I was okay with this tea. Well, okay-ish. It still tastes like a mint-flavored reed mat but I will say that the mint is quite nice in this – and I’m saying that as a not so big fan of mint. So for those that mesh well with mate, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say this is a pretty tasty one, at least with how the mint blends with it. There’s no raw or rough herbal edge to it. So it’s a very smooth reed mat. I just notice it has eucalyptus in it so that might be contributing to the smooth blend. (And maybe it’ll help me with my stuffy sinuses.)

Anyway, certainly different but likable for a mate. Overall I prefer it more than the Sweet Yerba Mate because this doesn’t make me think of a commune with goats.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
__Morgana__

I totally get it. I have only tried two mates and probably not the best examples, but they didn’t even make me want to know what a really awesome one would be like.

Auggy

Including this one, I think I’ve tried 3, but one was bagged (and HORRIBLE). I don’t think I’d know what an awesome mate tasted like even if I ran across it. This one is by far the best I’ve had and since it’s Samovar, I assume it’s a pretty good one. Which pretty much means I even if I did find an awesome one, I probably wouldn’t like it all that much.
So yeah, pretty much what you said. :)

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__Morgana__

I totally get it. I have only tried two mates and probably not the best examples, but they didn’t even make me want to know what a really awesome one would be like.

Auggy

Including this one, I think I’ve tried 3, but one was bagged (and HORRIBLE). I don’t think I’d know what an awesome mate tasted like even if I ran across it. This one is by far the best I’ve had and since it’s Samovar, I assume it’s a pretty good one. Which pretty much means I even if I did find an awesome one, I probably wouldn’t like it all that much.
So yeah, pretty much what you said. :)

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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