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I have officially designated Thursdays as Ironing Day. I’ve got a fair amount of goodies to iron today but I’m extraordinarily tired. I need a good oomph to get me through the long ironing ahead. Mate is supposed to give quite a nice buzz and I’ve had this sample from Arbor Teas sitting on my counter for a few days to remind me to try it. Mate scares me a little bit, so I’m using the energy need for my ironing marathon as an excuse to bust this one open.

The dry leaf smells dusty and herbal-y and faintly sweet. Post-steeping, the smell is still a bit musty and herbal with an almost menthol-like whoosh to it. The taste is milder and less offensive than the other mates I’ve had (Samovar blends). It’s pretty much like it smells – somewhat earthy, hay-y, herbal. There’s a little ting on the end that is the menthol smell but the taste is a almost ginger-y warm. It’s a little rough but nothing that makes me think this would benefit in any way from additives.

I haven’t really felt all that buzzed but I am getting through my ironing without wanting to nap so that could be the mate at work. I’m not sure if I’d seek out this (or any mate) for a pleasure drink, but the sweetness definitely makes it my preferred mate drink of the ones I’ve had.
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JacquelineM

Ironing makes me so tired too. I’ve managed to jiggle things around and live with some wrinkles so that every other saturday is ironing day :) My grandmother used to iron EVERYTHING and ENJOYED it (!!!)!

gmathis

I must be weird … ironing relaxes me; I wait till I have a whole laundry basket full and put on a good movie and unwind and unwrinkle, literally and emotionally.

sophistre

I really have only particularly liked the peppermint yerba mate from Samovar. I have two others that came in the tasting set they offered as a Select a while back, but I haven’t touched the other ones at all. Strangely, I really do like the mint (extra-strange, actually, because I don’t usually like mint tea either).

Auggy

Ironing makes me physically tired but I like the payoff so it’s (oddly) emotionally fulfilling. Doing the dishes is the chore that relaxes me most. Maybe one day ironing will rank up there!

I thought Samovar’s Peppermint YM was the better between that one and the Sweet YM which, even before the massive heartburn it gave me, was a little too granola for me. (And I don’t normally go for mint, either.)

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JacquelineM

Ironing makes me so tired too. I’ve managed to jiggle things around and live with some wrinkles so that every other saturday is ironing day :) My grandmother used to iron EVERYTHING and ENJOYED it (!!!)!

gmathis

I must be weird … ironing relaxes me; I wait till I have a whole laundry basket full and put on a good movie and unwind and unwrinkle, literally and emotionally.

sophistre

I really have only particularly liked the peppermint yerba mate from Samovar. I have two others that came in the tasting set they offered as a Select a while back, but I haven’t touched the other ones at all. Strangely, I really do like the mint (extra-strange, actually, because I don’t usually like mint tea either).

Auggy

Ironing makes me physically tired but I like the payoff so it’s (oddly) emotionally fulfilling. Doing the dishes is the chore that relaxes me most. Maybe one day ironing will rank up there!

I thought Samovar’s Peppermint YM was the better between that one and the Sweet YM which, even before the massive heartburn it gave me, was a little too granola for me. (And I don’t normally go for mint, either.)

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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!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


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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