Thanks to LefTea for a sample of this brain brew!
BRAAAAINNNSSS is the first thing I thought of when I saw this tea. Mmmmmm! You’d think theres walnuts in it, it kinda looks like brains?
DRY: subtly sweet and nutty. Appears to be mostly mate leaves with a scattered twigs of rooibos.
STEEPED: light brown. robust smell and mate.
TASTE: Bright green mate with a little bitterness coming out, slightly nutty and roasted taste. No chocolate flavor.
WHO’D LIKE THIS: straight up mate drinkers.
COMMENTS: Hmmm. I’m thinking this is more of a yerba mate tea than a flavored one. I find the potentially delicious extras (chocolate, vanilla, hazelnuts, apples) aren’t really present, I see the odd apple and chocolate piece in the dry leaves.
Overall, okay tasting mate, but no fun magic present. Or brains.
(apparently the brain thing is the brand, checking the website it’s a whole line of brain tea quoting health benefits of mate).