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Trying a re-steep from earlier today. I wanted so much to log more on this – write a real review – etc but I have felt cruddy all day – just don’t have the energy. Sorry. I don’t even know if Mates can be re-steeped. Need to look that up.

SimpliciTEA

Sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. At least, it’s the weekend!

I don’t know either if mates can be resteeped, as I only did a pure one once. I have resteeped a mate/rooibos blend successfully, though.

I hope you feel better soon!

Azzrian

Thanks so much! I will be fine …. just need to slow down some. I did re-steep it – it was okay – nothing like the first brew – I don’t think it is like typical re-steeping though where you get different flavors – this one was the same just really weak. I googled it – some say you can – some say you can’t lol go figure!

Azzrian

Some notes: Trix Cereal after taste and smell when steeped.

lovely “fusion” of flavors.

Very smooth and easy to drink the lime is strong but not overwhelming.

My first mate

First aroma of dry leaf was more of pistachio, while the first taste of the steeped leaf was more of lime which is more subdued by the nut than flavored by it.

I would have enjoyed a bit more of a pistachio flavor myself but I absolutely love pistachios!

Missy

D’oh sorry you are feeling cruddy. On a plus note we got your package today! Very generous samples,thank you. Now I’m scouring your tasting notes so I can decide what else to put into a box to send out to you tomorrow. We brewed the Vanilla mint up and it’s excellent. Thanks again!

Azzrian

Awee thanks Missy – Im about to head to the sofa (again) and zone out lol. You two don’t have to add anything to my box … don’t worry about it girl! Its all good. :)

Missy

Oh yes we do, we like to share. We will send out the box UPS tomorrow morning. I know what’s in the box and you don’t, neener neener! Hope you feel better soon!

Azzrian

LOL well I will be a very happy camper! :) Thank you! Yeah I said I was going to the sofa – but I came back. Its like ummm i DO have a laptop I COULD take the computer with me. I think I was trying to tell myself I would sleep but that isn’t happening!

Missy

Hehe well you did just drink some mate… In that box there is a mate blend I had success with re-steeping. I steep first time at 185-190 ish for 3 minutes. The second steep I kick it up to about 205 and 4 minutes. That is as far as I’ve experimented.

Azzrian

LOL true! Wow thanks for that info! Excellent – I will try that. :) Thanks for sending a mate! This one here is the only one I have so it will be nice to try another!

Missy

Your welcome. :D Oh and I use about a teaspoon and 1/2 per cup. I tried just one teaspoon per cup but it was weaker than I liked.

Azzrian

Yeah and I like tea a little strong to begin with so that is good advice!

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SimpliciTEA

Sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. At least, it’s the weekend!

I don’t know either if mates can be resteeped, as I only did a pure one once. I have resteeped a mate/rooibos blend successfully, though.

I hope you feel better soon!

Azzrian

Thanks so much! I will be fine …. just need to slow down some. I did re-steep it – it was okay – nothing like the first brew – I don’t think it is like typical re-steeping though where you get different flavors – this one was the same just really weak. I googled it – some say you can – some say you can’t lol go figure!

Azzrian

Some notes: Trix Cereal after taste and smell when steeped.

lovely “fusion” of flavors.

Very smooth and easy to drink the lime is strong but not overwhelming.

My first mate

First aroma of dry leaf was more of pistachio, while the first taste of the steeped leaf was more of lime which is more subdued by the nut than flavored by it.

I would have enjoyed a bit more of a pistachio flavor myself but I absolutely love pistachios!

Missy

D’oh sorry you are feeling cruddy. On a plus note we got your package today! Very generous samples,thank you. Now I’m scouring your tasting notes so I can decide what else to put into a box to send out to you tomorrow. We brewed the Vanilla mint up and it’s excellent. Thanks again!

Azzrian

Awee thanks Missy – Im about to head to the sofa (again) and zone out lol. You two don’t have to add anything to my box … don’t worry about it girl! Its all good. :)

Missy

Oh yes we do, we like to share. We will send out the box UPS tomorrow morning. I know what’s in the box and you don’t, neener neener! Hope you feel better soon!

Azzrian

LOL well I will be a very happy camper! :) Thank you! Yeah I said I was going to the sofa – but I came back. Its like ummm i DO have a laptop I COULD take the computer with me. I think I was trying to tell myself I would sleep but that isn’t happening!

Missy

Hehe well you did just drink some mate… In that box there is a mate blend I had success with re-steeping. I steep first time at 185-190 ish for 3 minutes. The second steep I kick it up to about 205 and 4 minutes. That is as far as I’ve experimented.

Azzrian

LOL true! Wow thanks for that info! Excellent – I will try that. :) Thanks for sending a mate! This one here is the only one I have so it will be nice to try another!

Missy

Your welcome. :D Oh and I use about a teaspoon and 1/2 per cup. I tried just one teaspoon per cup but it was weaker than I liked.

Azzrian

Yeah and I like tea a little strong to begin with so that is good advice!

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Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

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I always love to try a good yellow tea.

I favor unadulterated teas but I do have my longings for a good flavored tea now and then so I don’t rule them out by any means!

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