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drank Climber's High by The Tea Spot
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Thank you Dhart1214 for this Sample tea!

I just had my first taste of Yerba Mate yesterday from another steepster and liked it. I’m aware that there is a punch of caffeine, so today…I told myself that I’d better be careful and not wait too late to taste and review this Yerba Mate blend or I’d be wired!

One of the things I wish tea companies would do a better job of, is labeling what’s in the blend on the packet of tea. Herbs and flavors might be something that a person is allergic to! I couldn’t drink this blend before going to the Tea Spot website to look up the ingredients. There are 19 listed in this one blend! (Thankfully none I’m allergic to!)

The flavor was tasty…mellow, not too spicy or herby.
If I hadn’t read the ingredients, I would never have known there were 19 flavors present.
I could taste cinnamon, licorice, a bit of ginger, cooling tulsi and yerba mate. The vanilla was almost lost as well as the other flavors. What I tasted was very muted, in a gentle way that was not unpleasent. (I don’t always want a tea to knock me down with strong flavor.)
This was an appealing high caffeine comfort tea.

I could picture this tea in a pouch added to a backpack stash for a hiking trip. A morning tea before skiing or biking. A tea to begin the day at the office or school. No milk is needed and the tea is sweet enough not to add anything to it. (I did add sweetening…I like my tea that way).

Energy! Caffeine! Mellow flavor and tastes pretty good.

edit After having an allergic reaction to some beans, my sister-in-law sent me a list of foods in the bean family which includes licorice! Guess what? Licorice is also an ingredient in this tea!

Yes, I drank my bean toxic tea too. Lesson for tea companies would be that it’s important to label ingredients please. In the future, I don’ t want to be this violently ill from unlabeled tea!
I had to look on the website for ingredient information before knowing about the licorice so the fact that I drank the tea is not the fault of The Tea Spot.

Bonnie

Note added about labeling of ingredients and food allergies. Turns out this tea was a no no and I want to make a point that tea companies need to label with ingredients. This one had 19!

Indigobloom

wow that is not good, 19 ingredients! I’ll bet with that quantiy… there are some most anybody would react to in some way.

Indigobloom

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ashmanra

I know that problem! Hubby gets migraines if his food has MSG. The trouble is that they label it autolized yeast extract and all manner of other things. I had to pull up a list online and memorize it, and I am finding those things even in organic soups at the grocery.

Hesper June

I absolutely love the taste of Mate teas, however something in them makes me actually quite ill.
I have not figured out what though.
Makes me sad:(

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Bonnie

Note added about labeling of ingredients and food allergies. Turns out this tea was a no no and I want to make a point that tea companies need to label with ingredients. This one had 19!

Indigobloom

wow that is not good, 19 ingredients! I’ll bet with that quantiy… there are some most anybody would react to in some way.

Indigobloom

*quantity

ashmanra

I know that problem! Hubby gets migraines if his food has MSG. The trouble is that they label it autolized yeast extract and all manner of other things. I had to pull up a list online and memorize it, and I am finding those things even in organic soups at the grocery.

Hesper June

I absolutely love the taste of Mate teas, however something in them makes me actually quite ill.
I have not figured out what though.
Makes me sad:(

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