80
drank Yerba Mate by Samovar
183 tasting notes

Recently got a sampler pack from Samovar through a Twitter contest-thing. So, adding that to the two samplers sets I ended up with from Adagio… it looks like I better get around to trying (and liking) mate.

Having only tried a toasted mate before, this is my first ‘real’ experience with yerba mate. It has an interesting herbal, almost minty sort of taste to it. But it has something else to it that I can’t quite put my finger on. (I think in the toasted, I referred to it as tobacco-y. This is not the same… something.)

Definitely an unofficial rating at this point.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Lori

Unroasted mate has a grassy, fuzzy hay flavor to me. I much prefer the roasted mate..

Michelle Butler Hallett

Stevia (much more so than sugar) can improve green mate.

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Lori

Unroasted mate has a grassy, fuzzy hay flavor to me. I much prefer the roasted mate..

Michelle Butler Hallett

Stevia (much more so than sugar) can improve green mate.

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