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80
drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
2402 tasting notes

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80
drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
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72

Made in a gourd.
I liked it ok.

Jillian

Is it hard to make traditional-style mate?

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75

I brewed this one too weak and don’t have any more of it to try, so will try to rate based on how I think it would taste when brewed correctly. It did not seem to have much of the traditional yerba mate flavor – I pretty much just tasted the cocoa and spices. The spices were fairly light, which was nice. Prepared with stevia. Tasted pretty much the same with and without almond milk.

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100
drank Pure Empower Mint by Guayaki
10 tasting notes
Definitely, one of my favorites, it really lift me up and refresh my entire day. I use to drink it in the morning. After it I could breath and start planing the day it empower me, take my tensions away and open my mind keeping me alert and focus.
Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
2402 tasting notes

I was surprised to see this as a choice of teabags at a restaurant recently (well it was sort of a unique place, a general store/gourmet market/cafe of sorts, so not too surprised…) Anyway, I’ve been wanting to try this because I don’t like the taste of mate so it has to be masked pretty well. This was an interesting blend, rather cinnamony and a good bit chocolatey, but without letting you forget that it is an herbal tea (as in, it didn’t taste like coffee or or hot cocoa or anything.) It’s rather unlike anything I’ve had. I drank it all so I must have liked it. As for whether it gave me an energy burst, it’s hard to say but I did do a lot of shopping, wine tasting, and play watching that day so I think it did help keep me going. I will be having this one again, as I bought a box for my mate/mocha loving hubby a few weeks ago as a Christmas gift. So glad I got to sample it so now I know what I’m giving him!

Preparation
8 min or more
Janefan

this is the loose blend I wanted to buy my DH, http://steepster.com/teas/guayaki/12478-mocha-maca-java-mate but my local organic food store didn’t have it so I settled for the Yerba Mate Chocolatte in bags. I will keep an eye out for it elsewhere…

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68

I picked this up at the healthfood store – I’ve tried hot mate and thought it decent but I’ve never had it iced. Apparently it’s quite a popular way to drink it in South Amercia, though I’m not sure if they bother with all the sugar that’s in this.

And sweet it is – there’s less sugar in it than in bottled iced tea or pop, but 20g of sugar is still a fair bit. I tasted most of the sweetness at the start of each sip, as I swallowed it took on a herbal, sort of woody taste. It left almost a smokey aftertaste in my mouth, interestingly.

It’s interesting and I’m glad I tried it for variety, but it’s not going to be my go-to cold drink or anything.

Preparation
Iced

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95
drank San Mateo Yerba Mate by Guayaki
7 tasting notes

I got introduced to this tea by two Argentine in Mexico, talk about odd but it was love at first taste. Now it’s the first thing I reach for in the morning. Enough said.

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I guess I just need a little energy today :D

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72
drank Yerba Mate by Guayaki
58 tasting notes

Trying the mate again today. This time I tried it prepared in a coffee pot as mentioned on the package (as opposed to with my mug infuser). Wow, much stronger this way. I must not have had the temperature hot enough or used enough of the leaves last time. I added a little milk and sugar as well. MMM…This is so much more palatable! It has a smoother more soothing feel this way (as I suppose should be expected!). It reminds me of green tea but not quite as pungent and more roasty. This may just become my coffee alternative!

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10
drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
902 tasting notes

I bought a box of this a long time ago (at least a year, if not much longer). The bags are dwindling down, and I’m glad that it’s almost gone. It’s just kinda gross.

I’ve never had plain yerba mate, so I don’t know how well I like it. But I don’t like this. It does taste slightly chocolate, and it’s got some spice…but it’s just not good. Wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Yerba Mate by Guayaki
58 tasting notes

I am certainly getting that “earthy” quality others have mentioned. This is my first time trying mate… had to even ask how it was pronounced. I am feeling somewhat more energized, which is definitely a good thing as I am currently at work and have another 2 and a half hours to go till this shift is through! Some days midnight cannot come soon enough. :)

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43
drank Yerba Mate by Guayaki
43 tasting notes

Heard about the health benefits and decided to give it a try. It is not too bad. Added a little sweetner to improve the flavor. Will give it another try.

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59
drank Pure Empower Mint by Guayaki
35 tasting notes

Went on holiday without any tea and picked this up to get by. Although it is good hot, everyone seemed to like it strongly brewed and iced.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 45 sec

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58
drank Traditional Yerba Mate by Guayaki
83 tasting notes

This is my slap in the face. It was interesting watching the color change while it was steeping. Started really bright green and slowly turned a hazy amber. The smell is a little intimidating but the tea is alright, and just alright. This is not one I would get excited to drink. Very, Very earthy, but will for sure give you an energy boost.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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75

Great to start the day. I added a little milk and sugar as well.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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54
drank Gaucho Fuerte by Guayaki
83 tasting notes

Brewed this even stronger today. This tea punches you in the face with how earthy it is. Not for the faint of heart.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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54
drank Gaucho Fuerte by Guayaki
83 tasting notes

Its a good thing I have been drinking all this Mate today since I had to go out and change a flat on my car. I think I did it in record time though because I’m all hopped up on Mate. Go Me!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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54
drank Gaucho Fuerte by Guayaki
83 tasting notes

Its official. I’m calling it. Today shall be Mate day. MMMMmmmm soak it in.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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54
drank Gaucho Fuerte by Guayaki
83 tasting notes

Sometimes its like getting hit in the face by tea. Whammy!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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54
drank Gaucho Fuerte by Guayaki
83 tasting notes

OK so I actually used the drip coffee maker to brew this as suggested. I’m not as excited today about it as I was yesterday. Maybe a little too earthy. This is a very strong mate. I was pretty excited for the boost of energy late in the afternoon yesterday. Not bad, just not sure if it will be my thing. I generally enjoy mate and was excited to try this one. It stays true to the Paraguay cutting methods. It has a lot of powder in the grind. It will make you think someone is mowing your yard by the smell whill it is brewing and it definitely has some of that in the taste also. Overall not a bad tea and I will probably keep some on hand for when I need a pick me up.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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54
drank Gaucho Fuerte by Guayaki
83 tasting notes

This tea is way earthy. Completely a tea for mate lovers only. Tastes very toasty and strong. Truly this tea isn’t going to be for everyone but I love it for the energy boost it gives. A great pick me up in the afternoon.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Yerba Mate by Guayaki
20 tasting notes

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79

I love this stuff, both for the pick-me-up and the way it has a light planty taste which goes really well with honey and milk. I steep it for 8-10 minutes or whatever in not-yet-boiling water. I think that’s per package instructions.

When I drink this I’m drinking like a Uruguayan soccer (er, football) star!!

Preparation
8 min or more

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