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drank Yerba Mate by Guayaki
74 tasting notes

Special remedy for a slight cold?
A pot of Yerba Mate.
Learned how effective YM was when I was really into Matevana from Teavana…
but hey, the plain stuff is just as effective.
In any case, yeah, I got a sore throat, and I’m a little phlegmy. But when I got my mate, I’m just phlegmy.

Sorry about never actually following through on my previous posts about the iced teas…
Here’s the story:
They all turned out awesome.
I’ll post about them in a sec.

Oh, and I was the only one that brought anything to the potluck.

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54
drank Yerba Mate by Guayaki
1592 tasting notes

I had to bump this down… I used up the rest of the yerba mate, but it isn’t as great as it used to be for me. The flavor was just meh. Plus, it reminded me of my surgical rotation, which was horrible. I also think that my palate has been spoiled by the yummy teas I’ve tried! :)

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drank Yerba Mate by Guayaki
1592 tasting notes

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drank Yerba Mate by Guayaki
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54
drank Yerba Mate by Guayaki
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54
drank Yerba Mate by Guayaki
1592 tasting notes

Backlog from this morning. I needed something quick this morning and probably the subsequent mornings. I have to be at my rotation at 6am everyday, and it takes 40 minutes to drive there. UGH! It is such an adjustment from 9am. Yerba Mate – Thank you. You were so easy to steep and drink.

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54
drank Yerba Mate by Guayaki
1592 tasting notes

I’ve always liked yerba mate since I first tried it many years ago. Thank you AmazonV for sending this to me in a swap! I really enjoyed this one. It is earthy and nutty but has a sort of tobacco or roasted perhaps scent and flavor to it. Delicious.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
2493 tasting notes

SIPDOWN!

Love this brewed strong with a splash of milk. It’s sweet and spicy and a bit mysterious — just so different from everything else in my stash. But I won’t be buying more anytime soon, because I still have too much tea! That being said, I am now down to 120 teas!!! and 20 of those are single servings (samples, or one-off teabags). If I were really disciplined, I would vow to have one a day for the next 20 days so I can get down to 100. And I would do it. But I know myself. I’m not that disciplined. I did put them all in their own basket on top of my kitchen table though, so maybe I will reach for them first. Except the Constant Comment. Blegh. That one’s for when my mom comes over (although thankfully even her tastes have graduated beyond Bigelow).

(NOTE: This “only 120 teas” total is also due on part to having taken a dozen or so out of my cupboard and put in a box to give away a couple months ago. I have yet to actually give them to anyone. I guess I should list them on here? It’s mostly 52teas partial pouches, and some Lupicia samples. I will try to post them on the giveaway thread soon.)

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

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80
drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
2493 tasting notes

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drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
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80
drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
2493 tasting notes

hoping this will help wake me up, clear my stuffy head, and cheer my heart on this foggy gray morning. I’ll settle for 2 out of 3.

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

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80
drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
2493 tasting notes

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80
drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
2493 tasting notes

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80
drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
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drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
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drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
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drank Yerba Maté Chocolatté by Guayaki
2493 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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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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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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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

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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