Oregon Yerba Mate

Recent Tasting Notes

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Described as an evening Mate tea with Kava Kava, Chamemile, and Lavendar. My thoughts follow:

-Smells predominantly like Kava
-Tastes a lot like Kava with mate undertones
-Balances both very well
-Accidently left this bag in car (very hot) which makes smell funky (beware)
-Very smooth and tasty
-Kava hint is awesome
-Relaxed after all the mate I had sampled
-Kind of funky with honey though.
-LOVED THIS IDEA AND EXECUTION. As a Kava drinker myself, Oregon Yerba Mate did a great job introducing Kava to mate without leaving one or the other out.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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100

Another awesome Oregon Yerba Mate Blend. Not only is this for the veteran drinkers of Mate because it gives a great stout glass of Mate, it is also smooth for rookies.

For all of the times you accidently made a weak brew, or god forbid you had to drink Mate from TeaBags, this blend is what Mate is all about.

A good characteristic for Mate is:
1. Can’t see through it
2. Has great sediment on the bottom
3. Gives some bubbles on top when brewed stoutly
4. Smooth, but a bit bitter taste
5. Is called 5X Blend

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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93

Described as traditional chai but with mate as the base instead of black tea.
Sampled with my girlfriend Kate, our opinions will be serperate:

Kate: (I took notes as she sampled)

-Mild chai flavor
-Good traditional mate with Chai notes on way out.
-Earthy chai smell: Pleasant
“Was exactly what I’d want from Chai Mate”

Sean:

-Too bitter at first
-More sips became smooth
-Most chai blends too much chai, but this one made mate big player which I love because I love mate of course.
-Smells strong, almost too much when dry, could have been me leaving it accidently in my car for a day. Loved this taste, didn’t get a chance with milk and honey but I can bet it would be amazing

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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100

Described by the site to have Ginko Biloba and Ginseng. Considered number two best seller by OregonYerbaMate.com and states that it tastes like regulary mate.

My first thoughts in bullet point:
-Interesting smell
-Smooth taste
-Good with Honey
-Leaves taste in mouth for a bit (different than traditional blends)
-Taste stays with you
-Overall great taste just as I will discuss with the house blend, but with a great idea with the Ginko Biloba that really helps Mental Clarity.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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100

Described to help with digestion, circulation, and the immune system by using cayenne, mint and cinnamon/ My thoughts follow:

-Inhaled while sediments were billowing out of my french press and burnt my nose, sneezed almost 15 times.
-Helped allergies, but nose burnt a bit. WOW Careful smelling!
-Strong smell when brewed as well
-Crazy taste: Spicy
-Least mate influenced
-Crazy flavors, loved idea
-Great idea when sick
-Supplement with water when sick and you will be out of bed in no time
-Got tastier as I drank it
-Great morning wake up
-Even crazier with honey
-Must be very hot for it to be tasty. When sampling, I loved it when it was most hot. Not as tasty when luke temperature.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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100

Described by site to be the full bodied blend imported from Argentina & Brazil. My thoughts follow:

-Stems give an initial bitter taste as most “con palo” blends
-Tasty
-Second time trying, and is still a very good blend
-As I drink it not very bitter like most “con palo” mate, with great drinkability.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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Desribed as their number one seller. Proven to reduce lactic acid and improve performance through the use of their added herbs such as; Damina, Maca, Ginseng, and others.

My thoughts:

-Crazy looking blend
-Enjoyed the smell and the look of the dry mate
-Very smooth
-Tasty
-Not very distinctive though, tastes just like the house blend which is not a bad thing.
-Love the idea of a performance blend. Distinguishes them from any other brand.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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