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This was an unexpected arrival, not the mate I wanted. I wanted toasted mate with red fruits, this is green mate with citrus and kola. But I now got 100 grams of it, not going to waste it.

I brewed it according to instructions, 75C for 3 minutes, a generous teaspoon of leaf per cup. And it is really quite nice, tastes of a blend of several citrus fruits with no underlying nasty notes from the mate, just a sort of nice base underneath.

It´s going to take me a few hours to judge properly the caffeine-like effects. And I think this might be very interesting brewed in cold water like tereré-style, except now is winter and cold drinks are not sounding that appealing! But if I still have some of this when summer comes, i got to try it cold brewed!

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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
meliorate

Goodness, it really sounds like whoever you bought your THE O DORs from got them completely mixed up ): Hope you get the maté you wanted!

cteresa

Yep, but it was just this one. I wanted Me Faltas and they sent me Lembrança. If they were local…. Though this is not bad actually, at all.

But still will give the seller other options, they got a very interesting tea list, can not resist!

And hardly recognized you :)

cteresa

Ah, tbe 25 Decembre rooibos was not mine, so I was not thinking of it, but you are right, it really sounds like they are not too organized! But the teas are so good|

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meliorate

Goodness, it really sounds like whoever you bought your THE O DORs from got them completely mixed up ): Hope you get the maté you wanted!

cteresa

Yep, but it was just this one. I wanted Me Faltas and they sent me Lembrança. If they were local…. Though this is not bad actually, at all.

But still will give the seller other options, they got a very interesting tea list, can not resist!

And hardly recognized you :)

cteresa

Ah, tbe 25 Decembre rooibos was not mine, so I was not thinking of it, but you are right, it really sounds like they are not too organized! But the teas are so good|

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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season.

- Teas -

I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky. I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am trying to make sure …

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres,Thé-o-Dor and Yumchaa.

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