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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
2603 tasting notes

It’s Here It’s Here It’s HERE !!!!!
My mailing envelope was punctured but luckily my teas were not!
(puts kettle on before she’s even got the package open. )

dry smell: chocolatey, malty, and a definite undercurrent of fruitness
brewing smell: strong roasty smell upon first pouring the water over

liquor: orangey-brown
scent: chocolate first, then malt with a hint of “roasted” scent
taste: there’s a definite “mate” earthiness, more so than I was hoping for. The chocolate hits you afterwards. The malt is in there somewhere but I’m having a hard time distinguishing between it and the roasted flavor of the yerba mate. (probably just my tastebuds are a bit off today due to a sore throat.) Anyway, I like that it’s brisk upfront and then rounds out into a deeper sweeter chocolaty-er flavor. Sugar and/or cream may mute this effect but I don’t want to add either to this cup.

This is the first yerba mate I’ve really liked, so that’s saying something. I think I’m going to hold off rating until I’ve had a couple more cups or even tried it cold. I’m not as blown away as I hoped to be, (then again I’m not a mate fan) but I am definitely impressed. I think my husband, who drinks mocha and mate, will really like this, which is nice because there are very few teas we both like.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Gander

I didn’t taste too much of the malt either, it’s just slight and overpowered by the mate, which I don’t mind. I like it straight but I just love it with milk, and perhaps a bit of sugar. And actually I really like it chilled.

Janefan

Thanks Gander, I’m looking forward to trying it all those ways. I do think more of the flavor comes out as it cools.

Janefan

hubby finally tried it, thinks it has a good chocolate flavor but the malt is not really there. (Maybe milk would bring it out?)

Janefan

again, looks like I need to try this at 4-5 min not 7-8!

Ricky

It tasted like chocolate tea to me. No difference from other ones that I had. I’m going to try it with some sugar and milk and see how it goes.

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Gander

I didn’t taste too much of the malt either, it’s just slight and overpowered by the mate, which I don’t mind. I like it straight but I just love it with milk, and perhaps a bit of sugar. And actually I really like it chilled.

Janefan

Thanks Gander, I’m looking forward to trying it all those ways. I do think more of the flavor comes out as it cools.

Janefan

hubby finally tried it, thinks it has a good chocolate flavor but the malt is not really there. (Maybe milk would bring it out?)

Janefan

again, looks like I need to try this at 4-5 min not 7-8!

Ricky

It tasted like chocolate tea to me. No difference from other ones that I had. I’m going to try it with some sugar and milk and see how it goes.

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