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drank JavaVana Mate by Teavana
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I super need this today because I just could NOT sleep last night. Stupid insomnia. I think it was around 5 in the morning when I finally fell asleep, if I ever did, so I tried to stay in bed until 10. Sigh. Now I’m trying to be functional and I think this might be my new friend.
Anyway, most mate tastes sorta roasty like coffee to me. I can see why people like it in lattes. (Mate lattes seem to be the newest trend among folks I know. Maybe I’ll try it sometime.) Anyway, this brings back memories of last summer when I drank a lot of mate to try to stay awake without jangling my nerves to death during a summer language program. This has the same vanilla, cocoa, and coffee undertones to it as the last mate I had, with the overall result being very “mocha”. It’s fine, I like it a fair bit but doubt I’ll buy my own stash (Thanks to Ottawa Tea for sampling this to me!)

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Grad student in sociocultural anthropology. I drink tea while reading for my courses, and it makes the books go down easier. I genuinely like most kinds of tea – although fruit tisanes kind of scare me.

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