drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
2565 tasting notes

From VariaTEA! This was on my wishlist and she was super kind and thoughtful and sent some my way for me to try. Today I made it in a timolino and brought it to work for a little additional “energy boost”.

For prep, I generously leafed this (because I tend to like my mate/guayusa really strong) and let it steep around three and a half to four minutes.

And… I thought this was very weak and watery tasting. Malted? Not even close. Chocolate? Well, sorta. It was like someone took chocolate milk syrup and squirted a little bit into a cup of hot water. Definitely not right. I’m so disappointed!

However for now I’m going to give this one the benefit of the doubt and say that maybe it’s just one of those blends that doesn’t fair well in a timolino. I have one more cup left, so I’ll be sure to prepare it at home under different conditions. In the mean time I’ll hold off on rating this and hope for a better cup in the future…

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My name is Kelly. I’m a barely twenty tea drinker and reviewer living in Saskatchablah, Canada. I started drinking loose leaf fairly casually a little over a year ago, and at some point between then and now that ‘fun little hobby’ turned into a serious, serious obsession.

Typically I drink flavoured blends more that straight but one of my mini goals this year is to get that ratio to a more 50/50 level. I do a daily cold brew, and have at least (but usually a lot more) two hot cups of tea every day. Naturally I lean towards black or white blends, but I WILL drink everything; the last half year or so I’ve been challenging myself by further exploring Oolong and Pu’Erh which are the tea types I know the least about overall.

My default for preparation is Western Style with zero additives (the exception being matcha which I drink in milk with no additives); so unless I mention otherwise you can assume that’s how I’ve prepared my tea!

Favourite flavours/ingredients: Pear, Lychee, Cranberry, Cream, Melon, Pineapple, Malt, Roasty

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger/“Chai” in general, raisins, overly vegetal, chamomile

I also have a severe allergy to mushrooms; as such I do not drink Kombucha teas!

Currently exploring/looking to try: Straight Pu’Erh or Dark/Roasted Oolong, Sweet Potato flavoured blends.


Saskatoon, SK, Canada



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