When measured out this tea to put into my filter, I made sure to make the ratio between mate and mallow flowers, fig bits, orange peel, etc. as relatively even as possible. Upon first steep, I was met with a very grassy flavor and a rather dusty smell, but it was very smooth drinking! My first cup left me with a neutral feeling, so I re-steeped the tea and was left with a somewhat fruitier flavor, but it still smelled and essentially tasted the same. I liked the kick of energy this tea gave me, but to me, this tea was nothing special. I will try drinking this tea in the future, as I will with other yerba mates.
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