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drank Yerba Mate by Samovar
158 tasting notes

So, my 4-Hour Work Week Samovar thingy came a few days ago, but I hadn’t had the chance to open it up until today. And…I discovered that the included book is missing! This is actually not a huge problem for me, since I ordered the special for the yerba mate…but even so!

Anyway, I must be seriously insane to be sipping on yerba mate at nearly 8pm in the evening. I’m questioning my own judgement here…but really, it smelled nifty and…new tea! Too weak to say ‘no’.

I’m really digging the smell, honestly. It’s very grassy…but less like the soft green grass of summer, and more like pond reeds of some kind, or something slightly woodier, something thicker, with a stalk. Bamboo, maybe. Not quite sure. It’s an earthy, nutty, but grassy (reedy) smell with a green note at the very end.

The description notes that there’s licorice root in here somewhere, but if so it’s so subtle that I’m not able to isolate it on its own, which for me is a good thing.

It almost has a savory chalkiness to it. That sounds terrible, but I’d say that it reminds me of…I don’t know…oats or some other grain before you turn it into granola or oatmeal or what-have-you. Not chalky, per se, but…

Oh, I’m totally spacing the words that I want. Maybe finishing this cup will help!

This is a pretty robust cup. I can see people either loving it or hating it, but I definitely dig it. I’m really looking forward to trying the other two that came in the set!

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Stephanie

It was discovered by AmazonV that the set does not come with the book. Most of us thought otherwise too! :( http://steepster.com/discuss/572-samovar-the-4-hour-workweek-organic-yerba-mate-set

~lauren.

Did anybody check the actual Select page? I would except I don’t know how to recall that date’s Select back to view it ….

~lauren.

I looked at that Select and the book is included. I posted on AmazonV’s discussion above.

sophistre

Okay…for a minute there I thought I was nuts, but I was pretty sure I’d read that it did. Thanks for finding that! That makes me feel better about the note I sent the company to see what they wanted to do about the missing piece!

~lauren.

Maybe get Jason involved? Since it may include more than just you and AmazonV… I’m not sure who all ordered that Select but maybe Jason can do the talking for everybody?!

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Stephanie

It was discovered by AmazonV that the set does not come with the book. Most of us thought otherwise too! :( http://steepster.com/discuss/572-samovar-the-4-hour-workweek-organic-yerba-mate-set

~lauren.

Did anybody check the actual Select page? I would except I don’t know how to recall that date’s Select back to view it ….

~lauren.

I looked at that Select and the book is included. I posted on AmazonV’s discussion above.

sophistre

Okay…for a minute there I thought I was nuts, but I was pretty sure I’d read that it did. Thanks for finding that! That makes me feel better about the note I sent the company to see what they wanted to do about the missing piece!

~lauren.

Maybe get Jason involved? Since it may include more than just you and AmazonV… I’m not sure who all ordered that Select but maybe Jason can do the talking for everybody?!

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Ohhh, I dunno. I like tea but I’m kind of a tea newbie. At this point I can say with authority that I may never be anything else, no matter how many teas I try…there is always something new out there.

I write a lot.

I also play way too many video games.


Ratings! (Bout time, wot?) This is a new arrangement, so…subject to change!

1-10: Not potable. First-sip disasters.

11-30: Intensely unpleasant…won’t catch me finishing the cup.

31-50: I really don’t like it…but maybe somebody else out there would.

51-70: Drinkable, but probably not the first thing I’m going to reach for.

71-90: Pretty good tea, and stuff that there’s a good chance I’ll have on-hand. Will do in a pinch at the low end, all the way up to regular visitors to my infuser on the high end.

91-100: Teas I really do not want to be without.

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