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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
92 tasting notes

I was excited for this tea, because I have another chocolate mate that I love (Republic of Tea’s double dark chocolate mate.) I was expecting this to be similar, but with the added malt notes. The leaves didn’t smell very chocolatey to me – they mostly smelled like malt and a bit of mate. I steeped 6 minutes at boiling, having read that it needed a bit longer than some teas.

Sadly, I don’t get any chocolate from this at all. I get a taste that is oddly like musty raisins. I know, that’s weird. I may not like the taste of malt, since I know I like mate. But I’ve been under the weather, so I’ll avoid rating until I can try it again!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

try steeping it for 10 minutes or longer at a slightly lower temperature (200 degrees instead of 212) … Mate doesn’t get bitter like tea from long brew times.

stitchywitch

Thanks – I’ll be sure to try that! I’m pretty new to mate, so I wasn’t entirely certain. I hope it works!

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LiberTEAS

try steeping it for 10 minutes or longer at a slightly lower temperature (200 degrees instead of 212) … Mate doesn’t get bitter like tea from long brew times.

stitchywitch

Thanks – I’ll be sure to try that! I’m pretty new to mate, so I wasn’t entirely certain. I hope it works!

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I’m pretty new to the world of tea! I took up tea drinking to help control my coffee consumption, but it seems that I have just created another sort of monster!

I like strong flavors and bold teas. My favorites types include Scottish Breakfast, Earl Grey, and roasted mate. I have recently discovered a love for dessert teas, and my obsession with mint is ongoing.

I am a professional singer, and I’ve had a habit of drinking peppermint and throat coat teas leading up to any performance. I have too many cats and too many hobbies. I blog about sewing and knitting my own clothes (and, most recently, about tea!)

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