Drinking this was such an odd experience for me. My brain and my taste buds were constantly at war.
I don’t like coffee, in any way, shape or form. OK, I like the smell, but that’s it. So I read and read about mate in general and about this tea in particular, and it had such good reviews that I had to give it a try.
So I was measuring it into my infuser and Brain goes, “Boy that looks a little like it will taste like coffee.” I kept going.
Then as it was infusing, Brain goes again, “Smells a little like coffee.” So I put a little creamer in my mug to make it more like chocolate malted milk.
Then I took a drink, and it really didn’t taste much like coffee at all. But I kept having to talk myself into enjoying it.
Things got weird then, because before every drink Brain would say again, “It’s going to taste like coffee” even though I had already tasted it! Then I would drink it, and it didn’t.
After this cup I was exhausted from the argument and I went back to bed.
But really, it wasn’t bad!