Toasted Mate

Tea type
Yerba maté Tea
Yerba Mate Leaves
Bitter, Coffee, Herbaceous, Roasted, Sour, Toasted
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165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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From Adagio Teas

Long hailed in South American countries as a healthy, energizing social beverage, Yerba Mate is finding a new audience in North America. Notable is its ability to provide energy without the jitteriness suffered by coffee imbibers.

This toasted finer cut version from Brazil is mellower, yet fuller bodied and a great alternative to coffee. The toasting process is similar to coffee roasting and yields a darker, deeper cup that still offers its energizing effects. It has a toasty, comforting chicory note that takes milk and sugar well.

Please note that all Mate varieties contains caffeine; we would not suggest it as a nightcap.

Steep at 150° for 3-5 minutes.

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This is my first mate. (I was a mate virgin!) Honestly, I’m not impressed. Mate is very fine in its loose form. I use tea filter bags over an infuser and I’m glad I do because using an infuser with mate would be a big ol’ mess.
On to the taste. Weird. (Wow, so descriptive.) Nutty, toasted. But smooth. A good basic tea base. It reminds me of something and I can’t put my finger on what, but the taste is very familiar. Hearty and woodsy. The aftertaste is nutty, almost like coffee. Maybe it reminds me of weak coffee? There is a sweet smell to it as well…weak but sweet coffee, that’s what I bid. Kind of like free coffee you get while waiting for a service: car repair, real estate, insurance.
I got this as a sample and I don’t think I’d buy it again. No offense, maybe it’s my mate ignorance, but I don’t drink tea just to drink tea. I enjoy the flavors, the aroma, the experience. This one just didn’t thrill me.


I’ve had bad mate luck lately too. I have one lemongrass green mate if you’d like to try some. SpecialTeas Green Mate Fiesta.

Meghann M

I didn’t do well with mate either. I like the mate flavor in Raspberry Riot Lemon Mate, but I think the flavor is more the Raspberry than anything else. I have some citrus mate and Mocha nut mate from adagio if you care to sample those. They were alright, but I could still the mate roasty flavor I didn’t like.


I will gladly exchange samples for samples! Anything either of you would like… I’ll PM you both. :)

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my boyfriend really likes maté. so basically in my mind i designate all maté as his. if i open a new bag and put it in a canister, i point out “your maté is here” so i can feel sure he will enjoy it.
the result is that all of my maté is tasted from his cup. haha (can i have a sip?) (can i have another sip?) (could i have one more sip?)
but it also means he uses and enjoys all my tea accessories, which i think would be lost on him otherwise.
this is a nice maté! i’ve never had a plain one before. so i feel extra glad that TastyBrew sent me some. honestly i like it much more than i thought i would. it’s a unique flavor. definitely the toasted-ness makes it extra warming.
and not that he’s a tough sell, but the boy seems to like it too!


That must be a boyfriend thing! We do the same thing here :)

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Funny story; I swapped a few teas with Meghann M for some of Adagio’s new mate samples. The next day, I received an order from Adagio (a tasting set) and suddenly remembered that I’d been promised the mate sampler with my next order, after making a comment on Facebook about missing out on that deal. (Tea companies are truly awesome sometimes, don’t you think?)

Well, maybe not so much funny as boring. Anyway. I now have far more mate than anyone should.

This is definitely a new experience for me. I’ve been curious about mate for some time, but I hadn’t any idea what it would taste like. I’m having trouble putting it into words at the moment. Just… toasty. And earthy. And good, but not mind-blowing.

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Also, not knowing how to make an accent on the ‘e’ is driving me crazy.

Meghann M

Oh no! I’m sorry we traded for something and you now have double and don’t know if you’ll like it:(. Feel free to look through my cupboard and let me know if I can at least send you some fun new samples to try. 2nd of each is quite a bit of non mind blowing tea! I’d be more than happy to send you something else!


No, it’s cool. I’ll probably just pass along the non-opened ones at some point soon. Honestly, I really don’t need any more tea right now. I just stuck all my favorites in a box, and told myself I can’t have them back until I do something with the pile in the cupboard, lol. So once I figure out which ones I can tolerate, the others must find new homes.

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419 tasting notes

On it’s own this is pretty gross. I think I’ll have to try it mixed with some vanilla comoro or a tea like that to get past the taste of this one. Which I can’t even figure out what I’m tasting.

1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I was hoping some off the real bitter bite of mate would be covered somewhat by the added ingredients- but it still tastes almost exactly as any plain yerba mate- though I do detect a tones of coffee-type-roast taste which is nice.

For me I’ll probably mix it with the Rooibos Earl Grey or the Tulsa Chai to take off some of the edge, otherwise it’s pretty good.

If you are looking for a coffee substitute, then this would probably be the drink for you- but keep in mind the intense bitter bite and that I’ve never tasted coffee so…take it with a pinch of salt, lol.

- loose tea w/ infuser
- 4 sugar cubes
- recommend mixing it with an herbal chai or herbal earl grey.

Flavors: Bitter, Coffee, Herbaceous, Roasted, Sour, Toasted

Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Nice caffeine pick me up. any unprocessed sugar works my fav is rock sugar.

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It has a strong, almost pungent smell when brewed, just short of making it unpleasant. I liked it, although it would probably be easier for a coffee drinker to enjoy than a white or green tea lover. Had a hint of a nutty taste as well, and no bitter aftertaste.

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