Backlog: Started the day with this Mate. Had just enough for one pot. I liked it alright, although it was not my favorite mate blend. I suspect that this particular mate is made from either smoked or aged mate, which seems to bring out the strong vegetal/earthy notes in the Mate. The mango softened them quite a bit, though, making it enjoyable. I do like the way that the mate and the mango worked together. The mango softened the harsh notes of the mate while the mate countered some of the fruity sweetness so that it wasn’t too sweet. Overall, this was pleasant.