I like roasted mate, and almonds, so this tea sounded like a possible winner! Steeped, it smells like plain roasted mate, which is alright, but kind of boring. Kind of a burny, sweet-ish smell. The flavour is much like the aroma – plain roasted mate. Which really, is nothing bad, but nothing special, either. I can’t pick out any nutty flavours; this tastes much like 52teas’ Flaming Chocolate Mate or ChocoMate, minus the chocolate/malt/cayenne flavourings. As there’s nothing at all wrong with it though (just boring), I can see myself blending this in with other teas that maybe need a bit of that mate kick.
Almond Maté Lattè (Caraway Tea)
Roasted Mate paired with raw almond slivers gives a plush mouthfeel. The nutty aroma is smoothed out by the creamy vanilla. Combine it with sugar and milk and you have a real treat.
Roasted Argentinian maté, almond, vanilla, blue mallow flowers, and cornflowers.