My tea of the morning. I used almost 4 actual tsp of Elyse’s Blend from Harney & Son’s and a slightly heaping actual teaspoon of Roasted Yerba Mate from Upton in my 24 oz. pot. I quite like the result. I am getting the honey flavors with the Elyse’s Blend, and a slight hint of cocoa from the yerba mate. I don’t get the subtle bite (yes, I know that description kind of contradicts itself) of the Assam in this blend like I do when drinking Elyse’s Blend on its own. I think we have a winner! I am not sure what to try with yerba matea added next….English Breakfast or Queen Catherine? Tower of London?
My notes about this blend: With my affection for Teavana’s JavaVana Mate (which is a good portion of Assam tea with the additon of roasted yerba mate and flavorings) and its high price, I decided that it might be possible to enjoy Yerba Mate added to just about any of my favorite breakfast teas. This is my first try….. I love the energy I get from yerba mate, but don’t like it much alone.