SimpyJenW sent some roasted Yerba mate for me to try in my tea! Since caffeine can have a pretty significant affect on me, I have been fearful to try it past noon and had not gotten around to drinking it yet. It didn’t help that tea friend and neighbor Sandy, who is a doctor, decided to drink a cup of Yerba mate one night on call at the hospital and ended up shaking for eight hours! LOL!
With great respect (okay, FEAR) I approached this cup. The mate does not make a huge difference in the taste of the tea, but it does pleasantly deepen and darken the flavor. It FEELS like a stronger cup. Or is that all in my mind?
I may report back later on whether the caffeine gave us a boost, as middle daughter is using it to get through her advanced math lesson and youngest is having it to keep awake through her history…or so she says. I think she really just wants to finish school extra fast so she can play those bongo drums.