Jumpy Monkey

Tea type
Yerba maté Tea
Ingredients
Almonds, Carob, Clove, Cocoa Nibs, Coffee Beans, Oat Straw, Red Clover, Roasted Yerba Mate, White Chocolate
Flavors
Espresso, Wood
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 11 oz / 335 ml

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  • “Sipdown!! (198) I actually searched "sipdown" when I tried to find this tea. Luckily I realized what I was doing and was able to find the tea. Though I enjoyed this, I am not particularly sad to...” Read full tasting note
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    rachel12610 1847 tasting notes
  • “2-3 TB for a gourd, 1 packet stevia (equals 2 tsp sugar) New batch -- ai! David, what happened?? This is all bitter and harsh, and even extra stevia ain't helping. My darling Jumpy Monkey has...” Read full tasting note
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    MButlerHallett 508 tasting notes
  • “Today is one of those days where I have no idea what kind of tea I want to drink. I'm also a little grumpy--apparently there are 3 boxes full of tea waiting for me at the post office, but instead...” Read full tasting note
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    Alphakitty 470 tasting notes
  • “If you subconsciously associate the "Chunky Monkey" ice cream from Ben & Jerry's with this tea, well... Try not to. I had a visions of a sweet almond caramel nutty tea, maybe even banana. You...” Read full tasting note
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    Littleelle 263 tasting notes

From DAVIDsTEA

This brew uses ingredients from the Rain Forest Alliance to give you a tasty boost. It combines freshly roasted peaberry coffee beans with Argentine maté, and laces them with almonds, white chocolate and other roasted barks and roots. The result is deliciously satisfying. And by buying this rainforest product, you’ll be fighting global warming and helping the monkeys. No wonder they say maté makes you efficient.

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125 Tasting Notes

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658 tasting notes

I can’t say I’ve learned to love this one yet. I want to, because it looks great and smells pretty good (and mostly I want to experience its “jumpy” properties!). I haven’t been a fan of the mates I’ve tried, though.

This just tastes kind of bitter and rather woodsy to me, without much of the chocolate or almond. I think I need to try 1) steeping it for a shorter amount of time and 2) perhaps sweetening with a touch of stevia. It will be getting another chance.

SJLovesTea

I agree with you. I reall ywanted to like this one but all I taste when drinking it is earthy: no almond or chocolate. Perhaps I’m steeping it wrong (almost boiling water for 5 minutes)

Jessie

Yeah, I don’t know. I haven’t been able to get it to work for me, but that goes for all mates. It’s so frustrating when it smells and sounds good!

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83 tasting notes

I’m happy that I only had a sample of this tea – I will definitely not be seeking another cup. It smelled interesting but the smell of the liquor was very unappealing. The taste of the tea was off-balance and weird, to say the least. Somehow I believe that this is what a monkey’s a** would taste like. Boooooo.

Faith

I fully agree, tried this tea twice, but to no avail.

Erin

Ha! I dislike this one too.

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A maté for the coffee lovers!

Balance : Well balanced.
Special characteristic : Smoky taste, energizing and a unique Maté blend.
Worth the price : 6.50$ for 50g, yes. (But the blend is a little heavy)

Full taste :
First of wall, the wood taste from the maté came in mouth.

Then, it mix with the earthy/smoky coffee beans flavor perfectly.

After that, you got a little chocolate hint.

The final note is the coffee beans aftertaste, sweet and subtile.

Overall : It’s a really unique maté blend. I understand now why it is a DAVIDsTEA classic. The taste is surprising. Maybe for a first maté this blend will seems a little weird, but give it a try. Either you love coffee or not!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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286 tasting notes

This tastes like forest. It’s woodsy and earthy and I am not really sure how I feel about it. It’s another one that my friend bought, and I took home a small sample last night when I left her place. She is a coffee drinker, and I am not.

I don’t mind it, though. I kind of like the jungle-y flavor. It’s interesting.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
whatshesaid

I hated that one. One of the girls at DT recommended it as one of the rare teas there I’d never tried, and I thought it was pretty gross. That being said if I’m going to drink coffee it’s usually a flavored one and usually loaded with cream so I was bound to not like this from the get go :)

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I decided a while back that I needed some more black teas and give Mate teas a try, in my cupboard for when I need something to help me get moving before work. So been trying some different black teas: Success with the 2 loose leaf EG’s and Tower of London. So far have tried 3 Mate teas so far: a plain Yerba Mate, Caribbean Calypso by Teavana and this one. The 1st….shudders I didn’t like it at all. The Caribbean Calypso, I love and I can’t wait to get more. This one…I was a bit apprehensive when I saw Yerba Mate was in it. But then I thought…why not try it? (Got it as one of the samples along with the Sweet Indulgence sampler for Christmas.)

Meh. The taste was all the Yerba Mate taste that I remembered from the other one. Hmm, in looking at the ingredients list on DT’s website I notice coffee bean…now I can’t stand coffee, so that might be part of why I couldn’t even bear to finish this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100 tasting notes

Still trying to figure this one out, so I’m not rating it, but currently my review is:

oh dear god why.

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13 tasting notes

well start my day with a big cup of disapointment! I had high hopes for this tea :( the smell was well horific to me(my mom didnt think it smelled bad) I thought well if I can get past this smell I can get thru anything today lol, but I drank it…Thank God it didnt taste like it smelled! It did give me energy and guys I am not over exaggerating when I say Id put up with almost any taste or smell if it gave me crazy energy. so I will drink what I have left of my 50 gram bag and move on with the rest of my life lol I wont be stocking up on this one again :(

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140 tasting notes

This one I’m not so sure about. . .my brain is having trouble processing it. Its a tea that tastes just like coffee without the bitter coffee bite you can sometimes get. I think this one might be good iced and prepared like an iced coffee.

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This is a sample I received that I wanted to wait in the morning to try.
I was a bit scared because I’ve stopped all caffeine in the past few months, but alright:

This is a very mild/simple coffee bean that tastes round. Added is the taste of white chocolate and almonds (and I can’t believe how much you can taste them. This is one of my favorite combinaisons in pastry!) And a woody aftertaste that does not bother me at all.

Now can this replace a white chocolate mocha? This screams for experimentations.
I should add that I cheated with this one and added agave and almond milk shrug :)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 7 min, 30 sec

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69 tasting notes

I’ll admit, I chomped down a bag of Oreo Thinsations while this tea was steeping, so my palate may be compromised (with crunchy chocolatey goodness…)
You can really smell that maté strawiness coming through, as well as the coffee. It’s like you can’t really expect what it’ll taste like by the smell. Will it taste like coffee? Like maté? (I am not a maté drinker, by the way. I do not care for the taste. This tea came in the Power teas three-pack at David’s Tea, which was the first thing I bought from them.) It does smell sweet, but — having tried this tea before — I’ve dumped in a healthy amount of whole milk and granulated sugar, so that may be helping.
There were no actual beans or chunks of cocoa in my teaball while I was steeping.
It is a very pale tea, with almost more of a puce tinge than the traditional brown I think of when I think tea. Lovely, lovely oily drops flowing on the top and sitting on the rim of my mug where the tea sloshed a little bit while I was carrying it down to the basement.
Mouthfeel is awful at first. Thin and almost tinny. But then it billows up and hurtles itself down your throat as a very robust entity. A strange transition. A characteristic of the maté? Maybe.
The taste is very, very full. I can taste the chocolate (white and cocoa), the faint kiss of coffee, and the sweetgrass maté.
When I was in my early teens, I went and spent a week with my friends (one of whom is a fairly accomplished local performing artist, one of whom works for the socialist government, and one of whom I have lost touch with entirely), and we stayed near a house in a camping trailer. I had never been in a camping trailer, and slept poorly. We all did.
But it was a full moon, and we were all feeling rather spiritual, so we left the camping trailer, gathered sweetgrass, and made it into dolls sitting around a burnt-out campfire under the mostly full moon.
I kind of get that feeling from this tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Michelle Butler Hallett

I love this one in a gourd, sipped through a bombilla. Much more concentrated, and quite potent.

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