Don’t know why I went with Mate today for work – I didn’t especially need the energy. Oh well, it’s still a delicious tea either way! Actually, I feel sorta bad for not really drinking it too often – I’ve been showing a lot of love to Main Squeeze and neglecting this one.
For preparation, I used 2 tsp. of leaf for my 12 oz. timolino – boiling water for five minutes. The smell was really nice and roasted, with hints of chocolate and chicory. Not a ton of raspberry in the aroma, though.
Taste wise, it’s sorta the opposite: TONS of raspberry, with the roasted mate and strong notes of chicory, and then pretty medium notes of chocolate. Feels very decadent, and honestly more like a sweet breakfast tea and not something for seven at night. Oh well – it’s still good.
Tonight’s real complaint though? There’s a sorta funky aftertaste that’s not sitting too awesomely with me. I think that’s my fault though for being really sloppy in cleaning out my timolino the last time it was used. I’ll be sure to take the time when I get home to clean this out properly tonight.