This is a great maté! Yummy! Reminds me of summer and tropical places :). Papaya is the main flavour I get with this tea.
“Today this tea was my savior! I closed last night at work, which meant I was home at around 11PM – and then today I opened and closed, which meant my shift was from 8AM to 7PM (we...” Read full tasting note
“Backlogging from Monday. This is very refreshing like orange juice but with a sweet tropical aftertaste. I am definitely getting hints of pineapple and papaya. Still a bit earthy from...” Read full tasting note
“I cold steeped this… In one word? DON’T! It tastes so so strongly of mate. I’ve had to dump the whole jug. :(” Read full tasting note
“Dry leaves smell almost like Elf Help. The first time I had this was little over a month ago and I found it to be a bit weak for my tastes. Tonight I decided I wanted something fruity-...” Read full tasting note
Greet the day
We all know the classic morning ritual: a cup of coffee and a glass of orange juice. But what if you could get your energy boost and fresh-squeezed fruity taste all in one cup? We’re serious. Shake up your old routine with this fruity maté blend, and you may never go back. It’s got the juicy flavour of orange, papaya and pineapple, plus the high-energy punch of green yerba maté. Just one sip and you’ll feel alert, refreshed and ready for anything. Say hello to your new main squeeze.
Ingredients: Green yerba maté, papaya, pineapple, safflower.
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First impression- Smells strongly like a freshly opened carton of orange juice. There are visible fruit chunks, flowers, and green mate leaves in the mixture.
Prepared- hot with 1/4 teaspoon of agave nectar. Brewed 5 minutes in 94 degree water in a David’s Perfect mug.
First sips- Tastes like a light, no pulp orange juice. Doesn’t quite have the ‘solidity’ of an orange juice, so it reminds me somewhat of a drink mix (but much more delicious and not so chemical-y). Strong fruit flavour masks the more bitter mate.
Very good, I would definitely try it again, and try it iced to replace a morning orange juice with a caffeinated version.
This is one of my favorite mates, and reminds me of morning because of its delicious orange juice aroma. You just take a whiff of this tea and the morning and its magic.
The taste is not for everyone. It can be very bitter (I don’t know if that is just because of how I steep it, but I like it either way) but still fruity. I would say I prefer it to Simply the Zest, but I think they are both on even footing to me. If I want something more refreshing than chocolate rocket in the morning I’ll have this.
Just spent the weekend at a retreat with my co-ed fraternity.. and came back to a big beautiful white box from DT!
This is the very first of the flavors I decided to try out, and I’m liking it. It’s got a natural sweetness to it that I’m fond of and it still has a very clean, juicy, fresh taste. I’m normally not a big fan of mate teas, but this one is good. However, I do think the mate is the only thing I’m on the fence about, since I can taste a grassiness that is slightly weird to me. I can work with it though, because the rest of the tea is delicious!
I had no idea this was maté-based! I met up with my mom at the mall today and just before we found each other, she said the sales associate caught her attention as she was walking past the store to let her know about how they’re giving away “a special gift” to all Frequent Steepers. She excitedly told me this when we found each other and encouraged me to come with her to find out what it is (it was a free sample of Peanut Butter Cup with any purchase, by the way).
When we got there, they had a huge icy jug of this so we sipped on this whilst looking at the sale items. Perhaps it was because I was slightly distracted by the shiny objects around me, but not once did it occur to me that this has maté in this. At the time, I also thought I tried this many moons ago but merely forgotten, but realized that it was Alley Kat’s Main Squeeze grapefruit ale that I had a few months ago. No grapefruit here, but rather lemon and lime.
No purchase for me but it was delightfully refreshing iced and I’m impessed that I didn’t taste the base, which normally rubs my taste buds the wrong way.
This came as a sample in my most recent online purchase from DAVIDs. I steeped the full 5g sample in a mug of 175 degree F water for 5 min, then set the mug in the fridge overnight to cool. The result is a slightly fruity iced tea with a grassy undertone. Not bad, but I prefer my iced teas to be caffeine free and my mates to be plain + hot. Overall, nice to try, but I won’t be purchasing.
Flavors: Fruity, Grass
While it doesn’t hold a candle to my beloved, limited edition Honeydew Maté, this is one of my favorite “permanent” mate blends offered by DT. My other favorite permanent mate is Jungle Ju Ju. After sampling quite a few of DT’s mate teas, I’ve found that, for me, more robust/heavier mate blends are better served hot. Hot tea, however, is something I enjoy very sporadically. I just finished my 2-ounce bag I purchased while on vacation a few months ago. This will become a staple in my tea collection. The flavor profile reminds me of those tropical-flavored orange “juice” blends you find in the supermarket. It’s sweet but not overly so, and the fruity ingredients are grounded quite nicely by the green yerba mate.