I’ve been on a new-to-me tea spree, since I need to get a better handle on what might go in tea boxes. I’m kind of missing my favorites! Opening my sample bag, the smell of this one is DIVINE. oh wow. This is a roasted yerba mate mixed with black tea. I can see chocolate chips and little cinnamon pieces in the blend. There is also supposed to be vanilla! I don’t know why the package says this has zero caffiene since it is both a black tea AND yerba mate. After a four minute steep, I’m thinking this could be one of my favorites from Tealux. It’s a nice roasty, earthy, rustic flavor (I love roasted yerba mates). The other flavors aren’t extremely pronounced, but you get hints of chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon. It reminds me of Fusion’s Chocolate Mate but that one tastes slightly more like a barbeque. haha. I could easily order two ounces of this one!
Matè Java Espresso
Mate Java Espresso is an exclusive Tealux blend that is not available to buy from anywhere else!
Delicious, slow roasted Mate tea forms the base of the blend, with a deep and complex slightly smoky flavor palate and rich natural caffeine content. Black tea blends perfectly with the naturally sourced Mate, to provide the ideal balance of flavors and aromas.
Natural sweetness is added to our Mate Java Espresso thanks to the presence of real chocolate pieces, vanilla pods and cinnamon. Mate Java Espresso is a full-flavored, robust tea that is at once both rich and complex. A premium blend of sweetness and depth that provides the perfect alternative to coffee! Mate Java Espresso has a relatively high caffeine content compared to other tea blends, so please bear this in mind if drinking it in the evening!
Ingredients: Roasted Matè, black tea, chocolate pieces, cinnamon pieces, vanilla bits and flavour.