Well since Ocean of Tea has pretty much closed up shop, I was on the search for another lemon maté blend to get me going in the morning. As soon as I opened the bag, the fresh grassy smell of green yerba mate hit my nose, and I was in love. The smell is amazing. It’s like fresh cut grass mixed with morning dew. Sweet and vegetal, with a faint brightness from the lemongrass. I brewed up a cup, and I definitely got more mate flavor than lemon. Ocean of Tea’s Lemon Maté Delight had pieces of lemon zest in it, so the smell and flavour was akin to a lemon Life-Saver. This was a different riff on that, and pleasantly delightful. I’m looking forward to drinking more of this!
Mate Lemon Blast
An energizing blend of Yerba Mate with lemongrass, rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This tea contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, but won’t cause the jitteriness or addictive tendencies because it includes other natural xanthines as well as caffeine.
Mate teas are also a natural appetite suppressant for those looking to lose weight.
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How to Prepare
Use 1.5 teaspoons of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 208 degrees and steep tea for 5-6 minutes. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.
Green mate leaves and lemongrass.
This tea blends well with:
Raspberry Sangria Herbal Tea