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Double Dark Chocolate Mate

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Yerba maté Tea
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200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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From The Republic of Tea

Dynamic Duo – It’s a match made in heaven: antioxidant-rich, organic, roasted Yerba Maté blended with organic dark cocoa powder in a guilt-free, full-bodied dessert tea. Dark Chocolate also brims with antioxidants, plus polyphenols – compounds known to lower blood pressure.

These two nutrient powerhouses promote longevity and good health. Savor the allure of organic, roasted Yerba Maté as it mingles with the satisfying flavors of organic dark chocolate. It’s nice with a splash of warm milk.

About The Republic of Tea View company

The Republic of Tea is a progressive and socially conscious business recognized for being the leading purveyor of more than 200 premium teas and herbs, ready-to-drink iced teas and more. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a tea revolution in America with the purpose of enriching people’s lives through the experience of premium teas and a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle.

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I was excited to drink this because it meant I finally got to compare this mate to Guayaki’s chocolate mate. This was dark and earthy and dark cocoa stayed on my tongue. I added a splash of milk to see how it would taste as well, and the vanilla soy completely overwhelmed the tea and mixed with the chocolate to make it taste like coffee. I’m not sure I liked that effect because I don’t really like the taste of coffee.

I am bumping this down a few notches because I don’t think the mate tastes as good as the Guayaki mate. I still love it because it was my introduction to mate, but I think I’m going to find better brands out there.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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Sipdown!

And thanks to terri for this tea from our swap. Soooo i’m pretty sure it’s official that i just don’t really like mate. In fact i’m pretty sure i mis logged the tea from the weekend that i said was a mate…and was actually drinking a different tea. Because mate? It’s not pleasant. Doesn’t seem to matter if it’s roasted or not, if it’s flavoured, mixed in with other things….it is just not the tea for me. Nope.

BUT objective me says, this isn’t a terrible bagged chocolate type tea. if you like mate. which i don’t. nuff said lol

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This is the tea of choice this morning as I need something seriously good to motivate me to get up, go to class and be productive in general for the day. This tea is interesting in that almost all of the ingredients are some form of cocoa or chocolate – yum! The teabags are very powdery with a fine, cocoa-like filling that floats up out of the tin when you open it. The Republic of Tea recommends brewing the tea for 7 minutes, and the end result is a cup of cloudy tea that smells exactly like hot cocoa. It tastes just like hot cocoa too, one you add a little milk and sweetener. If I had any mini marshmallows in the house I would throw them in the cup also. This tea takes me back to my childhood days of sipping a warm, sweet cup of hot chocolate during the winter. This has been one of my favorites for a long time and it looks like it’s time to purchase more as there is only one teabag left!

-Round natural unbleached teabag. Teabag is powdery with a fine cocoa-like filling.
-Teabag smells strongly of rich chocolate. Tea liquor aroma is exactly like hot cocoa.
-Tea liquor is a dark cloudy brown color.
-Deep dark chocolate flavor with a strong sweet cocoa finish.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Excellent tea. A rich creamy and satisfying cup.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Serenity

MMm! Sounds scrumptious! Did you feel energized for the day? I had mate straight one time and ooh, bitter! Then I had it as a chai blend, and liked it a little more, but still could taste that bitterness that I didn’t care for. This note makes me want to give mate another try! My brother got my daughter a traditional gourd and metal straw from South America, but no mate for the kid, she just has it as a decoration. : )

Josie Jade

I do feel pretty energized, which is a good thing because I have a ton to get accomplished today. I didn’t like the Chocolate Mate Chai blend that I had the other day (liquid pepper drink, blah!) but this one tastes just like hot chocolate and for that reason children would probably love it. (Too bad about the caffeine!)

Serenity

Oh, my! Liquid Pepper, lol!!!

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2485 tasting notes

nom nom nom nom
I’ve probable cause to claim this cup as me favorite mate!

JustJames

added to december’s shopping list, lol.

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2276 tasting notes

this is great with a spoonful of chocolate ice cream in lieu of milk/sugar!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 30 sec

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Thanks to Jude for letting me sample this one. :)

The tea bags smell like hot chocolate – the instant kind, from a box. I’m not a big chocolate person – I like it and all but I prefer fruity candies over chocolate.

However, when I have to decide between chocolates I must go with dark (I’m allergic to milk chocolate). So this would be one I might pick for myself.

ANYWAY I’m new to mate – and my last try was disastrous so I’m somewhat hesitant.

Still smells chocolately… can’t see the bottom of the cup. I smell the “old coffee” smell that must be mate…

Drinking it, it tastes basically how it smells. It’s OK. Not my fave chocolate tea, but not the worst thing I’ve ever had.

KeenTeaThyme

P.S. The liquor matches the color of my Fiestaware chocolate mug! :)

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Backlogging. Hello yummy tea! First off opening the tin made my chocolate senses tingle! A very chocolaty scent drifts out of the tin and I honestly just wanted to eat the tea pouch. But I didn’t, no I followed the directions and waiting “patiently” for my tea to be ready. Once it was ready to drink I promptly burned my mouth I wanted to drink it that badly! The chocolate flavor was very pronounced in this tea and I really enjoyed it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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MMMmmmm….Chocolaty! Loving this tea!

kai123

I’ve been wanting to try this tea, check out my cupboard and message me

TeaLover58

I would love to share, but unfortunately this was only a sample. :( I’m thinking of making a future purchase though! :)

TeaRunner

@kai123- I have plenty left and will be happy to mail you some!

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 teabags
Additives: none
Water: 12 ounces filtered boiling water (my pottery friends mug is 12 ounces)
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: dark chocolate bar, nutty
Steeped Tea Smell: mate, chocolate, nutty
Flavor: weak watery chocolate
Body: Light
Aftertaste: chocolate
Liquor: dark brown, you can’t see to the bottom of the mug

When I opened the canister I wanted to eat the bags right there and then! I have gotten used to The Republic of Tea’s “powdery on purpose” tins, so the cloud of coco dust didn’t surprise me and I certainly don’t mind chocolate wafting through the kitchen.

I was very excited for this tea, I had been expecting so much from it. What I got was a weak coco, like when you make the “prepare with milk” coco packets and accidentally make them with water.

I added the bags back in per some other reviews.

Next time, 3 bags, and maybe some milk.

Post-Steep Additives: none

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/02/republic-of-tea-teabag-mate-tea-double.html

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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This is my favorite chocolate tea. It is simply ~ amazing ~. I’d never tried a mate before but I have been wanting to find a chocolate tea to help me keep from drinking hot chocolate and this is definitely ~ the one ~. My favorite teas are the kinds that I can keep the bag in the cup the whole time while I drink it and I can definitely do this with this one. It does not become too strong for me. The taste and smell of the chocolate flavor in this tea is very intense, and there’s not an overpowering taste of coffee like I have experienced with some other ‘chocolate teas’. I will keep buying this blend again and again.

Preparation
8 min or more
EmmE

Odd! I didn’t know steepster crossed out text when you put dashes right next to them. Oops!

Cheryl

You can edit from your own personal tealog (taking out the – symbol). I like to use the squiggly symbol ~ and that shrinks the text here (ha). see?

EmmE

Thank you Cheryl!

Cheryl

You are welcome :)

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