Anyways. This is a deep earthy blend with a mint pick me up at the end. They use a roasted mate so the base has those kinds of deep earthy qualities that are accented well by chocolate. The chocolate and mate do become pretty indistinguishable from one another as the brew cools but I thinks that’s pretty expected considering it is a bag tea so they couldn’t put any REAL chocolate in. The mate does retain that mineral earthiness under the chocolate tones which is nice because it makes you know you’re getting the actual mate flavor instead of just flavoring that exists on top of it.
This is the second tea I’ve tried that blends a pepper mint with a toasty flavor base and I really think that this is a great flavor combination in general. It lets your mouth feel refreshed after drinking what admittedly is a very gritty tea. I always think mates taste great while I’m drinking them but leave me feeling like I want to brush my teeth. I know, I’m weird. The mint at the end does help stave off that feeling and perks up the flavor profile nicely.