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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
185 tasting notes

Yeah, this one is going to have to stick around too.

I’m finding I prefer roasted mate to normal mate… pretty much… always. The roasted, toasty goodness really makes everything nice.

This tea from 52teas is no exception. The roasted base mate is strong and flavorful, with the sweet, almost bitter dark chocolate flavor coming in nicely afterwards… finishing with a hint of banana? Yes, it definitely seems to be banana at the end.

I think if I ever had to try to lure someone away from coffee, I might start them with this tea. It has a lot of similar characteristics that you would find in a good cup of coffee, and that creaminess that really makes the morning kind of come together. If I could trust myself to boil water in the morning without causing myself serious damage, I might use this instead of my typical cup of Mr. Coffee. I don’t, but that’s besides the point.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

I find it slightly amusing that I could have written this exact same tasting note. Minus perhaps the last sentence or two. I get the banana flavour, I much prefer roasted mate, I think this one’s delicious, I think it’s ideal as a coffee replacement…. :D

Dylan Oxford

Haha, yeah. There’s a reason I don’t shave in the morning either :P

Kittenna

Hahahaha ;)

Indigobloom

I usually don’t like roasted mate but this one really works. It just blends so well!

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Kittenna

I find it slightly amusing that I could have written this exact same tasting note. Minus perhaps the last sentence or two. I get the banana flavour, I much prefer roasted mate, I think this one’s delicious, I think it’s ideal as a coffee replacement…. :D

Dylan Oxford

Haha, yeah. There’s a reason I don’t shave in the morning either :P

Kittenna

Hahahaha ;)

Indigobloom

I usually don’t like roasted mate but this one really works. It just blends so well!

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

Tea Rating system:

90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

80 – 89: This, or one of it’s close cousins, will likely be in my cabinet at home. When this tea runs out, I will buy more. I’ll always wonder if there is something better, but be too afraid to look to stray from home to find it.

70 – 79: Definitely good, but not a clear winner. I enjoy it, I’ll finish it, but I probably won’t buy it again until I’ve exhausted all other versions of this product from any reputable retailer. Though, it may enjoy a resurrection for custom blending.

60 – 69: This tea is okay, but definitely not something I’m going to brew again. I’m going to give what I have left away.

30 – 59: I didn’t finish drinking this tea. I actually poured it out, and went for something else. I’ll still give this tea away, but I’ll do it with a warning and a plead for forgiveness.

0 – 29: This tea is riding securely towards an iceberg at the helm of the failboat. I’ve taken this out of my tea tin, and laid it on a napkin as potpurri. I do not consider it fit for human consumption.

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