Hmmm so this is what roasted Mate is like. Thank you brandy3392 for sending me this. My first and sigh my only specialTeas tea I will be able to try. Brewed some of this getting ready to head in to station. At first kinda has a roasted/cacoaish aroma. This is the base for some of my favorite morning blends. Smells nice. Tastes a bit like toasted almonds…maybe even a little musty like grandma’s attic. I like it though and will probably blend it with other teas.