It’s been a while since I’ve had whole yerba mate, as it is usually blended with something stronger.
The leaves are very light, almost delicate, with a varied mixture of light and dark greens. They have a very light fresh scent, extremely light; there is almost no scent really to pick up.
Steeping gives a more earthy brew, in both appearance and aroma, with a very deep and cloudy green.
The flavor is very green and very earthy. There is a light sweetness, very mellow and soft, but it tastes and feels healthy.
I feel it needs something, as a regular straight mellow drink would be quite tedious. Maybe some lemon or lime juice, a bit of honey. Nonetheless, a very healthy tea.