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drank Yerba Mate by Adagio Teas
14 tasting notes

I’ve been tapering off drinking yerba, but I always get sucked back in. I threw in a sample of this with a tea order just to drink a little mate again. Opening the bag, I was surprised by the lack of palos (twigs), and the very fine cut deep green leaves. There isn’t much of a smell from the dry leaves, which I find a bit unusual too. Brewing the mate, I noticed that it’s definitely unsmoked, and the flavor is mostly a bitter green and oaky flavor. This yerba seems almost exactly like Ecoteas yerba, so much so that I wouldn’t be surprised if Adagio got their mate from Ecoteas. There aren’t any bright and lively flavors, it’s more like the earthy smell of a cigar. I appreciate stronger flavors like that, but I find this yerba to be a bit unbalanced as it’s a bit harsh. Maybe if it had some polvo (powder), it would taste a bit smoother.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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