I woke up early this morning with a big to-do list, and needed something that would give me a big caffeine hit. This mango-flavoured mate (thanks again to aisling of tea and De!) sounded like it would deliver.
And boy, did it ever! I didn’t notice it at first, but I really did feel less tired, and managed to get through some important stuff to do before I head out for a job interview today (fingers crossed). The mango flavour really comes through in the dry leaf, and although it’s less apparent in the liquor, it’s still there. The smoky, grassy taste of the mate is still dominant, but adding some honey really helped. I don’t think of this as a comfortable staple tea – this is the kind of tea to drink when you really need to get stuff done.
So here I am, about to dash off to the interview. Hopefully the caffeine buzz will help me along.