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drank Mate Lemon by Numi Organic Tea
593 tasting notes

Pretty strong lemon myrtle taste. I often find yerba maté to be an unappealing flavor but here the unfavorable earthy, alkaloid-y notes were well masked. There’s green tea in this blend too but I’m not sure what its role is.

While drinking this, I enjoyed it but an hour later I’m finding myself on edge and annoyed with family talking which normally doesn’t bother me. This is an effect yerba maté has on me, whether due to the amount of caffeine and/or other chemicals I’m not sure. Nervous, aggressive energy that makes me want to wrestle and throw shit.

derk grumbles.

I’ve drunk yerba maté before powerlifting, felling trees and bike riding but no amount of physical activity ever seems to take off the edge.

+70 taste
-40 yerba maté induced annoyance and nervous energy

(Lotta buts here, too.)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML
lizwykys

haha! The Wrestle And Throw Shit blend! <3 derk.

Mastress Alita

Does guayusa do the same thing, since it is a close cousin of mate?

It’s probably just a combination of mate’s caffeine, theobromine and theophylline and how your system reacts to that. I don’t seem to have that issue, thankfully. I don’t like it plain, but do like it in the right blends. I definitely like it roasted more than plain, and find the taste of guayusa better than mate.

derk

lizwykys: I tried to throw down my aunt but she got scurred and said go find my cousin. She likes to wrestle, too, and it would be an epic battle because we’re both strong af.

Mastress Alita: I’ve never had guayusa. Maybe when you drink down we can do another little trade. I really like Guayakí Yerba Maté in those tall cans because they’re well flavored but not obnoxiously sweet. I resort to them as people do with Red Bulls etc, but rarely because of the effect. Traditionally prepared yerba maté in a gourd would probably turn my stomach.

Mastress Alita

@derk: As I recall, you like hibi. I have a blend of guayusa, hibiscus, lemongrass, and stevia that makes the best iced tea in the world. Cold brew in either water or lemonade for caffeinated fruit punch goodness. I’ll just send you some sometime if you want to try it. You won’t really taste the guayusa though, it tastes like hibi punch. But you would probably know if it wants to make you punch a baby.

tea-sipper

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derk

Mastress Alita: Thanks for the offer. I do enjoy hibiscus. I’ll hit you up after I move and forward you my new address.

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lizwykys

haha! The Wrestle And Throw Shit blend! <3 derk.

Mastress Alita

Does guayusa do the same thing, since it is a close cousin of mate?

It’s probably just a combination of mate’s caffeine, theobromine and theophylline and how your system reacts to that. I don’t seem to have that issue, thankfully. I don’t like it plain, but do like it in the right blends. I definitely like it roasted more than plain, and find the taste of guayusa better than mate.

derk

lizwykys: I tried to throw down my aunt but she got scurred and said go find my cousin. She likes to wrestle, too, and it would be an epic battle because we’re both strong af.

Mastress Alita: I’ve never had guayusa. Maybe when you drink down we can do another little trade. I really like Guayakí Yerba Maté in those tall cans because they’re well flavored but not obnoxiously sweet. I resort to them as people do with Red Bulls etc, but rarely because of the effect. Traditionally prepared yerba maté in a gourd would probably turn my stomach.

Mastress Alita

@derk: As I recall, you like hibi. I have a blend of guayusa, hibiscus, lemongrass, and stevia that makes the best iced tea in the world. Cold brew in either water or lemonade for caffeinated fruit punch goodness. I’ll just send you some sometime if you want to try it. You won’t really taste the guayusa though, it tastes like hibi punch. But you would probably know if it wants to make you punch a baby.

tea-sipper

Look at these comedic comments.

derk

Mastress Alita: Thanks for the offer. I do enjoy hibiscus. I’ll hit you up after I move and forward you my new address.

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Always up for a trade. I keep an updated cupboard. Check it out. Don’t be shy — message me if you want to try something! I send international :)

Most enjoyment:

Wuyi and Taiwanese oolong, sheng puerh, Yunnan and Wuyi blacks, GABA oolong. I also appreciate Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Darjeeling and Nepali teas, bagged tea and herbal teas/tisanes.

I take my teas without milks or sweeteners except sometimes chai and the rare London Fog, matcha latte and golden milk.

I’ll try anything once because it helps me learn. Not opposed to well placed herbs, flowers, fruity bits and flavorings, just nothing cloying. And no added sugars, sweeteners, candy or chocolate.

I abandoned both my preference reference and the recording of detailed steeping parameters in January 2020, favoring a focus on qualitative descriptions. At this point, I am still comfortable toggling the “Not/Recommended” button.

Preference reference:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.
89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again. Some could be daily drinker teas.
79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.
69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.
59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possess off flavors/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.
Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s puerh, I likely think it needs more age.

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Sonoma County, California, USA

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