Tea type
Black Food Yerba maté Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Cake, Coffee, Dirt, Earth, Malt, Roasted Barley, Sugar, Autumn Leaf Pile, Bitter, Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Cream, Grain, Roasted, Sweet, Tannic, Astringent, Grass
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 13 oz / 390 ml

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  • “I bought this tea for my sister, and I tried a few sips. The coffee flavor is very present and authentic. I don’t get much flavor from the black tea. If I concentrate, I can taste a little...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge Saturday, November 20th: National Absurdity Day While it’s not unheard of, there’s something odd about coffee flavoured teas (who wanted this and why). For one,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I thought this tea might be a good one for days I want coffee but my stomach doesn’t think it’s such a great idea. It really smells like coffee dry. While it was steeping I could smell something...” Read full tasting note
  • “2021 sipdown no. 16 This is another coffee blend, but it’s really good! It reminds me of a hazelnut creamer you’d add to your coffee. There’s a subtle hint of chocolate in the background as well....” Read full tasting note

From August Uncommon Tea

Rich black tea with roasted mate and espresso bean

A tea for those not-so-slow mornings. Italians go fast in the morning but they enjoy them in their own way. This tea has the invigorating whirl of freshly ground coffee and steamed milk enveloping your nose a delicious fog. Be transported to the loud chatter of an Italian café with the scent of warm pastries with butter and nuts wafting in the air. A touch of milk brings out a creamy hazelnut note.

A special collaboration with Coffee Manufactory.

Recommended for cappuccino lovers.

INGREDIENTS: indian black assam tea, brazilian roasted mate, barley malt, Coffee Manufactory coffee, natural flavoring

CONTAINS GLUTEN FROM BARLEY MALT

TASTES LIKE: espresso beans, hazelnut, sugar cane, steamed milk
FEELS LIKE: breakfast in a roman café

ALL NATURALVEGANNON GMO

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1512 tasting notes

I bought this tea for my sister, and I tried a few sips. The coffee flavor is very present and authentic. I don’t get much flavor from the black tea. If I concentrate, I can taste a little hazelnut. I’ve preferred the DavidsTEA coffee blends so far since those are more heavy handed with their supplementary flavors.

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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge Saturday, November 20th: National Absurdity Day

While it’s not unheard of, there’s something odd about coffee flavoured teas (who wanted this and why). For one, All the coffee drinkers in my life dislike every single one I’ve ever showed them (this one being no exception).

The coffee beans in this are nice ones and when I got the steeping parameters right my cup tasted like a coffee cake, which is alright. Maybe. Unfortunately for this sipdown, the mate in the blend is coming through in an overly earthy way today. It tastes like dirt coffee compost. I do not love it. I want tea.

Flavors: Cake, Coffee, Dirt, Earth, Malt, Roasted Barley, Sugar

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Cameron B.

I like the concept of coffee-flavored teas, but I think the only one I’ve really enjoyed is Fairytale of NY from Bird & Blend.

CrowKettle

That one sounds neat! I’m intrigued with the choice of rooibos base :)

gmathis

I have a favorite coffee tea with puerh…perfect for me, since I love the coffee smell but don’t want the coffee buzz.

Evol Ving Ness

My favourite one is Coffee Caramel by nineteen-o2. excellent, IMHO.

Evol Ving Ness

And Canadian. BC even.

teaqueen

I have a Dandelion Dark Roast blend by Teeccino that’s designed to be a caffeine-free coffee alternative, and it does taste exactly like coffee, but it steeps like a tea.

CrowKettle

Those all sound neat too (and look how many of them there are)! I’d never pass up a cup of coffee tea but… like, I don’t even enjoy tiramasu :P

Evol Ving Ness

Not everything is for everybody. There’s that.

Lexie Aleah

I second the Dandelion Dark Roast and the other ones you all mention sound intriguing!

CrowKettle

Yes, even though I don’t like coffee as much as other foods/beverages I’m slightly enticed to pick up a small amount of all the ones mentioned here if/when I buy from those companies :)

Despite being in the same province as me, the one located in Gibsons may be the hardest to access (and therefore the most intriguing). One day, in Gibsons.

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I thought this tea might be a good one for days I want coffee but my stomach doesn’t think it’s such a great idea. It really smells like coffee dry. While it was steeping I could smell something sort of toasted grain-like. I wasn’t completely sure if that was the barley malt or the mate. I have very little experience with mate (just a couple of flavored bagged teas from grocery store brands) so I’m not sure I could identify “mate smell”. I usually taste my tea before deciding if it needs milk/cream or sugar, and I probably should have done that with this one too…but it’s been a grumpy day of spring allergies and stressed out sewing procrastination (feeling a bit in over my head on a project) and it looked and smelled like the kind of tea I’d want to add something to so in went the sweetened condensed milk right away. I don’t teally taste the coffee. I can still smell it a bit but it’s not nearly as strong as the dry tea. It kinda just tastes like roasty black tea. I may have buried any of the more subtle flavors in sugary milky goo. It’s not bad this way but it doesn’t make me think coffee. Oh well, will taste it first next time and maybe use plain milk if it needs additions. It feels astringent in a way I’m not sure I’ll like plain but always good to try it anyway.

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2021 sipdown no. 16

This is another coffee blend, but it’s really good! It reminds me of a hazelnut creamer you’d add to your coffee. There’s a subtle hint of chocolate in the background as well. It somehow achieves a lot of depth as well, making it even more coffee-like. I really enjoy this one, and would definitely order some now and again for my own cupboard.

Thanks for such a great share Cameron!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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2725 tasting notes

Mastress Alita, I found a geeky tea for the sipdown theme! Sipping on a potful of this in honor of the Cowboy Bebop character of the same name.

This has a nice coffee flavor, but the Assam base is a little too brisk in combination with it. I can taste the toasty autumn leaf sort of profile from the roasted maté as well. The barley is adding a lovely somewhat sweet grainy note. There’s definitely a touch of creaminess, and something a bit caramel-y and rich.

It’s good, but not the best coffee tea I’ve had. The briskness is a little bit too much, and I would love more of the supporting cream and caramel notes. I definitely prefer Fairytale of NY. Still fun to try, though!

See you space cowboy…

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Bitter, Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Coffee, Cream, Grain, Malt, Roasted, Sweet, Tannic

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
gmathis

I watched my first episode ever of Cowboy Bebop yesterday. Jury’s still out. ;)

Cameron B.

It’s definitely a strange one, especially because there’s only one season…

gmathis

I do like the jazz/blues soundtrack.

Cameron B.

Oh definitely, the music is phenomenal. I really like the whole theme of it, too, it’s just a bit all over the place. XD

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As a black coffee drinker, I really liked this one. Coffee flavor is subtle. No need for sweetener.

Flavors: Caramel, Coffee

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Iced Tea Sipdown (1076)!

I kept my steep time a little bit shorter for this iced tea and the result was a smoother infusion with dark, full bodied and round coffee/espresso notes and less of that almost sourness to the roast that I got in some earlier cup of this. Not really a “sweet” coffee flavour either, but sweeter than it’s been in the past. Easy sipping!

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1549 tasting notes

This has a strong scent of coffee when dry. Once steeped I don’t get much coffee on the sip. About half way through the sip mate and coffee creep in and last through the finish. It’s an okay cup, but I feel like it needs an extra element. If there was orange or something bright included to make it more interesting I think I’d like it better.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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It’s really a shame once you discover that your relatively new neighbours have little interest in whether they disturb you or not by exercising at the crack of dawn on wooden floors in a newly converted open concept space in an old house. When as a neighbour you are already tolerating 24/7 of their infant and their other child. Yeah. Well then.

Sorry. Needed to get that out.

Selected this one from the bag that Dexter gave me when she was in town. I haven’t made up my mind beyond the fact that I like it and am enjoying it. It confuses my tastebuds a bit because it is much like a coffee-caramel favourite of mine except that after the very similar hit of coffee, instead of switching to caramel, it moves towards the slightest green of the mate.

Did I add my coffee-caramel favourite to your bag, Dex?

Thank you for this, Dexter. It is pleasurable, but currently not enough to take me away from this newfound understanding of my neighbours.

Fjellrev

Brutal! I wonder if they’re really that ignorant that they’re making that much noise or if they figure so but just don’t care because they think the world revolves around them?

Evol Ving Ness

The latter. And because they are a “family” this should be ok. And because they have various issues that would make it impossible to work out in a gym or in any other way that would not disturb the person who lives beside them.

Fjellrev

Oh yes, Entitled Family Syndrome. I don’t have to watch where I’m walking with my stroller, because I have a family. I don’t have to watch where my snivelling little kids are walking because it’s your duty as an adult to be everyone else’s eyes. I don’t have to teach my kids to refrain from shrieking for no reason at all because kids can’t help it. And so on and so forth.

Evol Ving Ness

Yes, thank you.

Evol Ving Ness

And yet they keep saying that they would like to have a harmonious relationship with their neighbours. Yeah, wouldn’t we all.

Fjellrev

But gee, Evol, clearly you’re the problem if your neighbourly relationship isn’t harmonious.

Evol Ving Ness

That’s being clear. And yet in our harmonious communications, they are the ones who are annoyed at me bringing these things to their attention. Yes, things.

Fjellrev

I don’t understand people like this. I guess they don’t understand the concept of empathy. How would they like it is someone else was doing all the same asinine things, plural, day and night? I doubt they’d be ok with it.

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Another one from Dexter this one isn’t bad. I wish it was a littler richer – i find that mate tends to thin things out for me. I’m never a huge fan of mate. I do like the coffee flavour that this one has, but i’ve had other coffee/teas that i prefer. Really happy to try this one.

Debi

Hey Sil,
I’ve been trying to find anyone who might have some Majesteas they are willing to swap. Especially the Highland one, but I’ll take whatever. Any chance you have some you’re willing to part with? Thanks!

Debi

Sorry, I just noticed you don’t have any of the Majesteas. My bad. I was going by some of the comments on their tea, so maybe it was from a while ago. Sorry!

Sil

@ debi – i didn’t manage to get over there before they closed :( You could try looking their teas up on steepster and seeing who has them in their cupboard.

Debi

Yes, I also missed stopping by the store before they closed. :(
I just logged on now to look it up in peoples cupboards. :)

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