Love the smell of this one since its all coffee and chocolate. The taste? Not so much. It’s kind of like a watered down version of black coffee and I’m not big on coffee with no additives to begin with.
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“2-3 TB for a gourd, 1 packet stevia (equals 2 tsp sugar) New batch — ai! David, what happened?? This is all bitter and harsh, and even extra stevia ain’t helping. My darling Jumpy Monkey has jumped...” Read full tasting note
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“If you subconsciously associate the “Chunky Monkey” ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s with this tea, well… Try not to. I had a visions of a sweet almond caramel nutty tea, maybe even banana. You...” Read full tasting note
This brew gives you a tasty boost with a unique combination of exotic ingredients. It combines four types of coffee beans with Argentinian maté, and laces them with carob, white chocolate and chicory. The result is sweet, rich and deliciously satisfying. Plus it’s a sweet treat you can enjoy guilt-free, since this blend has virtually no calories. No wonder they say maté makes you efficient.
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Due to the presence of whole coffee beans in this blend, I was extremely worried that it would taste like watered-down coffee. To my surprise, this tea provided a substantial and sweet blending of coffee and white chocolate with a hint of almond. Even though I drink it without milk, it reminds me of a mocha late. However, the flavor profile is much more complex.
This tea has become one of my go-to work staples, and it provides the perfect pick-me up for sluggish afternoons.
Flavors: Almond, Coffee, White Chocolate
Surprisingly, I enjoyed this one. I loathe coffee, and that was definitely the predominant scent of the brew. But the flavor was really just nutty and roasted and a touch creamy. I’m not sure I’ll purchase it because my mind kept telling.e it tasted like coffee, even though it didn’t. But I did enjoy the sample I had.
Flavors: Almond, Coffee, Vanilla, Wet Wood
Second day of the Advent Calander. Coffee Tea? YES. Get in my face quickly.
Once steeped the coffee element is a lot more subtle then I’d expected it to be. I’ve only had Yerba Mate once or twice, and a good while ago so I didn’t know what kind of flavor I’d get there. I enjoyed the flavor over all quite a bit, and so did my husband who rarely agrees with me on anything when it comes to tea.
The one thing I will say, I’ve heard Yerba Mate is energizing and I got none of that from this tea. I drank it in the evening and it did nothing to give me a refresh. In fact I dozed off halfway through the glass, finished it upon waking up, and went straight to sleep.
Day 2 of the 2016 advent calendar! I’ve been busy all day so I’m being smart about things by having this coffee mate, at… 8 PM. Oh well, I’ve still got loads of things I need to get done so I’ll still get to sleep fine (I hope). The tea itself smells very interesting… it’s very woody with some coffee in there. I recall having this once before in 2014 I think but I don’t actually remember anything about this tea.
Admittedly it is better than I was expecting. It’s actually pretty smooth and the chicory coffee taste is nice. It’s one of the most unique coffee teas that I’ve ever tasted, really. I like this as its own thing, so I think it’s unfair for me to compare it to other teas in its category. I’m not sure if I’ll get any of this in-store, but I’m enjoying this cup.
Day 2 of the DavidsTea calendar! I like this more than most of the other reviewers did. I am not a coffee drinker but I like mild coffee flavor if the bitterness can be curtailed. And this has a lot going on.
I taste the coffee flavor, I taste sweetness, and somehow there is a little hint of mint-like brightness. Overall, it is smooth and delicious. This seems like a great tea for sipping as you read a book quietly by yourself. This is one I may repurchase for just such an occasion.
Thank you, SuperAnna!
Advent Calendar day 2. When I saw that this tea had coffee in it, I knew the odds of me liking it were slim to none because I cannot stand the taste of coffee. The first few sips were okay. I didn’t taste much coffee and instead got a vanilla taste with some notes of white chocolate. I only wish it had stayed that way. Then, the strong coffee aftertaste began to take over and I knew that I was in trouble. I couldn’t even finish my cup. Here’s to hoping the rest of the advent calendar is more to my taste.
Flavors: Coffee, Vanilla, White Chocolate
Day 2 of the DAVID’s Tea advent calendar!
I decided to give this one a go as a latte, which I feel was the right choice. Even so, this one wasn’t a winner for me. Even as a latte, a lot of oil floated to the top and it really had an earthy vibe that I couldn’t get into. Once the top oil was sipped away it got significantly better, but still nothing to write home about. Still an earthy vibe with strong coffee notes in the aftertaste and a hint of white chocolate. I do wish this was a little sweeter; I even considered adding sugar but decided against it. I can’t say I’m surprised really — I’m not really a fan of coffee or maté.
Flavors: Coffee, Earth, White Chocolate