Samurai Chai Maté

Tea type
Chai Green Rooibos Yerba maté Blend
Anise, Artificial Flavouring, Candied Papaya, Candied Pinapple, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Coriander, Green Rooibos, Green Yerba Mate, Lemongrass, Orange Peels
Anise, Cinnamon, Citrus, Lemongrass, Grass, Passion Fruits, Pineapple, Sugar, Sweet, Coffee, Smooth, Orange, Coriander, Orange Zest, Peppercorn, Clove, Fruity, Spicy, Apple, Ginger, Spices, Wood, Cardamon, Floral
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Edit tea info Last updated by Michelle Szetela
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 11 oz / 327 ml

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  • “Thanks to Madeline Alyce for sending me a sample of this tea! I’ve been curious to try a few mates in the morning in hopes that they may WAKE ME UP! This reminds me a lot of Teavana’s white chai,...” Read full tasting note
  • “Pushing the rating up a bit. I think this is what lets the Masala I blend it with really shine…like a good coat of light primer to layer darker shades of paint on top of. On a related note though,...” Read full tasting note
  • “So this is the fourth and final tea from the gift pack I first talked about in this note: Today is an important day; it’s Swedish Cinnamon Roll Day!...” Read full tasting note
  • “i’m addicted to the scent of this after a steep! couldn’t put the teapot down…and i wouldnt have if i didnt have to pour out the pot of MateVana (steeped them at the same time for comparison) even...” Read full tasting note

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The way of the warrior is strength, skill, fairness, mercy, power, energy and balance. Our chai embodies this spirit with an invigorating green mate and green rooibos blend. Cinnamon, anise and cardamom blend with papaya, pineapple, orange and lemongrass – a combination to face every new day samurai-style.

Sweet and spicy infusion of cinnamon and citrus undertones with papaya.

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129 Tasting Notes

1 tasting notes

This tea is amazing. SOOO good! The way I brew it is different than the directions though because when I followed the directions I found that it was very weak and light and I could barely taste it. So I put the water AND the tea in the tea kettle on high heat, then when it comes to a boil it’s done. It comes out nice and flavorful that way. I also use way more tea than it says to for that amount water. :-) I like to sweeten it with either the rock sugar or raw natural sugar.

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13 tasting notes

Good bold flavor that lingers on the tongue. Great spice flavor that doesn’t overpwer the mate. Fantastic mouthfeel for a mate, no tannin mouthfeel at all. Fantastic to blend with lighter teas.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Thank you for your kind comments. Green Mate is the hardest herbal tea to make delicious. It is a result of 11 years of trial and error. Glad you like it. Raspberry Lemonade Mate was 2009 launch, a fruity version. Matevana and My Morning Mate are toasted versions. Nancy/Teavana New Tea Development

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7 tasting notes

Let me first say that I love chai, love it. This one, for me, tastes overly sweet. So much so that I almost offered to trade the whole 8 ounces for something different. But before I did, I went and blended it with some of teavana’s Sweet Oolong Revolution (which I was also on the fence about). Alone, neither of these teas did it for me. But together…. it is the gestalt of teas. They blend so well together that I will probably never drink them apart again…

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10 tasting notes

Energy in cinnamon! Samurai were robust yet delicate warriors that could just as easily clip the branch of a bonsai as slice a man’s head off. This brew is no different. There is strength beneath the layers of cinnamon (perhaps too may layers and is one of the few things that brings this review down) which is no doubt the matte giving the whole thing an immense base. But if not for the slight high levels of spice this would be a perfect perfect cup. I give it an 80 (hoping the scale will reflect that).

Samurai Chai Matte only loses points in cinnamon and that it is offered by the rather high-priced-Starbucks-owned Teavana.

Can’t wait to try it with rum!

205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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3 tasting notes

Wonderful, wonderful tea for the mornings before a test! I bought 2 ounces of samurai chai mate to taste during Teavana’s winter sale and fell in love at first brew. I asked for something that was fruity and would give a similar kick like coffee and voila, this did the trick. It has become like a exam ritual for me to drink this and I will definitely go back and buy more.

180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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2 tasting notes

Very yummy when paired with something that drowns down the initial kick.

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21 tasting notes

I bought this mainly for my husband he likes this tea every time he drinks the sample outside the store. I think this is one of their most balanced teas. I taste cinnamon the most but I can taste the pinapple and the spices just as well. A very nice tea. I’m not big on spice teas but it is still very nice for winter.

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2 tasting notes

First off, let me say that I am a complete tea noob. I have had several grocery store teabags before, but this is my first venture into loose leaf… never going back! I absolutely love this tea. True, I haven’t tried much yet, but this had a great flavor, and gives me the energy I need when I don’t feel like having coffee. I’m certain that this will be one that I always have on hand.

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160 tasting notes

Love it. Sweet, nutty, spicy, fresh, with an energy boost! After My Morning Mate, this is my favorite mate from Teavana. With Teavana’s prices being a bit steep, this isn’t something that I would probably repurchase but it was good to have a couple ounces of it to try out.

If you’re a big chai fan or you like spicy teas, this is great for you. I learn more towards savory chocolately teas, but this is decent nonetheless.

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123 tasting notes

One thing that made this Chai tea different from a lot of other chai’s I have had is the subtle flavor of it. A lot of the time chai teas have very strong and robust flavors; due to the black tea base and heavy use of strong spices like. However, this one being a mate’ and green rooibos gave a lighter and smoother flavor. The spices used add a nice flavor and zing, and the citrus flavors added a nice tangy flavor without being overpowering. I will say though that i don’t taste the pineapple and almonds much though.

Overall I would say that if you are looking for a light citrus chai tea, this is the one for you…

205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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