My Morning Mate

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Yerba maté Tea
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Chocolate, Coffee, Spicy, Sweet, Caramel, Cocoa, Wood, Cinnamon, Roasted, Dust, Honey, Dark Bittersweet, Nuts, Orange Zest
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Edit tea info Last updated by Russ Goerend
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 5 g 13 oz / 387 ml

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  • “Oh. My. Gosh. This is SO good! Even better than I remember! It’s so chocolatey and sweet, but it’s got some zingy quality I can’t quite put my finger on. Too tired to say much else right now. Just...” Read full tasting note
  • “This came in a swap from Ze_Teamaker – thank you for the generous sample! I really needed a kick start this morning; of course that’s how I feel every morning because I normally don’t feel awake...” Read full tasting note
  • “I have some leftover of this tea from a tea trade – I let my roommate try some of this tea. He’s the one who drink coffee thats insanely strong, and also best friend of my husband, this friend has...” Read full tasting note
  • “Yummmm I am so in love with this first thing in the morning. I need to restock my stash of it in my office (from my 2 lb supply at home…). However, I am in somewhat of a tea rut. I am drinking the...” Read full tasting note

From Teavana

Kick the coffee habit with an invigorating blend of Mate, Yunnan black tea, chocolate, nuts and a touch of spice. This tea will get your morning started with a delectable energy boost! Also known as The Coffee Kicker. Note: this tea contains nuts.

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123 tasting notes

Decided to give this one another try the other day. This time I used a little more tea and it was first brewed with hotter water. I also used some 3rd steep Copper Hogcha (Teavana) to add just a tad bit of black tea flavor under it.

I was more satisfied then I was when I first tried to brew it. The liquor looks like a lightly roasted coffee brew; and taste like it to. It had a much stronger coffee bean and hazelnut flavoring with a bit of cocoa and nutty undertones. I didn’t taste really any of the citrus though that is in it and wonder how much this differs from Mate’vana (Teavana).

I don’t hate it, by any means. As someone who also likes to drink coffee(medium roast with H&H)I found it to be kinda of like a wanna be. It is a tea that when it was younger always wished it was coffee and tried it’s best to become it, but will never be coffee. I can see though how this would be great for people who can’t drink coffee or don’t like the bitterness, but still want a coffee like flavor; and for that this tea is perfect.

Overall I would recommend this tea for someone who likes coffee flavor, but not the jitters or bitterness.

Water: 28 oz
Amount: 3 tsp
Base teas: 3rd steep Copper Hogcha
Steep: 3 minuets by it’s self and 3 minuets with the Hogcha.
Teapot: Glass

195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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132 tasting notes

This does not taste like coffee, nor feel like coffee…just FYI for people out there that may think it is supposed to mimic the taste/feel of coffee. Now with that being said, this tastes sweet, chocolately, and like a spiced orange peel… those are the biggest flavors I am getting from this tea. I think this tea is a lot better with some milk added to it, to smooth out the edges a bit.

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173 tasting notes

I bought just a cup of this to go after yesterday’s insanely early Sunday morning meeting :(
I had been wanting to try this one for a while, Teavana was right down the road, and I had time to kill. Talk about a bad combination ;P
I liked the roasty-toasty-ness of this (unsweetened!) Just about halfway through my cup I added a packet of sugar in the raw. It brought out some more of the chocolately goodness which I was missing a bit before. I didn’t end up getting any of this. I really wanted either a stronger orange flavor, or a stronger hazelnut flavor.

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168 tasting notes

Not as flavourful as I would like it to be…pretty bland, but if when I added some sweetened almond milk it made a better tea…more creamy and more of a chocolate taste to it, but nothing special…I got it super cheap on sale…would not pay full price for it.

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5 tasting notes

I sampled a cup at a Teavana store and liked the chocolate/nut/spice combination very much. The flavors do not overwhelm. I requested my tea without milk or sugar so I could have a better picture and had to react quickly to prevent the guy from pouring it into a cup full of ice! Really nice, even after it cooled down so I guess some people might want to make iced tea out it. Note to self – get some of it so I can try if I like it brewed a little stronger.

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55 tasting notes

This is way up on my list of favorites, and one I prefer in the morning.

This is a lovely, sweet, chocolately mate with all the caffeine you could expect to find in a five-gallon drum.

This is a very flavorful tea. It doesn’t taste artificial. It feels like coffee without actually tasting like coffee (which I’d rather chew my arm off than drink).

It’s very smooth. I think I’ll have another five-gallon drum.

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212 tasting notes

This is a very pleasant mate blend. Although I’m not exactly sure what mate tastes like, I feel its completely hidden in this tea.

The chocolate and nutty taste balance really well with each other. I catch just a bit of spice here, some thing like allspice or nutmeg. It feels like a nutty cocoa, but smooth and mellow.

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150 tasting notes

Sipdown. Prefer this to Matevana by a long shot as this is much smoother and the flavors are better integrated, though a tad flat. Brews up nice and dark. Hazelnut with a hint of chocolate. Benefits from the addition of almond milk.

By the way, if you’re looking for a mate-based coffee substitute, the best – by far – that I’ve found is Guayaki’s Javamate, in either Vanilla or Mocha Maca flavors. That is purely on a flavor and body basis… you can even brew it in your coffeemaker. And there are pluses, as well — it is a socially-responsible company and these products also contain ramon nut, a rainforest “superfood” that’s still largely under the radar, at least in the US. Whole Foods used to carry it but now you can only order it from the company, apparently.


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1627 tasting notes

I received this for HoppiTea Gift Exchange from Ottawa Tea! Thank you! This tea is aaahhhmaaazing! So delicious! The scent is yummy and a little chocolatey and spicy. In the cup, it is great! It can go without any sugar or milk, but I decided to add some. WOW! I am in love with this tea!

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171 tasting notes

i have been drinking this tea for about 2 months now. I have liked it from the start, but the other day I wanted to play around with it. So I put some extra tea in so i could get a stronger flavor. I normally steep it 5-6 minutes, but this time i only did about 4-4:30. Made a huge difference. All of the flavors stood out more but at the same time blended together. A smooth taste. i am going to be making it that way from now on.

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