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Herbal Rooibos Yerba maté Blend
Artificial Flavouring, Chocolate Flakes, Cocoa Kernels, Marigold Petals, Red Rooibos, Roasted Yerba Mate
Chocolate, Creamy, Nutty, Roasted, Bitter, Coffee, Artificial, Caramel, Tobacco, Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Nuts
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 9 oz / 279 ml

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Roasted infusion with rich chocolaty overtones

It’s not coffee, is it tea? Taste this coffee-like maté and red rooibos blend. Sweetened with cocoa and chocolate chips, this mochaccino inspired blend infuses smooth, dark rich sips that are soft and robust.

Use 1.5-2 tsp of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to just at boiling (208 degrees/98 degrees Celsius) and steep for 5-6 minutes. For stronger flavor, use more tea leaves.

Ingredients: Roasted maté, cocoa kernels, chocolate flakes (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa powder), red rooibos, artificial flavoring, marigold petals


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156 Tasting Notes

10 tasting notes

I just purchased this tea. For the low cost, you can’t beat it! Its truly delicious! I love black tea for the jolt it gives me to run my small business on those lazy mornings.. but the MateVana has become my fast favorite! The only down side I have found is its resteeping abilities are poor. I’m a black tea kinda girl, I can get 3-5 steeps out of some of my teas (golden money comes to mind). But for the low cost.. i don’t mind the no resteeping factor.

I HATE coffee.. the taste is (threw up in my mouth a bit). Some say this tea has that coffee flavor coffee drinkers need, but don’t let that fool you.. its tea with cocoa flavors that resemble coffee SLIGHTLY.

over all i recommend it!

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61 tasting notes

So… this mate was exactly what i wanted it to be and so much more. It was a perfect cup of hot chocolate. nice and sweet. This is sure to be my new coffee.

Thank you MadelineAlyce for my generous sample.

A full review will be added within the next couple of days.

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141 tasting notes

I found this hiding in the back of the pantry and thought I’d give it a shot.

The fragrance of this blend is vanilla, chicory and (I don’t know where these come from sometimes, possibly the almonds here?) slightly stale Lorna Doone shortbreads. While not an ugly mix, there’s not a lot to please the eye other than the occasional yellow or blue speck of florals.

Upon brewing, it produces a fairly dense reddish-brown liquid. The fragrance of both the vanilla and shortbread remains. From a taste standpoint, the flavor is of vanilla with a subtle note of brandy and carries a pastry aftertaste. As it approaches room temperature, it begins to pick up a very slight sourness.

I was surprised that, for the number of cocoa components it contains, I didn’t pick up any chocolate in either flavor or fragrance.

I’m not a huge Rooibos or Honeybush fan, so this may be why this moved to the back of the shelf. It’s OK, but not a favorite.

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47 tasting notes

Was very excited to try this tea, as I had only heard great things about the rich chocolate taste that this blend is so famous for. Everyone is spot on! This Mate is fantastic and I’m sad I couldn’t stick around the party for a second steep. Anywho… this mate, which so far holds the gold in my book on cinnamon/chocolate blending, was one of the richest and full body ‘teas" I’ve tasted. Would taste amazing with cream, however I’d be careful with sugar as this tea is already naturally sweet.

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52 tasting notes

OK, so now I’m learning about the love/hate relationship many tea sippers have with Teavana, and I’m realizing also that I did a darn good job at squeezing good deals from the company during their after-holiday sale. This one, which is usually pretty cheap, I got for $1.45 for a packet. Yay!

Anyway, this is my first foray into the world of mate, and since I was nervous (yes, I’m a mate wuss), I only put enough mate into my 12 oz. cup for an 8 oz. cup. I didn’t want it to be too strong! Well, it sure as heck wasn’t. I added my hot (not boiling, as is what I’ve been told) water, waited 6 minutes, then put in 1 teaspoon of sugar. And darn it, the stuff is weak. Now I know, I’ll put in the proper amount of mate next time…

For being weak, it has a nice flavor, so I’m happy to give this another go at its proper strength.

January 18, 2013
Second try. I put enough mate in the cup for 12 oz. but it still wasn’t very strong. Curious what’s up with that. Will try again tomorrow.

January 24, 2013
Well, that was a long “tomorrow.” With the stress of my current nursing class, I had been needing my daily Earl Grey, and just couldn’t substitute that for anything. Yesterday morning, though, I had to get up before the sun and get my butt outside in below-zero weather in order to be at the OR on time (my first OR clinical day!). I knew I needed something highly caffeinated, and wanted to give the mate another shot. I made it strong: two heaping teaspoons for my 12 oz. cup, brewed my water hot to boiling, and let the stuff steep a good 6 minutes. It was finally nice and strong, and I felt a good jolt from it that morning. Not sure I’m a huge fan, but the Matevana stuff sure did its duty.

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52 tasting notes

This is one of those teas that I find myself going back to the store to pick up more. Originally I was looking for a good morning tea that could compete with my usual cup of coffee habit I’d been trying to kick. This tea was definitely a good option.

The dry leaves smell so amazing. I could smell them all day. Mmmm chocolatey and rich.

Brewed this tea is dark and almost looks like it could be coffee. But it doesn’t taste like coffee – it’s much different. Chocolatey, nutty, and roasty. I am picking up on a hint of creaminess as well. Very nice all in all. I’m happy with this tea. I think it will be a staple of my tea stash for a a while.

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79 tasting notes

Started my day with a little bit of Matevana! I had just run out of Teavana’s “My Morning Mate” and was left with no other mate blends in my cupboard. Having woken up about 3 hours earlier than planned … I definitely needed a bit of a boost. This just doesn’t satisfy me as much as some of their newer mate blends do. It seems like the flavor is a bit … watered down, even though I had JUST ordered and opened the package. It was still pretty tasty with the addition of some raw honey, but I didn’t find it as satisfying as I used to. Got the job done but wasn’t as flavorful as I recall it being. Maybe I got a bad batch, or maybe I’m just used to different mate blends now.

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607 tasting notes

I had high hopes for this tea and it wasn’t that they weren’t fulfilled… it’s just that it’s much different than I expected. I think this tea has a nice, complex flavor to it… I only wish I could taste the chocolate a bit more. When I think I’m getting some chocolate, it’s more like a drowned flavor mixed with bark. The woodsy taste is part of its character, but I think it could do with a little more sweetness. The tea also leaves a bit of a drying effect in my mouth and is almost acidic on the way down. Again, it’s not bad.. but I don’t think I’ll buy this again.


I prefered My Mate by Teavana better than this one…but neither taste very chocolate-y to me. More like a roasted flavor?


Exactly! Roasted is a perfect word to describe this tea.

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67 tasting notes

I hit the 3pm slump, and had a quick brew of this to perk me right up. It’s been in the back of my tea cabinet for ages, but I was looking for a maté, and I knew this was there.

(Note to self; get more matés. Suggestions?)

It’s just as good as I remember it; smooth, chocolatey, and not too “tea-like” once I added some cream. More like coffee without the jitters. Mmm.

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You asked for suggestions on Mates BTW I love mate’s in the morning before my first cup of black tea too!
I love these- Teavana Rooibos Chai blended with Matevana
Teavana My Morning Mate
Tea’s Etc. Coconut Custard Rooibos which is awesome alone and
since you love coconut (some people say I’m a pusher of this one)
but this one mixed with the first in the list from Teavana is
reminiscent of a mounds candy bar.
Please let me know if you try any of these I would love to read the reviews.


Oops correction I just realized I mixed 52Teas Chocomate (which I’m not crazy about by itself) with the coconut custard and that’s what tasted sorta like a mounds bar.

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23 tasting notes

I love this because it tastes like Celestial Seasonings’ morning thunder. Some cups of matevana are better than others for me, I think I need to find the perfect brewing temperature/length. Lightly sweetened with milk is the way to go…it’s chocolatey, nutty, and roasted mate-y (well obviously). It doesn’t give me much of an energy boost.


Awesome that it tastes like Morning Thunder. I may have to pick some of that up because I’m almost out of my beloved MateVana. :(


Definitely get some!

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