I’m not a fan of mate. It often has an ashy tobacco note that I dislike, so it’s not a surprise that I would not have considered it before. A friend received a sample of this with her recent Theodor order and gave it to me. It definitely has a bright melon/peach flavor to it! It also seems to lack the mate notes I don’t like. It does have a hint of slight smokiness or earthiness that rounds out the flavors well, giving it nice base notes that tame the bright fruit. They blend together well in the sip and then seem to take turns in the finish with a hint of hay. Theodor surprises me. They manage to blur many of my harder lines of what I don’t like in tea with teas that I unexpectedly find good. I’m not quite sure if I’d want to order 125g of it, but I would be pleased to try it again.