My wife recently bought this at Davids. so I tried some and she protested as it was her tea. It tastes interesting in that the roasted mate is different than the green mate. It is definitely energizing and I resteeped it 3 times. I really liked that chicory is added, as this is an antifungal as well for the stomach. The black tea helped also with the immunity. A definite good one in the cold season in terms of flu and temperature.