Cocoa Raspberry Maté from Fusion Tea Room

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Yerba Maté & Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Fusion Tea Room

Product Description:

Rich Argentinean roasted yerba mate with a cocoa raspberry twist. While both of these flavors are wonderful by themselves we just had to try them together to blast your taste buds. One cup just isn’t enough with this fusion blend. Once you have this in the morning, you will never have to rely on your coffee pick me up again. Throw in a splash of milk or creamer and you have got yourself one irresistible cup of mate.

Taster’s Review:

Irresistible is right!  This is so yummy, I don’t want to put my teacup down!

The combination of both roasted Yerba Maté and green Yerba Maté offers a well-rounded flavor that is deep, earthy and toasted, with hints of vegetation.  The toasted flavor is further accentuated by the addition of toasted rice, which also lends a bit of sweetness to the overall cup.

The rooibos in the blend lends a certain lightness as well as a hint of nutty flavor, which compliments the almond note quite nicely.  The barley and chicory present a nice depth of flavor to this tisane, giving it a very satisfying, full flavor.  The result is a smooth tasting base that allows the flavors of chocolate and raspberry to express themselves well.

The chocolate tastes rich and creamy.  The raspberry takes a couple of sips to develop, but after that development, the berry “tingle” lingers in the aftertaste deliciously.  These two ingredients are a classic paring in the dessert world, making this tisane a delightful dessert tea or an indulgent way to start your morning.

I really enjoyed this cup.  Rich, sweet and flavorful, even when served neat and clean.  I personally prefer my Yerba Maté with just a little bit of sweetener to help curb some of the bitter tones it can sometimes have, but, to be honest, I don’t get much bitterness at all from this cup.  I attribute that to the blending of such a diverse group of ingredients, and each of these ingredients seems to bring out the very best in each component.

This may very well be the best cup of Yerba Maté I’ve tried!  It’s delish!

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