Choco-Maté from WhiteAugust Tea Company

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Yerba Maté

Where to Buy:  WhiteAugust Tea Company

Product Description:

This energizing combination of sweet chocolate and south amercian mate is sure to stimulate your senses.

Taster’s Review:

Did someone say chocolate?

As I’ve mentioned more than once before, I am a chocoholic (and I’m not ashamed to admit it).  I love chocolate, and my belief is that more chocolate = better.  This belief translates into my passion for teas as well, and when it comes to chocolate flavored teas/tisanes, the more chocolate flavor, the better.

The combination of Yerba Maté and chocolate is a brilliant one, because the two seem to go together so naturally.  The earthy tones of the Yerba Maté enhance the flavor of the chocolate.  However, my belief about more chocolate = better applies here, and this would be better with more chocolate flavor.

That’s not to say that this isn’t chocolate-y, because it is.  It is a rich, sweet, dark chocolate flavor and it is absolutely delicious.  That being said, this chocoholic can’t help but want more of a really good thing!

This cup is smooth and sweet.  There is a vegetative quality to the Yerba Maté that adds an interesting dimension of flavor.  I also agree with my SororiTea Sister, TeaEqualsBliss, about this tisane:  I can taste a nutty/woody quality that is very rooibos-like.  But I don’t find this off-putting at all, in fact, I’m enjoying that nutty characteristic and how well it goes with the chocolate tones.

Overall, a very rich and satisfying cup.  A great wake-me-up tisane, since Yerba Maté is a bit more caffeinated than most other teas/tisanes.  Something so delicious – it’s a bit like having dessert for breakfast!  Yummy!

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