Climber’s High from The Tea Spot

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Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Yerba Maté, Black Tea, Green Tea, White Tea, Pu-erh & Tulsi PLUS Spice Melangé

Where to Buy:  The Tea Spot

Tea Description:

A super-charged blend of teas, spices and herbs formulated to provide a refreshing daily lift for people with active, high-energy lifestyles. Climber’s High is a high-powered way to increase your intake of beneficial antioxidants such as flavonoids and catechins, as well as a host of healthy vitamins, trace minerals, beneficial phyto-constituents, and caffeine. It was originally conceived to assist people in adjusting to higher altitudes. This spiced yerba mate chai tea is both good for you and a pleasure to drink.

Learn more about this Yerba Mate Chai here.

Taster’s Review:

This blend has got a WHOLE lot going on!

When I first opened the package, I noticed a pleasant smell that was sweet and a little spicy, smelling a bit like a gently spiced chai.   And one quick glance at the ingredient list suggests that this could easily be categorized as a chai (well, yeah, all tea is technically chai, but, I’m talking about what we here in North America think of when we think “chai”) so, I categorized it as chai.

The brewed tea smells a little earthy, slightly vegetative, but still possesses a certain spicy tone – a bit different than that of the dry leaf, but, it still smells warm, sweet, and a little spicy.

Wow!  OK, so yeah, this DOES have a lot going on, but, somehow, it all comes together to offer a pleasant tasting blend.  I don’t really taste each of the specific tea types here, I just taste a medley of different flavors that I’d associate with the different leaf types.

For example, I taste the earthy, vegetative taste of Yerba Maté, and I would attribute some of that earthiness to the Pu-erh as well.  It tastes rich and smooth like a black tea, but it has a light, almost creamy/airy texture and flavor that I’d attribute to the white and green teas.  I taste hints of mint and basil that I attribute to the peppermint and Tulsi.  And yes, I taste the warmth of the spices, and the sweet, creamy finish that I attribute to the vanilla.

I wouldn’t say that I taste specifically any one of these ingredients, instead, I taste the combination of them all.  I taste hints of sweet licorice, I taste the sweet warmth of the cinnamon and little peppery kick from the ginger and pepper.   I don’t know that I taste any one ingredient more than the others, they all seem to come together in such a way to provide a very solid taste without one overpowering the others.   Some might seem a little lost along the way but at the same time I can’t say that this blend would be the same without any one of these ingredients.

And while there are a lot of flavors to explore here, I am really enjoying the challenge and the journey this tea offers.  It is warm and energizing, just the kind of cup I want on those mornings when I need a little motivation.

I like it!

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