In the past I've not been a fan of Mate. Its flavor was notably sour or harsh and it just didn't seem to be my thing. Always open to new experiences, I decided to try again. This Chocolate Mint Mate from David's Tea has changed my outlook on Mate.
|Blend Name||Chocolate Mint Mate|
|Country of Origin||Canada|
|Price per Package||$6.00|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
Frequently I have had poor experiences with Mate blends. Always too harsh for my palette. I'm always excited to try new tea though, so I gave this Mate from David's Tea a shot.
The leaves appear as fluffy mint flakes generously blended with Mate and some chocolate/cacao slivers which add up to a very nice deep amber, almost bronze or copper liquor.
The aroma was minty with hints of chocolate but there wasn't much in the way of more subtle notes to detect. I was a little disappointed there.
The flavor however, was very well balanced, with a head of mint, hints of chocolate, some berry notes and only the slightest touch of honeyed sweetness.
While this tea is not particularly bold or brisk, it does have a fairly extended finish which acts nicely to provoke you into continuing to drink more.
I recommend this tea to fans or chocolate, mint, mate and good flavor without a lot of bite.