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52Teas Loose Leaf Mate Tisane ‘Flaming Chocolate Mate’

January 13th, 2013 by Nicole Schwartz

Tea Information:
Tea: Flaming Chocolate Mate
Type: Mate Tisane (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: 52Teas
Purchase: Here
Description: Ready for a bit of heat and a bit of sweet? How about a nice caffeine kick to boot? Here’s some roasted yerba mate blended with organic cacao nibs and cayenne pepper for a delicious, caffeinated kick in the mouth.
Ingredients: Roasted yerba mate, organic cacao nibs, cayenne pepper, and natural flavors

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 16oz at 212°F
Tool:Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes http://steep.it/5%20minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: spicy chocolate
Steeped Tea Smell: roasty, hint coco, hint spice
Flavor: watery, hint of chocolate, roasted
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: spice
Liquor: translucent red brown

I don’t like mate or spice, so this was a loser to me.

Rating: 1/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

I purchased this product. All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

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