Herbal Tea: Infusion no.9

Ingredients: Roasted Yerba Mate, Organic Cocao Nibs, Organic South American Yerba Mate, Rose Buds and Petals, Lavender Flowers

The perfect tea for studying! And a wonderful coffee alternative for those sensitive to caffeine. There's some confusion about whether caffeine and mateine (the stimulant in this tea) are the same, but overall this is a nice utility tea for when you need a boost!  Roasted Yerba Mate has always been my preference over green as it gives an even milder boost and a richer flavour.

This is mostly a straight up roasted Yerba Mate with subtle hints of other ingredients.

It is difficult to identify the other notes in this tea by taste alone, but they  do calm down the earthy intensity of the mate quite a bit, and mellow it out into alight, pleasantly energizing drink.

Not my favourite roasted Yerba Mate, but a passible substitute, and it may be well received by black tea drinkers who want an extra boost  that is gentle on the stomach. I always find Yerba Mate uplifting and energizing. It doesn't make me jittery, but it does create a wonderful clarity of mind. 




 

 



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