Name: Toasted Mate
Bought At: Adagio.com
Price: $2 for a ten cup sample
First Impressions: Heavily processed, almost like coffee grounds
Another “mate” tea, toasted mate is a darker, stronger cup than yerba mate. It has a strong, almost pungent smell when brewed, just short of making it unpleasant. I liked it, although it would probably be easier for a coffee drinker to enjoy than a white or green tea lover. Had a hint of a nutty taste as well, and no bitter aftertaste.
3 / 5