When I tasted this tea, my first impression was that it was developed for its health benefits, not its taste. It tastes VERY green (if that makes any sense to you). I didn’t find the taste objectionable but it isn’t my favorite yerba mate either. I plan to save this for next time I am fighting off a cold or flu.
Quite a bit of dust and fannings gets through the infuser when making the loose leaf version of this tea. I would recommend using a very fine infuser (very small holes).
Note: I am giving part of the score for the healthy aspect of the tea i.e. in addition to yerba mate it has Japanese sencha, two types of echinacea, ginseng and matcha. That’s a lot of healthy ingredients! On taste alone I would have rated it between 65-70.