I received a pack of Teatonics’ Mind-Awakening Yerba Mate with my Taste the World subscription box. I never had Yerba Mate before, so I was excited to try it. I generally do not gravitate to tea’s that market any type of energy or detox benefits on their packaging but as I stared groggily into my tea stash on the first work day of 2016, buzz phrases like “mind-awakening”, “holiday energy”, and “morning vitality and focus” stood out.
Brew: Yellowish green and the aroma clearly reflects the ingredients listed on the packaging. Herbal and Minty with nice amount of citrus.
Taste: Pleasant if you like herbal drinks. Tasted well-balanced. I didn’t have to search for any of the citrus flavors. I was also pleasantly surprised that I got a good amount of grapefruit flavor even though it’s the last ingredient listed on the package.
I also like the slight energy buzz I got off of it. Coffee sometimes sends me over the edge, and a lot of teas don’t do enough.