When I finally got the bag opened (the crimping was REALLY close to the seal, and I’m not quite awake yet :P), the smell of the dry leaf was amazing…smelled just like caramel pecan.
Prepared, I’m not tasting cheesecase. I taste the caramel, which is nice and sweet. I taste the oolong, which is, admittedly, not my favorite base. I’m not sure what I’m tasting, actually. I’ve never had roasted mate before.
So, everything must be blending together. This was a short steep time for me at 2:30, so next time, I’ll try longer.
I think this is getting better as it cools. Also, I REALLY need to figure out how many oz this mug holds. I have no idea.