Strange VariaTEA TTB – Tea #20
I love maté, and I don’t think I’ve ever tried coffee leaf before, so this one piqued my interest. I do generally enjoy coffee-flavored teas, though it looks like there isn’t actually any coffee flavoring here. There was just one single serve packet of this tisane in the box.
It mostly tastes like a mix of green and roasted maté to me. I assume it’s the coffee leaf that’s adding that green, herbaceous flavor, since there is no green maté here. The chicory root adds a nice earthiness that goes well with the roasty maté. To be honest, I’m not really tasting any chocolate, either cacao or flavoring, but I don’t mind. I do pick up on the hazelnut, which is nicely rich and buttery. It’s interesting because even though this has so many roasty notes going on, it actually tastes rather light because of the herbaceous coffee leaf.
Anyway, I like this one. I’m not sure I love it enough to order, but I’ll keep it in mind. I definitely need more maté in my cupboard, as I really do enjoy the flavor of it. But first, sipdowns! :P
Result: Finished Off
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Butter, Chicory, Earthy, Hazelnut, Herbaceous, Roasted, Roasted Nuts, Smooth, Sweet