Yerba Mate Flavoured in a bag?

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Yerba Mate Flavoured in a bag?

Postby JM » Mar 23rd, '08, 10:31

Ok, I was ecstatic about finding Yerba Mate at the local store but hesitated to buy because it's only flavoured and in tea like bags. It's Guayaki brand, which flavour should I try? I've never had Mate before.


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Postby Sydney » Mar 23rd, '08, 10:50

I've never tried the stuff teabag style, and haven't heard too much positive about that way of doing it.

However, I have enjoyed Guayaki in loose form.
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Postby omegapd » Mar 23rd, '08, 12:39

My first foray into Mate was Celestial Seasoning's Morning Thunder and I still drink it. It's a mix of Mate and Black Tea and has a sort of "mild cup of coffee" type flavor (really hard to describe).

What flavors did they have? I've tried a loose orange one that was pretty good, but prefer the more natural, smoky styles.

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Postby JM » Mar 23rd, '08, 20:17

They had orange and mint, I'll just have to pick some up next time out. Thanks.
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Postby TexasTea » Mar 24th, '08, 07:48

I'm not drinking a lot of mate these days, but I have tried and enjoyed Guayaki Magical Mint Mate and Orange Blossom Mate. Both are good hot and both make a great iced tea as well! I didn't care for the Chai Spice Mate, but I'm particular about how my chai is seasoned...
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Postby xine » Mar 24th, '08, 10:24

Guayaki has a chai-spiced mate in bags which is pretty good. The mint one is also quite tasty.
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Postby JM » Mar 25th, '08, 19:54

Can you re-steep mate tea bags? I just bought some and found out they are no longer going to carry the product, I might have to buy the remaining stock if I enjoy it.

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