I am on the mission to ‘pop’ mate drinks. This is attempt #1 brewing it for a day. 1.5L and 3 table spoons of mate.
Tomorrow will decide on sweet ingredients to be added before the final recipe is complete. Task one convince my wife to drink it with me. She isn’t fan of the brew.
IMHO it wouldnt be the ultimate mate winner, probably it wouldnt be even second or third place but it is ok. This mate last long enough and it is caffeine strong but it is dusty and just not my first option. Way to much dust but again i can live with it as long as it is 7.99$
So this is my first time with Itapua but not with Paraguayan yerba. I tried pajarito before and if i remember properly i liked it.
This has a very herbal smell when dry and not that much dust.
To the point. It is very pleasant. Has this smokiness that i really like in mates. It is slightly to gentle if you know what i mean - it doesn't give you that strength/kick but some folks might like it. It taste a little like Korean brown rice tea which is one of my favorites if it is about green tea. Very fresh and rejuvenating but on the light side - could definitively go to sleep afterwards.
Our most popular organic yerba mate from Paraguay, no stems, very low dust. Hand Harvested only two months out of the year.