Peppermint Maté from Tealuxe, Ep 7
Tealuxe Peppermint Mate, Bin #205
Mate is an herbal infusion made from the Yerba Mate tree. The Yerba Mate tree is from South America. In South America, drinking mate is a symbol of hospitality. The gourd of the Yerba Mate tree is hollowed out and the tea is placed in the gourd and then circulated among the guests. Each guest is allowed as much time as they need to finish all the tea in the gourd and then the gourd is refilled and passed to the next guest. Doesn’t that sound like a wonderful way to welcome guests into your home! Because what better way is there to welcome guests into your home than to share a cup of tea?
On their website, Tealuxe says this tea will “stimulate the mind and promote healthy living”. Well, who doesn’t like that! From my research, mate is a great tea for you if you’re looking for a tea loaded with vitamins and minerals and anti-oxidants. For even more information on Mate tea, go visit www.heavenoftea.com. They have an excellent in depth explanation of Mate tea.
This Peppermint Mate from Tealuxe.com is a smooth clean tea with really bright fresh notes, almost like what you would get from a green tea. I would recommend this tea to anyone who likes green tea in the morning, and I also think this tea would go nicely with a late afternoon snack. Or, if you’re a mom looking for a tea to relax with after work and chill for a few minutes before you get dinner started, this would be a good tea for that, too.
The peppermint isn’t too “loud” in this tea. I can definitely taste the peppermint, but it doesn’t explode in your mouth and overwhelm the mate. It’s a very subtle note in the tea and is just crisp and fresh.
Just as an aside, a lot of coffee drinkers like mate teas because of the “nutty” flavors of the tea. There’s a real depth and body to this tea that coffee drinkers who are looking for a drink with a lot less caffeine than coffee might enjoy, but still enough to give them a bit of a caffeine kick to get them through the afternoon. Plus, no coffee breath!
Here are the brewing directions for the Tealuxe Peppermint Mate per the website:
Amount per cup: 1-2 teaspoons of tea
Steep time: 5-7 minutes (or to your taste, your might have to play with this one a bit.
Brewing Temperature: 180f
Caffeine 40-65mg per cup
And the video!
Filed under: Herbal Teas
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