Leaf Type: Yerba Maté
Where to Buy: Teaquilibrium
Getting ready for race season or simply want to add some calm pep to your day?
The mouthwatering combination of chocolate and fresh mint has made Achieve Mint a customer favorite. Overachieve Mint is blended with energizing Yerba Mate to give that sustained boost that mate is known for. This is a fabulous choice for endurance athletes or anyone who wants a natural calm energy.
ingredients: yerba mate, peppermint, cacao nibs, natural chocolate flavor.
This is a really tasty Yerba Maté blend. The mint is strong but the chocolate does come through nicely.
The Yerba Maté base is a green (not roasted) Maté and offers a hint of its earthy, vegetative flavor. However, the mint flavor is rather intense here, and it does seem to mask some of the stronger notes of the Yerba Maté. But, I’m not complaining because I sometimes find the rather distinct flavor of Maté to be a bit too much for me. With this blend, it’s really quite enjoyable and melds very well with the other flavors.
The peppermint is very strong – this blend is certainly not for those who do not care for mint. For those of us who do, though, this is a clean, crisp tasting peppermint that invigorates while leaving the palate feeling refreshed.
The chocolate is a bit subtle, but, I am liking how it comes through. I can really notice the cocoa notes in the aftertaste mingling with the minty flavor. I also found that the chocolate seems to pop a bit more as the tisane cools, so don’t drink this one piping hot! Let it cool just a little so that you can enjoy the chocolate flavors!
This tisane reminds me of a peppermint patty (especially the aftertaste), but without the overwhelming sugary sweetness! A thin layer of chocolate coating … just enough to coat the peppermint but not overpower it … a snappy, vibrant treat that will surely get you going!
I like this one a lot!