This blend is ideal for the former coffee drinker who finds themselves missing that morning cup o’joe. It has a flavor that is very similar to fresh roasted coffee, but without some of the harmful side effects that some of us (myself included) experience when drinking coffee. Those side effects are exactly why I switched from the occasional coffee drinker/tea drinker to the only-tea-and-never-coffee drinker that I am today.
I would experience terrible nausea within 2 or 3 hours after drinking coffee – something that I’ve never experienced with tea or even Yerba Maté. And even though I prefer the flavor of tea (and Yerba Maté) to coffee, there are sometimes when I find myself missing that deep, roasted flavor of coffee.
This Dark Roast blend from Maté Factor understands this about me, and delivers that flavor that I want without the side effects that I don’t!
The blend has a great depth of flavor – the combination of the roasted and green Yerba Maté, roasted barley and roasted carob give this cup such a unique, interesting complexity. But what really makes this an exceptional coffee alternative – I think – is the addition of the roasted chicory. Chicory, when roasted, tastes remarkably like coffee and gives this blend an delicious edge!
The carob gives this tea a deep, savory chocolate-y note that is quite delicious. To bring out more of that chocolate flavor, I recommend adding a sprinkling of raw sugar. (Muscavo is my choice for this, and is also available on the Maté Factor website!)
Maté Factor describes their Dark Roast blend as
Our unique blend of Yerba Mate and roasted grains brews a delightfully rich, invigorating cup of tea without sacrificing the benefits of our fresh, Green Mate. Try with milk and your favorite sweetener.
Discover Yerba Mate
A treasure from South America now comes home to you. Yerba Mate gently sustains you throughout the day, combating fatigue and sleepiness. Its stimulating properties are long lasting and found by most to be free from the unpleasant side effects often associated with coffee.
What is Mate Factor Dark Roast Yerba Mate?
YERBA MATE is more than just an invigorating brew. It is one of nature’s best sources of antioxidants. In addition, a full complement of vitamins and minerals (including chlorophyll, vitamins A, B, C, E, magnesium, potassium, iron, pantothenic acid, and much more) help make a cup of Maté tea an excellent immune-boosting tonic.
Our unique fresh green, certified organic variety is neither smoked nor aged in order to preserve the bright green flavor and as many of the nutrients as possible.
We use 100% percent certified organic Yerba Mate, responsibly grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. The Mate Factor is founded on providing a fair wage to the conscientious people in South America who provide our special Mate.
100% Certified Organic Ingredients:Fresh Green Mate, Roasted Mate, Roasted Carob, Roasted Barley, Roasted Chicory
The flavor is bold and invigorating… really, after drinking this I feel so good and alert! It really has a way of eliminating those sluggish feelings when I first wake up in the morning, and helps me to shake off the morning blahs – even on a MONDAY!
And… if you really want to authenticate your Yerba Maté experience, might I suggest one of these Gourd Kits from Maté Factor? I do believe I’m going to add one to my Christmas List… I’ve been secretly wanting a gourd and bombilla for a long time now!