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Chai Mate

(3 customer reviews)

$8.50

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Description

We took our favourite 5-spice Chai and blended it with yerba mate for an extra kick. The yerba mate has been roasted to offer a deep robust flavour that can hold up to the complexity of the chai. Toasty, spicy, and extremely energizing, this blend is the perfect morning coffee alternative. It’s full-bodied, dynamic flavours can hold up well to milk, so don’t be afraid to try it in a latte either!

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    100g Makes Aprox

    50 cups

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    Contains Caffeine

    Yes

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    Infusion Time

    6 – 8 min

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    Quantity

    2 TSP / CUP

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    Infusion Temperature

    90°C / 194°F

  • Ingredients

    Mate, cardamom, cloves, ginger bits, cinnamon pieces, black pepper.

    3 reviews for Chai Mate

    1. Jesse (verified owner)

      O.M. Goodness, this tea is awesome. I purchased a 50g bag and it was gone in 1 week. Just purchased a 100g tin and will most likely add this blend to my autoship.

    2. Michelle (verified owner)

      2tsp for 250mL water @90C, steeped 9 minutes. The packet recommends 2tsp for 1 cup of water, which seems like a lot to me, but with tisanes, things can get tricky. So I’ll follow the instructions. Packet also recommends a steep time of six to eight minutes. I got distracted and left it for 9.

      Dry leaf: gorgeous dark roasted mate. I was delighted to see that, because the packet lists only “mate” as an ingredient. I was worried that green mate, so fresh and vibrant, couldn’t stand up to chai spices. Roasted can, I have no doubt. I love roasted mate, and it can be hard to find. Strong scent of ginger and cloves, which I love. Clove is an ingredient I don’t often encounter in chai blends. Stash uses it, and Stash was the first chai blend I ever tried, so now for me cloves need to be there. And ginger. I adore cloves and ginger. Cinnamon I can take or leave in a chai blend. This probably tells you I am an unsophisticated brute who knows nothing of chai.

      Wet leaf: glossy dark roasted mate, but of clove and ginger showing.

      Liquor: quite dark, though not as dark as a pu-ehr. Dark golden brown, as a Nigiri might give. Translucent: light passes through without interruption from down or fragments. Fragrant still with clove and ginger — and a bit of cardamom, which I also adore but can only take in small doses. Too much cardamom gives tisanes, teas and coffee a soapy mouthfeel. I also find too much cardamom hard on the stomach. Given how long I’ve steeped this, I’m a bit nervous.

      Just on the edge of soap with the cardamom, and I blame myself. A shorter steep would solve that.

      A very balanced blend. The roasted mate is all toasty and a bit earthy, a subtle touch of bitterness — which really works here. I don’t think it needs any sweetening, because the ginger and cinnamon sweeten things nicely at the end. The cloves add depth, and the pepper leaves a lingering bite that builds with each sip.

      The mate lift kicks in fast, as it should. Not a smack to the head, but a definite boost. Very pleasant.

      I really like it. Citizen Tea seem to have a good handle on blends. Watch the water temp and steep times on this beauty, and enjoy.

    3. Conrad (verified owner)

      This is an awesome tea, the first sip was just magical and so has every sip since.

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