TEA REVIEW: The Monarch Tea Co.’s Wake up Mate

The Monarch Tea Co. Wake up Mate Tea Spoon

Description: “Minty, earthy, gently sweet with a kick of ginger.” – via Amoda Monthly Box

Review: The more I drink minty teas, the more they are growing on me! The smell of the dry blend had a strong peppermint aroma. It was very soothing with a lingering earthiness from the mate. The infused blend still had a nice peppermint aroma, but I was able to pick up lemon and lemongrass instead of the mate.

The liquor was a nice clear yellow with a lovely peppermint aroma. I feel like I was able to taste a bit of each ingredient, which was nice. I tasted the mint from the peppermint and spearmint; citrus from the lemon and lemongrass; and earthiness that blanketed the other flavours from the mate. I have never tried gynostemma on its own, so, I can not comment on how that tasted.

I really enjoyed that most the ingredients (that I know of) had time to shine and had a clean taste. The one ingredient I was unable to taste was the ginger. However, thinking about it, it is most likely a good thing because as much as I like it, ginger has a very sharp taste, whereas I find this blend had a more soothing vibe and taste (4/5 rating).

  • Type: Mate tea
  • Origin: Unknown
  • Caffeine: High caffeine
  • Ingredients: Green mate, gynostemma, lemongrass, peppermint, spearmint, lemon pieces, ginger pieces
  • Company: The Monarch Tea Co.
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