The Mate Factor Yerba Mate Organic Chai Loose Herb Tea -- 12 oz
Too strong for me
I agree with the other reviewer that while I usually like Chai blends of all kinds, this one is out of balance with the spices (too much clove?) and I find it quite bitter, not full bodied. Even when I mix it with a plain Maté, the flavor doesn't suit me. And the price. I have an expensive bag which I cannot drink. To each his own, I see that others do enjoy it.
I love the Dark Roast by this company but won't experiment with 12 oz bags of new flavors again, maybe a few teabags to make sure I will enjoy before investing.
November 11, 2014
This stuff tastes great.
When I first bought this I had seen good reviews on it. The first time I used it I brewed it with an automatic drip coffee maker. Now I have an espresso machine and it works even better with this tea. I make the chai tea latte as the instructions on the package suggest. I use vanilla flavored almond milk and froth it with the frothing arm of the espresso machine. This is great stuff.
May 29, 2014
This product allowed me to go cold turkey/coffee free with out any side effects, withdraw and I never looked back.....
I prefer the loose leaf to the bags and steep it in my French press....Add some raw honey, coconut oil and almond milk and zip it in the blender....it tastes just like a chai latte......
Happiness in a cup!!!!
November 26, 2013
My favorite tea!
I am not a coffee drinker. Tea is my thing and when I tasted this tea, I knew it would be the first of many cups to come! I prefer loose tea because I can make it as strong (or weak) as I wish. If you like chai tea, I highly recommend this one.
September 6, 2013
good-quality product, too spicy for me
I recommend Mate Factor loose teas in general. I like chai tea generally; this particular blend has a slightly harsh flavor. I use it sparingly, mixed with milder teas, in a vegan chai tea preparation.
June 18, 2013