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type: herbal

origin: sri lanka chai

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

East meets west in this culture mash up chai blend. Our Brazil grown toasted mate is blended with masala spices for some sweet heat and toasty flavor. Named to honor the rugged cattlemen of the South American pampas, our Gaucho Mate Chai is sure to become a fireside favorite. Steep at 212°F for 5 minutes

Recent reviews

    • 

      have learned to really appreciate mate - the energizing effect and the subtle flavor - as a chai by Adagio, even better!

    • 

      This tea was a rare "meh" for me. I picked out all but one clove bud, since I am not a fan of spicy chai. So that may have impacted my taste experience. I awakened the mate with 2 Tbsp of cold water, then steeped at 190°F x 5 minutes. I found the tea to be light in color and very weak. Sweetener didn't improve it. My second steep used boiling water and was untimed because I was distracted. That cup was too spicy. This gringa felt like Goldilocks while sampling this tea! Unfortunately, I never got it "just right."

    • 

      This tea had a great chai flavor. All the spices were strongly present.

    • EC

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      I tried this through the CommuniTEA. I don't prefer chai, and this tastes pretty much exactly the same as all other chais - the spices are just so distinctive and overpowering. I guess chai lovers might enjoy this, but they all just taste the same to me. :/

    • 

      A medium strength chai. Very cinnamon and clove forward. I couldn't really pick out the mate flavor amongst the spices, but that's alright with me since I'm not a huge fan of mate. Pairs well with milk and sugar.

      Steeped 190F 8min

    • CK

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      Aside from the fact that this tea tastes very little like mate, it's not a terrible tea. The chai is a little subdued, perhaps to highlight the toasted mate base, but clove runs rampant on the palate. The flavors are fairly unbalanced and don't lend themselves toward being an exceptional chai

    • 

      A nice, mellow chai that doesn't need any milk to tame it. While the spices weren't as bold as I'd like, it's good.

    • 

      The mate taste doesn't come through very well over the spices. The predominant flavor was of cloves. No bitterness though.

    • 

      It's not heavy like black tea chai, but it's still very warm and comforting. I've made this to-go for early morning shifts and in the afternoon, and it hits the spot every time.

    • 

      I am a huge Mate fan and this was just not for me. It was far too spicy and had too many additions in it that the mate was completely drowned out. Its very close to a chai

    • 

      The flavor of this is really rich and nice. I love the spice and complexity. I am also a coffee drinker, so this gets some of the stronger flavors I like.