Combining yerba mate with coffee may seem like madness. Can it work?
Right from the packaging it smells like freshly grounded coffee. This smell is still strong after steeping.
The taste is peculiar. At the first steeping there is a great balance between coffee notes and the base yerba mate. No smokiness, no bitterness, just a great balanced taste.
The second steep is more inclined towards yerba mate, but coffee taste is still strong.
The third steep has a lot less coffee, the base yerba mate is much more evident. And since it is not smoked, it seems rather bland.