I teach an early morning fitness class at a local gym and have recently gotten in the habit of making a cup of tea in my travel mug as I stumble out the door at ye olde early hour. This has been especially helpful lately because of both a.) the caffeine, and b.) my travel mug working as a hand warmer as I trudge over to work on the progressively chillier winter mornings.

This seemed like a good time to try the malted chocomate from my 52 teas order. I previously have only tried one mate, so I am not an expert by any means, but the previous one I tried (from another company) was… eh, not so good. I prepared this mate as a tea latte with soy milk and I believe a tiny splash of torani vanilla syrup (hey, it was still very early, so I don’t totally remember, ok? Lol.)

This to me tastes like chocolate and bananas and the soymilk added just enough creamy delicious taste to make it a satisfying morning drink. I don’t get any malt flavoring at all, unless that is what I am picking up as being banana flavoring. It certainly wasn’t bad… just different from what I expected. I noticed that other people noticed the banana-y taste too, so I do wonder. I think that this certainly woke me up. It was really interesting – I felt more awake, but not jittery at all like I tend to get with coffee. I will have to try this again to see if the same thing happens or if I was just imagining it from reading about mate!

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I’m a University student, currently finishing up my degree in Illustration. I am an aspiring writer and hope to one day write and illustrate children’s books. Chapter books, picture books – I would love to do it all. That is the dream! :-)

I love tea and I am always excited to try out new and different flavors. Whenever I go to a new store I always have to check out the tea selection – and if I find a new one I always get really excited – and then my husband likes to laugh at me. ;-)

I’ve recently “acquired” a bad coffee habit that I am trying to break (needed the caffeine for all those late nights working on projects!) and am trying to make the switch back to mostly teas again.

I just happened to stumble across Steepster when I was hunting for some new teas to try and so far I’m really loving reading all of the reviews! It’s really fun to find so many people that like tea as much as I do!

If you have any tea recommendations for me, then please let me know! :-)



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