Review: Lost Pines Yaupon Tea Light Roast

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Thumbs up!"It's interesting and refreshing, and I highly recommend if if you're either a fan of green yerba maté."
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Yaupon is an herbal plant native to North America. I've written about it before, but it's a caffeinated plant related to guayusa and yerba maté. I recently had the opportunity to try two versions of the same leaf from this company: A dark roast version, and this light roast one.

I brew one and a half teaspoons with boiling water for 3 minutes. It's bright and fruity with a hint of bitterness at the back of the tongue. Underneath the stronger flavour notes lies a grassy, herby quality. As it cools, the bitterness is replaced by an odd, almost soapy aftertaste. It's a strange addition, but somehow it isn't unpleasant.

It's fresh and bright, very similar to an unroasted yerba maté, but distinctly different. It has a wilder, less polished flavour, something I really appreciate. After tasting both versions, I much preferred this "light roast" blend. It's interesting and refreshing, and I highly recommend if if you're either a fan of green yerba maté or if you're just looking to try something new.

— To purchase Lost Pines Yaupon Tea Light Roast, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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