Review: Zoomdweebie’s Check Mate

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Thumbs up!"This tea would also be perfect for beginners who are interested in exploring the mate tradition, but aren't quite ready for the more bitter and thicker, though probably more "authentic," South American yerba brands."
DL’s Teaview: 8/10
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zoomdweebies-check-mate.jpgDuring my time last summer in Argentina, I was introduced to mate, a tea that is pretty much their national beverage (especially outside of Buenos Aires), though it is also popular in several other South American countries. Compared to coffee, soda and many other tea varieties that Americans are used to, it is an extremely bitter drink.

However, Zoomdweebie's Check Mate, compared its South American cousins "Rosamonte" or "Nobleza Gaucha," is a lot lighter, milder and, on the whole, better suited to my Yankee (they say Jhankee) taste. While still retaining its characteristic grassy flavor, it is less overwhelming and has some delightful high and light notes. The lemongrass and lime flavors are a nice, unique touch that adds an energizing "zing." Though I drank it hot, it seems to be popular as an ice tea at Zoomdweebie's Tea Bar.

To add to the experience, give the yerba a whiff or two before adding hot water. It smells great.

This tea would also be perfect for beginners who are interested in exploring the mate tradition, but aren't quite ready for the more bitter and thicker, though probably more "authentic," South American yerba brands. Personally, I liked Zoomdweebie's mate better anyway. If you're tired of traditional teas and are looking for a change in taste, Zoomdweebie's Check Mate is an excellent place to start.

— To purchase Zoomdweebie’s Check Mate, 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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