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Episode 026: My Morning Maté

Two Teavana teas in a row! (Bear with me — I’m trying to add some variety in here.) Chocolate was on my mind this morning, so I brewed up a cup of Teavana’s My Morning Maté.

This blend is a mix of roasted maté and rooibos along with a big punch of chocolate in the form of cocoa kernels, chocolate, chips, and carob bits. The result is a great full-bodied cup that’s perfect for kickstarting you in the morning. If you’re trying to wean yourself off of coffee, give this blend a shot! I think you’ll like it!


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Episode 054: Spicier Chai

Winter is still wreaking havoc on us all, so I needed a good spicy tea to wake me up and keep me warm. Enter Zoomdweebie’s Spicier Chai.

Overall, it’s not bad! It’s a step above a regular chai blend that you may find, and the extra spice comes in the form of red pepper flakes. It’s a lot like Zoomdweebie’s Mayan Chocolate Chai, so if you’re not a big chocolate fan but love a strong chai blend, take this tea for a spin!


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Episode 057: Climber’s High

Surprise — another maté blend! As a non-coffee drinker, maté and black tea are my go-to beverages when I need a buzz. The Tea Spot’s Climber’s High is a great, well-rounded cup of tea that’s great when you need a jolt in the morning or a pick-me-up after lunch.

It’s a yerba maté blend with chai spices, so it’s a light in body but heavy on flavor. There’s also tulsi rama, green tea, white tea, and pu’erh in this blend. It’s kind of a Whitman’s Sampler of tea in one cup!


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Episode 094: Maharaja Chai/Samurai Chai Maté

Teavana sometimes sends out these sample packs that include a mixture of two tea blends and rock sugar. Are these blends better than the sum of their parts? Let’s find out with this Maharaja Chai/Samurai Chai Maté blend!

These two blends have a lot of the same ingredients, but Maharaja Chai brings oolong and chicory to this mix. The overall result tastes like a muted Samurai Chai Maté. For the price, you would probably do better just buying twice as much Samurai Chai Maté.


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Episode 119: Haute Chocolate

Chocolate teas can be hit or miss, but Teavana has a real winner on their hands with this Haute Chocolate blend. Mild rooibos is the base here, and chocolate chips, ginger pieces, pepper, and cardamom pods round out the rest of the mix.

It’s a real pity Teavana doesn’t sell this anymore because this blend is GOOD. The rooibos and chocolate really go well together, and the pepper/ginger/cardamom trio adds a nice, spicy kick. It gets even better with just a tiny bit of milk to bring everything together.

If you’re hankering to try this on your own, Amarissa Woods’ Herbal Chocolate Chai is a great substitute.