Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Jasmine Yerba (Harmony Herbals)
I've got a huge Etsy addiction, especially when it comes to fancy scented soaps, but this is the first time I've ordered tea from someone's Etsy shop. Harmony Herbals is based on Cortes Island off the coast of British Columbia, and sells several interesting tisanes and chai blends. I picked up a bag of their jasmine yerba mate, since I love both jasmine and caffeine boosts! This also gives me a chance to use my bombilla, though I don't have a gourd to go with it.
The aroma of the leaves is very mild and slightly herbal. The liquor is a tawny green with a lovely jasmine aroma that blends well with grassy tang of yerba mate.
The taste is similar, a clear, honest combination of jasmine and yerba mate. The mate has a juicy, grassy taste to it that is enhanced by the floral jasmine and leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste. These are high-quality organic ingredients (the mate comes from Paraguay), which gives the drink a noticeably fuller and sweeter flavour than cheaper bulk yerba mate does.
Jasmine Yerba at Harmony Herbals (Etsy store)