At first I wasnt sure what to expect. The mate comes in an extremely dense brick and expands extensively when unpackaged. I had to use a 4qt container to store all of it. It's great value for the money.
As for the mate itself, it has a strong smokey flavor that is a little overwhelming if you aren't ready for it. I would almost compare it to a nice pipe tobacco smell. I add a little sugar and drink cold and it is a great replacement for my morning coffee. Overall, after getting used to the strong flavor, surprisingly, I crave this some days instead of coffee.
Overall an excellent purchase and the company did a great job getting it to me in less than 3 days. Amazing service and will buy again, if Iwhen I finally run out.