Yerba Maté is the unofficial "tea" of Latin America, particularly Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay and is a plant indigenous to the Amazon areas. It is popular for its stimulating energy (a cup of yerba maté has a caffeine level comparable to that of coffee) and robust flavor. Yerba Maté is also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Our organic Yerba Maté is a renewable rainforest product and in many regions has become an alternative source of income to destructive logging. Yerba Maté is becoming increasingly popular in the United States as a drink that can provide a wake-up kick combined with many of the healthy properties of a green tea (plus a little more!).
This herbal "tea" has the ability to energize without the jittery edge associated with coffee. It is also a healthy drink which delivers natural antioxidant polyphenols, immune system supporting saponins which provide anti-inflammatory and cholesterol lowering properties, and contains a wide range of healthy vitamins and minerals.
How to Prepare Yerba Mate:
Heat water (filtered if possible) and let cool to 160-170 degrees before adding one well rounded teaspoon of maté per cup (apprx. 8 ounces). Infuse for 3 –5 minutes depending on taste preference. Can be drunk plain, or may be sweetened if desired.
Organic shade grown yerba maté. Origin: Paraguay.
Disclaimer: Information provided on potential health benefits of teas have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The information is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.