Get rid of the coffee! Experience this energizing South American alternative to tea and coffee
Botanical Name: Ilex paraguariensis
Common Names: Yerba, hierba mate, erva-mate
Yerba Mate (pronounced Yerbah Mah-teh) delivers the same sharpening and energising impact of the teas and coffees habitually relied on by Westerners.
Yerba Mate (flex paraguariensis) is grown in Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Brazil, but is most abundant in Paraguay where it is also cultivated. Yerba Mate is a less potent stimulant than coffee and much gentler on the stomach. Caffeine content varies between 0.3%-1.7% of dry weight (compare this to 2.5–4.5% for tea leaves, and 1.5% for ground coffee).
For centuries, drinking Yerba Mate has been to Latin Americans more akin to something you do, then something you drink. Throughout Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay Yerba Mate is a cultural icon for its role in ritualized ceremonies in which Yerba Mate is shared between family members, close friends or lovers as a gesture of intimacy, welcome and hospitality.
Fortunately you don’t have to wait until your great aunt Hilda pops around to enjoy Yerba Mate because, as well as delivering a rejuvenating boost with a refreshing taste, this stuff has the quirky side-effect of being good for you. In fact, Yerba Mate is decidedly more healthy than its western tea and coffee counterparts.
Mate is more than just good for the body; it's good for the soul. Drinking it can be a form of meditation or reflection - allowing the goodness to infuse into the body while stimulating and resting the mind.
Yerba Mate is a key ingredient in Elimin 8, Shaman's Tea, Goddess Blend, Herbal Xtreme Liquid and many more! Try it and see why everyone is raving about it!
Instructions for use
Use 2-5g (1-2 teaspoons) per serve. Brew in a pot of boiled water for 10 minutes, strain and pour. Add sweetener as needed. Suitable for use in paper tea filters.
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