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YERBA MATE LEAF, POWDER
YERBA MATE LEAF,powdered
Ilex paraguariensis A. St.-Hil.
Yerba maté is prized as a delicious, gently energizing herbal tea. The flavor of the leaf is herbaceous and somewhat like green tea.
Yerba Maté is a traditional South American brew that’s been said to offer the "strength of coffee, the benefits of a healthful tea, and the euphoria of chocolate" all in one beverage.
Brewed from the naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the species of holly native to the South American Atlantic rainforest (Ilex paraguariensis),Yerba Maté provides antioxidants, minerals, amino acids, and B vitamins to support a healthy lifestyle. It is a balanced and healthful tea that produces a smooth and refreshing full bodied beverage, and is known as an energizer and rejuvenator. It has a satisfying richness that many people may find lacking in green tea, but it is less acidic than coffee. All Yerba Maté Leaf Teas do contain caffeine, and the caffeine content can vary, depending on which variety of maté it is, and how you prepare it. It does usually contain slightly less caffeine than coffee.
Yerba Maté Tea is delicious all by itself, but many people like to flavor it. It goes great with milk, sweeteners, honey and lemon, different fruits, and even other herbs like mint or lemongrass. You can make a Yerba Maté latte or smoothie, and some people even like to combine it with a chai tea. It tastes great hot or cold! Yerba Maté iced or sun tea is another way to make this fabulous tea cold and refreshing. Great to use with a gourd or bombilla straw.
Daily serving size: Pour 8-12 oz of boiling water (212° F) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes.
Packaging: To preserve freshness, aroma, and potency, our 1 lb loose teas are packaged in a polyfoil bag with a re-sealable zipper closure, protecting the contents from light exposure and moisture. Our 4 oz loose teas are packaged in a convenient stand-up pouch with a re-sealable zipper closure.