Organic Yerba Mate - Loose Tea Leaves
A light yellowish beverage that has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the euphoria of chocolate produced from the leaves of the holly tree of South American rainforests (ours is from Brazil). One would call it a herbal tea but it has the caffeine content of mild Arabica coffee. It is very versatile and can be had as hot tea served with milk and sugar with water or as a latte. It can also be had cold with a dash of lemon and honey. The possibilities are endless! A must have for every beverage hippy.
The flavor of brewed mate is strongly vegetal, herbal, and grassy, reminiscent of some varieties of green tea with hints of tobacco and oak.
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How to enjoy this tea
Yerba Mate is a very versatile beverage and can be prepared in various different ways. Here's a link to a recipe for preparing it in a more traditional way, but if you are in a hurry then just steep around 1.5 to 2 tsp of this green mate per cup for 5-6 mins in 75-85° C fresh water. Add sugar if you may, but do not add any milk.
Approx 80mg per cup