Ilex paraguariensis (Yerba Mate)
Yerba Mate is a great alternative to coffee. Yerba Mate has been used for centuries in South America and is really starting to get attention in the United States as a healthier substitute for coffee. Drinkers of Yerba Mate usually find they get more of an energy boost from Yerba Mate than from coffee, without any of the jitters or stomach and other health problems. Our Yerba Mate has 5 mg of caffeine compared to 137 mg in the same amount of ground coffee and has more antioxidants than many vegetables, improving your immune system.
Traditionally Yerba Mate is drunken from a gourd. The gourd is filled 2/3 of the way full with Yerba Mate leaf and then topped off with hot water. The tea is then sucked up through a bombilla that blocks the leaf while letting the tea pass. The gourd is then passed to the next person who repeats the process. The original leaf will make many servings.
We offer traditional blend Yerba Mate tea in 2-pound bags as well as a Suave/Mild blend in 1-pound bags. Try both and compare.
Yerba Mate tea bags are also available. Each box contains 25 tea bags.
Our Yerba Mate is of very high quality, environment-consciously harvested in Brazil with no stems or bark.
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