- Serving Size: g /cup
- Steeping Temp: °C
- Steeping Time: mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Brasil
- Caffeine: High
This roasted version of Yerba Mate is mellower, yet fuller body. It is a great alternative to coffee. The toasting process is similar to coffee roasting and yields a darker, deeper cup that still offers its energizing effects. It is also rich in Vitamin C and other naturally occurring nutrients and antioxidants. It has a toasty, comforting chicory note that takes milk and sugar well.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Yerba Mate - by Safiya Motala
Yerba mate has been increasing in popularity over the past few years. If you haven’t tried out this herb, ask for a sample with your next order, we’ll include it for free until the end of August 2018.
What is Yerba Mate?
Yerba mate is a caffeinated herb found in South America, most popular in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It has been consumed in these regions for 500 years and continues to be the beverage of choice, outpacing coffee sales 6 to 1. It grows on a shrub closely related to holly.
It is traditionally a social beverage and a symbol of hospitality. It is said that by sharing the gourd, it brings people closer together. The host will drink the first infusion from the gourd to ensure the yerba mate is ready and the right temperature. The first few sips also have a few pieces of yerba mate get through the straw. Each person will drink the entire gourd full, then pass the gourd back to the host to be refilled for the next person to drink. This continues in a...