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Yerba Mate Tea

$10.85

Features

  • 100% Certified Organic Content
  • 100% Natural
  • Fair Traded
  • Vegan & Vegetarian Safe
  • No Artificial Flavors or Dyes/Colorants
  • Bottled in the USA by The Herb Stop
  • Each Jar Yields 35-45 Cups of Tea

Description

  • Also known as Paraguay tea and yerba mate; mate is an herb prepared from the leaves of a South America evergreen shrub, Illex paraguayensis, a relative of the common holly. The leaves are oval and about 6 inches long. Flowers of the plant are small and white. The fruit appears in small clusters of tiny red berries growing close to the stems of the plant. Like guarana and yopo, mate is rich in caffeine and was used as a caffeine beverage source by the native population of Latin America centuries befor e the European settlers arrived to establish coffee plantations.

    Yerba Mate is called “The drink of the gods” by many of the indigenous people of South America who have brewed it for centuries. It was however, a people who believed in a different God that are responsible for the first commercial Yerba Mate plantations – Jesuit missionaries. Upon arriving in the new world, the Jesuits quickly adopted the native practice of drinking Yerba Mate as a tea. At the time, Yerba Mate leaves were only being harvested from wild stands of trees. Owing to its widespread popularity, the Jesuits realized the large economic potential of the plant and founded the first Yerba Mate plantations during the mid-1600‟s.

    Mate leaves are processed somewhat like tea leaves. The tips of the branches are cut just before the leaves reach full growth and the leaves are steamed and dried (in fired mate the leaves are dried over fires) The dried leaves are sifted and allowed to age in order to enhance the flavor of the mate. The caffeine content of mate is comparable to that of mild Arabica coffee.

Ingredients

  • Certified Organic & Fair Traded Yerba Mate Tea

Suggested Use

  • Drink 1 cup as desired. 

Brewing Instructions

  • Steep 1 teaspoon in 1 cup of freshly boiled water for 5-10 minutes.  Strain and drink warm.
  • Do not microwave.

Safety Guidelines & Contraindications

  • Not to be used during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs, please consult with your doctor before using this product. Keep away from children. Use only as directed on label.
  • Contains caffeine.
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These products and statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
Consult your doctor, pharmacist or herbalist before use.