Sweet Orange Yerba Mate Loose Leaf Tea from Brazil is green roasted mate with licorice, orange peels and blossoms and a slightly smoky scent.
Mate is commonly known as Paraguay tea or Yerba mate, and “the drink of the Gods” by natives. Made from the South American evergreen shrub Ilex paraguayensis, a relative of the common Holly, Mate is indigenous to Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.
Mate has been used by natives for centuries as a sustaining beverage through draught and famine. Jesuit missionaries first realized the economic potential of this beverage and started plantations back in the mid 1600’s.
Mate is traditionally drunk from a gourd or mate and sipped through a straw known as a bombilla. It is said “when one offers mate, one offers friendship”.
Our Sweet Orange Mate is a blend of steamed green mate leaves and fire roasted mate with orange peel and anise for a vibrant and healthy alternative to coffee. Unlike most herbals Mate has caffeine but is also rich in Vitamin C, nutrients and antioxidants and will give you a relaxed but clarifying alertness, perfect for morning consumption.
Mate is suggested for relief of headaches (or hangovers) and is known as an appetite suppressant. Brew some today and drink in the history of this amazing tea. 20 to 25 cups of tea can be made from 2 oz of loose leaf tea. We also suggest steeping our Sweet Orange Mate multiple times for even more cups of great tea.
Prepared like tea, these gems contain no tea leaves. All blends are caffeine-free, except for the Mate. Use boiling water, (Mate should use water at 176) infusions can be steeped up to 10 minutes depending on personal preferences. All teas are sold in 2oz packets from which 20-25 cups of tea can be brewed, unless otherwise noted.
Store in a dry place.