Yerba Mate (YUR-ba MAH-tay) is not part of the tea leaf (Camellia sinensis). It comes from a small tree native to the subtropical region in many parts of South America. The Natives refer to this healthful beverage as “the drink of the gods” A vegetative earthy brew, Yerba Mate is known for its “energy” quality because it contains 3 separate substances similar to caffeine, which are released in your system at a more even pace so you do not get the jitters and the associated crash later. Mate is processed in two ways: dried and roasted. We symbolize Our Yerba Mate Collection with the a gourd and bombilla. Traditionally South Americans get together and prepare their Mate in a gourd and sip the brew through a metal straw called a bombilla.
Yerba Mate is a tea-like beverage made from the leaves of the Yerba Mate tree that is grown in the subtropical rain forest of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. This tree is a member of the Holly family. The flavor of brewed yerba mate is strongly vegetal, herbal, and grassy, reminiscent of
some varieties of green tea. It blends quite well with other herbs and spices. Introduced to the world by the Guarani Indians, Mate contains ingredients that keeps you healthy and energetic. Mate is more than just good for the body; it's good for the soul. Drinking it can be a form of meditation or reflection - allowing the goodness to infuse into the body while stimulating and resting the mind. For centuries this tea was sipped from a gourd, and offered as a symbol of hospitality as it was passed hand to hand around a circle of friends. The tradition of friends sipping from the gourd is the reason this tea got its meaning "herb cup." This tea is also considered the "Drink of Gods."
It takes at least two years for the tree to be ready to harvest. At this time careful pruning of the leaves are done so that it does not hurt or harm the tree. Then the dehydration or drying process occurs. Many time yerba mate is dried with smoke resulting in a somewhat smokey flavor while some may enjoy this our feeling is that it takes away the wonderful natural taste that's present in the Yerba Mate itself.
For centuries the Ache Guayaki Tribe drank this tea because of its rejuvenating effects, enhanced focus and nourishment. This tea has become increasingly popular with world-class athletes and heath-conscious individuals. It has now gain the attention of all people who want to live a healthy lifestyle. There many Yerba Mate tea benefits. It provides an excellent boost to your defense system, metabolism, brain and overall health. Yerba Mate Tea is higher in antioxidants than Green Tea while energizing without the side effects associated with coffee and tea. It gives an energy that feels good. Energy that feels useful, lasts long and no “crash” at the end.
Health and Medicinal Benefits
Consumed(and grown) for centuries in South America rain forests, the yerba mate phenomenon has now reached the Northern Hemisphere. Take part in this old tradition and drink not only for your health but share it with others.
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