The Roasted Yerba Mate Experience: comforting, invigorating, traditional
The South American tradition of drinking roasted yerba mate has been valued for centuries. One cup of this comforting and energizing brew will cue you in to why.
Tasting Notes: earthy, roasted, malty
Perfect simplicity is achieved with this classic roasted yerba mate. The single ingredient has a smooth autumnal character and roasty flavor. The aroma of the dry leaf is a little earthy, and that comes through in each sip as well. Roasting the leaf gives it a sweeter tone, almost a caramel note, which balances the leaves' natural astringency. With a brew so warm, rich and restorative, drinking this herb is a tradition you'll want to adopt in your home.
Ingredients: Roasted yerba mate.
- 1 tbs Per Cup
- 3-5 Minutes
Savoring Your Experience:
Adding a little honey or raw sugar accentuates the naturally occurring sweetness of roasted yerba mate. It's also delicious as a lattejust add a splash of steamed milk.
In Argentinean villages, it is a ritual for small groups to sit in circles and pass around a traditional yerba mate drinking gourd and bombilla (filter-tipped straw used to drink yerba mate). The mate is passed around the circle in a clockwise direction. Mate can be re-steeped many times, so the gourd is passed around in this social setting until the water source at the circle runs out. Create your own yerba mate ritual with this earthy, comforting herb.