Organic Yerba Mate
Yerba Mate (pronounced YUR-ba MAH-tay) is a small tree related to the holly plant (Ilex paraguariensis), native to the subtropical highlands of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina where it is considered the national beverage. The light green leaves of our organic Yerba Mate yield a earthy, vegetative brew with a distinct herbal quality that can almost be characterized as minty. Yerba mate contains a natural compound similar to caffeine, and is legendary for alleviating fatigue and stress, boosting immunity and promoting mental clarity. This healthful brew is considered “the drink of the gods” by many indigenous peoples in South America, and is a staple in the diets of South American cattlemen, or “gauchos,” being a food product of high nutritional value that can stand up to the rigors of life on the range. So prevalent is the consumption of yerba mate in South America, that mate bars are as widespread as coffee shops in the US.
Sustainability is a cornerstone of Arbor Teas’ business philosophy. In addition to offering an exclusively organic selection of teas, they recently became the first tea company to offer their whole catalog in 100% backyard compostable packaging. They’ve also carbon-offset the entire supply chain of their products, from origin to the customer, making Arbor Teas the greenest option for Earth-conscious tea drinkers, and one of few tea companies recognized by Green America.