Yerba Mate is an exotic herbal tea native to many parts of South America. The infusion is prepared by steeping dry leaves (and twigs) of yerba mate in hot water, rather than in boiling water. Drinking mate with friends from a shared hollow gourd (also called a guampa in Spanish, or cabaça or cuia in Portuguese) with a metal straw (a bombilla in Spanish, bomba in Portuguese) is a common social practice in Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, eastern Bolivia and southern and western Brazil.
Yerbe Mate has been shown to provide LDL-cholesterol reduction in individuals on statin therapy, increase antioxidant activity, and studies at the University of Illinois have shown yerba mate to exhibit significant cancer-fighting activity.
Our Mate Honey is a blend of this vegetal, grassy, herbal tea and honey that brews up to offer a healthy, invigorating beverage.
Bring water to boil (212)
Steep Time: 3 – 5 Minutes
Number of Infusions: 1