Looking for an all natural Chai with an extra kick? Look no further. Chai Mate is a blend of Brazilian mate, black tea, and rich spices. The kick comes from the caffeine content of mate, sometimes called matteine, which is generally higher than that of black tea. Mate has been a staple beverage throughout Brazil since before the arrival of the first Europeans. Early natives harvested, and later cultivated Matte, in some cases developing rituals for its consumption. Nowadays, Mate is normally consumed in a special hollow gourd sipped through a stainless steel straw, frequently elaborately decorated and quite beautiful, passed from person to person. INGREDIENTS: Roasted mate, black tea, chopped and powdered ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, natural flavors.