Best high quality source for Yerba Mate
Hi everyone. I’m looking for Yerba Mate, whole leaf, although I can’t find it anywhere. Would love to get it somewhere as close to source as possible.
Is Yerba Mate processed in a way that the leaves have to be broken? I find it really weird I can’t find it whole leaf anywhere.
Thanks for your help!
Just from reading this link, I don’t think you’re going to get whole-leaf yerba mate anywhere, unless you grow your own. A quick pass through wikipedia shows that YM is a holly relative, so that’s a thick and waxy leaf. I wouldn’t expect very much flavor to leach out of a whole leaf. https://www.yerbamatelab.com/types-of-yerba-mate/