A similar taste and aroma to green tea but with a more organic, grassy flavour and none of the bitterness.
Yerba mate (pronounced mah-tay) is an antioxidant rich herbal tea from South America that contains as much caffeine as coffee but unlike coffee has low tannin levels so it can be brewed strong without becoming bitter. Ancient South American tribes drank yerba infusions for their rejuvenating effects including clarity of mind and increased vitality.
Drinking yerba increases natural calorie burning in the body, aiding in long term weight loss and acts as a mild appetite suppressant helping with long teong term weight control.
1 tsp per cup in water at 95°c for 3-4 mins
With sugar or honey and lemon as desired.
Yerba (Ilex paraguariensis)
Argentina, Brazil (seasonal)