Sourced from a tree whose leaves are harvested and processed for consumption, yerba mate also boasts high amounts of antioxidants and is known to have additional anti-inflammatory and cholesterol lowering benefits. A stimulant containing slightly more caffeine than tea.
|origin||Blended in Westholme combining Roasted Yerba Mate, Cardamom, Ginger, Cinnamon, Black Pepper & Cloves|
|tasting notes||Rich and flavourful; warm and toasty with a nice spicy linger|
Yerba mate (Ilex Paraguariensis) is a native plant to subtropical Paraguay and is related to the holly family. Originally, it was enjoyed by the native people of the region before European settlers helped spread its use to the neighbouring countries. It is sourced from a tree whose leaves are harvested and processed for consumption. As a stimulant containing slightly more caffeine than tea, yerba mate also boasts high amounts of antioxidants and is known to have additional anti-inflammatory and cholesterol lowering benefits. This may explain why mate is becoming a popular substitute for coffee here in North America.
The utensils used for the consumption of mate play an important part in the daily ritual. The gourd, or vessel, is known as the ‘mate’. What the mate holds is the ‘yerba’. The straw, made with a filter at the end to help strain the loose-leaf yerba, is called a ‘bombilla’. All the components of preparing yerba mate, from the sweet grassy smell of the yerba, to the beautiful colours of the gourds, the skillfully crafted bombilla, the care taken in preparing and pouring water at the right temperature make yerba mate a rich and healthful treat.
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