A tea with a plethora of health benefits, similar to the taste of coffee with a flavor of lightly smoked wood.
Primarily, Yerba Mate serves as a great substitute for coffee by providing great levels of energy without causing the usual jitteriness and thus reducing the amount coffee you are used to drinking. It helps to keep you alert and suppresses your appetite yet provides your body with all the nutrients needed to sustain life including 24 vitamins and minerals and 15 amino acids. If that is not enough for you, here are just a few of the documented health benefits of Yerba-Mate Tea.
Great Diet Aid
Increases Strength, Energy, and Endurance
Reduces Blood Pressure
Contains 15 Amino Acids
Contains 24 Vitamins and Minerals
Strengthens the Immune System
Best natural remedy for constipation by softening the fecal mass
Breaks Down Fat (Lipolytic)
Balances Sleep Patterns
Delivers Oxygen to the Heart and Lungs During Exercise
Is a Whole Body Tonic
“A cup of tea would restore my normality."[Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Screenplay]― Douglas Adams
Traditional Directions: You'll need a special gourd, itself called a mate, and a bombilla, which is a metal (usually silver and brass, or stainless steel) straw with a hollow filtered bottom, from which you will drink the mate. The bombilla filters the mate's fine leaves and stems will always be required.)
- Fill your gourd with mate leaves, up to about one-third to one-half full.
- Tilt the gourd until all the mate is leaning against one side wall of the cup, and fill the vacant space with cold water. The leaves will rapidly absorb the cool water, and become prepared for infusion.
- Insert your bombilla into the empty space at this time, and once the cool water is absorbed, fill the remaining space with hot water (165-175° F).
- If you are the host, you begin drinking the mate, and refill with water as needed to pass around the mate gourd to your friends. (Since reinfusion is part of both the brewing, and social process, your infusion times can vary depending on taste, need, and experimentation.)
Non-traditional Directions: Mate can also be prepared using a variety of coffee or tea equipment. Infusing mate in fillable teabags is an option and you can also use a French press. The French press allows enough room for the leaves to fully infuse and expand. Steep three to five minutes in hot water (165-175° F).
Ingredients: Organic Ilex paraguariensis
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