HERBAL TEA YERBA MATE
strong, earthy, camphor
The fragrant brew made from the leaves of the South American mate shrub has been revered as an invigorating tonic for centuries. Gentle processing sees our vitamin- and mineral-rich “green mate” exude its bodied aroma of fruity and smoky vanilla in a wonderfully earthy cup.
Unlike the common roasted mate, our healthier yerba, or green mate undergoes extended oxidation at up to 60° C. The resulting vibrant, green-yellow cup is packed with a wealth of vitamins and minerals, including A, B1, B2, C, E, phosphorus, iron and calcium – not to mention an invigorating caffeine kick. With subtle hints of vanilla, this veritable fountain of youth delights the palate with its surprisingly broad spectrum of flavors: from sweet and sour to fruity, smoky, earthy and bitter. A shared delight on its native continent, the “drink of friendship” is traditionally enjoyed from a hollowed gourd with a metal straw. Feel free to experiment with sweetener, a few drops of lime or even chilled consumption.