All About Roasted Mate Tea
Yerba Mate is one of South America's most widely consumed and revered hot beverages. The drink is concocted by brewing the dry roasted leaves of the Yerba Mate tree that is native to the highlands of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina.
Our Roasted Yerba Mate comes from Parana, Brazil that has an astringent, smooth, roasty character that comes from the roasting process the leaves undergo after being plucked. It is best in the morning, as it has high caffeine levels than coffee or tea. It is also rich in vitamin C, other naturally occurring nutrients, and antioxidants.
Energy: Mate has almost as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, as well as theobromine to help prevent the jitters or crash you get from coffee.
Cholesterol: Mate has been shown to help with lowering LDL cholesterol.
Blood Pressure: Theobromine, one of the compounds found in mate, has been shown to help lower blood pressure.
Weight Loss: Mate can help accelerate fat loss from exercise, as well as lose weight over the long term when consumed daily.
Anti-Fungal: Mate can combat E. Coli bacteria that cause food poisoning, as well as other fungi that cause rashes, dandruff, and dry skin.
Blood Sugar: The polyphenols in mate can help regulate blood sugar, which may help prevent or manage diabetes.
Cancer Prevention: It's also possible that yerba mate has a preventative effect on cancer, thanks to certain compounds in it like chlorogenic acid, tannins, and saponins.
Origin: Parana, Brazil
Caffeine Level: High, close to a cup of coffee
Brewing Hot: Use 1 tsp per 8oz of boiling water, and let steep for 5-10 minutes. If it tastes bitter, you went too long!
Brewing Cold: Make it the hot way, then put it in the fridge overnight. Yerba Mate doesn't steep well cold.