Not just a popular beverage, yerba maté is used as an overall tonic, as it is rich in antioxidants and minerals, and as a stimulant to reduce fatigue. Leaves are air-dried and certified organic before repackaging.
Preparation: Steep 1-2 tsp per cup in just-boiled water for 10 mins. Great added to tea blends. You can even try it with milk and honey, or as a Maté Latté.
The traditional method of drinking Yerba Maté is with a gourd (drinking vessel) and bombilla (strainer straw). The basic method is to fill the gourd 2/3 full of Maté leaves, add a small amount of cold water to wet leaves, then top up with hot water. Sip through the bombilla (making sure not to stir!). You can continue to top up with hot water and drink it until there is no flavour left. Traditionally the gourd is passed around a circle of friends and everyone shares the drink.
Contents: Yerba Mate (IIex paraguariensis) dried herb
Preparation: 1-2 tsp/cup, steep for 10 minutes.
Other Names: IIex paraguariensis
Grown in: Argentina
Organic Status: Australian certified before repackaging
Plant Parts: Leaves
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
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