Yerba Mate is an ancient drink discovered by Guarani Indians of South America. Due to its many beneficial properties the believed it to be magical, " a gift from the Gods".
The leaf is from a holly tree native to the subtropical highlands of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil. The leaves and stems are dried and left for up to a year to develope flavour. Then they go through a grinding process to form Yerba Matewhich is tradtionally brewed with hot water in a gourd and sipped through a bombilla.
Yerba Mate is claimed to possess a multitude of health benefits. It is known to sustain energy levels and reduce fatigue simply because of the wealth of its nutrients. It is a natural leaf which contains carotene, vitamins A,C,E,B-1,B Complex, Riboflavin, magnesium, calcium, iron and sodium.
It contains only a trace of a caffeine like substance called Mateine.
Yerba Mate is frequently compared to green tea, the strength of flavour is upto the brewer but it is tradtionally brewed with a high concentration of herbs to water.
An Argentinian yerba mate with stems The Seleccion Especial is the highest quality andÂ one of the strongest, smokey flavours. Specially aged for a smoother taste. Very popular with serious yerba drinkers.
Price x 500G
La Merced is an Argentinian mate, made with traditional techniques. This "Del Campo" leaf is from the North East of Argentina and has a smooth agreeable flavour.
A high quality , 100% mate. Price x 500G
Kraus is an Argentinian, fair and organic producer of yerba mate. Almost all yerba mate is dried using smoke, but Kraus specialises in yerba mate dried without smoke. Instead it uses a system of hot water to dry the yerba using heat alone. The result is a cleaner, fresher tasting yerba without a smoky overtone. Kraus is dedicated to sustainable farming, fair employment and organic yerba mate. A superior taste.
The new Pure Leaf blend is a loose leaf blend without stems (sin palos) of the highest quality, a clean, fresh cut with very low dust content.
Price x 500G