Organic Yerba Mate
Long hailed in South American countries as a healthy, energizing social beverage, Yerba Mate is finding a new audience in North America. Notable is its ability to provide energy without the jitteriness suffered by coffee imbibers. A species of holly, the leaves and twigs of the Yerba Mate (pronounced mä’tā) plant have long been enjoyed as a steeped beverage. It has traditionally been brewed in a hollowed out gourd called a cuia or guampa and sipped with a specialized metal straw called a bomba or bombilla. You can prepare and enjoy it just as you would any tea! This tea does contain caffeine.
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