Pleasant aroma with a slight grassiness. Taste is a gentle green tea grassy flavor with a hint of oak and maybe a touch of coffee. Discovered in South America before coffee, Mate is extremely popular in Latin America. In Argentina, it is the national drink. Mateine, the caffeine like substance in Yerba Mate, is energizing. Yerba Mate contains about the same amount of stimulant as a cup of coffee.
This Organic Yerba Mate is traditionally processed. It is air and sun dried. Yerba Mate contains minerals including zinc, chromium, potassium, copper, iron, manganese and nickel. It also contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2. Yerba Mate benefits may include reducing oxidative stress, improving cardiovascular health and increasing cognition.
Has many potential health benefits, but should be consumed in moderation due to increased possibility of some cancers. Suggested not to drink while it is very hot.
Not safe for children, or pregnant or breast feeding women.
Ingredients, Organic: Yerba Mate
Very High in antioxidants
Medium in Mateine (a caffeine like substance)
Altitude: 1500 - 3000 feet above sea level
From Brazil (Parana)