Mate tea is a very popular beverage in South America and is made from the infusion of small cut, dried leaves and twigs of the Yerba Mate plant. It is slightly less potent than coffee and much gentler on the stomach. Furthermore, it is high in vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and iron. It is also known to curb one's appetite and is used as a diet" or slimming tea. Mate has a characteristic mature flavor which is somewhat sweet, bitter, withered leaf like, and alfalfa-like, similar to that obtained from black or green tea. The infusions of mate is less astringent than what can be expected from tea.
Caffeine content is High.
Brew Instructions: 1 tsp, 6-8 minutes, 80°-95° Celsius