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... More
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. Mate has a characteristic mature flavor which is somewhat sweet, bitter, withered leaf like, and alfalfa-like, similar to that obtained from tea (Camellia sinensis). Of the 196 volatile chemical compounds found in Yerba Mate, 144 are also found in tea.
A combination Rooibos, Chinese Pai Mu Tan, Chinese Sencha, Green Mate, lemongrass, and pieces pineapple. It has a hint of pineapple flavour and is equally good hot or cold. If you decide to chill it then adding a bit of lemon truelly brings out an amazing taste. One of our personal favorites at Tsai.gr and one of our best sellers.
As it name suggest, this blend of tea promotes weight loss with a very specific combination of herbs. It contains yerba mate which is know to suppress hunger. Its naturally occurring caffeine (mateine) boost the bodies metabolic process increasing its affect. Its also contains black berry leaves, raspberry leaves, rose hip peel, fennel, whole aniseed, and liquorice.
In order to complete a Maté (Yerba Mate) lovers set of accessories it is essential have a straw or otherwise known as a Bombilla along with your Calabash. The straw acts as a filter to draw the beverage and not the leaves of the plant.
We have two different options:
1) Stainless steel straw in simple clean lines. Length 18 cm (top left)
2) Stainless straw round the edge of the strainer. Length 17 cm. (bottom right)
An appropriate tool for enjoying your yerba mate tea is a mate gourd or calabash. We have two different choices. One being the "marbled" gourd that has a metal ring on the neck and the other being a leather look earthy design. Each gourd is unique and will vary slightly in size and shape.
Height is about 7-8 cm.
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