Power up with this delicious herbal Yerba Mate Tea
The Yerba Mate Tea from GROSCHE is made from a herb from the Holly tree, which is found in the South American Rainforests. It is known to have the strength of coffee, the health and wellness benefits of tea, and the energy boost of chocolate. That is why South America’s Aché Guayakí tribe have been drinking this tea for generations for its energizing effects. It will boost your focus, make you alert, and keep your energy levels at peak.
Where is Yerba Mate from?
Yerba Mate is widely enjoyed in South America. It is the national drink of many places like Central-western Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. It is consumed six times as much than coffee in these countries. There, it is simply called mate (‘mah-tay’).
Does Yerba Mate contain caffeine?
Yerba mate naturally has caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. These are well-known stimulants also found in tea, coffee and chocolate. However, the caffeine level in Yerba Mate is higher than tea, and just lower than coffee. Yerba mate has lower levels of tannins as its from a different plant. That makes it strong without being bitter in it flavor. Its worth noting that unlike coffee, Yerba mate is non-acid forming. So, you can enjoy the alertness and energy boost of coffee without the burden on your stomach to deal with the acid content of coffee. It is also non-oily since it does not come from a bean.
Health benefits of Yerba Mate Tea
Yerba mate has been claimed to have various effects on human health. These effects have been attributed to the high quantity of polyphenols found in this brewed tea. Also, research has found that yerba mate could improve allergy symptoms. Finally, its been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes and high blood sugar in mice. Yerba Mate also contains compounds that act as an appetite suppressant and possible weight loss tool, increase mental energy and focus and improve mood.
How to make Yerba Mate tea?
This herb is the leaf of the plant that is chopped up into small bits. Any of the GRSOCHE teapots or tea infusers, or even a tea press like the Madrid tea and coffee press can brew this perfectly. We are a little partial to the tea press. That’s because the tea press can keep the lighter leaves submerged in the water with its press mechanism.
What can I blend Yerba Mate tea with?
You can easily add in dried or fresh fruits in your brew. Raspberries, strawberries, and cranberries are our favorite. Many people add in a touch of honey or lemon with the tea.
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