About Green Brazilian Mate:
Much of Yerba Mate is aged for around two years before being packaged for sale. Green Brazilian Mate, however, is not aged, but packaged fresh for a brighter, greener flavor and aroma. Yerba Mate was first used by the Guarani Indians who believed it could cleanse and heal the spirit. Now millions enjoy it in South America, especially in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina. Our Yerba Mate is grown on a 100% organic farm in Southern Brazil.
Mate (Ilex Paraguariensis) is an evergreen plant of the holly (family Aquifoliaceae). The plant can reach heights of 10-12 meters, but is generally pruned at about 4-6 meters. Although the plant does produce small flowers and fruit, only the distinct oval shaped leaves and stems are plucked for processing.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Yerba Mate.
A bright, green flavor and aroma.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
The Mate Gourd and Bombilla (straw) are traditional vessels used for enjoying Yerba Mate. The gourd is filled three-quarters full with the leaves and after adding water, the brew is enjoyed by sipping through the bombilla.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Steep Time (minutes)||Number of Infusions||Quantity of Leaf|
|165 – 175°F (74 – 79°C)||3-5||5-10||Fill gourd 3/4 full|