Named for the Rio Iguaçu (Iguazu River) which flows through the magnificent valley where this Maté is grown. The forests of the Iguaçu Valley are ideal both in climate and soil for growing the best Yerba Maté. The Iguaçu, meaning “big water,” is home to an amazing array of flora and fauna as well as the breathtaking Iguaçu Falls.
Yerba 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. Contains caffeine.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Yerba Mate.
Cooling, clear, bitter sweet flavor notes.
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|