Yerba Mate

yerba mate tea

yerba Mate is not a traditional tea but derives from a smal multi-stem shrub which once cultivated and brewed has a greenish color and an earthy, herbal aroma. The flavor of brewed mate is mild, sometimes described as an infusion of herbs and grass reminiscent of some varieties of green tea. It contains caffeine and tannins just like black tea but is less astringent than black tea. It’s grown commercially only in small regions of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Some health benefits are: reduces cholesterol, may help reduce inflamation, and gives a slight energy boast if needed for the day. To prepare: steep first in cold water for a minute, then brew in hot water (don’t boil) for 3-5 minutes. Use 1 teaspoon per 8 ounces of water

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