Roasted Yerba Mate Tea
Yerba Mate is one of South America‟s most widely consumed and revered hot beverages. The drink is made by brewing the dry roasted leaves of the Yerba Mate tree, a small evergreen that is a member of the Holly family. The tree is native to the subtropical highlands of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina, and it is in those countries that the majority of Yerba Matte is consumed. In fact, it is not uncommon for visitors in those countries to see people sharing the drink
outdoors at the park or on the beach. Yerba Matte is called “The drink of the gods” by many of the indigenous people of South America who have brewed it for centuries. The tea was traditionally drunk from a gourd, or mate, and was sipped through a straw known as a bombilla. Full bodied and smooth. The roasted character imparts a coffee-like toast flavor. Rich in mateine, which is recognized as a mild stimulant.