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Organic Yerba Mate | Loose Leaf, Fair Trade

Organic Yerba Mate | Loose Leaf, Fair Trade

Yerba Mate is a tea grown in South America, touted for it’s potency and ability to promote vitality, clarity and overall well-being to those who drink it. Yerba mate is prepared by steeping dry leaves and twigs in hot water. In Argentina and Southern Brazil, drinking loose leaf yerba mate with friends from a shared hollow gourd with a metal straw is a common social practice among people of all ages.

Yerba Mate is a shrub in the holly family, Aquifoliaceae, native to South America, used as an herbal tea. The word yerba is Spanish for grass or herbs, and the word mate is from the Quechua mati, meaning “cup”. Yerba mate is touted for relieving fatigue, promoting healthy weight loss, easing depression and headaches. It has also been shown to help treat many other various conditions.

Organic Yerba Mate contains nearly 200 active chemical compounds, including numerous vitamins and minerals, and 15 amino acids. Yerba Mate contains a lot less caffeine than coffee (about half), and does have xanthine’s, theobromine andtheophylline. These are stimulants without any side effects like jitters, upset stomach, and stress or anxiety. Yerba Mate is a great substitute for your morning coffee drink, but also a great addition to your daily diet.

At Nature’s Happiness, we supply organic, fair-trade, traditional yerba mate and yerba mate blends from Oregon Yerba Mate. They formulate each of their blends with care and intention in order to bring the best tasting organic yerba mate on the market, with optimal healing and health benefits. Click here to purchase and to learn more about the organic yerba mate blends that we carry.

How to brew organic yerba mate:

Home Unit Espresso Machine:

Fill portafilter to line with mate from
Oregon Yerba Mate
Pull a 6 oz Shot of Mate
Add steamed milk and/or flavor

French Press:

Put 1/2 cup Mate in a standard 32 oz press
Add hot water
Let steep for 2-3 minutes
Press and pour, then add milk, sugar,
or honey to taste

Coffee Pot:

Use 1/4 cup mate per 12 oz of water
Brew like normal coffee
Add milk, sugar. Or honey to taste
(All coffee pots differ, mate should be
dark enough so you cannot see through it.)

Traditional:

Put 1/2 cup mate in a standard 32 oz press
Add hot water
Let steep for 2-3 minutes
Press and pour, then add milk, sugar,
or honey to tast

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