Mate Tea 75g Yerba Mate Loose Leaf Herbal Tea details and description
Steenbergs loose leaf Yerba Maté tea comes from the state of Parana and Mato Grosso in Brazil. It is a luxury version of the classic South American herbal tea drink - maté or Paraguay tea - and was used as a caffeine drink before the European settlers introduced coffee plantations to Latin America. Steenbergs Yerba Maté loose leaf is processed in a similar manner to "normal" China tea with the leaves picked, steamed then dried over a fire before being left to age and further develop its flavour. Can be drunk as is or with milk or sugar depending on taste.
Mate has a slightly higher anitioxidant capacity than green tea.
Please be aware that Yerba Maté contains caffeine, so is not caffeine free unlike many herbal teas.
Instructions: use 1 teaspoon on Steenbergs Yerba Maté per cup, then pour over boiling hot water and steep for about 5 minutes. Brew in a normal cup or mug or for a more authentic feel, you could brew in a calebasse and drink through a bombilla or mate drinking straw.
Ingredients: luxury Yerba maté
Steenbergs Yerba Maté Tea is part of the Steenbergs retailers range of herbal teas - loose leaf.