Yerba Mate Herbal Tea, 8oz
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Yerba Mate Herbal Tea, 8oz

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Beneath the South American rainforest canopy, the Guarani Indians have steeped the leaves of the wild yerba tree-bush for centuries, citing health benefits like increased immune strength, improved digestion, stress reduction, and enhanced mental processes.

In 1964, the Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific Society concluded that yerba mate, which contains nearly all the essential vitamins, is unparalleled in nutritional value.

Today, over 300,000 tons of yerba mate are produced annually for consumption in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Derived from the tree "Ilex Paraguariensis," yerba mate leaves are dried and crushed into a tea-like herb. You can sweeten it with sugar or honey, as done in Argentina, or drink it plain like most of South America.

For the best flavor, steep yerba mate in hot, not boiling, water to avoid bitterness and allow multiple infusions. This tea has a vegetal, herbal, and grassy profile, similar to green tea.