This beautiful emerald green drink originates in Argentina and has become the vitality nectar of Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and now, the United States. Mate is comparable in taste to a high quality Japanese green tea and contains as many antioxidants in every serving.
“While grown and consumed for centuries in South America, its popularity is increasing in the United States because of demand by consumers for healthier, more natural foods, it’s filling a niche for a different type of tea beverage, and for Yerba Mate’s potential health benefits—antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiobesity, anti-diabetic, digestive improvement, stimulant, and cardiovascular properties.”
Burris, Kellie P., and Federico M. Harte, et al. “Composition and Bioactive Properties of Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis A. St.-Hil.): A Review.” in Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research. 72 (2), April-June, 2012. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7f0d/232c64c52cfa39b08a4dfdf13b8e799b29ad.pdf
Brewing your tea doesn’t have to be hard; follow these steps for the perfect cup of tea.