Brazilian Yerba Mate Loose Leaf Herb Tea or Tisane For A BIG Caffeine Buzz


  • The health benefits of Yerba Mate are still a matter of fierce debate, it's popularity in South America however isn't.
  • Mate is an infusion of young shoots and new leaves of a South American holly, Ilex paraguayensis.
  • It's renowned for it's caffeine buzz, containing more than either tea or coffee
  • Ernesto Chè Guevara frequently mentions it in his book The Motorcycle Diaries. Almost every day the main concerns of Little Chè and Big Chè would be; is La Ponderosa II still working, is there somewhere to sleep that night and is there enough Yerba Mate to keep them going.
  • Drinking Yerba Mate is a very social affair in South America with importance being placed on the rituals and etiquette
  • You will receive 110 gms of this herbal infusion for £5.00 this will allow you to make 55 cups of tea. At 2 gms per cup, this can even be re-infused, giving twice as many cups. This works out at nine pence per cup, even less if re-infused.
  • It goes without saying that if you're pregnant (or are under the doc for anything) caution should be exercised with herbal decoctions.

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