Mate (Yerba)

This tea is one of the most requested teas found in South America.  Although this is slightly like a Green tea, the flavor of this tea can become quite bitter.   Best brewed @ the temperature of 175 Degrees Fahrenheit.   Great tea for early to mid-day.   The water is not at a rolling boil to serve but at a light boiling stage.   It is advised to drink this tea in sips, drink in the hollow calabash gourd with a metal straw (bombilla). (We do not carry these accessories).

Reference: “The Book of Green Tea” by Christine Dattner: Sophie Boussahba; Emmanuelle Javelle.