- Invigorating herbal tea from Argentina
- Traditional beverage
- White yerba mate cup
- Metal bombilla straw
- Made by Amanda, 70 years of experience
- Size - 1.1 lb/0.5 kilo
Yerba mate is a classic herbal tea from South America. It has stimulating properties (it contains about as much caffeine as black tea), without the jittery side effects of coffee. This set has everything you need to enjoy yerba mate like an Argentinian - a traditional mate cup with a special 'bombilla' stainless steel straw with a filter for sipping. It comes with a 1.1 pound bag of full flavored Amanda yerba mate.
In Argentina, yerba mate is prepared with hot water (not boiling). It is poured into the cup with the yerba mate and allowed to steep. It is then sipped slowly, and often shared with others. Unlike black tea, the yerba mate tea leaves can be refreshed with more hot water once the cup is emptied without losing its flavor or stimulating effects.
Yerba mate was an indigenous drink before the Europeans arrived. Over the centuries it has become a popular drink across the region. Friends will often gather and pass a communal cup as they catch up on the events of the day. Enjoy a cup of yerba mate with a friend - you may find you prefer it to your usual cup of coffee or tea!
Serving size 5 tablespoons (50g). Servings per container 10. Calories 12, calories from fat 0. Total fat 0g (0%), sat. fat 0g (0%), cholesterol 0mg (0%), sodium 0mg (0%), total carbs 2g (1%), fiber 0g (0%), sugars 0g, protein 1g. Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 4%. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.