Yerba Mate Leaf c/s; Green
Botanical Name - Ilex paraguariensis
Other Names - Yerba, erva-mate
Origin - Brazil
Flavor Profile - Has robust flavor, similar to coffee.
Aroma - Like freshly cut grass with powerful green depth
Brewed Color / Brew Time - Cloudy green, 3-4 minutes (average)
Properties - Traditionally used for mental & physical fatigue; has caffeine.
Yerba mate is considered the national beverage of several South American countries, including Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. In fact, taking a break to refresh with yerba mate tea is as commonplace in these places as coffee drinking is to Americans.
Yerba mate contains several active compounds that make the herb flavorful and nutritious. Like green and black tea, yerba mate contains antioxidant flavonoids, such as kaempferol, quercetin and rutin. The herb also provides calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and selenium and vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3 (niacin) and B complex.
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