Ingredient: Green Yerba Mate
Green Yerba Mate
Mate is a popular drink in South America, where it has been cultivated and consumed for hundreds of years.
While mate is referred to as a tea, it is made from the stems and leaves of the botanical plant name is Ilex paraguariensis, a member of the holly family of plants.
Yerba Mate Facts
-The brewing method for Mate is slightly different than for normal teas. The loose leaf mate is placed in a gourd (many are made specifically for mate), filled with hot water and enjoyed through a filtered straw called a "bombilla."
-Mate contains three xanthines: caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, all of which make it a potent memory/mind-enhancing performance tea.
-Mate is packed with polyphenols and flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants that help prevent inflammation.
Research & Articles
- Wild Tea #17: Cin-O-Mate- Yerba Mate, Cinnamon, Orange Peel
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