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What Is Yerba Mate? How Do I Prepare It?
Yerba maté (pronounced, "yer-bah mah-tay") is a natural antioxidant-rich tea known for its ability to boost metabolism, curb appetite, aid digestion, improve stamina, lift energy levels and improve focus. Though maté has gained significant popularity world-wide over the last decade, traditionally its consumption is a social pastime enjoyed in South American house-holds, particularly in Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Maté can be brewed in a french-press or tea pot, but as our South American amigos know, the best way to drink it is as a loose-leaf tea brewed strong, in a maté gourd and sipped using a special stainless-steel tea straw, called a bombilla (pronounced, "bom - bee - ya"). More than 150 million people around the world enjoy this healthy habit every day. ...* yerba mate stockists in South Africa
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"the aroma of the Meta Mate made by the Tolotti family was of caramel in the rainforest and it had a subtle intensity profile with wooded green taste and a pleasant dried banana and mango after-taste. Being so fresh, the finely ground erva-mate bursted with flavour and will always remind me of that day in the forest." ...* read more
[...a University of São Paulo paper, published in Global Science Books, which concluded that, "Yerba mate, besides its stimulant activity, long known by the indigenous South American inhabitants seems to fulfill the requirements as a functional food ...."] ...* read more