Yerba Mate was discovered by the Guarani Indians, who believed that the plant could cleanse and heal the spirit. Yerba Mate is a member of the holly family native to the tropical forests of Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. The plants are hardy and are grown both in shade and in open field environments. Yerba Mate that is shade grown or grown in cooler climates will grow slower which builds more nutrients within. Yerba Mate is traditionally sipped from a hollow gourd through a special metal straw called a bombilla.
Steeping Time, Temperature & Infusions
steep in 170˚ natural spring water
Yerba Mate pairs well with spicy, rich, oily and fried foods.