Yerba mate, the natural stimulant

By Carolin 

is as tea-like beverage consumed mainly in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil. It is brewed from the dried leaves of the perennial tree Yerba .
Mate has a characteristic mature flavor which is strongly herbal and grassy. Mate is a of the mind and body and a natural source of nutrition. Mate is very helpful if you are trying to cut down on coffee or alcohol.
Mate is said to:

  • Energize The Body
  • Stimulate Mental Alertness
  • Aid
  • Cleanse The Colon
  • Accelerate Healing Process
  • Relieve
  • Calm Allergies
  • Fortify Immune System
  • Increase
  • Renew the liver
  • Brew Mate

    Mate becomes bitter if steeped in water at boiling point and is traditionally made using boiling water combined with a little cold water. Unlike most teas, it does not become bitter and astringent when steeped for extended periods, and the leaves may be infused several times.

    Use 2 teaspoons of mate to one cup of water.
    Splash with cold water to help preserve nutrients. Steep in hot but not boiling water for 3-4 minutes.

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