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A fortifying remedy from South America, Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) has matteine, a substance similar to caffeine in the way that it interacts with the body. Yerba Mate is enjoyed for enhanced energy, physical protection and taste. Mate is a way of life shared amongst friends in South America!
Organic Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) leaf
Steep 1-2 teaspoons (2-4 grams) of Yerba Mate in 1 cup (8oz) of 175 degree water (about 5 minutes off the boil) for 4-5 minutes. Strain and add honey and/or lemon to taste!
Alternatively, steep in the traditional method by filling a gourd 1/3 of the way up with Yerba Mate. Use a bombilla, a bamboo straw, to sip as the herb steeps. Refill with hot water as desired!