Yerba Mate Herbal Tea - Loose Leaf

Tea

6.99 

The Guarani Indians have been drinking the steeped juice of the leaves of the wild yerba tree-bush for centuries.

Today, over 300,000 tons of Yerba Mate is produced yearly for consumption in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. It is truly the South American passion! Yerba Mate comes from a tree, "Ilex Paraguariensis", cultivated in South America. The yerba is the leaves; dried and crushed to make a tea-like herb.

Benefits

There are numerous health benefits, including increased immune system strength, improved digestion, stress reduction, and stimulation of mental processes.

In 1964 the Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific society concluded "it is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to Mate in nutritional value" and that Yerba (pronounced Sherba) Mate contains "practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life."

Flavor

You may add sugar or honey to sweeten the Yerba as the Argentineans do. Or drink it plain as the majority of South America does.

You will find this tea to be vegetal, herbal, and grassy much like a green tea. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is shipping?

All of our coffees and teas ship with a flat $9.95 shipping no matter how many different flavors or varieties of coffees and teas you buy at one time that are shipped to one continental U.S. physical address. So pull your friends together and place one order for everyone to save on shipping per person. For an example, ten people ordering one bag of coffee or tea each in one order going to one congenital U.S. address will cost less than a $1.00 per person for the shipping.

When will my order ship?

We prepare and package your tea after we receive your order to insure you receive the freshest tea possible. We do not package or ship tea on Saturday or Sunday. Tea orders ship on a week day after the day we receive your order. We can not ship tea and coffee orders to a P.O. Box address because we ship your tea and coffee order via FedEx from Georgia. We will email the tracking number to you once we receive it from our roaster.

How to brew a perfect cup of tea.

Use 1 teaspoon, or 2 if you like it stronger, of tea per 1 cup of water.

To allow proper flavor release and to avoid a bitter flavor, Yerba tea should be steeped in hot water, not boiling, about 180 degrees.

By using a "hot steep" you can infuse the same tea leaves several times and still experience an excellent tea.

Steep them for 4 minutes.

How to store my tea leaves.

Once you open your bag of tea from VeggieSensations.com put the tea leaves, or the opened package of tea, into an air tight container or package. Place that sealed package or container in a dark, dry cupboard.

Black tea will stay fresh in an air tight container for up to 2 years. All other teas will last less than 2 years. Your tea is past it's prime when it no longer has the fragrant aroma you could smell when you purchased it. They, also, will either have a muted taste or a bitter taste.

Tea Accessories.

Choose from several coffee and tea accessories like tea and coffee Mini-Minit single serve filters and tea ball infuser. The tea ball and filters are included in the flat shipping rate.