YERBAMATE

This evergreen shrub found in South America is famed for its invigorating effect. Yerba Maté's Latin name is Ilex paraguariensis and is a species of the holly (family Aquifoliaceae).

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    This evergreen shrub found in South America is famed for its invigorating effect. Yerba Maté's Latin name is Ilex paraguariensis and is a species of the holly (family Aquifoliaceae). It is drunk there usually from a hollowed out gourd and special silver straw. As with green tea, it is a great source of antioxidants and helpful in times of fasting. The green variety has a vegetal, herbal, astringent flavour with a slight smoky edge.
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    A stimulating drink that is believed to be very healthy. Ours is the finest, slowly matured type. This roasted version has a delicious nutty character with smooth caramel notes like a black tea. Although classed as a herbal tea it contains caffeine. People who like their caffeine but find that coffee can give them the jitters are often able to tolerate the effects in maté better, perhaps due to the presence of theobromine and theophylline, which mean the body processes the caffeine in a different way.